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Dog restrictions back in force from Sunday

Dog restrictions back in force from Sunday

Saturday 29 April 2023

Dog restrictions back in force from Sunday

Saturday 29 April 2023

Seven Guernsey beaches, and four in Herm, will be out of bounds to canines from 1 May to 30 September, as part of the annual restrictions to allow more people to enjoy the seaside over the summer.

The affected Guernsey spots are Fermain, Petit Bot, L’Erée, the northern end of Vazon, Cobo, Port Soif, L’Ancresse bay. In Herm, restrictions apply to Shell Beach, Belvoir Bay, Fisherman’s Beach, and the area in front of the White House to the Jetty.

But the States say most beaches are still open for dog walks, but owners should remain mindful of other people and wildlife, particularly birds.  

Dogs are never permitted on Lihou or the causeway. The island is an internationally recognised nature reserve and bird sanctuary. 

Failing to discard dog faeces from public land carries the risk of a £100 fine.

Owners of guide dogs are exempt from the Control of Dogs lawSpecial arrangements can also be made for dogs registered under the UK registered assistance dogs scheme, particularly for dogs for the hard of hearing. Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services should be contacted at for more details. 

Vehicles and horses are also restricted on beaches between 10:00 and 19:00 in the same period, except for fishing or boating purposes, unless an exemption is granted by ACLMS. 


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