We are responsible for the following areas of coastline and beaches:
All of our beaches are dog friendly, apart from the three prohibited areas listed below. We do expect that dog owners comply with the restrictions and are responsible. When you take your dog/s on the beach they must be supervised and under control at all times and any fouling must be cleared immediately (up to a £1000 fine).
Current locations where dogs are prohibited between 1 May and 30 September each year:
The beaches are governed by wind, tide and adverse weather conditions therefore these criteria may change.
Supervision of on the coastline is conducted by qualified Lifeguards ensuring both safety and enforcement of the bathing zone. Lifeguards are on duty 7 days a week all through the summer season. There are also volunteer lifeguards on duty on Sundays at Leysdown and Minster Leas.
There are also two private beaches which we are not responsible for: Loves Beach and Central Beach, which run from Warden Bay to Leysdown.
Information on bathing water quality is displayed at Sheerness sea front and is updated regularly through the peak and off peak seasons.
Regular water sampling has proved the excellent quality of the North Coast waters while improvements to facilities on and around the beach have ensured that these high standards are constantly maintained
Beaches and Sheerness and Leysdown promenade are cleaned daily, bins are emptied twice per day. Dogs are banned from all Swale Borough Council beaches from 1st May to 30th September.
The Environment Agency also provide this information on their website.