SEAFRONT residents in one of the UK’s prettiest seaside towns say life is a beach – but there’s a big catch in the summer.
Fraisthorpe Beach stretches for miles along the East Yorkshire coast.
The vast stretch of sand forms part of Bridlington Bay and runs down to the Humber Estuary.
The beach’s flat location makes Fraisthorpe popular with hikers, kitesurfers and horse riders.
While on better days, brave beachgoers take to the water to frolic in the waves of the North Sea.
But while much of the county – and the country – banned dogs on beaches from May 1 to September 30, Fraisthorpe did not.
That means hundreds of dog lovers often head to the beaches of Bridlington, Scarborough and Whitby for Fraisthorpe, YorkshireLive reports.
But can cause problems for locals, who are experiencing large numbers of visitors for the first time in a five-month period.
They complain of out-of-control mutants and dog poop covering the delicious golden sands of their precious shores.
One ravenous TripAdvisor reviewer: “My husband had to clean up three piles of dog poop so we had a clean area to sit in.
“I appreciate that dogs are allowed on the beach but why can’t people clean them up.
“We’re not going back. And that says a lot because we live only eight miles away.”
Another said: “Stay away if you’re not a dog lover”.
But other visitors couldn’t be more pleased with the beach’s open-door policy for dogs.
Dusty M said: “The sand is great for walking the dog at low tide, plenty of room on a clear February morning. The dog loves it.”
Meanwhile Rebecca K added: “Beautiful beach with convenient parking. Great for walking the dog.”
Walking your dog on a beach that has banned them can result in fines of up to £100.
They are put in place as orders to protect public spaces starting May 1 and lasting until September 30.
The protection order can cover the entire beach or just certain areas, and people should check exactly where they can and can’t bring their four-legged friends.
Some beaches have a total ban, some will only allow dogs to visit at certain times of the day, and others will require walking the dog.
As in previous years, the ban was put in place to keep children safe and beaches clean from any swarms of messy dogs.
Immediate fines are £100 but if they are contested and taken to court this can rise to £1,000.