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Carolina Beach looks to change beach rules for pets

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CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Pet owners wanting to take their furry friends for a walk on the sand may have some new rules to follow next year.

Town Council will take a look at the ordinance which permits pets on the beach in hopes of creating consistency between Carolina Beach and Kure Beach rules.

"Visitors to the area say the rules are not consistent between the two beach stands, which is true. That is why we want to clarify and make it easier to manage that and enforce it," said Town Manager Mike Cramer.

The proposed change would alter the dates people can have their pets on the beach and would mirror the Kure Beach ordinance. There, it is unlawful for a dog to be on the beach from the beginning of April to the end of September.

Carolina Beach's current ordinance says animals cannot be on the beach from March 1 thru Oct. 31. In addition, the Carolina Beach Council will consider prohibiting animals from public restrooms, concession stands and athletic fields.

There will be a public hearing on this ordinance on Jan. 14.

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dogs on the beach

None of this really matters as it will not be enforced, no one will be ticketed and people will just continue to have their dogs on the beach at ALL times of the year leased or unleashed. This includes locals because everyone knows it will never be enforced, just check with either beach and see how many people have ever been ticketed.

CB will need to make an allowance for...

service dogs.

"In addition, the Carolina Beach Council will consider prohibiting animals from public restrooms, concession stands and athletic fields."

Will this also be enforced

Will this also be enforced at freeman park?

Beach Rules For Pets.

First of all lets put the visitors on a leash and only allow them on the beach from 7pm to 7am the month of January, lol. That should solve any problems they have.

Are they from other countries and can't READ the signs that are posted that clearly state when you can and can't have your dog on the beach?

I don't have a dog, but I think it's wrong to limit the beach access. Geeze, let up Carolina Beach.

The town

also should include a person with an animal must have a bag on their person to pick up their pets crap or give them a ticket.