Dogs on the beach

Dogs love to frolic on the beach. This is permitted everywhere on The Hague's beaches from 1 October to 15 May. Even then dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. They are obliged to carry a pooper scooper or bag at all times.

From 15 May to 1 October the beach has only limited access as a free-run area. During this period dogs are permitted on the following sections of the beach:

Zuiderstrand (South Beach)

  • In the evening between 21.00 and 7.00 hrs. on the entire Zuiderstrand.
  • All day and night from beach access point 2 (end of the car park on the Machiel Vrijenhoeklaan) up to the city's border with Westland.
  • All day and night between beach access point 9 (Kwartellaan) and 10 (Duivelandsestraat).

Noorderstrand (North Beach)

All day and night from the beach access point at the end of the Zwarte Pad car park to the city's border with Wassenaar.

Dogs in The Hague

Also refer to the general dog rules for residents for letting dogs out and cleaning up dog poop in The Hague. You will find all the free-run areas (green and yellow) as well as prohibited areas (red) on the Hondenkaart.

Published: 7 November 2016Modified: 12 October 2021