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Weymouth welcomes dogs and their owners but in common with most seaside resorts has restrictions on what parts of the beach dogs can be exercised on during the holiday season.

Dogs are allowed in most public areas including the Esplanade providing they are kept on a lead, in certain recreation grounds and areas around them dogs are not allowed so just look out for the signs.

Dogs are excluded from Greenhill Groyne to the pavilion end of the Beach from Good Friday to 31 October, there is a dog exercise area at the pavilion end of the beach which has no restrictions all year round. More information about dogs control on Weymouth Beach and surrounding areas can be found in the Weymouth and Portland Responsible Dog Owners Guide.

Useful Resources:

The Weymouth Dog Warden page has plenty useful information and links to local rules for dog owners.

The Dorset Dogs website has lots of really useful information for when you get out and about with your dog in Dorset

If you’re planning on bringing you dog on holiday with you why not take a look at the great selection of dog friendly holiday homes available from Weymouth based Doggy Cottages or for serviced accommodation check out The Leam Hotel on Weymouth seafront which is just a short walk from the all year round de-restricted dog area at the Pavilion end of the beach. If you favour the rugged beauty of Portland the top quality Ocean Hotel Portland near Portland Bill overs accommodation for dogs in a number of its rooms.

Check out our Dog Friendly Establishments FAQ for lots of advice from our Facebook followers on dog friendly Pubs, Restaurants and attractions …