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Hottest 100 Dog Friendly Beaches

The Hottest 100 Dog Friendly Beaches in Australia

Dog owners have searched dog friendly places on Pupsy over a million times during 2021 and many of those searches were about DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES. Which beaches were the most popular and where are they? We decided to find out. For all 600+ dog friendly beaches across Australia, START YOUR SEARCH HERE!

HERE ARE THE HOTTEST 100 DOG FRIENDLY BEACHES in AUSTRALIA!

100. WURTULLA BEACH

Wurtulla, QLD

photo by @coastalcollies

99. APOLLO BAY MAIN BEACH

Apollo Bay, VIC

Not an official off leash beach but very popular amongst locals to go for a walk with their dogs. Beautiful scenery close to town.

DOG FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION NEAR APOLLO BAY MAIN BEACH

Lahnook on Moore

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The Yellow House

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Saltwater Haven

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98. LAKE WEYBA

Weyba Downs, QLD

Lake Weyba is not an ocean beach but a great spot to have a swim with your dog. And if you decide to stay over night, check out the dog friendly accommodation at the Lake Weyba Cottages.

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Lake Weyba Cottage

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97. EMERALD BEACH

Emerald Beach, NSW

96. PEACEFUL BAY

Peaceful Bay, WA

95. BUNKER BAY

Naturaliste, WA

94. TUCKEROO PARK

Nudgee Beach, QLD

93. SURFERS BEACH

Streaky Bay, SA

Long stretch of soft sand to walk for hours with your dog. Popular surfing spot amongst the locals.

DOG FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION NEAR SURFERS BEACH

Black Villa

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92. LONG BEACH

Maloney’s Beach, NSW

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Wrens View Lodge

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91. OLD BAR BEACH

Old Bar, NSW

24h off leash beach with plenty of sand to run and play in the NSW Central Coast.

90. BREAMLEA OFF LEASH BEACH

Breamlea, VIC

89. ENTRANCE NORTH BEACH

Entrance, NSW

88. FOUR MILE BEACH

Port Douglas, QLD

Dogs are welcome off leash at the southern end of the stunning Four Mile Beach, south of the Cowrie Street beach entrance

87. URANGAN FORESHORE

Urangan, QLD

86. BOAMBEE BEACH

Coffs Harbour, NSW

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Converted Church

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85. HUNGRY HEAD BEACH

Urunga, NSW

84. HUSKISSON BEACH

Huskisson, NSW

Endless white sand, shallow waters and clam waves to play with. Water is unbelievably clear all year round. The beach is timeshare as it does get very busy with families during the day.

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Escape to Jervis Bay

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83. SOUTH POTTSVILLE BEACH

Pottsville, NSW

82. PORT GEOGRAPHE BEACH

Wonnerup, WA

Remote beach between Geographe and Wonnerup is long stretch of sandy beach for you and your dog to explore. Dogs welcome off the leash at all times.

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Grangeview Cottage

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81. SOMERTON PARK BEACH

North Brighton, SA

This long stretch of over 7km of continuous sand is a beautiful spot to take your dog for a walk, run, play, swim… you name it. There is always new friends to meet and places to sniff.

80. DIAMOND BEACH

Manning Valley, NSW

Beautiful and super long dog friendly Diamond Beach is a must visit if you are passing by or visiting the stunning Manning Valley or Great Lakes Regions. Dogs, horses, families… all enjoying the summer days in piece and harmony.

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Summer House

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Hideaway

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Sanctuary

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79. PARADISE POINT

Paradise Point, QLD

78. PORTARLINGTON BEACH

Portarlington, VIC

77. RIVER ROAD RESERVE

Shoalhaven Heads, NSW

76. CANOE POINT

Tannum Sands, QLD

Photo by: @bonitahoad

Canoe Point is a 24h off leash beach in Tannum Sands. Let your dog run freely off-leash on the sand and jump in the water for a refreshing dip!

