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Dog Walks In Bexhill On Sea?

posted by Angela on 13 Oct 2008 at 6:58 pm

Hi all,

I will be moving to the area soon and would love to hear from other dog owners, in particular I'm hoping you can recommend great places for long off-leash dog walks.

I love taking Harley my Weimaraner for long country walks and it's so much more fun if he is free to run as he should.

So would be great to hear from you.

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posted by M Woolf on 17 Oct 2008 at 12:03 pm

Powdermill Woods, Battle Great Woods, High Woods and Hastings Country Park are all excellent. Beach access is fairly restricted.

Also New To Bexill

posted by gwen Botley on 06 Jan 2009 at 7:51 am

Hi I am also new to Bexhill, I moved hear in Nov 08. I have a Samoyed bitch, she is very soft but a bit excited at times, we go to Collington woods, thats in the middle of Bexhill main town and Coonden Beach. If you are interested in getting together and go for a walk please get in touch. Thanks Gwen

That Easy

posted by lynn kirby on 10 Mar 2009 at 7:30 pm

do what all the other dog owners in Bexhill do, take your dog to the childrens park or mini golf, and let them crap away to their bowels contentment, and then leave the smouldering mound.

Not Me!

posted by M Woolf on 13 Mar 2009 at 3:06 pm

Lynn, I think you are generalising. Not "all" dog owners do this. I don't like treading in dog poo any more than you, and I have two dogs. We always clear up after them. The sooner Bexhill has a dog warden, the better, in my view. Perhaps they could keep other people's children out of my garden while they are at it.

Dog Poo

posted by dave on 14 Mar 2009 at 1:26 pm

As a long time bexhill resident I can tell you that most people with dogs are good but the few that don't give a dam let the rest down,High woods off of turkey road is a good walk,or the old railway that heads out towards crowhurt is good,but remember that its all farm land up there so keep a close eye on your dogs especially if livestock is around.

Broadoak Park

posted by Samantha Cheshire on 08 Oct 2010 at 3:22 pm

I recommend Broadoak Park just off Little Common Road. It is pretty big including some woods and some fields - you can park and there is access on both sides. I always take my Jack Russell because it's across the road from us! As for the comment from Lynn Kirby - i completely disagree and i always pick up after my dog!

Pick It Up

posted by Sharon Gordon on 13 Dec 2010 at 1:06 pm

I am a dog walker and as a matter of course clear up after the dogs I walk. It is quite disgusting what many owners leave, especially on pavements & paths. I have to dodge these 'little bombs' in the dark this time of year and it is quite foul.

Perhaps it is that many owners in this area are too old & frail to bend down and pick up the mess their dogs leave?

Dog Poo

posted by Mary Slater on 04 Feb 2011 at 10:16 am

I live in Bexleigh Avenue and over the years many dogs have moved in. I absolutely love dogs but I get so angry with owners who let them poo right outside my house and never bother to clear up. Our road is now often full of dog poo because of these selfish people! Would they like to come out of their house and step in a load of dog mess? I don't think so!


posted by Trish Carey on 10 Feb 2011 at 12:45 pm

I have got four dogs two large and two small and i always pick up after them you have to thats part of owning a dog they go you the owner must clean it up ,there is so much mess on the pavements when i go to town to shops i have to look where im walking all the time its all over pavements we need dog warden so these owners can be fined and not a small fine hit hard there are so many good dog owners but there is a high amount of bad by the amount of mess

Dog Walking

posted by Rachel on 21 Feb 2011 at 4:16 pm

Hey I am a 18yr old female student looking for something to keep me fit and also earn me a bit of pocket money...I also have a dog of my own but wouldn't mind walking someone else's dog for them if they are unable or don't have the time. I do not expect a lot of pay and I am not fussed about the size of the dog as I have experience in walking German shepherds, staffs, Spaniels and other breeds. Something to keep me busy and active which is fun and earns me a bit of extra pocket money would be great!

Dog Walking

posted by jane on 21 Mar 2011 at 4:10 pm

Hi l walk to broadoak park most wendnedays afternoon you welcome to join us. l have a 2 year border collie.
yes l pick up my dogs poo l am 61 is not the old that leave poo all place.

Man's Best Friend!

posted by Sheila on 25 Mar 2011 at 7:39 am

I have 2 very small dogs and obviously pick up after them. However, so many owners don't and it causes a generalised antagonism to all dogs/owners. It is an unpleasant experience seeing it and worse, treading in poo and I doubt that one dog warden would be neough. Perhaps we should all get brave and challenge lazy owners?

