Walking With Your Dog in the Norfolk Coast Area
Dogs and responsible dog walkers are very welcome on the Norfolk Coast, with dogs allowed on many of the beaches all year round. The majority of pubs welcome dogs into their gardens, and a good number of accommodation providers allows dogs to stay.
Some areas are restricted for dogs or require them to be kept on leads at certain times of the year or in specified zones – please look out for these and follow the guidance. These restrictions are to avoid disturbance to people, wildlife and/or livestock. In particular, ground nesting birds such as little terns and ringed plovers are very sensitive indeed to dog disturbance.
Responsible dog ownership involves not only cleaning up after a pet but also avoiding disturbance to people, wildlife and livestock.
Please follow this advice for being a responsible dog owner throughout the Norfolk Coast area:
- Obey rules for dog access
- Clean up after your dog and dispose of poo bags responsibly
- Keep your dog under control
- Ensure your dog doesn’t frighten people, especially children, or disturb wildlife or livestock
- Never leave your dog in a hot car, even for a short period.
The Wild Recreation Guide
The Wild Recreation Guide is a new project aimed at protecting the Wash and North Norfolk coast. It contains guidance on dog walking in the area.
North Norfolk District Council – Dog Walking Guidance
Dog walking guidance from North Norfolk District Council, covers the Sea Palling to Wells area of the Norfolk Coast AONB.
West Norfolk Borough Council – Dog Walking Guidance
Dog control and dog walking guidance from the West Norfolk Borough Council.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council – Dog Walking Guidance
Dog control and dog walking guidance from the Great Yarmouth Borough Council.