75. FALCON FORESHORE

Mandurah, WA

74. BOMBO BEACH

Bombo Beach, NSW

73. GOOLWA TO MIDDLETON BEACH

Goolwa Beach, SA

72. SCOTTS HEAD

Scotts Head, NSW

71. JONES BEACH

Kiama, NSW

70. RABY BAY

Cleveland, QLD

Beautiful soft sand 24h off leash Dog Friendly Beach in Cleveland. Area is unfenced so your dog can freely enjoy the beach!

69. BACK BEACH

Bremer Bay, WA

68. BUDDINA BEACH

Buddina, QLD

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Waterfront Villa

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67. SEVEN MILE BEACH

Lennox Head, NSW

66. LIONS PARK

Pambula, NSW

65. NORTH BROULEE BEACH

Broulee, NSW

64. PUCKEY’S OFF LEASH AREA

North Wollongong, NSW

63. PRETTY POINT

Malua Bay, NSW

62. BLACKWATTLE BAY

Glebe, NSW

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Oasis in the City

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61. WERRI BEACH

Gerringong, NSW

60. COLLIERS BEACH

Mollymook, NSW

59. HORDERNS BEACH

Bundeena, NSW

Dog Friendly Beach at Horderns Beach is a stunning place to take your dog for a day trip. Dogs have access to the water, however check the changing timeshares carefully before going. To avoid sitting in the car for hours, why don’t you take the ferry from Cronulla. Yes, it is dog friendly as well. One of the very few public transports in Sydney that allow dogs on board. Bundeena Art House is a beautiful dog friendly accommodation for you to spend the entire weekend.

DOG FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION NEAR HORDERNS BEACH

Bundeena Art House

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58. CABLE BEACH

Cable Beach, WA

One of the most iconic beaches in Australia and yes dogs are most welcome as well. Just make sure they are comfortable with the camels passing by 😉

57. SPIT

Ballina, NSW

56. ULLADULLA HARBOUR

Ulladulla, NSW

55. HORSESHOE BEACH

Newcastle, NSW

Great protected beach in Newcastle to enjoy the sand and calm waters of the harbour. You can even see the sand dunes of Port Stephens in the distance.

54. WHITES BEACH

Torquay, VIC

53. DURRAS MAIN BEACH

South Durras, NSW

52. TATHRA BEACH

Tathra, NSW

51. NORTH SHORE BEACH

Twin Waters, QLD

At the southern tip of Mudjimba, North Shore Off-Leash Beach is arguably the Sunshine Coast’s wildest, most beautiful slice of paradise for dogs. Extending from the beach entrance 500m south of the Twin Waters patrolled area all the way to the Maroochy River, not only does it offer a vast expanse of fine white sand but standing sentry at the mouth of the river is the mysterious rocky outcrop Pincushion Island

DOG FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION NEAR NORTH SHORE BEACH

Serenity

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Cabana at Cupania

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Breakers

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50. SOUTH FINGAL HEAD

Kingscliff, NSW

49. QUEENS BEACH

Scarborough, QLD

48. NORTH AVOCA BEACH

Avoca, NSW

47. NORTH COTTESLOE BEACH

Swanbourne, WA

46. MOSMAN-LEIGHTON BEACH

North Fremantle, WA

45. NARRAWALLEE BEACH

Narrawallee, NSW

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Liandys

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44. THE SPIT

Main Beach, QLD

43. LAKES BEACH

Budgewoi, NSW

42. HOME BEACH

North Stradbroke Island, QLD

With glorious stretches of white sand and crescent bays, Stradbroke Island is a paradise that’s ideal for any family, including the furry members, Home Beach in North Stradbroke is dog friendly and allows off leash along the whole stretch. The beach extends for around a kilometre from Cylinders Beach Headland to Adder Rock.

41. ALTONA DOG BEACH

Seaholme, VIC

photo by @Thatcouplewiththedane

Beautiful 24h Dog Friendly Beach in Altona right next to the P A Burns reserve dog park.

