Swansea Bay (Restricted Areas: Spring/Summer)
|| West Pier
||St Helens Slip nr 360 Cafe
||Sketty Lane Car Par
||West Cross Inn
Seasonal dog ban
There is an annual, five-month access restriction for dogs on some beaches, which means that a small number are off-limits to dogs from May 1st to September 30th each year. During this period, visitors with dogs are asked to keep to the beaches listed above, which allow year-round access.
Between May 1st and September 30th each year, with the exception of guide dogs for the blind, dogs are not allowed on the following beaches:
1. Swansea Bay from the River Tawe to the slip (opposite Victoria Park/Patti Pavilion)A-B
2. Swansea Bay from the beach access at Sketty Lane Car Park (opposite the Wales National Pool/Singleton Boating Lake) to the Northern edge of the slip (opposite the West Cross Inn)C-D
3. Bracelet Bay, near Mumbles
4. Limeslade Bay, near Mumbles
5. Rotherslade Bay, Langland
6. Langland Bay
7. Caswell Bay
8. Port Eynon beach from the eastern edge of the steps to Port Eynon beach to the eastern edge of Horton beach access.
All year Access for Dogs
The full list of Swansea Bay and Gower beaches which allow year-round access for dogs is as follows:
1. Swansea Bay from the slip (opposite Victoria Park/Patti Pavilion) to the beach access at Sketty Lane Car Park (opposite the Wales National Pool/Singleton Boating Lake)
2. Mumbles (as far as the lighthouse)
3. Pwll Du
5. Three Cliffs Bay
6. Oxwich Bay (including Crawley and Tor Bay)
7. Horton (from the Lifeguard Station east towards Oxwich)
8. Port Eynon (from the main steps west to the Salt House)
9. Mewslade Bay
10. Rhossili Bay
12. Broughton Bay, North Gower
13. Whiteford Sands, North Gower
Collars and tags
Dogs in public places must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner attached. If you are holidaying in Swansea, you may find it useful to have a temporary collar for your dog, with your holiday address on it. Microchipping is not a legal requirement, but it helps the Local Authority contact you if your dog is impounded. If you have lost your dog, please contact City & County of Swansea as soon as possible on 01792 635 600.
The City & County of Swansea has installed over 400 dog waste disposal bins and, in some areas, poop scoop dispensers. Dog owners who allow their animals to foul, without cleaning up, risk a fixed penalty notice of £75. Please help keep Swansea Bay clean and use the bins provided for your dog. If you have any queries, contact the City & County of Swansea Environment Department on 01792 635 600, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.