Fylde Council have announced that the dog exclusion zone on the amenity section of St Anne’s Beach comes into force tomorrow, Good Friday 10th April, 2020 until 30th September, 2020. The amenity beach is the area from the Lifeboat Station slipway to the north end of North Promenade car park.
The Council says that the amenity beach area is relatively small leaving dog walkers a vast amount of beach stretching towards Squires Gate one way and Lytham Quays in the other direction. Dogs can be freely exercised here without any restrictions.
There is also a seasonal dogs-on-leads restriction for the Promenade and Promenade Gardens between Fairlawns and North Promenade car parks for the same period.
During the current social distancing guidance provided by the government to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, many local residents are using the beach for both their own daily exercise as well as exercising their dogs. The Council says that it is even more important that people adhere to this restriction as the amenity beach is the only stretch where people can exercise, obeying the 2 metre social distancing requirements without dogs.
This map was helpfully posted on the Fylde Council Facebook page by a resident to demark the space where dogs are NOT allowed. Fylde Council replied, ‘Yes, this is the correct area.’