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Dogs and other animals on beaches


Burnham-on-Sea

On Burnham-on-Sea beach, there are restrictions and bylaws in place for dogs on the beach. The restriction is dependent on which Burnham-on-Sea beach area you are using. 

In summary the beach area and restrictions as follows:

  • Beach area 1 - (between the Jetty and the Pavilion) - Dogs are banned all year round on the beach, jetty and Esplanade steps
  • Beach area 2 - (between the Jetty and the Yacht club) - Dogs are banned on the beach and Esplanade steps from May to September each year. Outside of these dates dogs are permitted on this area of the beach.
  • Beach area 3 - (between the Pavilion and Maddocks Slade, north end of the sea wall) - Dogs are banned on beach and Esplanade step from May to September each year. Outside of these dates dogs are permitted on this area of the beach.

For a map indicating the dog control areas on the beaches, please see the following document: Icon for pdf Burnham-on-Sea Beach Dog Ban Areas [849.07KB]

Please note it is an offence to a take you dog onto a beach where there is a dog ban inforce. The Beach Wardens patrol these areas. In addition the Dog Wardens also undertake patrols and will issue fixed penalty notices or may prosecute those not comply with the dog bans.

North of Burnham, Berrow Beach and Brean Beach

Dogs are permitted throughout the year on all the beaches North of the sea wall at Madocks Slade in Burnham all the way to Brean Down which includes both Berrow beach and Brean Beach.

Dog Fouling

Please remember to clean up after your dog, it is an offence to allow your dog to foul and  for you not clean up afterwards. The Dog Wardens undertake patrols and will issue fixed penalty notices or may prosecute those not cleaning up after their dogs.

For more information on Dog Fouling, please see  Dog Fouling.


Guidelines for Horse/pony owners on Beaches

Sedgemoor District Council have issued some guidelines and safety points for people who wish to exercise horses and ponies on beaches within its area. The guidelines and safety points are for the safety of horse/pony riders and other members of the public.