Dog Friendly Beaches
Here on the Yorkshire Coast, we have some of the best beaches in the land and we think it's only fair that our canine friends get a fair share of these local privileges. For dog owners (and lovers), there is no better feeling than watching them bound, hop and leap in the sea on a dog friendly beach, followed by a quick shake-off and running until their heart's content over our sweeping, sandy bays.Nevertheless, we want our visitors and residents to enjoy the beaches too and from the 1 May - 30 September, Scarborough Borough and East Riding of Yorkshire councils have put in place a bylaw that states no person in charge of a dog (other than a trained assistance dog) will, without reasonable excuse, be allowed on the following beaches:
Filey - The beach from a line drawn at 90º to the line of the coast from the southernmost point of the sea wall at Royal parade to a line drawn at 90º to the sea wall from the northernmost side of the beach slipway which separates the
Coble Landing from the Promenade.
Scarborough North Bay - The beach from a line drawn at 90º to the promenade from the top of the northernmost beach slipway at the Sands (former Corner Café) to a line drawn at 90º to the North Promenade from the south side of the beach steps immediately to the south of the beach slipway at Scalby Mills.
Scarborough South Bay - The beach from the West Pier to a line drawn at 90º to Foreshore Road from the top of the southernmost flight of steps leading to the beach at the roundabout adjacent to the underground car park.
Whitby - The west beach from the West Pier to a line drawn at 90º to the promenade from the east side of the beach steps adjacent to the western end of the beach chalets.
Sandsend - The beach from the steps below the public conveniences below Sandhills to the slipway at the southern end of Bank Bottom Car Park.
Bridlington - North Beach, between the northern end of North Marine Promenade and the north-eastern face of the North Pier. South Beach, between the southern face of the South Pier and the eastern face of Princess Mary Promenade Sea Wall
Hornsea - Between the concrete ramp at Headland View and the steps south of Sands Lane)
Withernsea - Between the access ramp opposite Seaside Road and the beach access steps 100 metres south of Pier Towers.
Scarborough Borough and East Riding of Yorkshire councils have laid out a set of guidelines detailing dogs on leads restrictions and dog exclusion areas via the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's website and Scarborough Borough Council's 'You & Your Dog' booklet.
Useful Telephone Numbers
East Riding of Yorkshire Council: 01262 422561
Scarborough Borough Council Dog Warden: 01723 232323 Fax: 365280
Out of hours emergency contact: 01723 351558 Fax: 376675
RSPCA: 0300 1234 999
DogsTrust: 01325 333114 (Darlington); 0113 281 4920 (Leeds)
Ryedale District Council: 01653 600666
Hambleton District Council: 01609 779977
Redcar and Cleveland Council: 01642 444000