DOGS will be allowed back onto a number of beaches again as off-season rules come into effect.

With October now here, dog walkers can enjoy walks with their dogs on more beaches throughout the winter season, which begins on October 1 until April 30.

Dogs must be kept on leads and be under their owners’ control while on the seafront and must pick up any waste.

Bins are provided and the beach offices can usually provide doggy bags for those who have forgotten.

Regularly checks are undertaken on the seafront and people who do not clean up after their pet could receive an on-the-spot fine of £50 to £80.

Here are the beaches you can now walk your dog on now marked in bold.

Bridport area

Burton Bradstock Beach - There are no formal restrictions on this beach. However, the National Trust request that beach users comply with their controls for dogs, which include not exercising them on the beach between May 1 and September 30

Cogden Beach - All year round

Eype Beach - All year round

Seatown Beach - October 1 to April 30

West Bexington Beach - All year round in a designated area

West Bay Beach - October 1 to April 30. Dogs allowed in the port on a lead from May 1 to October 1. There are 3 beaches. Two have restrictions - East side of the harbour and the West Side of the harbour. The third beach is separated from West beach by a large rock groyne, this isn’t restricted.

Charmouth and Lyme Regis area

Charmouth Beach - No restrictions at East Beach but dogs allowed on West Beach between October 1 to April 30

Church Cliff Beach - All year round

Lyme Regis front beach - October 1 to April 30 but dogs must be kept on a lead

Monmouth Beach - All year round

Purbeck area

Durdle Door - All year round

Kimmeridge Bay - All year round

Lulworth Cove - All year round

Man O' War Beach - All year round

Monkey Beach (by the old stone quay, close to the pier) - All year round

Studland Beach - Dogs must be on a lead on South beach, Middle beach and the southern part of Knoll beach between May 1 and September 30. The National Trust request that you keep your dog under control at all times to protect the special reserve and to minimise disruption to other beach users

Swanage Beach - October 1 to April 30

Worbarrow Bay - All year round

Weymouth and Portland area

Bowleaze Cove - All year round

Chesil Beach at Abbotsbury to the Tank Teeth Boundary - All year round

Chesil Beach from the Tank Teeth Boundary at Abbotsbury to the Portland Boundary Stone - Dogs allowed on leads to the outer flank (seaward side) of the beach from September 1 to April 30. No public access outside of these dates.

Church Ope Cove, Portland - All year round

Ringstead Beach - All year round

Greenhill Groyne to dog exercise area on Weymouth beach- October 1 to April 30

Greenhill Groyne to Overcombe on Weymouth beach - all year round

Dog exercise area (by Pavilion) on Weymouth beach - all year round

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area

Dogs are allowed at Alum Chine beach between the Alum Chine beach office and the border with Poole’s first beach, Branksome Dene Chine beach.

Walkers can also take their dogs down to Durley Chine Beach, Southbourne Beach and Hengistbury Head Beach.

In Poole, dogs are permitted from the western end of Sandbanks beach to Haven Point from the eastern side of Branksome Chine beach to the Poole Bournemouth boundary.

Hamworthy Park beach, Lake Pier beach and Rockley Point beach are also designated dog beaches and can be used all year round.