Dogs on Gower
One of the conditions of a beach being awarded ‘Blue Flag’ status is that it is dog free during the summer months. Luckily with so many beaches on our doorstep dogs need not despair, there are plenty dog friendly beaches to exercise our furry friends. Dogs are also welcome on the cliff paths and so there is no reason why your pet should not return from their holiday exhausted and dreaming of their next trip.
Beaches where you can take your dog all year round
Swansea Bay - from the slip opposite Victoria Park at the side of the former St Helens Baths to the beach access opposite Sketty Lane
Horton - from the Lifeguard station east towards Oxwich
Port Eynon (from the main steps west to the Salt House).
Beaches which exclude dogs, with the exception of guide dogs for the blind
The ban is only in force between the 1st of May and the 30th of September.
Swansea Bay - from the river Tawe to the slip opposite Victoria Park at the site of the former St Helens Baths (former iron bridge) and from the beach access opposite Sketty Lane to the Northern edge of the slip opposite the West Cross Inn
Port Eynon beach - from the eastern edge of the steps to Port Eynon beach to the eastern edge of Horton beach access.
Any Council officer or Police Officer may require you to remove your dog from the beach. Any offenders may be liable for a fine of up to £500.
There are also some restrictions about dogs being kept on leads. You need to keep your dog on a lead on many roads in Swansea and on:
The entire promenade at Swansea Bay (from the River Tawe to the Knab Rock car park, Mumbles)
The promenade at Langland Bay and Rotherslade
The promenade at Caswell Bay
If you fail to keep your dog on a lead you could be fined up to £200.