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Dogs on beaches restrictions return

From this Friday 22 May owners will not longer be permitted to walk their dogs on a number of Dorset beaches.

Dog-on-beach

The restrictions were relaxed at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, people can still exercise their dogs in a number of designated areas taking account of social distancing. These include Branksome Dene to Alum Chine beach office, Middle Chine to Durley Chine, Fisherman’s Walk to Southbourne, Hengistbury Head and the west end of Sandbanks beach.

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Cllr Tony Alford, Dorset Council’s Portfolio Holder for Customer, Community and Regulatory Services, said, “The restrictions have been put in place so that local families can enjoy the beach safely at  two metres distance from people who are not part of their household.

“Although beaches are open, we are still suggesting caution as far a swimming is concerned. The RNLI has said that lifeguards will not be on beaches and so is advising people not to swim.”

The council is also reminding people of restrictions for cycling along promenades.

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