Summer beach ban for dogs announced

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Dog owners across the Fylde coast are being reminded they will be excluded from walking their pets on certain beaches from tomorrow until the end of September.

Dogs are banned from:

> Blackpool beach between North Pier and South Pier

> Cleveleys beach between Cafe Cove and the Wyre boundary at Kingsway

> Fleetwood beach from the east side of the slipway opposite Promenade Road to the west side of the former Fleetwood Pier site

> St Annes beach between the northern end of North Promenade car park and the lifeboat slipway.

In Blackpool, any dogs on the Promenade area between the road and the beach must be kept on a lead.

In Fleetwood this applies to the outer promenade between Carr Road and the former pier, while in Cleveleys dogs must be on leads along the promenade.

John Blackledge, Blackpool Council’s director for community and environmental Services, said: “People love taking their dogs onto the Prom and the beach.

“We want people to enjoy the outdoors but are just asking them to keep their pets away from some sections of the beach.

“We are asking because it’s the most popular area for people going in to the sea for a paddle and we want to make sure that it’s as clean as possible. All dog owners must pick up their dog’s mess when walking them on the beach.”