Avoid that sinking feeling of guilt every time you leave your furry friend at home through these blissful summer months by packing them in the car too.
Here's our rundown of the best dog beaches in Perth. Man's best friend needs to cool off as well.
Not too many waves and a nice park to dry off in, the northern section of South Beach is one of Perth’s best dog beaches. Easy to get to for south-siders, there’s plenty of parking and always loads of dogs for your pooch to have fun with. When you’re both pooped you can head up the road to Run Amuk for one of their hot diggity hotdogs.
Set well below the dunes so you don’t have to worry about your furry friend running away, Mosman-Leighton Beach is a real treat. With a two-kilometre stretch of soft, white sand and plenty of seaweed to forage in, your pup will have a field day.
South City Beach
There’s plenty of unleashed fun to be had along the two-kilometre dog-friendly stretch of South City Beach. The waves are generally small so your pup can get a good swim in. On your way home swing past one of our favourite dog-friendly cafes—Lush Fresh Food & Coffee in Mount Hawthorn or Rise & Grind in Doubleview.
Peasholm Street Dog Beach
Let your pooch run wild at Peasholm Street Dog Beach in Scarborough. One of Perth’s best dog beaches, sometimes you’ll even find a mobile dog washer ready to scrub your best furry friend clean. The waves can sometimes get a bit choppy, so watch out for that, but the water is clear, there are no rocks and there are two kilometres of glorious white sand.
Hillary’s Dog Beach
One of our favourite dog beaches in Perth’s north, Hillary’s dog beach offers a one-kilometre-long stretch of sand, smaller waves and even a mobile dog washer every now and again. There’s a horse beach to the north which is off limits for dogs before midday Monday to Saturday, but otherwise your poochy-magoo can make friends with some mares.
Looking for more dog-friendly places in Perth? Here’s 10 Of Our Favourite Dog-Friendly Cafes In Perth.
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