Dog on the coast

Dog Beach Ban

From 01 May to 30 September dogs are banned from a number of beaches in the Vale of Glamorgan.


The beach ban applies to:

  • Whitmore Bay (Barry Island)
  • Cold Knap
  • Penarth Seafront
  • Dunraven Bay (Southerndown)
  • Cwm Colhuw (Llantwit)
Dog on beach

Dog Friendly Beaches

There are still plenty of beaches for dogs to enjoy throughout the summer, for a full guide to beaches in the Vale of Glamorgan please take a look at the Visit the Vale website:


Beach Guide

Springer and Jug

Parks and Gardens

With a variety of different parks and gardens across the Vale of Glamorgan there are plenty of places to explore. 


Parks and Gardens

Dogs Are Clever

We are aware that there is a minority of owners who still fail to pick up after their dogs. We want your help to encourage owners to be responsible and clean up after their dogs.


If you take a dog for a walk and it fouls in a public space it is your responsibility to pick it up. If you fail to pick up after your dog you could be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £75 or be prosecuted which could result in a fine of up to £1,000.


We all know dogs are clever, for hundreds of years dogs have been used as working animals, trained to carryout a number of tasks including Sheep herding and even sniffer dogs to detect bombs and drugs. But one thing we are yet to be able to train dogs to do is pick up after themselves, so that is where you, the caring owners/dog walkers come in.


If you own a dog or are responsible for one then be sure to always:

  • Take bags on your walk
  • Pick up after your dog
  • Dispose of waste in any council litter bin


Dogs queuing for toilets


 Dogs are Clever Cooper



Report Dog Fouling

If you have witnessed a case of dog fouling please report it to us via our online form. 


Report Dog Fouling


Dog bags

Dog Bags

Dog waste bags are available to purchase from council receptions and Vale of Glamorgan Libraries. 


Cost: £2.00 for 100 bags.


We understand that sometimes you can run out of bags on a walk, so don't be shy why not ask a fellow dog walker for a spare bag, or if you see someone without one offer them one to help.