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Dogs / Bathing Beaches

posted by joy staples on 18 Apr 2013 at 12:08 pm

I have just read yr Bexhill office guide 2013 and am astounded to read on page 6 that you actively 'welcome' people to bring their dogs onto the "popular bathing beach between the Sovereign Life Cafe and the sailing club" !!! SURELY THIS IS A MIS-PRINT?!?!?

Dogs shouldn't be encouraged onto popular stretches of beach where families are sunbathing & trying to enjoy picnics etc. Dogs are constantly reliefing themselves, defecate anywhere they choose and so often the owner responsible turns a blind eye ! Even if the dog mess is picked up - how ghastly to be unaware and then sit down on the same area!
More than once I've been sitting eating on the beach for a dog to suddenly appear & do it's 'business' right near me! It's enough to discourage anyone from sitting on the beach.
I thought the Council had strict BY-laws against dogs being allowed on popular beaches in the high season ??? I await your comments.

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posted by Jillian Cooney on 08 May 2013 at 12:48 pm

Most dog owners, like myself, are very responsible and pick up after their dogs. I applaud Bexhill for allowing residents to enjoy a small area of beach with their dogs. I've sat and watched a small boy urinating on the beach without so much as a word from his parents and then I received verbal abuse when I directed them to the incident. How about banning children from the dog beach? Just joking! Having moved from America, I am shocked at how unfriendly Britain is towards dog owners. Perhaps we need more dog wardens to stamp out the problem of irresponsible owners not picking up and much larger fines.

Dogs In Bexhill

posted by dave on 11 May 2013 at 2:48 pm

I agree most dog owners are very responsible, but after hundreds of years of having to wipe dog doo doo off of our shoes most brits are naturally anti when it comes to this subject

Dogs On Bexhill Beach

posted by Susie King on 15 Jun 2013 at 11:56 am

I have read a lot of confusing and apparently contradictory information on the subject of dogs on Bexhill beach. Is there in fact, any part of the beach between Galley Hill to the east and the far end of the beach at Cooden to the west where one is ALLOWED to take a dog during the summer months?

Dogs Allowed?

posted by Jasmin Gobel on 03 Jul 2013 at 11:35 am

I'm visiting Bexhill for the first time this weekend and I'm also hoping to find out where I can take my dog. He is a very well behaved boy and I'd like to find a spot where I can have him off the lead.

Any advice would be most welcome.


Dogs Allowed?

posted by Kerry on 31 Jul 2013 at 9:23 am

I spoke to a very helpful lady at the East Sussex Tourist Board today about this issue. The council information is confusing to say the least but it appears from what we could work out that it is ok to have your dog on the beach at the Galley Hill end, it's fine at Cooden beach, but not ok on the main promenade which as a dog owner I think is perfectly reasonable.

Doggy Poo And Beaches

posted by Chrissy Yellow on 20 Sept 2013 at 7:20 am

Late coming in here but I agree with joy slater. I have a dog and she's right, they do what they do best just anywhere. I wouldn't like to eat or let kids play in an area used by a dog for that purpose. Even after picking up you can come across some other dog's thingy that negates your efforts. Keep us dog owners at the far end or whatever where it's a bit of a privilege to let dogs on the beach.

The Prom And Dog Pee

posted by Tricia Crossley on 05 Dec 2013 at 4:12 pm

I am still surprised that people are allowed to use the promonade as a dogs toilet, even if they are picking up their dog poo. Walking early in the morning I recently saw a couple with three dogs. The dogs were weeing at the rate of one every two minutes, spraying up plants and leaving pools of pee on the pavements. Surely the waters edge of the beach offers a less hazardous and offensive place for dogs to be walked.

Dogs And Poos

posted by anthony crook on 17 Jan 2014 at 6:31 pm

Dogs will poo on pavements beaches parks or wherever they are taken by their owners.
I have two dogs, which I take everywhere, and I DO pick up: I also hate to tread in others dogs poo.
I also hate litter and rubbish strewn about the place, by adults and children alike.
We have a lovely town for us to enjoy, and hopefully welcome visitors, so .....
is "Banning" dogs or kids an answer .. maybe not those who misuse anyway
"Designated" for use is more positive and encouraging..

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