Heading to the beach is the best part of Summer—don’t even try to argue with us on that one. But, we have to admit, it does really suck having to leave your pooch behind. If you’ve ever felt that combination of excitement and dread that sinks in as you wave goodbye to your furry friend en route to the beach, then this one’s for you!
Here are our picks of the best dog-friendly beaches in Brisbane to hit up this summer.
While Nudgee beach may not win any points for being the most ‘exotic’ location, it is a) a beach and b) dog-friendly. Your pooch will love you if you bring them along to Nudgee beach for a jaunt across the mud flats. It’s the most fun a dog can have! The most important part? There’s a tap to rinse your dog off when they’re done #ByeSand.
Palm beach is one of our favourite spots to visit with our dogs. It’s the perfect place to hang with your four-legged (and two-legged) friends. The dog section of the beach runs from Palm Beach Parklands around to Currumbin Creek and into the surf. We love Palm Beach’s café scene too, it’s really the perfect day out.
If the name didn’t give it away already, this one is dog-friendly—shocker! We’re not so sure where the name came from (we’re sure it’s the creation of a few local dog lovers) but we’re so thankful it’s there. Set in picturesque Noosa, you’ll find Doggy Beach at the Spit end of Hastings Street. This beach is seriously stunning; white sand, aqua, crystal clear waters and all of the dogs.
Buddina Off Leash Area
The Sunshine Coast know their way around a dog beach or two. Buddina’s off leash area is one of our top picks for doggy beach trips. You’ll find the beach at the base of Point Cartwright. This huge stretch of sand will answer all of your pup’s dreams, there’s so much running to be done! Plus, there’s also an off-leash dog park above the beach!
Colmslie Recreation Reserve
Colmslie Recreation Reserve offers less of a drive than the coastal options, but the beach here is just as good! This spot has both a dog friendly beach and a dog park. Plus, with calmer beaches you can relax knowing your pup won’t get dunked!
The entire southern coast of Bribie Island is dog friendly, so the world is pretty much your oyster. However, our favourite spot is Woorim beach. Why? Because it’s an endless stretch of white sand, blue waters and blue skies. Your dog will seriously love you after a trip here.
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