Dog beach bans: When are dogs banned from North Tyneside beaches in 2023?
The warm weather may feel like a lifetime away at the moment, but the thoughts of dog owners are swiftly moving to where they can walk their four legged friends on longer, brighter evenings.
Restrictions on when dogs can be on some beaches across the North Tyneside coast mean any coastline walks will need to happen before the Dog Exclusion Order comes into force.
When are dogs banned from being on beaches in North Tyneside and Northumberland?
From Monday, May 1 no dogs will be permitted on selected beaches along the North East coast.
The order comes to an end on Saturday, September 30 when dogs can return to all beaches across the region.
Which North Tyneside beaches will dogs be banned from over the summer months?
According to North Tyneside Council, dogs are not allowed on the full length of Cullercoats Bay and King Edwards beaches while the southern ends of Whitley Bay beach and Tynemouth Longsands will also be off limits. Signs are in place at beaches where some parts of beaches are accessible to dogs and their owners.
Why are dogs banned from beaches?
The ruling is due to the Dog Exclusion Order 2009 which applies to beaches and children's play areas throughout the summer months.
Under the rules, those who go in these areas with their dogs can be fined £75 if they violate the law. Some smaller bays and beaches have fewer restrictions, although dogs are generally forbidden from going on large beaches which attract big crowds.