Southwold beach is a real beauty spot, and one of the undisputed highlights of the county’s stunning coastline.
In recent months there has been a great deal of debate in the town chambers as to how much of the year dogs are to be banned from the beach. The existing dog ban was in force from May 1 to September 30. Recent council proposals called for an extension of three months, banning dogs from March to October, but after intense opposition from the town’s dog owners, the new Southwold dog ban is set to run from April 1 to September 1.
This six month interdiction is one month longer than the old Southwold dog ban, and despite the compromise, many are unsatisfied.
The major source of dissatisfaction is the new regulation requiring dogs to be kept on a lead all year round on the promenade.
We’d like to know what you think about this change to the Southwold dog ban? Is the new six month ban an improvement or a misstep? Should dogs be allowed to run free on the beach year round or be banned completely? Let us know in the comments section below!