40. SEVEN MILE BEACH

Shoalhaven Heads, NSW

Long stretch of ocean front for your pup to explore. Be aware the currents and swell can be very strong and particularly on high tide it is better to keep your dog on the beach and out of the water.

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The Dairy

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39. TALLEBUDGERA BEACH

Palm Beach, QLD

One of Gold Coasts best kept doggie secret! Take your dog for a swim at Tallebudgera off leash beach. This well-loved spot by the locals is a tucked in half beach/half creek destination perfect for your pup to get their daily source of exercise. Park at the Tallebudgera Leisure center and walk with your pup on their leash until your reach the northern end of Palm Beach. For a longer stay in the Gold Coast, Studio Apartment at the Quest Robina is a great option for you and your pooch,

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Quest Robina

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38. MAIN BEACH

Merimbula, NSW

37. SMITH’S BEACH

Yallingup, WA

36. TALLOW BEACH

Suffolk Park, NSW

Tucked away from the hustle of the nearby Byron Bay, Tallow Beach is something you really need to see. Endless stretch of soft sand provides plenty of room to play with your pup.

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Beach House

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35. CLIFTON GARDENS

Mosman, NSW

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View Hotel Sydney

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34. MANLY LAGOON

Manly, NSW

Popular spot with the locals to come and relax. Water can get a little dirty at times so be prepared to give your dog a little rinse afterwards. Great small local beach to have a rumble with other like-minded doggies.

33. MM BEACH

Port Kembla, NSW

32. FLAHERTYS BEACH

Point Turton, SA

In a northern pocket on the Peninsula, just off the highway, lies a local favourite. Flaherty’s Beach is a sandy white beach that’s the ultimate playground for both kids and adults. The shallows make it a great swimming and fishing spot, and if you’re up for a drive on the beach, you’re in luck. Make sure you take the PUBLIC road access from the Corny Point Road and Yorke Highway as other roads leading to the beach are actually private driveways!

31. NINE MILE BEACH

Tuncurry, NSW

30. MARCUS BEACH

Peregian Beach, QLD

Stunning ocean beach in the Sunshine Coast to go for a long walk with your dog. Water is rather shallow for a swim but please keep an eye out for currents.

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Peregian Beach Getaway

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29. SOUTH KINGSCLIFF BEACH

Kingscliff, NSW

28. WEST BEACH BOAT RAMP

Glenelg, SA

27. BRUNSWICK HEADS OFF LEASH BEACH

Brunswick Heads, NSW

26. CURRIMUNDI BEACH

Currimundi, QLD

Popular dog beach with local residents, particularly to go for a morning walk before heading for a coffee on one of the many dog friendly cafes.

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Salty Dog

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25. WOODGATE BEACH NORTH

Woodgate, QLD

Off leash Dog Friendly Beach is from the bathing reserve and foreshore from a point seawards of the most northerly residence abutting the bathing reserve to the Theodolite Creek entrance.

24. AIRFORCE BEACH

Evans Head, NSW

23. BAGNALLS BEACH

Nelsons Bay, NSW

Great off leash beach right next door to Nelsons Bay. Shallow and protected waters with plenty of soft sand to run and play.

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Botanica Bleu

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22. BLACKSMITH’S BEACH

Blacksmith, NSW

Blacksmiths Dog Friendly Beach is part of Nine Mile Beach extending from the beach car park off Awabakal Avenue, northerly to the Belmont Golf Club boundary. Leash free at all times.

21. CULBURRA BEACH

Culburra Beach, NSW

Culburra beach is a long stretch of soft white sand and clear waters. As it is facing the open ocean it gets windy quite often. Great place to play with your pooch!

DOG FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION NEAR CULBURRA BEACH

Onshore

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Burra Burra Retreat

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Silvermere Retreat

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20. SHARKEY’S BEACH

Coledale, NSW

Access to this small off lead Dog Friendly Beach area is via Lawrence Hargraves drive. Beach is beautiful and although only a small part of it is off leash, it still provide enough space to run, play and swim!

