Dogs on Beaches in Gower 

The Council operates restrictions on some beaches and sea fronts.

Dogs, with the exception of guide dogs for the blind, are banned from the following areas. (The numbers in brackets refer to the map at the bottom of the page):

  • Swansea Bay - from the river Tawe to the slip opposite Victoria Park at the site of the former St Helens Baths (former iron bridge) and from the beach access opposite Sketty Lane to the Northern edge of the slip opposite the West Cross Inn (1,2)
  • Bracelet Bay (3)
  • Limeslade Bay (4)
  • Rotherslade Bay (5)
  • Langland Bay (6)
  • Caswell Bay (7)
  • Port Eynon beach - from the eastern edge of the steps to Port Eynon beach to the eastern edge of Horton beach access. (8)
Beach Ban Notice
Beach Ban Notice*

The byelaws are in operation from 1st May to 30th September inclusive every year.

Any Council officer or Police Officer may require you to remove your dog from the beach.  Any offenders may be liable for a fine of up to £500.

Beaches where you can take your dog all year round include:

  • Horton - from the Lifeguard station east towards Oxwich (9)
  • Mumbles (10)
  • Pwlldu (11)
  • Pobbles (12)
  • Three Cliffs (13)
  • Tor Bay
  • Crawley
Oxwich (14)
Mewslade (15)
Rhossili (16)
Llangennith (17)
Broughton (18)
Whiteford Sands (19)
Port Eynon (from the main steps west to the Salt House) (20)

Dog on Beach
Dog on Beach

We also have some restrictions about dogs being kept on leads. You need to keep your dog on a lead on many roads in Swansea and on:

  • The entire promenade at Swansea Bay (from the River Tawe to the Knab Rock car park, Mumbles)
  • The promenades at Langland Bay and Rotherslade
  • The promenade at Caswell Bay

If you fail to keep your dog on a lead you could be fined up to £200.

Swansea and Gower Beach Ban Map
Swansea and Gower Beach Ban Map*



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