When does Scarborough’s beach dog ban end? This is where pet restrictions have lifted on Yorkshire coast and possible fines

During the summer months, Scarborough Council enforces a coast-wide seasonal ban on dogs being walked on beaches in Scarborough South and North Bay, Whitby West Cliff, Sandsend and Filey.

The restrictions are brought in to help families and visitors enjoy the seaside without being affected by nuisance dogs or fouling.

However, the ban – which began in May – will officially end on September 30. Pet owners and dog walkers can return to the beach throughout the winter months from Saturday October 1.

A dog exercises in the sun on Scarborough’s South Bay Beach.

The annual ban does allow parts of all the restricted beaches to be used by dogs and their walkers throughout the year, away from the main bathing areas.

Dog owners are encouraged to check tide times before setting out for walks to ensure safe beach access.

Dog walking is permitted all year round on beaches at Staithes, Runswick Bay, Whitby Tate Hill, Robin Hood’s Bay and Cayton Bay but there may be signed restrictions, such as dogs on leads.

A warning has been issued to remind dog owners that they must, by law, clear up their dog’s mess and take away and dispose of sealed bags. The law applies to all beaches and public places.

Warning signs are used across the coast during the seasonal dog beach ban.

Pet owners who breach the dog ban risk being fined with a £75 fixed penalty notice, but if prosecuted through the courts, the offence can carry a maximum fine of £1,000.

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