19. PUTTY BEACH

Killcare, NSW

Dogs are welcome to exercise off leash in the centre section of this Dog Friendly Beach in Killcare.

18. SIRIUS COVE

Mosman, NSW

Great protected beach with shallow waters to play in. There is also a large green area next to the beach that is also off leash for the puppies that might need a break from the water.

17. CABARITA BEACH

Cabarita, NSW

Off lead area on this Dog Friendly Beach is 200m south of Norries Headland to a point one kilometre north of Cudgera Creek.

16. PEARL BEACH

Pearl Beach, NSW

15. LITTLE AUSTINMER BEACH

Austinmer, NSW

One of the best and safest dog friendly beaches in NSW Coal Coast (just north of Wollongong). Next Door Headlands Hotel is also dog friendly, making it a pawfect after swim place to relax.

14. MCCAULEYS BEACH

Thirroul, NSW

13. PATONGA BEACH

Patonga, NSW

12. SHELLY BEACH

Toowoon Bay, NSW

11. CURL CURL LAGOON

North Curl Curl, NSW

10. NELSONS BEACH

Vincentia, NSW

Nelsons Beach is a dog friendly beach in Vincentia (Jervis Bay). Enjoy endless white sand and beautiful calm waves protected by the iconic bay. Popular with locals as well as visiting pooches.

9. HAMS BEACH

Caves Beach, NSW

Access to this 24h Dog Friendly Beach is off Mawson Close, covering that part of the reserve between the Hams Beach car park and the ocean. Nice and tidy beach that is leash free at all times. Expect to meet plenty of dogs having lots of fun.

8. WAMBERAL BEACH

Wamberal, NSW

One of the best off leash beaches in the Central Coast to go with your dog. This 24h off leash beach in Wamberal is a great spot to play, run, swim and meet new friends.

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Cottage Terrigal

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7. SANDY BAY

Clontarf, NSW

24h Dog Friendly Beach Sandy Bay is a great spot to take your dog for a swim. Walk to Clontarf Reserve afterwards for a nice cup of coffee at the super dog friendly Sandy Bear Cafe.

6. NINE MILES BEACH

Belmont, NSW

Dogs are permitted to be off leash when under effective control on Nine Mile Beach between Second and Third Creeks. Dogs must be on leash and under effective control at all times on beach access paths, between First and Second Creeks, and in creeks or waterholes.

5. STANWELL PARK BEACH

Stanwell Park, NSW

Stanwell Park is a gorgeous place just south of the Royal National Park. There is one main beach and a very large grassy area where dogs must be on leash adjacent to the beach.

4. SILVER BEACH

Kurnell, NSW

Silver Beach is a Dog Friendly Beach providing a great outing for your pup. Plenty of place to run and jump into the refreshing water. Dog off lead area is between the 3rd and 4th groyne (the rocky walls) at the intersection of Ward Road and Prince Charles Parade.

3. MENTONE OFF LEASH BEACH

Mentone, VIC

Mentone beach between Charman Rd and Plummer Rd is 24h off leash dog friendly beach (on the sand only) throughout the year! Shallow waters and soft sand makes it a perfect beach also for smaller and more shy pups.

2. ROWLAND RESERVE

Bayview, NSW

Rowland Reserve in Bayview is probably the best dog friendly beach / dog park in Sydney! It has a large green area to run and play with drinking water in the middle. The beach itself offers plenty of space to run, chase and wrestle. Water access is great and you can easily join your pup for a swim. During the weekend dog washing services are available in the park.

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Clareville Beach House

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1. ROSE BAY FORESHORE

Rose Bay, NSW

Beautiful 24h off the lead harbour Dog Friendly Beach right next door to Rose Bay shops and cafes. This large Dog Friendly Beach is great place to run in particularly at low tide. Great for swimming as well as the beach is very shallow. Sting rays have been spotted in the area so be mindful when entering the water. It can get crowded with dogs during the weekend peak hours so make sure you are observing your dog and others at all times.


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