DOG owners are being reminded that from Saturday they could be be fined for walking their pets on parts of the Scarborough borough’s beaches.

The dog ban covers the main sections of beach at Scarborough South Bay and North Bay, Whitby West Cliff, Filey and Sandsend.

It lasts until the end of September after starting annually on May 1.

Dog owners are also being reminded they must, by law, clear up their dog’s mess and take away and dispose of the sealed bags.

The law applies to all beaches and public places. Breaches of dog bans can be dealt with by a fixed penalty notice of £75, but if prosecuted through the courts, the offences carry a maximum £1,000 fine.