DOGS are not banned from any beaches in South Ayrshire.

Recent reports have hinted that dog owners cause face up to £75 fines for walking their canine friends on beaches across the country, but The Beach Guide confirms that, although there are no beach bans in the area, there may be restrictions.

On their website, The Beach Guide shows nine beaches across the Strathclyde region where dogs are allowed to run freely, with 32 beaches holding possible restrictions between May and September – this may include, keeping your dog on a short lead.

In South Ayrshire, Heads of Ayr, Prestwick and Barassie are the only beaches where there are no restrictions.

Other beaches, including Ayr (South), Girvan, North and South Troon and Turnberry have possible restrictions where dogs are expected to be kept on leads during the summer months. 

The full list can be found here.