Beaches and seafront

Dogs on the beach

Dogs are excluded from Sandhaven beach between 8am and 6pm, from 1 May to 30 September each year.

A person in charge of any dog brea this Order will be guilty of an offence and liable to a fixed penalty of £100.

This is reduced to £50 if paid within 7 days.

What happens if you don't pay a fine

If the fine is not paid, the Council will prosecute at Magistrates' Court

If you are found guilty of committing an offence, you can be fined a maximum of £1,000 (current rate). 

If you have a complaint

If you have a complaint or enquiry, please contact the Customer Contact Centre on 0191 427 7000.

For more information, see Public Spaces Protection Orders for dog fouling and dog control.