Visiting Sandilands with your dog

Dog on a lead taking a walk

The wild Lincolnshire coast is perfect for a bracing dog walk and we welcome well-behaved dogs on leads at Sandilands.

Where can my dog go?

You are welcome to walk your dogs at Sandilands, but between 1 March and 1 September please keep them on a lead to protect ground nesting birds and other wildlife. As we develop the habitats further, we will require that dogs are kept on leads at all times of the year to reduce disturbance to wildlife and to protect grazing animals like cattle.

How you and your dog can get the best out of your visit.
How you and your dog can get the best out of your visit.
How you and your dog can get the best out of your visit.

What do I need to be aware of at Sandilands?

To make sure everyone has an enjoyable day please follow our Canine Code:

  • 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 dune paths. 
  • Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.   
A dog enjoying time on the 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
A dog enjoying time on the beach.

Can dogs go on the beach at Sandilands?

The beach at Sandilands stretches for miles in each direction so there is plenty of space for long walks as well as playing in the soft golden sand.

The beach is dog friendly, however a short section around the village centre of Sutton on Sea is restricted between 1 May and 30 September. Signs are displayed on the promenade to help you avoid the area which stretches from the end of the Pleasure Gardens (where the line of chalets adjacent to the prom ends) to the south and the zig-zag in the prom at the north at the point the chalets begin to be behind a grass bank. You can still walk your dog along the prom to access the quieter areas to the North and South where your dogs are welcome to enjoy the sand and surf.