Dog Control

Summer Beach Bans

What beaches am I not able to walk my dog on during the summer?

Some beaches in Pembrokeshire are the subject of dog bans between 1st May and 30th September each year.

Detailed maps (opens in a new tab) are available online and are displayed at all the beaches noted which identify those areas where dogs can or cannot be walked as well as lead only areas.

Partial beach bans are in place on the following bathing beaches: -

  • Lydstep
  • Newgale beach and promenade
  • Saundersfoot beach and promenade
  • Tenby Castle and South Beach
  • Amroth beach and Promenade
  • Poppit Sands
  • Broadhaven North
  • Dale

The following beaches are the subject of total dog bans: -

  • Tenby North Beach
  • Whitesands, St Davids

Leisure staff enforce these bans throughout the summer months.

More information on Dog Friendly Beaches (opens in a new tab) can be found on the Visit Pembrokeshire (opens in a new tab) website. 

Why can't I walk my dog on those beaches?

The bye-laws prohibiting dogs from areas of certain beaches exist primarily to protect the interests of bathers during the summer season. The ban is in force between the 1st May until the 30th September. As from the 1st October dogs are once more welcome on the beaches.

It is aimed at ensuring the safety and pleasure of the majority who would wish to use the beach's for sunbathing and swimming or similar seaside leisure activities.

ID: 2386, revised 22/11/2023