These are the beaches in the region where dogs are now allowed again after a summer banning order put in place by North East councils to protect visitors. 

Beaches from Whitley Bay down to Saltburn had 'dog-free' zones for the summer period until September 30 - but now that time has passed, it's time to recap where your four-legged friends are now allowed. 

The strict rules, which were imposed at certain locations every year, are part of a power that councils can decide to introduce in order to prevent dogs from using spaces - and come with a £1000 fine.

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However, now the September 30 timeframe has gone - you can walk your dog on these beaches in the North East and not risk a fine or any form of punishment. 

This list is based on information provided by the council.

Redcar and Cleveland

Beaches in Redcar and Saltburn no longer have the dog exclusion zones imposed.

The council order was in place on Redcar Beach from the western corner of Regent Cinema right down to the Esplanade, and Graffernberg Street, but it no longer applies beyond September 30.

The same can be said for Saltburn, with dogs now permitted on the beach between Hazelgrove and Saltburn Pier.


In Hartlepool, The Headland (Block Sands and Fish Sands), and Seaton Carew - from the Norton Hotel to the Coach Park can now have dogs on them.

County Durham

There were no orders in place across County Durham's beaches preventing dogs from using them for walking and exercising.


In Sunderland, dogs are now allowed to use the full Roker Beach and Seaburn Beach.

South Tyneside

In South Tyneside, dogs are now allowed on Sandhaven Beach.

North Tyneside

In North Tyneside, there are four beaches where dogs are now permitted over the autumn and winter

They include King Edward's Bay in Tynemouth, Tynemouth Longsands South, Cullercoats Bay between South Pier and North Pier, and Whitley Bay South.


In Northumberland, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea and Blyth Beach can be used in their entirety.

Scarborough and Whitby

In North Yorkshire, Scarborough Borough Council the main sections at Scarborough South Bay and North Bay, Whitby West Cliff, Filey and Sandsend can now be fully used by dog walkers.

And here's a full recap of all of the beaches where dog walkers aren't under exclusion zones because it's beyond September 30:

  • Saltburn
  • Redcar
  • King Edwards (Tynemouth)
  • Cullercoats
  • Seaburn
  • Whitley Bay
  • Roker
  • Sandhaven
  • Long Sands South Tynemouth
  • Blyth
  • Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
  • Marsden
  • Littlehaven
  • Seaton Carew
  • Hartlepool Headland