Dog-free beach

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 November 2013

It’s great news that we are having a Premier Inn opening next year and the seafront is having a makeover, which I’m sure will bring more visitors to Exmouth.

So, do we really want dogs running wild on that area of the beach when people are trying to sunbathe and relax?

I found it a big problem this year and I noticed a lot of other people on the beach were agitated - dogs running loose shaking their wet hair over people and Alsatians charging towards you whilst the owners are merrily walking and chatting.

I made the choice not to go to that part of the beach for the rest of the summer, but as the main hotels are along that part of the beach – The Grand, Cavendish and Imperial, plus the oncoming Premier Inn – surely the holiday makers are going to want the convenience of just walking across the road to enjoy the beach.

But with dogs!! Running wild!!

Personally, I think dogs shouldn’t be allowed at all on the beach during the summer.

However, if a portion of Exmouth beach is allowed, Orcombe Point end is probably the most suitable.

We have a lovely beach and we should be able to relax and enjoy it in peace.

New Premier Inn, new regeneration – new rules should apply.

No dogs allowed on the beach during the summer months.

Mrs J Norman

Withycombe Raleigh

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