Beach by-laws relaxed for dog walkers

By-laws restricting dog walking on Brighton & Hove’s beaches have been relaxed to help residents exercise their dogs safely while complying with social distancing guidelines.

Normally, 1 May marks the closure of specific stretches of the beach to dog walkers, with the by-laws in place for the summer season.

However, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the council’s Seafront Office has decided to delay these restrictions. This will enable residents and their dogs to continue to enjoy a walk along the city's beaches, while social distancing and staying safe.

A few reminders

Dog owners are reminded to 

  • Ensure dogs are under control on the beaches.
  • Keep dogs on leads when walking on the promenade.
  • Clean up after their dogs
  • Be considerate to other seafront users who may be nervous of dogs

These measures will stay in place until the social distancing restrictions are lifted or beach lifeguards take up their posts.

For more information contact the Seafront Office.

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