Is Talacre Beach dog friendly?

TALACRE BEACH is famed for the lighthouse that stands in the middle the expansive shoreline.

The coastal hotspot in Wales stretches to around 1.5 miles, allowing plenty of room for families to relax there – but are dogs allowed to join you on the beach?

Is Talacre Beach dog friendly?

Good news for canine lovers – dogs are allowed on Talacre Beach all year round with no restrictions.

Pooches will be allowed to run off of their lead and splash around in the water with the beach sitting on the River Dee estuary.

However, please be advised that the beach can get busy during the summer months with more visitors coming to the Welsh coast and not everyone will be welcoming to dogs.

Spend time exploring Talacre Beach and the rest of the Holywell coast by staying at Haven’s pet-friendly Presthaven Holiday Park from just £14 a night with your own touring caravan or £27.25 per night in a static caravan.

Talacre Beach's shoreline is dominated by the Point of Ayr lighthouse, which dogs will be able to run around all year long
Talacre Beach’s shoreline is dominated by the Point of Ayr lighthouse, which dogs will be able to run around all year long

Can I be fined for taking my dog to Talacre Beach?

With dogs allowed on Talacre Beach 365 days of the year, you will not be fined for taking your pooch to the seaside specifically.

However, there are still rules in place as to what a dog does while they are there – of which prosecution is a possibility.

Should a dog poo on the beach and the person in charge fail to pick it up, it would be considered an offence under the Public Spaces Protection Order for Dog Control and Dog Fouling.

Any offence committed could see them receive a fixed penalty notice of £75 by Flintshire County Council.

Should this not be paid within 14 days, the matter will be taken to court which could see the fine increased to up to £1,000.

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

Leave a Comment