Pets on beaches

  •  Llevant beach area for city residents with dogs.
  • Llevant beach area for city residents with dogs.
  • Llevant beach area for city residents with dogs.
  • Llevant beach area for city residents with dogs.
  • Llevant beach area for city residents with dogs.
  • Llevant beach area for city residents with dogs.
  • Llevant beach area for city residents with dogs.

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The area marked out for dogs at Llevant beach will be open over the high season for bathing, from 1 June to 25 September 2017.

Consult the beach-access regulations for pets and the information about the Llevant beach area for city residents with dogs.

Article 3, section four of the Byelaw on animal protection, ownership and sales (CA) states the following: "pets are banned from beaches apart from the times and locations established by the Mayor   and at and other public sites determined by the Mayor. Guide dogs are not subject to this ban."

Under the Mayoral Decree of 4 December 2014 (CA), currently in force, pets are allowed general access to Barcelona's beaches, without time restrictions, except during the bathing season, which includes the weekends from April to October, from the Saturday before Good Friday and Easter Monday, both days included, and the period from 1 June to the last Sunday of September, both days included; with the exception of guide dogs, which are allowed unlimited access to beaches."

Access area to Llevant beach for city residents with dogs

Barcelona City Council will be maintaining an area marked out for dogs at Llevant beach this summer, during the high bathing season, from 1 June to 25 September.

This decision is supported by the positive conclusions reached by all the players involved: the Barcelona Public Health Agency (ASPB), Solucions Integrals per als Residus, SA (SIRESA), the respective Departments of Animal Management and Protection and Waster Cleaning and Management, and by the results of the Survey taken in 2016 on the occupation of and satisfaction with Barcelona’s beaches , where the very users of Llevant beach gave a score of 7.7 points (out of 10) for the initiative.

Having listened to the opinions of the technical team, the Guàrdia Urbana (city police), Diagonal Mar's local residents and the Municipal Council for Animal Coexistence, Defence and Protection - to make a joint assessment of the experience - Barcelona City Council came to the conclusion that it would maintain the space and include improvements for the purposes of keeping a leisure and enjoyment space for dogs as an example of positive community life.

You are reminded that dogs are still banned from other areas of the Barcelona shoreline during the bathing season, except for guide dogs, which are always allowed on the beach.

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