Dogs on Beaches in Cleveleys

Dogs on Beaches in Cleveleys

Find out about where and when you can take dogs on beaches in Cleveleys throughout the year. They are subject to Dog Control Orders – which include rules about when and where you can take your dog throughout the year, and where they should be on a lead.

This standard type of signage can be found on bathing beaches in Cleveleys, as it can on other beaches not just here on the Fylde Coast but all around the UK.

Beach safety information signage at Cleveleys

Ban on Dogs on Beaches in Cleveleys

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Between 1 May and 30 September each year dogs are not allowed on the beach adjacent to the new, stepped promenade at Cleveleys.

On the spot fixed penalty notices to enforce the dog control orders will be issued by authorised officers of Wyre Council. Failure to pay the fine within 14 days of issue may lead to prosecution and a criminal conviction.


The area covered by the dog ban starts at Cafe Cove – the round building against the seafront near to Mary’s Shell. It extends southwards to the end of the stepped sea defences opposite Kingsway – which is the boundary between the borough of Wyre and Blackpool.

The Wyre boundary is adjacent to the Shipwreck Memorial sculpture (below), where the stepped sea defences change to a flat concrete revetment.

Shipwreck memorial on Cleveleys promenade at the boundary with Blackpool

You can take your dog on Rossall Beach

Rossall Beach at Cleveleys is the shingle beach beyond Cafe Cove, heading north in in the direction of Fleetwood.

Rossall Beach Cleveleys beyond Cafe Cove

You can take your dog on Anchorsholme Beach

Anchorsholme Beach is adjacent to the new promenade at Princes Way. Head south from Cleveleys towards Blackpool, past the Shipwreck Memorial. The road rises and there is pay and display parking against the sea wall.

Anchorsholme sea defences and beach at Princes Way, Blackpool

Dogs on Leads on the Promenade

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times along the whole of Cleveleys seafront, from the Five Bar Gate at Rossall Beach (adjacent to Rossall School) to the Wyre boundary with Blackpool.

Heading north through the Five Bar Gate adjacent to Rossall School you can walk your dog on the promenade off the lead.

Dogs on Beaches in Cleveleys

It’s increasingly common at seaside resorts all over the UK that dogs aren’t allowed on beaches during the summer season. Rules do vary from place to place so it’s always best to check if you are unsure.

If the area is classed as a bathing beach it will also be subject to water testing throughout the season, the results of which are used towards the rating of the beach.

The Marine Conservation Society rates bathing waters for the Good Beach Guide, which helps you to find a clean beach around the UK. Keep Britain Tidy rate facilities and the overall environment at beaches around the UK for their Seaside Award, which identifies beaches that are clean, safe, attractive and well managed. Both systems help you to know whether facilities are good and the environment is clean and safe.

A bathing beach is one that’s in a popular area and well used. There are of course many other miles of beach which aren’t classified within this system where you might enjoy walking, sports or other beach activities.

Dog fouling is a problem – full stop. It’s a problem on bathing beaches not only because it’s revolting but because it pollutes the sea water. All around the UK huge amounts of work are being carried out at great effort and expense to clean up our shores and prevent sewage and other types of contamination (for example run-off from farmland etc) from entering the sea water.

Bag it and Bin it

It is just as important that you pick up if you are on a beach which isn’t a designated bathing beach or where there aren’t any restrictions on dogs.

Please bag it, pick it up and bin it.

There are no red dog bins in Cleveleys – bagged dog waste goes in the normal grey bins.

Report Fouling

If you know of a persistent offender, or a particular spot where fouling is a problem (on a beach or not) you can report it to Wyre Council.

Ring 01253 891000. Or report dog fouling online to Wyre Council here

Find out More

Have a look at the Visit Cleveleys website homepage for more of the latest updates.

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One Comment
  1. It says to report someone who is not pickin there dog poo up
    Well myself and numerous people have reported all the dog poo near the butchers up near rossall. Yet the council say they cant do nothin about it.
    So why ask us to report it if the council do nothin at all.

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