Torbay Council is reminding dog owners that their canine pets are no longer allowed on ten of the Bay’s beaches.

Dogs are not allowed on the following beaches between 1 May and 30 September 2016:

• Breakwater Beach
• Broadsands Beach
• Corbyn Head
• Goodrington Sands (South Sands)
• Hollicombe Beach
• Meadfoot Beach (South western part)
• Oddicombe Beach
• Paignton Sands
• Preston Sands
• Torre Abbey Sands

However, dogs and their owners will still have access to the following beaches all year round:

Ansteys Cove, Babbacombe Beach, Beacon Cove, Churston Cove, Elberry Cove, Fairy Cove, Fishcombe Cove, Goodrington Sands (North Sands), Institute Beach, Livermead Sands, Maidencombe Beach, Meadfoot Beach (North Eastern part of the beach), Oyster Cove, Peaked Tor Cove, Saltern Cove, Shoalstone Beach, St Marys Bay and Watcombe Beach.

Torbay Council welcomes responsible dog owners who help to keep the seafront safe and clean. They are being reminded to pick up after their dogs so they don’t cause a health risk to other beach users. The "Poop-Scoop" byelaw applies to all beach and promenade areas all year round and if it is ignored could lead to a prosecution and a fine.

Dog owners are also being reminded that all dogs must be kept on a lead on promenades. If a dog is excitable, or doesn’t respond well to commands, it should be kept on a lead on the beach as well.

For more information, and to report dog fouling, please visit the www.torbay.gov.uk/dogfouling with appropriate details such as when and where offences are being committed and a physical description of the offender and their dog. If the owner is using a car please make a note of the registration number.

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