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        Dogs and our beaches

        Information about where and when dogs are permitted on beaches

        Where and when you can take your dog onto the beach

        We’d love dogs to be able to enjoy our beaches and foreshores all year round. However, to ensure everyone is able to enjoy our coastline, there are some places where, between 1 May and 30 September, dogs can’t go or will have to be kept on a lead.

        By clicking on the icons in the map below you will be able to see which restrictions are in place on each of our district’s beaches.

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          Dogs welcome at all times
          Dogs must be kept on a lead between 10am and 6pm from 1 May to 30 September
          Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10am and 6pm from 1 May to 30 September
          Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 1 May and 30 September

         

         

        Where and when you can take your dog onto the beach

        From 1 May to 30 September, dogs are NOT allowed at any time, during any part of the day or evening, on the following beaches:

        Birchington

        • Minnis Bay (Main Area)

        Broadstairs

        • Viking Bay

        Margate

        • Main Sands

        Ramsgate

        • Main Sands (Harbour end)

         

        From 1 May to 30 September, dogs are Not allowed during the hours of 10.00hrs to 18.00 hrs on the following beaches:

        Broadstairs

        • Botany Bay
        • Joss Bay
        • Stone Bay

        Westgate

        • West Bay
        • St Mildred’s Bay

         

        From 1 May to 30 September, dogs are to be kept on leads during the hours of 10.00hrs to 18.00 hrs on the following beaches:

        Broadstairs

        • Louisa Bay

        Margate

        • Westbrook Bay
        • Walpole Bay

         

        Dogs ARE allowed on the following beaches at any time, all year round.

         Birchington

        • Grenham Bay
        • Epple Bay

        Broadstairs

        • Dumpton Gap
        • Kingsgate Bay

        Cliftonville

        • Foreness Point
        • Sacketts Gap
        • Palm Bay

        Margate

        • Fulsom Rock

        Ramsgate

        • Eastcliff
        • Western Undercliff

        All dogs on promenades adjacent to these beaches should be kept on a lead.

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        Always follow the Doggy Code

        • Respect other beach users and keep your dog in sight.
        • Follow the requests on our signs – you’ll find our traffic light signs at all bays.
        • Always bag and bin your dog’s poo. Any public litter bin will do. If you don’t you will be fined £100. If you forget your poo bags, you can grab an emergency supply from our  Tikspac stations
        • Help protect our nesting birds along the coastline: keep to paths and use a short lead when asked to do so. Never let your dog chase wildlife.
        • The Thanet coastline is a Marine Protection Area – and is home to a range of important wildlife. To find out more visit www.nekmpa.org.uk
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