Dog owners advised to be cautious when walking their pets on the beach

Released: Thursday, 03 November 2022

Dog owners in Adur and Worthing are being advised to be cautious when walking their pets on the beach after suspected palm oil was found.

Worthing's Coastal Office team was notified by members of the public earlier today that a substance which is thought to be palm oil had washed onto the beach.

The substance is yet to be tested, but as palm oil is highly toxic to dogs the Coastal Office is advising all dog owners to be cautious if walking their animals on the beach, or to avoid the area entirely.

The main area affected is the stretch of coast between Waterwise Garden on Worthing beach and Sea Lane Cafe in Goring, but the substance has also been spotted as far away as Brighton.

Adur & Worthing Councils staff have worked together to clear the substance and have removed 20 full bags so far.

Photos: Palm oil

2021-02-12 - Watch out for Palm Oil on the beach

2020-02-07 - A close-up shot of the Palm Oil found on Worthing beach

(PR22-207)

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Page last updated: 29 November 2022

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