I love dogs. I have to agree with folks needing to be responsible dog owners. Dogs should be leased in any public access setting. Owners should expect to clean up after their dogs and be respectful of folks who do not love dogs. Some people are allergic and should not have to deal with unleashed dogs. I have cleaned up the dog poo that my dog did not leave. I also see piles on the beach, however, it is not all from our community. Folks walk along the beach from other communities. Signs only go so far.
As a homeowner, I also expect to be able to take my dog to the beach. Many years ago there were not so many rules and we had dogs on the beach. I don’t think they should interrupt families on the beach, or in their houses while vacationing. I have been bothered more so by folks who leave their dogs in the house to bark incessantly for hours.
My vote would be to allow dogs in the mornings and evenings for the prime season. With the state beach next door, they can go there during the day.