Seasonal dog ban comes in to force from today (May 1)

From today (May 1) the East Devon seasonal dog ban comes in to force. The ban covers all of the town beaches in East Devon, other than some designated areas on each beach.

Dog owners, visitors and walkers are reminded to check on the council website at if they are not sure where they can take their dog.

Cllr Tom Wright, East Devon District Council’s Environment Portfolio Holder said: “We want to keep our beaches clean and safe for everyone who uses them so even in the "dogs allowed" areas dogs must be kept under control, close by, and on a lead if necessary. As a dog owner for many decades I understand that some people feel apprehensive when dogs are running free and the restrictions are so that everyone can enjoy our wonderful beaches." 

Dogs will be able to be walked freely again on the beaches after September 30.

Dog owners and walkers are also reminded that they must keep their dogs on a lead on pavements and near roads, including on the promenades.