Beach Information & Dog Restrictions

Abbotsbury
Dogs are allowed.

Bournemouth
Beach Office 01202 451781. Between 1 May and 30 September dogs are allowed to the west of Durley Chine and east of Fisherman's Walk up to Hengistbury Head.

Bridport
Burton Bradstock Beach - no dogs between 1 May and 30 September, except on East Beach. West Bexington Beach - dogs allowed in a restricted area. Eype Beach - dogs permitted. West Bay - no dogs allowed between 1 May to 1 October, except in the port area where they must stay on a lead. Cogden - dogs allowed (please note that Cogden Beach is a naturist beach).

Christchurch
Between 1 May and 30 September no dogs on Avon Beach, Friars Cliff Beach and Highcliffe Beach between Groynes H8 and H11. Dogs are allowed between the wave wall at end of Friars Cliff Beach and Groyne H8 at Highcliffe Crow's Nest Beach, Mudeford Sandbank and Gundimore Beach.

Lyme Regis
Between 1 April and 31 October no dogs on Lyme Regis's front beach and on leads for rest of year. Dogs allowed on Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate and East Beach. Charmouth West Beach, no dogs from 1 May to 30 September, Charmouth East Beach, no dogs in July and August between 10am-6pm. Seatown Beach-no dogs.

Poole
No dogs from 1 May to 30 September on the main beaches, but dogs are allowed on the beach all year round at Branksome Dene and at the west end of Sandbanks beach.

Purbeck
Studland Beaches - Shell & South, Knoll & Mile. Dogs welcome on Studland's beaches all year. Restrictions apply from the 1st May to 30th September where dogs must be on a lead of no more than 2m long. At all other times dogs are welcome off lead. Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Worbarrow Bay, Kimmeridge Beaches - dogs allowed.

Swanage
No Dogs from 1 May to 30 September.

Weymouth
No dogs on main beach from 1 May to 30 September. There is a dog area all year round at the Pavilion end of the beach and Preston Beach.

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