This one’s for you and your pooch. Let your four-legged BFF run absolutely wild at these dog-friendly gems. Beach bonanzas aren’t just for the two-legged kind, in fact, your furry little friends are huge fans of the salt in their fur and sand between their paws. And sticks. They love sticks.
Here’s your ultimate list of Sydney’s best dog friendly beaches! Let the frolicking begin.
Hit up the Rosebay Foreshore so your pup can frolic off the leash across the entire stretch of sand. Plus the bay is shallow, meaning it’s the perfect place to bring your canine companions so they can go for little splash and swim. And not that your dogs care, but the Rosebay Foreshore has one of the best views of the Sydney harbour and a string of awesome cafes nearby (that one’s just for you)
This one’s kind of socialising central for Sydney pups. A puppy paradise, Sirius Cove is a protected beach with a heap of space for your dog to run (which means plenty of opportunity for you dog to find a damn good stick to gnaw on), drinking bowls and shallow waters for a spot of splash and dash. On weekdays dogs can frolic unleashed from dusk to dawn but on Public Holidays and the weekend, dogs can only be unleashed before 9am and after 4pm.
Your furry friends are allowed on the beach all day on weekdays, and before 9am and 4pm on weekends and public holidays. At the western end of the beach there’s off-leash swimming for them as well as between the 3rd and 4th jetties.
Technically not a beach… but let’s be honest, your pooch won’t really care. And in dog world, what’s not to love about a super open lagoon (read: sticks, sand, mud, water)? Manly Lagoon is the human equivalent of a damn good pulled pork breakfast bun #hellyeah. Plus this one has full time off-leash access, and provided you know how to round your dog back up, this means your pup can run free for hours.
Greenhills is off-leash before 10am and after 4pm each day (heads up, times outside this period, pups aren’t allowed on the beach). This long stretch of sand is perfect for dogs, it’s unpatrolled and always has a heap of other pups enjoy the sun and the surf.
Flora And Richie Roberts Reserve
Get your dogs to the full time off-leash area of Flora and Richie Roberts Reserve. With water access, grass dunes (perfect for darting down) and equipped with all necessities including a doggie drinking area, doggie bags and bins, this reserve is the ultimate when it comes to exploring grounds for your pup.
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