Is Saltburn Beach dog friendly?

SALTBURN is a sand and shingle beach in Yorkshire.

This seaside resort, located near Redcar, is known for its pier and cliff tramway.

Can dogs go on Saltburn beach?

Dogs are banned from the main beach from 1 May until 30 September.

The main beach at Saltburn stretches from the pier to Hazelgrove.

These restricted areas are clearly marked with signs.

However, there is still plenty of space to take your dog outside of them zones during peak season.

Saltburn beach has dog restrictions in place during the summer (Credit: Flickr/ Terry Madeley)

You can park your car on Marine Drive and walk down the steps to the beach to find the dog-friendly area.

You will find plenty of space to explore your four-legged friend.

Owners are urged to pick up any mess left behind by their dog on the beach.

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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