It may be fall, but dog days are back. At least at Compo Beach.

As of Tuesday, Oct. 1, dogs on a leash are allowed to return to the town's shoreline park through March 31.

In addition to staying on a leash -- except in the designated off-leash area of the beach south of pavilion -- animals are prohibited from the pavilion, playground and boardwalk. Off-leash regulations are posted at entrance to the designated area.

Dog owners are required by law to pick up their animal's feces.

Violators of the regulations are subject to a fine of $77.