Bringing your dogs to Brancaster Beach

a mainly black collie dog playing with a stick in the shallows of the sea. Small wavelets can be seen behind. the dog is wet so has probably been swimming

Dogs and responsible owners are very much welcome on Brancaster Beach.

We have a fenced off dog-free zone at the eastern end of the beach (to the left of the entrance as you walk onto the beach) during nesting season, between May and September. Please follow the signage around this area as there can be Schedule 1 nesting birds here and it is a criminal offence to disturb them. We request that all visitors keep their dogs on a lead near this area.

Please keep dogs under close control at all times and follow our canine code.

Dog bins are available next to the toilets.

Our canine code

We want to make sure you and your dog get the most out of the woodland, parkland, and all the way down to the beach. From improving dog-friendly trails to providing more waste bins and water bowls, we're taking steps to make sure you and your pup feel welcome.

In return, we ask you to keep the countryside a safe, healthy and enjoyable place for everyone. 

We’ve teamed up with Forthglade to create this canine code, so you and your four-legged friend can help care for the places you love:

Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.

Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful. 

Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care on cliff paths.

Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.