ANOTHER walk to protest against plans to ban dogs on beaches between Rhos-on-Sea and Colwyn Bay will take place.

This has been organised for Sunday, October 15 at 2pm. Dog owners will meet at the tourist information office in Rhos-on-Sea with their pets at 1.45pm to walk along the beach at 2pm. 

Aaron Haggas, a dog walker from Rhos on Sea who arranged the last walking protest, posted on social media: "It would be brilliant for us as a community to meet one more time before the council meeting to discuss the proposed dog ban consultation.

"The passion, energy and enthusiasm shown by our community has been amazing and has highlighted what a wonderful community we have.

"The plan is to again meet at the tourist information office in Rhos On Sea from 1.45pm to enjoy a walk along the beach at 2pm.

"Again, please bring your dogs and your homemade banners which were amazing!

"Please share this event to any dog lover you know or anyone who appreciates the beach as a shared space.

"Lets really get the numbers up high again."

Aaron added: "The walk is another reminder for the council that we do not want a ban and would prefer to work with the council for the benefit of the whole beach and not just dog walkers."


More than 2,300 people flocked to the 'mass walk' in protest of the ban on Sunday, September 10. 

Placards were held up which read 'Black Labs Matter'; 'Down with this sort of thing' and 'Save Our Dog Beach Walks!'

The protest was staged after Conwy County Borough Council revealed it is looking to extend a current 'Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order' for the county [that expires this month] and add three new areas - the dry beach between Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea, Rhos Point to the Promenade Access Point in line with College Avenue and Penmachno Playing Field.

The local authority launched a consultation [now closed] on the control of dogs in public places. The current Dog Control Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) 2020 is in place until October 2023, when the proposed new draft Order would come into force.

The current Order includes:

  • Dog Exclusion Zones (e.g. beaches, playing fields)
  • Dog Fouling and means to pick up
  • Dogs on Leads
  • Dogs on Leads when asked by an authorised officer