Rub Their Noses In It!

posted by paul on 30 Nov 2011 at 9:03 pm

Hi,im a keen beach fisherman and am fed up with dog crap all over the beach.Some dog owners deliberately take their dogs to the beach after dark to let their animals soil over our coast line.They want their noses rubbed in it! Whos around to make sure these animals (the 2 legged ones) are prosecuted?

Bexhill Council You Should Be Ashamed

posted by Chris on 01 Feb 2012 at 12:04 pm

My daughter regularly visits and she recently brought some friends with her. Before setting out for the town and sea front she warned them to look out for all the dog poo. She said it is the worst place for this that she has ever come across. On our street alone (Chantry Ave} we counted 19 separate deposits and that wasn't even the full length of the street. Great reputation Bexhill!


posted by rachel on 04 Feb 2012 at 11:32 pm

I cannot believe the above post. Truly Bexhill does have a slight problem with dog owners not cleaning up after themselves but I simply cannot believe this over exaggeration and hope our visitors are not put off. The sea front and main town centre, parks are spotless with even new doggy bins. Please do not read things that are not true.

Dog Walkers Be Ashamed

posted by Jan on 08 Feb 2012 at 6:54 pm

Rachel, i slight problem ? you are jesting ?
There is a huge problem with dog poo ,the age group that do not pick seem to be the 40 plus. I feel for the people with young children as they run along the sea front as its 'mind the dog poo'. The grass verges are are full of it too. A SLIGHT problem indeed ,get real.

Bexhill Dog Poo!

posted by Kitty on 17 Feb 2012 at 7:42 am

It is half term and I was looking for a place for my sister and I to take our kids for a coastal walk today. We used to stay with an elderly aunt in Bexhill every summer when we were kids and have fond memories of our time there and as we haven't been back in years thought this might be a great place to go today. However after reading all the dog poo comments it sounds quite disgusting and I think we'll be going to Brighton today after all!!

Dog Walking

posted by hannah on 10 Mar 2012 at 8:30 pm


my name is Hannah and i own a 7 month old staffie and wanted to do a dog walk to raise money for the dogs trust, and want dog owners to come for a nice walk and to come up with some ideas please.

Walkies & Coffee!

posted by talitha ishi-smith on 15 Mar 2012 at 7:17 pm

For walkies & refreshments then Broad Oak Park is fantastic. There is a new place (tucked away behind the loos, by the car park and allotments) it's called the people greenhouse: hub. It's brilliant for all! You can get refreshments for yourself and your dog! Muddy boots - no problem! They are only open fri-sun until April but from May they will have longer opening hours. Funny as the dogs seem to take the owners, maybe the dog treats and fresh water have something to do with that!

Poos and all...

posted by Lee Aram on 29 Jun 2012 at 4:04 pm

At least twice daily i am fortunate enough to walk the bexhill sea front with my german sheperd, i am disgusted with the dog mess left by other dog owners,
we are instructed by signs
no dog beach
dogs on leads
clean up after your dog etc etc
but still it appears in greater and greater quantities, it is our seafront please help to stop dog owners leaving their dogs mess !!! We are all tarred with the same brush if we do not ensure other owners clear up

Go Home Then

posted by anne on 28 Jan 2013 at 7:21 pm

If you don't like poo on the streets of Bexhill that mostly youngsters leave, I have the perfect solution for you MOVE AWAY

Dog Walks In Bexhill-on-sea?

posted by Jan on 31 Jan 2013 at 8:32 pm

What a vile post by you Anne. And you are wrong that its youngster
that do not pick up after their dogs ,its the 40's to 60's that don't.I am always walking along the prom and seen the older ones not pick up and when you say anything they just keep walking. I quite agree with
Lee Aram .He should stay ,YOU should Move.


posted by sam on 20 Sept 2014 at 6:41 am

Ridiculous is not just young or old is certain people from Rachel generation im 22 I have two dogs & always picking up after them I get the most disgusting looks because I have a staff & mastiff who are the friendliest dogs you could meet, I like the high woods or broad ok park nobody judges you for their breed very friendly people there


posted by Catherine Nicholls on 04 Oct 2014 at 6:22 pm

As a potential resident I was very concerned about the posts re dog mess. Does nobody challenge the wrongdoers? Name and shame - Bexhill has a local newspaper doesn't it?

