Dog bans come into force on Burnham-on-Sea beaches

The seasonal dog ban on beaches in Burnham-on-Sea has come back into force, Sedgemoor District Council has said.

All beaches between Maddocks Slade and the Yacht Club are included in the ban.

During the dog ban period (1 May to 30 September) it is an offence to take your dog onto the beach and dog walkers can be issued with a £75 fixed penalty notice or face prosecution for doing so.

A council spokesperson said “Sedgemoor’s dog wardens undertake patrols at the beaches and will issue fixed penalty notices to those caught with dogs on the banned beaches.

“Over the last 12-months the dog wardens have issued penalty notices for dogs on the beach (Beach 1) between the jetty and the Pavilion, where dogs are banned all year round.”

You can find out more about the beaches included, and what the exact restrictions are, on Sedgemoor District Council’s website.

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