Dogs on beaches

For dog owners and dog walkers, the ability to exercise dogs in open areas gives great enjoyment to dogs and their two-legged friends.  However, in a seaside holiday town, St Ives Town Council is aware of the need to make a careful balance between the needs of various beach users.  Following a legal process which included full public consultation, dog control orders have been introduced which restrict dogs on the main bathing beaches between the Sunday before Easter Sunday and the end of September each year.