Seasonal dog control orders

Seasonal dog control orders require a dog to be on a lead on Ballyholme and Groomsport beaches from 1 June – 31 August (11 am-8 pm).

The map below indicates the area of  the beaches where dogs must be on leads.  On Ballyholme promenade, dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

The orders allow dogs to continue to be exercised on the beaches during the busy summer months while ensuring that dogs are not causing a nuisance or danger to others.

For more information contact the council on 0300 113 3333 or email