Dog ban now in place on North Tyneside beaches

Enjoying a summer's day at Tynemouth Longsands beach.
Enjoying a summer's day at Tynemouth Longsands beach.

Dog walkers are being reminded that the summer ban on North Tyneside’s award-winning beaches is now in place.

Between May 1 and September 30, dogs are banned from Whitley Bay’s south beach, Cullercoats Bay, King Edward’s Bay and the south end of Tynemouth Longsands.

Signs are displayed at every location and breaking the law could lead to prosecution.

Dog-walkers can still take their pets on the section of Whitley Bay beach north of Panama Gardens and at the northern end of Tynemouth Longsands, towards Cullercoats.

Marcus Jackson, Local Environment Services Team Leader at North Tyneside Council, said: “Here in North Tyneside, our beaches are one of our biggest attractions, as shown by our three Blue Flags and four Seaside Awards.

“We have more awards for our beaches than any other area in the North East and to maintain this, we have to implement a dog ban in the summer.”

In October 2017, North Tyneside Council introduced Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) in the borough following a public consultation exercise that took place during summer 2017.

The PSPOs relate to the priorities of the Our North Tyneside Plan where our places will be great places to live, and attract others to visit or work here; and clean, green, healthy, attractive and safe.

For more information on dogs on beaches or the PSPOs, visit www.northtyneside.gov.uk and search for ‘dogs’ or call 0345 2000 103.