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Are dogs allowed on Bournemouth beach?

There are no restrictions on Bournemouth beach from 1st October to 30th April. Dogs are welcome off lead during this time.

There are some restrictions in place between 1st May and 30th September. There are designated dog friendly areas at Sandbanks, Branksome Dene, Middle Chine and Hengistbury Head. Please read signage on display at the beach for up to date information.

Important – Please keep your dog under close control and on a lead when walking along the promenade year round. Read signage carefully and always pick up after your dog.

For more information on doggy days out read our best dog friendly beaches in Dorset blog.