Grow Up Anne

posted by Humphrey on 09 Nov 2014 at 11:08 am

In reply to Anne 28 Jan 2013 - I take it you are one of the offenders with that attitude!!!


posted by Teresa on 24 Jan 2015 at 11:08 pm

I have been a dog owner. My family moved to BH last year as it is a lovely old fashioned friendly town. However I am shocked and every day disgusted at the sheer volume of dog muck. It is everywhere. On the beach, the streets are covered (Park Road & surrounding Ergerton Park are shocking I cannot even steer my pushchair around the muck as there is so much), the seafront prom and beach parallel to South Cliff is shocking with muck even above the concrete seating as well as the pavement and the beach itself. On a daily basis I take my toddler to Ergerton Park to enjoy exploring nature as well as using the playground. On a daily basis I have to clean my daughters shoes covered in dog mess. There is one particular dog that is a repeat offender leaving the biggest pile of muck I have ever seen every day. There is poo by the Willow tunnels where the children run and chase and by the sculptures and the green spaces they roam. I witness children run into the poo and carry it on their shoes into the playground and then it is smeared all over the rides, the swings, the sand pit then babies put their hands on it and rub their hands on their faces. One day I was talking with a police officer about the fouling and as we spoke we both witnessed two toddlers sit on the pavement play with a dog poo and one picked it up and ate it. We were horrified but standing too far away to stop it. I thought I'd stop taking my child to the park and to the beach instead by Sovereign Cafe but massive piles of dog muck welcomed us daily on the pebbles too. I have done everything I can, contacting and meeting councillors, the local newspapers etc to get action but the bottom line I am told is Bexhill have no money so they can not take action. Ergerton Park has a Green Flag Award this should be taken away as it is not a safe place for babies and children due to the lack of action for poop offending. Also dog owners are also bringing their dogs into the No Dog Zones in the park where babies play. The signage ain't working. Yes Bexhill you should be ashamed and you should get off your arses and do something about it.

Well Said Teresa

posted by Jan on 29 Jan 2015 at 8:25 pm

Teresa you have it spot on.
I agree with you, we have been
dog owners and always picked up
after them, I can not understand the
mind set of people today it is 2015 and
we still have s**t on the streets .We live
near a school here and very early every morning
dog walkers allow their dogs to foul the pavements
then the children and mums and dads with pushchairs
dodge round it or worse the young ones walk in it .
Dog Owners of Bexhill you are a disgrace , not the
dogs, you their owners are to blame Pick it up please !!


posted by Paula on 31 Jan 2015 at 1:09 pm

I agree with everyone who comments about the amount of dog poo around. I am a dog owner and am also shocked that people don't clean up, we take our dog for walks on the beach everyday and ALWAYS pick up. I can't get over the amount left on the prom. and the beach it's really disgusting and gives us conscientious dog owners a bad reputation!!

Any Solutions?

posted by Teresa on 01 Feb 2015 at 9:11 pm

Can we brainstorm any solutions? I've read about people using cans of Eco safe Marker paint in Fluro colours to circle or spray the criminal turds. Maybe if there were bright spots of turd everywhere the council might take action? I'm sure they wouldn't want visitors to see the sheer volume. Or would they be bothered? They are probably too busy drinking tea. If I didn't have to look after my baby I would hire myself to be Poop Police.

Poo Marker

posted by Jan on 02 Feb 2015 at 6:57 pm

Great idea !
I shall buy some , and get busy .
Hope all others that abide this filth in
street get spraying too ,at least it will
more visible to the children and they
will not step in it.

Mums Against Muck!

posted by Teresa on 06 Feb 2015 at 4:54 pm

Great! I shall get some too!
Well done Jan!
The repeat Ergerton Park offender today left another huge pile on the grassy banks of Woodville Road. Anyone in this area keep a look out for who this is! Dirty ole dog. Name and Shame.

Mums Against Muck!

posted by Teresa on 06 Feb 2015 at 9:35 pm

Great! I shall get some too!
Well done Jan!
The repeat Ergerton Park offender today left another huge pile on the grassy banks of Woodville Road. Anyone in this area keep a look out for who this is! Dirty ole dog. Name and Shame.

Done For Poo Graffiti.

posted by Rosie on 16 Feb 2015 at 9:18 pm

Eco paint marker is a great idea,but whats the bet,we get into trouble for pavement "graffiti" and still nothing will be done about the amount of poo on the streets. I don't think it is any particular age group,it's just lazy and ignorant dog owners who just can't be arsed to pick up after their dogs.Confronting those sort will most likely result in a lot of abuse.

