North Wales is known for having some of the best beaches in the UK, offering the perfect space to let your dog off the lead for a good run around. 

From Newborough on Anglesey and Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula, all the way over to the newly done-up Rhos-on-Sea, there is no shortage of dog-friendly beaches in North Wales. 

From May 1 to September 30, during the height of summer, some of the more popular beaches have dog-restricted areas. 

But as we enter October, these restrictions have now been lifted and dogs are allowed to roam freely on North Wales beaches once again. 

North Wales beaches where dog restrictions have been lifted

The following beaches in North Wales have bans on dogs in place from May 1 to September 30 each year which have now been lifted:


  • Beaumaris
  • Benllech
  • Cemaes Bay
  • Llanddwyn, Newborough
  • Llanddona
  • Porth Dafarch
  • Trearddur Bay


  • Rhos on Sea Beach
  • Colwyn Bay Beach 
  • Pensarn Beach
  • Kinmel Bay Beach 
  • Llandudno North Shore Beach
  • Llandudno West Shore Beach 
  • Penmaenmawr Beach
  • Llanfairfechan Beach


  • The beach areas from Sydenham Avenue, Rhyl eastwards, to Old Golf Road.
  • All beach areas from Ffrith Festival Gardens, Prestatyn eastwards, to Prestatyn Sailing Club, Barkby Beach, Prestatyn


  • Aberdyfi
  • Tywyn
  • Fairbourne
  • Barmouth
  • Bennar
  • Llandanwg
  • Harlech
  • Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands
  • Criccieth - promenade beach
  • Criccieth - marine beach
  • Pwllheli - Glan Don
  • Pwllheli - Marian-y-De
  • Abersoch
  • Aberdaron
  • Porth Oer
  • Porth Towyn
  • Morfa Nefyn
  • Dinas Dinlle
  • Nefyn

There are some sections of beaches on Anglesey that do not allow dogs all year round.

For more information and to see which beaches they are, visit the Go North Wales website.