Dogs are to get a beach of their own on the sun-kissed Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

Dogs are strictly prohibited from the holiday island's shoreline to keep the beaches clean for bathers, but Cypriot authorities have decided enough of the dog's life.

They are looking for suitable beaches where people and their pets can enjoy the sun and sea without falling foul of other beachgoers.

The Ombudsman, a commissioner usually tasked with upholding human rights, recommended to authorities last year that dogs should get their own bathing space, the daily Phileleftheros reported.