Dog Regulations on Plett’s Beaches

The Greater Plettenberg Bay area has fantastic diversity in both Fauna and Flora and to celebrate this, was classified as an Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA) by Birdlife South Africa in 2015. To maintain this status, we need to zone beaches in a way that protects our shorebirds while also being inclusive to both dog owners and holiday makers that enjoy our beaches.

In partnership with Nature’s Valley Trust, Plett Tourism and the Ratepayer Associations of Plettenberg Bay, Keurbooms and Nature’s Valley, Bitou municipality has specific zones for Dog Friendly / Dog on Leash / No Dogs Allowed on beaches, from Robberg to Nature’s Valley.

Please keep an eye out at beach entrances for the correct regulations in your immediate area and your closest preferred zone. Transition zones will be marked with clear signage on the beaches. Please leash your dog when required as these are high-density shorebird nesting areas. No dogs are allowed on Blue Flag Beaches at any time. Please clean up dog waste at all times and place in the bins provided.

Non-compliance to these regulations will be subject to a fine.

Dog-on-lead Beaches

  1. Solar Beach
  2. Poortjies Beach (towards caravan park)
  3. Nature’s Valley Beach on either side of Blue Flag demarcated areas
  4. Arch Rock Beach

Dog-off-lead Beaches

  1. Sanctuary Beach
  2. The Wreck Beach
  3. Poortjies Beach (towards Milkwood Manor)
  4. Strandmeer Beach
  5. The Waves Beach
  6. Nature’s Valley Estuary Beach

No-dogs-allowed Beaches

  1. Central Beach
  2. Beacon Isle Beach
  3. Robberg 5 Beach
  4. Lookout Beach
  5. The Dunes Beach
  6. Keurbooms Beach
  7. Nature’s Valley Beach at Garden Route National Park side
  8. Nature’s Valley Beach Blue Flag demarcated areas
  9. Nature’s Valley Beach at Salt River Trail / Blue Rocks


Dogs on Beaches in Plettenberg Bay
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Provincial Notice 6668
Sec. 19(1) Any dog in a public road or public place without a leash.
Sec. 2(2) Failing to remove any faeces left by a dog in a public street or public place.