All year, dogs are welcome on the beach next to the estuary. At low tide, the area may cover many acres, making it an ideal location for dogs. There is a small charge to enter the national park and this includes your dog. You can get a permit from the information center at any time of year.
Dogs are permitted on all British beaches, except in certain designated areas and during specific times. For example, dogs are not allowed in pubs or restaurants. Be aware that some places have their own rules about bringing pets with you. It's best to check before you go so there aren't any unpleasant surprises when you arrive at your destination.
The type of food that you give your dog is important. Always take along some form of identification too. This will be useful if your dog gets lost en route to the beach or if he causes trouble by chasing cars or other animals.
Make sure that you don't leave your pet in a hot car on a hot day. Even if you think it's okay for yourself, it isn't safe for your dog. Animals can die within minutes in these conditions.
If you are planning to walk your dog on a long leash, make sure that it's at least six feet long.
When the tide is out, this beach is all sand, and when the tide is in, it is mostly stones. Adur Council is OK with dogs on the beach at any time of year as long as they are kept under control and picked up after....
People can enjoy the beach whatever the weather with the addition of an umbrella or patio chair. If it's hot outside, wear sunscreen and a hat. In the winter, bring a blanket or wrap to sit on.
There are no facilities on the beach but there are toilets near the car park. Adur Council offers free bus services from May to September between 11:00 and 17:00 every day except Sunday. The buses stop near the entrance to the beach. There are also two night buses in the summer months.
The best times to go to the beach are usually early in the morning or late in the evening. The sun will be down earlier then, so it's not as cold, and there's less chance of getting hit by lightning or caught in rainstorms.
You should always check with local authorities before going to a public beach to make sure it's safe for children to swim. Some beaches may be closed due to high tides or dangerous conditions such as rips or rocks that can hurt if you step on them.
Be aware of signs saying "No Dogs Allowed".
Dogs are permitted on the beach. However, owing to MOD operations, the beach is closed Monday through Friday from roughly 07.30 a.m. until 17.00 a.m. Dogs are not permitted on the beach between the 1st of May and the 30th of September, however there is access at either end. The beach is closed all year round for MOD operations.
Please note that there is a charge for dogs to enter the park. This applies whether you are visiting during the day or night.
The cost is £10 per dog for two hours time slots. These can be booked via phone (01792 882000) or online (www.visitcornwall.com).
A valid ID card or copy thereof must be produced upon request by any member of staff. No cards will be issued after closing times have begun.
There are no designated dog walking areas in Pendine Sands. It is recommended to take your pet with you when you visit the beach so they can have a good walk too!
All of these beaches welcome dogs all year. Please check ahead of time to see if any limitations or rules for certain beaches have changed.
Pets are not permitted on any of Gulf Shores' sand beaches or at any of the Gulf Shores public beach areas, including Gulf Place. The Gulf Shores Dog Park is a great place to spend time outside with your four-legged buddy. You can walk along the shoreline here or in other parts of town.
There are many places in Gulf Shores where you and your pet can have fun together with no worries about cars, dogs, or other pets. Here are some suggestions:
Gulf Shores Beach - This is the main beach in Gulf Shores and it's free! You can walk as far as you want or take a ride on the ferry that leaves from just north of Where the Bay meets the Gulf restaurant daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Pets are welcome on the ferry; there is an additional charge for each passenger. The ferry crossing takes about 20 minutes and allows you to view the beautiful Gulf Coast from atop the water.
If you get hungry, there are several good restaurants in Gulf Shores where you and your pet can eat outdoors without worrying about parking or finding a spot for a second table. One example is El Farol, which serves Mexican food and has a large outdoor dining area where your pet can be with you while you eat.