Dogs on the Beach

Tenby and the surrounding area is a fantastic place to holiday with your dog. Although certain popular bathing beaches have restrictions through the summer there is still plenty of opportunity to bring your dog and enjoy the miles and miles of beautiful beaches.

In summary, all 50 of Pembrokeshire's beaches welcome dogs. However, in Tenby town from the 1st May through to 30th September dogs are not allowed on the North beach or the Harbour beach at all, the Castle Beach allows dogs (on the lead) on a very small part of the beach (in order that people with dogs can access the boat trips) so your best option is to head for the South Beach (3km of beautiful golden sand) where dogs are allowed further along the beach. Other beaches within Pembrokeshire with these restrictions are Poppit, Newgale, Lydstep, Dale, Broadhaven, Saundersfoot and Amroth. Whitesands does not allow dogs within the above dates.

There are notice boards on all of the dog restricted beaches with full details of the restrictions so please check before you plan your trip. Here is a link to each beach with a map of the actual restricted areas - this website offers a guide only. 

If you have a guide dog or assistance dog and visiting Tenby beaches then you are permitted on the restricted beaches at any time. This has been confirmed to me by Chris Payne at Pembrokeshire County Council and any concerns about this should be directed to him.

Pembrokeshire Beaches Dog Restriction Maps


 Tonka on the South Beach



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