Are dogs allowed on Borth beach?

BORTH is an award-winning beach on the coast of Wales.

With over three miles of golden sand, there is plenty of space for you to enjoy with your family and friends.

Are dogs allowed on Borth beach?

Dogs are allowed on Borth beach – but there are restrictions in place during peak season.

From the start of May until the end of September, dogs will not be allowed on the main beach.

There are plenty of places to explore near Borth beach (Credit: Flickr/ Derek Cosslet)

There are also areas where dogs must be kept on a lead.

This will all be clearly signposted when you arrive to Borth.

Borth is also surrounded by protected sites including Cors Goch Fochno and the Dyfi National Nature Reserve at Ynyslas.

It is always worth checking whether these are pet-friendly before you set off on your adventure.

Are there facilities near Borth beach?

The nearby town has plenty of facilities that will ensure you are well look after while visiting Borth.

There are plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and other local services.

Public toilets are also available to use.

Lifeguards will be on patrol from June until September between the hours of 10am-6pm.

Why are dogs banned from going onto beaches?

The main reason for not allowing dogs on to beaches at certain times is for health and safety purposes.

Although most owners will clean up after their pets when they are out, some fail to pick up their dog’s poo. 

Due to a dog’s diet being largely meat-based, leaving their faeces on the beach runs the risk of humans contracting toxocariasis – or zoonosis. 

And during the busy months, this becomes even more dangerous – especially for children – with potential problems including blindness and breathing difficulties.

Things to consider when taking your dog to the beach

Dogs love a nice trip to the seaside, just like their human companions. 

But there are a number of rules and tips to consider when heading to the beach.

These include: 

  • Check with beach management to see if dogs are allowed
  • Take poo bags to clear up their mess
  • Bring a lead – dogs have to be on a leash on some beaches at all times
  • Avoid the big crowds
  • Consider some people may not like dogs
  • Take plenty of fresh water and a bowl for your dog
  • Take a first aid kit in case your dog becomes injured
  • Check for local vets in case of emergency
  • Make sure your dog is wearing their collar and ID tag
  • If they are wear a GPS tracker, make sure it is fully charged
  • Take spare towels to dry them
  • Keep an eye on your dog at all times

Looking for a beach near you? Check out our full UK dog-friendly beach guide.

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