Dog owners face £75 fine if they walk pets on the beach from TODAY!

BEACHES around the UK are set to become dog-free as summer restrictions come into place from May 1.

The ban, which has come under scrutiny in the past, has been put in place across a number of coastal counties.

Northumberland, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Lincolnshire and Essex are only a few.

The restrictions last from May 1 to September 30.

If caught, dog walkers could face a fine or further prosecution.

Local councils use different powers to enforce the law, with restrictions sometimes only applying to certain beaches in the area.

Dog walkers across the UK have hit out at the new restrictions.

Ruth Oliver, who walks her golden retriever Murphy at Branksome Beach in Poole, Dorset, believes the ban is too much,

“I think it’s a real shame they do a complete ban between May and September,” she told her local paper.

“It’s absolutely crazy because most families don’t get down to the beach until after 10am.

“They should just ban dogs in the summer holidays and start it later in the day.

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