Regulations for dogs on Bitou beaches

IN the interest of clarity surrounding the regulations for dogs on beaches, and to improve compliance, the following information was supplied by Plett Animal Welfare Services and Nature’s Valley Trust:

Robberg & Central Beach areas
From BI Resort to Robberg 5 Beach: NO dogs (Red zone)
From Robberg 5 Beach to Sanctuary: dogs on leashes (Orange zone)
From Sanctuary to The Wreck Beach: leash-free (Green zone)
Beacon Isle/Central Beach Area: NO dogs (Red zone)
Hobie Beach, The Wedge and Lookout Rocks: NO dogs (Red zone)

Lookout Beach, including lagoon side: NO dogs (Red zone)

Poortjies area
From parking area to corner near Lemon Grass: leash-free (Green zone)
From parking area to Keurbooms Camping Site: dogs on leashes (Orange zone)
From Camping site to Goose Marsh: NO dogs (Red zone)

Keurbooms area
From end of Keurbooms Peninsula (rivermouth) to Strandmeer: NO dogs (Red zone)
From Strandmeer to Dunes Resort: leash-free (Green zone)
From Dunes Resort to The Waves: NO dogs (Red zone)
From The Waves to the rocks on the eastern end of the beach: leash-free (Green zone)
From the above-mentioned rocks to Arch Rock (including Enrico’s): dogs on leashes (Orange zone)

Nature’s Valley
From Blue Rocks/start of Salt River Trail to Beach entrance 1 at shop: NO dogs (Red zone)
From Beach entrance 1 to Beach entrance 3: dogs on leashes (Orange zone)
From Beach entrance 3 to Beach entrance 5: NO dogs (Red zone)
From Beach entrance 5 to Beach entrance 7: dogs on leashes (Orange zone)
From Beach entrance 7 to Beach entrance 8 and Estuary Beach: leash-free (Green zone)
NO dogs on the other side of the Groot River Mouth, as this area is part of the Tsitsikamma section of Garden Route National Park.