Swimming areas for dogs

There are two spots along the coast where dogs are allowed to visit all year round. They are situated at Vantamansvägen's and Ålakustvägen's swimming areas. At Yngsjö Havsbad it is possible to bring your dog between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. during the summer months.

On all other beaches, dogs are not allowed between May 15 and September 15.

There are swimming areas for dogs at Ålakusten's swimming area near Gropahålet and at Vantamansvägen's swimming area in Södra Äspet. The beach strips are about 100 meters long and are indicated by signs. The paths from the parking lots down to the swimming areas for dogs are indicated by yellow poles. A link to the map can be found under Related information.

Dogs are not allowed on other beaches between May 15 and September 15. This also applies to the public swimming areas at Balsby, Österslöv, Ekestad, Mjönäs, Lerjevallen, Furestad i Villands Vånga, Ivö, Kiaby or on beaches in nature reserves.

During the rest of the year, dogs can be brought to all public swimming areas.

Evening swimming for dogs at Yngsjö Havsbad

After a change in the local ordinances on June 23, 2022, it is allowed to bring your dog with you on the beach during summer time between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., i.e., evenings and mornings. This applies only in Yngsjö between Flisvägen and Funkvägen, which is a stretch of 600 metres.

Common questions

  • Shore protection, private land and the right of public access – what does this mean for dogs?

    Shoreline protection does not regulate against animals, since it is the municipal ordinances that regulate this in public areas.

    Are beaches public areas?

    Coastal or inland beaches that are publicly accessible for swimming are public places and the ban on dogs applies to all beach strips there, except

    • Marked swimming areas for dogs
    • Rinkaby firing range
      The territory of the Swedish Armed Forces. It is subject to its own regulations and is not a public place.

    Where are the boundaries of the dog ban?

    The ban applies to the sandy parts of the strip. In areas where there is a large amount of vegetation, the area is no longer a beach and dogs are permitted here. Dunes with lyme grass and sand are considered part of the beach itself.

    Can private landowners impose a ban on dogs?

    No, not beyond the rules of the Right of Public Access. Only municipal or nature reserve regulations can do so.

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