Between 1 May and 30 September each year there is a ban on dogs on beaches in Fleetwood. The rule applies to Marine Beach.
Like most other UK beaches, Fleetwood beaches are subject to Dog Control Orders. These are the rules about when and where you can take dogs throughout the year, and where they should be on a lead.
You’ll see this standard beach information signage at Fleetwood. This kind of information is seen at beaches all over the UK.
Dog Ban on the Beach
Between 1 May and 30 September each year, dogs are not allowed on Marine Beach at the back of the Marine Hall. This applies from the east side of the slipway opposite Promenade Road, eastwards to the west side of the former Fleetwood Pier site.
On the spot fixed penalty notices to enforce the dog control orders can be (and are) issued by authorised enforcement officers of Wyre Council. Failure to pay the fine within 14 days of issue may lead to prosecution and a criminal conviction.
You can take your dog off it’s lead on other beaches in Fleetwood.
Dogs on Leads on the Promenade
Dogs must be kept on a lead on the promenade at Fleetwood.
Why there’s a Ban on Dogs on Beaches in Fleetwood
It’s increasingly common at seaside resorts all over the UK that dogs aren’t allowed on bathing beaches during the summer season. Rules do vary from place to place so it’s always best to check with the local signage if you are unsure.
Bathing beaches are the well used ones. If an area is classed as a bathing beach the sea water will be tested throughout the season. The results of the tests decide the rating of the beach.
The Marine Conservation Society rates bathing waters for the Good Beach Guide, which helps you to find a clean beach around the UK. Keep Britain Tidy rate facilities and the overall environment at beaches around the UK for their Seaside Award. It identifies beaches that are clean, safe, attractive and well managed. Both systems help you to know whether facilities are good and the environment is clean and safe.
There are, of course, many other miles of beach which aren’t classified within this system where you can enjoy walking, sports or other beach activities.
Dog fouling is a problem – full stop. It’s a problem on bathing beaches not just because it’s revolting but because it pollutes the sea water. A huge amount of work is being done, at great expense, all around the UK to clean up our shores.
Bag it and Bin it
It’s important that you pick up, bag it and bin it no matter where you are. Please bag it, pick it up and bin it.
You won’t find any red dog bins in Fleetwood – just put your bagged dog waste in the normal grey rubbish bins.
If you know of a persistent offender, or a particular spot where fouling is a problem (on a beach or not) you can report it to Wyre Council.
Ring 01253 891000. Or report dog fouling online to Wyre Council here
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