The countdown to summer is on, which means sandy toes, salty hair and long walks on the beach. But do you hate leaving your beloved pooch at home on the weekend? Problem solved! We have rounded up six of the best dog friendly beaches around the country so your canine companion can join in on the fun.
Mosman, Sydney, NSW
This harbour gem is great place to let your four-legged friend frolic to their heart’s content. Surrounded by beautiful bush land and park areas, it’s perfect for a day of family fun in the sun. Organic cafe Bloom is just a short drive away. So you can pop in for a delicious smoothie to refuel on your way home.
South Scarborough, Perth, WA
Renowned for its spacious, pearl-white sand, this is a fantastic spot for playing fetch. Cool down afterwards with a dip in the Indian Ocean.
Always buzzing with activity, this iconic Melbourne beach is great for strolling with your dog along the promenade. Just make sure you stick to the west end. Feeling parched? In the next suburb, Elwood, you’ll find We Are Combi. This raw cafe is a must-visit for organic cold-pressed juices and nourishing meals.
Sunshine Coast, QLD
This beach is dedicated to off-leash fun at all times and its laidback atmosphere makes it popular for picnics or just relaxing on the beach. Take advantage of the calm conditions and hire a stand up paddle board. If you’re a SUPing regular your dog can even join you!
Coles Bay, TAS
Coles Bay is an incredibly beautiful part of Tassie and Muirs is a gorgeous family beach that welcomes dogs too. Let your canine run free along this super long stretch of sand. There are even poop bags provided at the entrance of the beach to ensure visitors clean up after their puppies. Looking to spend a weekend away? Freycinet Vista is an eco and pet friendly retreat just a stone’s throw away from Coles Bay.
One of the best dog-friendly beaches in South Australia! Located on the northern side of the seaside resort town, it offers safe swimming, snorkeling and surfing and is one of the few beaches where you can also take your four-wheel drive.
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No trip to the dog beach is complete without some cool kit. We’re digging these three clever canine accessories.
DOOG Walking Belt Black, $38.95
With pockets for dog bags, anti-bacterial hand wipes as well your phone, keys and money, this lightweight walking belt will free up your hands. So you can spend more time playing with your precious pooch.
Rover Travel Water Bowl (Small), $14.95
This clever two-in-one drink bottle and bowl is great for quenching your dog’s thirst while you’re on the go.
Neo Classic Collar, $25.95
Worried your dog’s leather collar will be ruined by salty water? Try this neoprene style, which is waterproof and quick drying.