Keeping your beaches clean
Published on 15th May 2012
Waveney District Council is working hard to get our beaches ready for the summer season and is asking users to do their bit to keep them in pristine condition.
Waveney residents are proud of the quality seaside environment on offer in the district including high quality traditional beaches, the unique stretches of Heritage Coast, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Nature Reserve, Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas.
This Olympic and Jubilee year, with the prospect of a boom in UK-based holidays, Volunteer groups have already taken part in beach-cleaning exercises and Council contractors are increasing the frequency of their cleansing activities in the key areas.
Another factor in keeping our beaches safe and attractive is dog control. Although dogs are welcome on vast stretches of our coastline, there are dog control orders in place on a total of just 1.5 miles of beach, including Southwold, Lowestoft and Kessingland. This means that dogs are not allowed on those beaches from 1st May to 30th September.
The Council recognises that part of the pleasure of owning a dog comes from taking it for walks. In a seaside area, this means walking your dog on the beach, sometimes without having to keep it on a lead; however these controls try to balance the rights of these groups of beach users so that they can both enjoy our beautiful beaches without affecting the enjoyment of others.
Dogs are not permitted on the following beaches between 1st May & 30th September (inclusive):
From a point adjacent to the northernmost extremity of the promenade (at the northern end of the beach huts) to a point adjacent to the East Street steps (just below the Sailor's Reading Room).
From a point at the eastern end of Coastguard Lane, 240 metres northwards to a point north east of the concrete slope into the holiday bungalows.
From a point to the east of Baker's Score, southwards to a point to the east of Tibbenham's Score.
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