Dogs, with the exception of guide dogs for the blind, are not allowed on some beaches. 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.
This restriction applies to the following Gower beaches for dogs;
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
Bracelet Bay Limeslade Bay Rotherslade Bay
Langland Bay Caswell Bay
Port Eynon beach – from the eastern edge of the steps to Port Eynon beach to the eastern edge of Horton beach access. (8)
Beaches where you can take your dog all year round include:
Mumbles Pwlldu Pobbles Three Cliffs
Tor Bay Crawley Oxwich Horton
Mewslade Rhossili Llangennith Broughton
Port Eynon (from the main steps west to the Salt House)
Caswell, Langland, Bracelet Bay and Porteynon beaches are patrolled by professional lifeguards during the weekends from the beginning of May. From June until September the lifeguards are on patrol 7 days a week.
Lifeguards will be on patrol between the red and yellow flags from 9.30am to 6.30pm every day, and are available for advice if you are unsure about tides or bathing conditions.