A beach life for dogs in Cyprus

These days it seems like dogs aren’t allowed anywhere. Dog owners can’t take their dogs into pubs, parks and even some town centres. Britain has become a very unfriendly place for many dog owners.

In stark contrast, a beach in Cyprus has opened up just for dogs. The resort of Ayia Napa is the first to have a beach just for dogs, and other animals, amid complaints that dogs were being discriminated against.

Antonis Tsokkos, the mayor Ayia Napa, stated:

We have seen lots of people taking their dogs for a walk since the establishment of the designated area, and we have been inundated by phone calls from happy pet owners thanking and congratulating us for this initiative.

Up until now many beaches in the region have banned dogs, and dog owners have faced hostility from holiday makers for taking their dogs onto the beaches. The mayor did add however that the area set out for dogs is only temporary, as it will become a marina in the future. For now however, it’s gone to the dogs!

It is not a problem because there is plenty of space. It will be moved a couple of hundred meters (yards) further down.


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