Advisory: Dogs & Horses On Public Beaches

November 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

The Department of Parks is reminding the public of the regulations regarding dogs and horses on Bermuda’s public beaches.

A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks is reminding the public of the regulations regarding dogs and horses on Bermuda’s public beaches. The Department notes that subject to the Bermuda National Park Regulations 1988:

Dogs

“Subject to Section 6 [b] of the Regulations dogs are permitted to be on the public beaches from November 1st to March 31st. The dogs must be on a leash at all times.

Horses

“Subject to Sections 5[2] [a] of the Regulations horses can be walked or ridden on most public beaches from November 1st through April 30th.

“Horses must be ridden below the high water mark at all times. Please be advised that the exceptions to this prescribed beach access are the following beaches, Horseshoe Bay, John Smith’s Bay and Elbow Beach, where horses cannot be walked or ridden. Horses are permitted on the dunes or trails throughout the year.

“As a note of clarity, dogs and horses are not permitted in Coopers Island Nature Reserve.

“If further information is required the Park Ranger Officer can be reached at 236-5902.”

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  1. Truths says:

    So cleaning up after our dogs and horses on the beach is not required?!? Why is this not mentioned in the “Bermuda National Parks Regulations of 1988?” Clean up after your animals!!
    (Disclaimer: yes, I am an animal lover and have several that I clean up after.)

  2. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    I recently saw a woman execrcising here dog on St Annes road, Southampton, pick up here dogs dropping with a special plastic bag an then throw the bag and content into some bodys garden. You can bet she does this every day.

    “Turn the tide on plastic”.

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