Hackney's Glow In The Dark Poo Posters

posted by Teresa on 17 Feb 2015 at 9:41 pm

The marker paint is Eco friendly and wears away at 28 days but Check this out. Hackney council already got the posters up.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/11248900/Glow-in-dark-dog-poo-posters-for-thoughtless-owners.html

Dog Poo

posted by Rosalia on 26 Apr 2015 at 12:20 pm

Yes dog poo is a great concern for some, by how do we stop it? I live on the front at Bexhill and many times this happens in the dark so no one can see as well as the daytime. Many times l thought l was going to get a bang on the nose when l have asked them to pick up. There must be something one can do, but what?

Yes, There Is A Problem But...

posted by gremlin on 03 May 2015 at 5:32 pm

let's get things into perspective.

I, and the vast majority of dog owners, clean up. I even put other people's rubbish into a bin if I see it.

Often empty fish and chip wrappers and coke cans are dumped by the war memorial or left on the beach there.

I recently saw a guy of about 40 urinating in one of the resting areas on the promenade. He was about 100 yards from a public toilet.

This lazy, selfish and disgusting attitude isn't age related at all. It's any age.

Now dog poo on the beach can be a nuisance BUT if it's on the beach near low tide it's not an issue. It is about half a mile from the nearest bin and gets washed away in a couple of hours by the next high tide.

don't blame the council and lack of funds. it's is people. if you see it point out to the person that it's unacceptable. I offer people a poo bag (I always have them for my dog).

Ohh, Btw...

posted by gremlin on 03 May 2015 at 5:36 pm

I have been shouted at for putting cleared up poo (in a bag) into someone's dustbin on two of the roads where people on here are complaining.

when I asked if they would sooner I had left it where it lay they said 'not in my bin. put it in next doors' !!!

Dog Walker

posted by Katy on 27 Jul 2015 at 12:50 pm

I'm Katy; I've recently finished school and I'm 16 years old. I love dogs but don't have one myself, but would love to walk one! Reasonable rates and terms nogotiable. Please get in contact if you'd be happy for me to do this :)

Pet Sitter, Dog Walker & Pet Taxi

posted by Kelly Fox on 24 Sept 2015 at 10:42 pm

Hi Everyone,

I have recently moved to the area of Bexhill where I have an animal care company which I have been running in London for the past 10 years called Kellys Pet Care - kellyspetcare.co.uk

Having recently moved to the area I would like to make you aware of my services in case you should need it :-) We offer Pet Sitting, Dog Walking tailored to your dogs needs and a Pet Taxi service. If you are interested in any of the service I run, please do get in touch as I would love to assist you :-) 07547 666892

Kelly. xx

Bexhill Walks With My Dog

posted by Debbie Kettle on 23 Mar 2016 at 7:58 pm

I followed this link for dog walks in Bexhill and the more I read it just became a long drawn out negative issue about dog poo? Responsible owners please let me have info for a decent dog walk. Thank you

There Are Very Good Walks

posted by gremlin on 15 Apr 2016 at 5:35 pm

Highwoods for example is 87 acres where it's a short car journey from the centre of Bexhill. the small carpark leads to woodland that is ideal for dogwalking and your dog doesn't need to be on a lead.
Opposite the firestation there are open fields which has many dogwalkers. My dog would be off lead but they could run onto a road as there is no fencing.
Obviously the beach or at high tide the coastal path to Hastings. It has a dog friendly beach cafe and you can walk for miles. Its ok for dogs off lead although in the summer west of the pavillion is dogs on lead and not on the beach either.
You can also walk through to the hotel with bar at Cooden Beach. Once beyond the cafe half way along dogs can be on the beach and off lead.

Dog Mess 'everywhere'

posted by Gary on 15 Jun 2017 at 11:10 pm

All of the many dog owners I know/meet, pick up their poos. Yes, some don't but learn what the words 'full of' and 'everywhere' mean before using them in relation to this issue. You are making people think bexhill is one big pile, which it most certainly is not. Aware of the damage 'leavers' do to our collective image, many of us pick other dogs up, just to assist and save our reputations. This is a great town.

Good Walks For Dogs.

posted by Gary on 15 Jun 2017 at 11:20 pm

Barrack park off belle hill is great for socialising dogs, as most dogs there are well socialised and most owners likewise have a sense of humour about settling dogs in with one another. Polegrove park is a half a mile around its (square ) perimeter and has lawns between this outer path. Parking is easy and it's near the dogs allowed part of the beach which runs from somewhere near the Loos at the west end and on to cooden, with no road to worry about.further is the wonderful highwoods off peartree lane near its junction with turkey road, broad oaks park, cooden, further still: the firehills of hastings, the ridge in eastbourne (drive to the end of butts lane to park), battle great woods... Fab for dog walking around here!

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