PEMBROKESHIRE’s favourite beaches are tourist hotspots throughout the summer months, but from today, there are restrictions in some coastal areas for our four-legged friends.

Between May 1 and the end of September each year, there are restrictions on some of the counties beaches meaning that dog walking is either banned for the summer months or that it is partially restricted.

There are partial restrictions at the following beaches: Poppit Sands, Newgale, Broad Haven, Dale, Lydstep, Tenby South, Saundersfoot and Amroth.

These beaches have areas where dog walking is not allowed, or where the animals have to be kept on a lead but other sections which are open to dogs and their owners.

On Whitesands and Tenby North there is a ban on walking dogs along the entire beach.

There is an exception to this rule – guide dogs, which are allowed on beaches all year around.

At each of the beaches, there will be a notice board explaining the dog restriction with a map of the areas were dogs are not allowed.

Signs are also placed on beaches to help dog owners avoid restricted areas.

For more information on the restricted areas see the

Visit Pembrokeshire website.