Denied-mond dogs – no go zones for dog walkers on Fylde beaches

Barry Parkinson posted on May 3 2018

Two Diamond Doggos in clear violation of the 'all dogs on a lead' policy

Two Diamond Doggos in clear violation of the ‘all dogs on a lead’ policy

From May 1st to September 30th of each year, no dogs are allowed on parts of Blackpool and the Fylde beaches.

The Blackpool central beach area between the southern side of North Pier and the Mirror Ball at the Solaris Centre on New South Promenade, plus all the slopes and staircases leading to the beach will be a no go zone for Toto between May and September.

So where can you let the dogs out? All Sand Dune Doggos and Surf Bird Puppers will be welcome on a lead in these areas

  • Blackpool Beach area north of the North pier
  • Blackpool Beach area south of the Solaris Centre/mirror ball

Dogs must be on a lead between the road and the beach and the promenade.

St.Annes, during these dates no dogs are allowed on the beach between the Northern end of North Promenade Car Park and the area southwards past St Annes Pier to the slipway near the new St Annes Lifeboat Station. This mainly includes the main part of St Annes beach the rest of the beach is fine for dogs all year round. Dogs must always be on lead on the Prom.

Fleetwood beach restricted areas during this time are from the east side, of the slipway opposite to the end of Promenade Road eastwards to the west side of the site of the former Fleetwood pier.

Cleveleys beach is restricted from Cafe Cove to Wyre borough boundary.

Owners found walking their dogs in the restricted areas can find themselves handed a £100 on the spot fine with the risk of it rising to £1000 if fined in court.

Remember, it is not acceptable to not pick up after your dog on the beach at any time of the year. The sea washing it away is not an excuse – what happens until the tide comes in? It also affects the water quality. Please always pick up and remember any bin will do.

Check the Blackpool and Wyre council websites for further information on helping to avoid a fine.