Seasonal dog ban enforced on beaches

Dogs are banned from some of the borough's most popular beaches until September.
Dogs are banned from some of the borough's most popular beaches until September.

Scarborough Council has stepped-up measures to remind pet-owners that a seasonal dog ban has been launched at some of the town’s most popular beaches.

The authority has increased signage at a number of locations across the borough and dog wardens will patrol the areas in a bid to enforce the restrictions.

Those caught flouting the five-month ban, which was put in place yesterday, face a fine of up to £1,000.

Scarborough Council’s health and community safety manager, Steve Pogson, said: “Although we welcome dog owners to the area, these restrictions are in place to ensure the health and safety of all beach users in the summer months when there are more people, especially children playing on the beach.

“Our dog warden team will be patrolling the beaches throughout this period, including visits on early mornings, evenings, weekends and public holidays, to advise dog owners and enforce the ban.”

Dogs will not be allowed on the following beaches until Monday, September 30:

* Scarborough North Bay, from the northernmost beach slipway at The Sands complex to the beach steps immediately to the south of the beach slipway at Scalby Mills

* Scarborough South Bay, from the West Pier to the southernmost flight of steps leading to the beach at the roundabout next to the underground car park

* Filey, from Royal Parade to the beach slipway which separates Coble Landing from the Promenade

* Whitby West Cliff from the West Pier to the east side of the beach steps next to the western end of the beach chalets

Signs and pavement stencils, identifying the restricted areas, will be installed at the entrances to the beaches.

Dogs are still allowed on all other beaches within the borough during this period.