When does the annual dog beach ban start in Morecambe?

There’s still time to take your dog on the beach in Morecambe before the annual dog beach ban comes into force on May 1.

By Michelle Blade
Tuesday, 22nd March 2022, 12:30 pm

Dogs are excluded from Morecambe South and North beaches every year from May 1 until September 30

to comply with the Seaside Award.

The awards recognise beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach management.

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Morecambe beach. Photo: Kelvin Stuttard

Restricting dogs during the summer months also helps to maintain the water quality of the two beaches during their busiest period.

Offenders caught breaching these restrictions will be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £100 to be paid within 14 days.

This is reduced to £65 if paid within seven days. If a Penalty Notice is not paid, Lancaster City Council may prosecute the offender in the Magistrates Court. The maximum fine on summary conviction is level 3 on the standard scale (currently £1,000).

You can report offenders by contacting the Dog Wardens on 01524 582935.