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Owners want more dog-friendly beaches 

Spain is “tailing” behind when it comes to dog-friendly beaches and residents are not impressed.

According to the website Playea.es which you can visit to find your ultimate choice in beaches, there are only 40 beaches in Spain which have spaces allocated for dogs and their owners. Four of these are in the Canary Islands.

This means Spain lags behind other places in Europe. Britain, for instance, has 350 dog-friendly bea-ches whereas France has 190 and there are 1620 in Italy.

It says Spain lacks “legislative uniformity” which prevents dog owners knowing what to expect.

According to the site, Cataluña has the most dog-friendly beaches with nine in all and Valencia and the Balearic Islands have seven, followed by Galicia with five and Andalusia, Cantabria and the Canaries with four each.

The need for more dog-friendly beaches is a big issue on the petition site of Change.org and there are around 50 petitions on the go calling for ones in specific areas of Spain.