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


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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.

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


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