Dog-friendly beaches in Lincolnshire

LINCOLNSHIRE – which is the second largest county in England – has a long-list of beautiful beaches.

But make sure you check the rules before you set off if you are thinking of bring your dog along with you.

What beaches in Lincolnshire can I take my dog to?

  • Anderby Creek Beach, Skegness (dog restrictions in the south part of the beach from March to September)
  • Chapel St Leonards Beach (dog restrictions 200m either side of the main pullover from May to September)
  • Cleethorpes Beach (dog restrictions between Wonderland Slipway and Cleethorpes Leisure Centre from Good Friday to September)
  • Fitties Beach, Humberston
  • Ingoldmells Beach
  • Mablethorpe Beach (dog restrictions on specific areas from May to September)
  • Moggs Eye Beach, Anderby Creek
  • Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes
  • Skegness Beach (dog restrictions on specific areas from May to September)
  • Sutton-on-Sea Beach (dog restrictions on specific areas from May to September)
Moggs Eye beach in Lincolnshire is also known as Huttoft (Credit: staticgirl /Flickr)

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

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