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Taking your pet on holiday to Guernsey

Dogs will love the variety of walks on the island. From coastal paths to the ‘ruettes tranquil,’ there are plenty of places for the keen-nosed to explore. Most of the beaches are dog friendly during the summer months but there are some exceptions:

Dogs are not allowed on the following beaches 01 May – 30 September (inclusive):

  • Fermain
  • Petit Bôt
  • L’Erée
  • The northern end of Vazon
  • Cobo
  • Port Soif
  • L’Ancresse/Pembroke

Dogs are not allowed at any time at the following:

  • Children’s play areas
  • La Vallette Bathing Pools
  • Specified public sports and playing fields unless the dog is on a lead and under close supervision (Delancey Park, Beau Sejour Park, Cambridge Park, Victoria Avenue, Saumarez Park, L’Ancresse Common, Rovers Playing Field at Port Soif)
  • Certain areas of St Peter Port and St Sampson’s, unless the dog is on a lead and under close supervision.
  • The ban extends to Herm, Shell Beach, Belvoir Bay, Fisherman’s Beach and the stretch of beach in front of the White House Hotel to the Harbour jetty are also prohibited areas.

Dogs in Guernsey – the Law

Dog owners have a legal responsibility, under Section 2 of the Control of Dogs Ordinance, 1992, to remove any faeces deposited by their dog in a public place or to deposit the faeces in a receptacle provided for the specific purpose. This law was introduced in response to public concern about health risks, and anti-social behaviour associated with dog fouling. The Control of Dogs Ordinance (1992) affects all public places island wide and at all times. Failure to comply with the provisions of the law may lead to prosecution and a fine.

Registered Assistance Dogs

Owners of guide dogs are exempt from the Ordinance. Please note special arrangements can also be made for dogs registered under the UK registered assistance dogs scheme, particularly for dogs for the hard of hearing. Under this arrangement, owners of registered assistance dogs can apply to the Department for a licence excluding them from most of the provisions of the Ordinance. However, such owners are still legally required to pick up faeces left by their dogs in public places. Please contact the Environment Department for further details.


Although it is not a legal requirement, it is requested that dog owners to keep their dogs under control and not to disturb wildlife, especially wading birds.

The Control of Dogs Ordinance (1992) is available as a downloadable pdf.

Walking dogs near Vale Church

Walking dogs at Lancresse

dog Rousse Headland

Travelling to Guernsey with Your Pet

Pets are allowed to travel to Guernsey from the UK or Isle of Man without having an EU Pet Passport. Further information can be found on our travelling with pets page where we also have details on travelling with your pet onboard Condor Ferries.

Pet Friendly Accommodation in Guernsey

We have a number of pet friendly holidays available: