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Where is the Best Dog Beach in Perth?

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by Sherry (subscribe)
I freelance writer in Perth who loves crafts, food and the "outdoors."
Published August 3rd 2017
Recently I found an amazing dog beach just north of Hillary Harbour called the Whtiford Dog Beach. The sand was soft, the water is shallow and it was a haven for dogs, dog owners, and animal lovers.

Whitford Dog Beach
Dogs Loving Whiteford Beach - Photo Compliments of Sherry


What I enjoyed about the beach was that dogs seemed to socialise almost better than people. There was also a portable dog wash which meant dogs can receive a double treat. With ample parking, meant you did not disappoint your fur-member by either having to wait in the car or driving out to find another parking spot. I could just imagine the psychological trauma a dog would go through by being just meters from beach and freedom, only to have it whisked away because of a lack of parking facilities.

The other factor I enjoyed, was that there were ample doggy bags and doggy bins. There is nothing more annoying that darting through 'land mines' left innocently by our canine friends.

Dog Beach
Enjoyment of Ocean Air - Photo Compliments of Sherry


Further south, closer to Fremantle, I saw another beach which seemed to be dog-friendly. Although I saw doggy bags, I did not see any other amenities. However, there was a huge stretch of free parking together with picnic benches and a multi-million dollar view.

dog beach
In Search of Adventure - Photo Compliments of Sherry


In the opposite direction, further north of Perth, you can find Cervantes. I have seen dogs enjoy an Ocean Run while on my morning walk. I did not see doggy bags, however, there were bins and dog owners seemed to be well equipped.

While I happened to find these dog-friendly beaches, some by chance, it made me wonder how many other beaches are in Perth that welcomed dogs. Where is the Best Dog Beach in Perth?
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Whirfords is a great beach but it gets very crowded on weekends in summer so it would be nice if the council extended it and made it longer. Or even better opened up more beaches for use in winter months to cater for the growing population of dog owners.
by Jeanh (score: 0|7) 76 days ago
Quinns beach north of Whitfords has 1km dog beach with portable dog wash & doggy bags too.
by ryanin (score: 0|7) 76 days ago
Great Question. It would be interesting to see where all the dog beaches are. I only know of the Whitford Dog Beach.
by SocialHummingBird (score: 3|1084) 78 days ago
Peasholm dog beach Just south of the main Scarborough Beach is fantastic. Has had a bit of work done to improve it of late so it now has a lovely wide laneway entrance to the beach with a dog wash and people wash tap at the beginning equipped with grass for a roll on after.... dogs not people ;) Miles and miles of beautiful wide sandy beach. Actually I don't know why I'm sharing this- should be keeping it a secret. Plenty of bins, bags at the entrance. Parking does fill quickly on warmer days
by k.alv (score: 0|2) 75 days ago

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