Beach Restrictions for Dogs

22 September 2009

Daylight saving marks the start of summer beach restrictions for dogs (27 September 2009 - Sunday 4 April 2010).

This means dogs won't be allowed on Balaena Bay beach; Hataitai Bay beach; Island Bay beach (west of the pier); Seatoun beach (including Churchill Park); and Worser Bay beach between 9.00am - 7.00pm every day. You can walk them on a lead before and after these times.

As well as these restrictions, please remember that there are other beaches like Oriental Bay beach that have year-round restrictions.

Dogs on leads can be walked near the sea at a variety of places including Makara beach and parts of the South Coast.

The current Dog Control Policy and related bylaws are currently being reviewed and there may be some changes to exercise areas in late November 2009. To find out more about dog exercise areas visit our website or call our Dog Control team on (04) 499 4444.