DOGS ARE not allowed on a number of beaches in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole during the summer - but which ones are they allowed on?

New rules prohibiting dogs from accessing a number of beaches came into force at the start of the month, running all the way through until the end of summer.

The restrictions have been put in place by BCP council to from 1 May to 30 September.

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Dogs must be under control at all times and they must also be kept on leads on the promenades, piers, zig zags and footpaths and owners must clean up after their dog.

Failure to comply with the council's rules puts owners at the risk of a fine of up to £1000.

Dog friendly summer beaches in Bournemouth:

  • Branksome Dene to Alum Chine Beach Office
  • Middle Chine to Durley Chine
  • Fisherman’s Walk, Southbourne
  • Hengistbury Head

Dog friendly summer beaches in Poole:

  • Branksome Dene Chine
  • Western end of Sandbanks beach

Dog friendly summer beaches in Christchurch:

  • Gundimore Beach
  • Mudeford Sandbank
  • Highcliffe Beach

Details have also been provided from Dorset Council on dog friendly beaches in Purbeck.

Dog friendly summer beaches in Studland:

  • Shell Bay
  • South Beach

Dog friendly summer beaches in Lulworth:

  • Lulworth Cove
  • Durdle Door
  • Worbarrow Bay
  • Kimmeridge Beaches

From 1 October to 30 April, dogs can be walked on all beaches.