We not only have cliffs, castles and countryside in Dover District, but beautiful beaches too: 


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Coastal services

Beauty of the Beach

DDC is supporting the Beauty of the Beach campaign to celebrate our coastline and keep our beaches clean.

Dogs on beaches and promenades

Dogs are banned from some beaches at certain times - find out about the Public Spaces Protection Order which includes a list and maps.

Following an appeal from the RSPCA we have relaxed the rules so people can stay local when walking their dogs. DDC is temporarily relaxing the restrictions in the Public Spaces Protection Order on where dogs can be walked This is to help prevent unnecessary travel and curb potential spread of coronavirus.

In line with RSPCA guidance, we also urge people to keep dogs on leads where necessary to help ensure social distancing and avoid owners having to come into close contact with one another should they have to go and retrieve their dog.  We would ask all dog owners to continue to act responsibly and take account of the needs of others visiting public spaces at this time. Details and maps of the PSPO are viewable at this link. Please observe Government guidance on social distancing when out and about

Deal beach

  • 1 May - 30 September between the hours of 9am and 8pm dogs are excluded from the stretch covering Deal Castle to Sandown Castle. Dogs on leads are permitted on the pier and on the promenade between Deal Castle & Sandown Castle. 

Dover beach

  • Dogs are to be kept on leads on the promenade and grassed areas (including Marine Parade and Granville Gardens) at Dover Seafront, from junction with Union Street roundabout to roundabout with Jubillee Way off A20.  
  • 1 May to 30 September between the hours of 9am and 8pm - dogs are excluded from the beach at Dover Seafront, Waterloo Crescent & Marine Parade

Sandwich Bay

  • No restrictions

Shakespeare Cliff beach

  • No restrictions 

St Margaret's Bay

  • 1 May - 30 September no dogs permitted between 9am and 8pm on the beach from the south-west end of the slipway to Ness Point. 

Walmer beach

  • No restrictions