Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Where's the Best Dog Beach in Sydney?

Home > Sydney > Beaches | Dog Friendly | Free | Outdoor | Questions
Your Answer
share your local knowledge
Writer's Answer:
by Barry J (subscribe)
Weekends were created to inspire spontaneous smiles, new friendships and fun-filled adventures. Every weekend deserves a Weekend Note. Discover more by subscribing or clicking the 'Like' link at the end of the article.
Published November 28th 2016
sydney dog beach,sydney best dog beach,sydney dog friendly beach,sydney dog off leash,sydney dog on leash,cronulla dog beach,mosman dog beach,waverley dog beach,parramatta dog park,bundeena dog beach
(by Cookie_Bite / Public Domain)


With the world's best harbour, endless stretches of coastline and blossoming beauty spots nestled along our rivers, streams and creeks, dog owners can always enjoy a run along sandy beaches. Make a splash as you start a game of fetch, dipping toes and paws into warm water. Canines love being let off the leash to leave long trails of paw-prints on white sands, panting with glee on our warm Sydney day.

As you visit these beaches, be sure to check the signage for opening hours and restrictions as certain beaches require leashes at all times. Bondi, perhaps Australia's most famous beach, has a great atmosphere despite the lack of friendly canines. Our four-legged friends are frolicking in nearby Mark's Park during daylight hours. It's our favourite to enjoy the coastal views while walking through Bondi, Tamarama and Coogee.

sydney dog beach,sydney best dog beach,sydney dog friendly beach,sydney dog off leash,sydney dog on leash,cronulla dog beach,mosman dog beach,waverley dog beach,parramatta dog park,bundeena dog beach
(by CatherineT / Public Domain)


Throughout Sydney, these are some of our best dog friendly beaches:
Cronulla - Greenhills Beach from Monday-Sunday before 10am and after 4pm, off-leash.
Bundeena Gunyah Beach, on-leash only, all day from May August but early morning and late afternoon only from September April.
Bundeena Horderns Beach, on weekdays from September April, on-leash in early morning and late afternoon, on-leash during the day.
Mosman Sirius Cove, off-leash on all day on weekdays and in early morning and late afternoon on weekends.
Mosman Spit West and Spit East Reserves, off-leash on all day on weekdays and in early morning and late afternoon on weekends.
Mosman Clifton Gardens Eastern Beach, off-leash in early morning and late afternoon on weekdays.
Waverley Varna Park, off-leash all day.
Vaucluse Lighthouse Reserve, off-leash all day.
Double Bay Steyne Park, on-leash all day, off-leash between the seawall and walking track.
Darling Point - Yarranabbe Park, off-leash all day.

If your dog loves open fields and parks, there are plenty of options, including Barnett Park in Winston Hills, Burlington Park in Northmead, Don Moore Reserve in North Rocks and Scout Park in Granville. Your council website will feature lists or dog-friendly areas and tips for dog owners (even though dogs can't vote).

sydney dog beach,sydney best dog beach,sydney dog friendly beach,sydney dog off leash,sydney dog on leash,cronulla dog beach,mosman dog beach,waverley dog beach,parramatta dog park,bundeena dog beach
(by Jean-Alain / Public Domain)


Generally, these tips will ensure you and your dog stay safe and have fun:
steer clear of children's play areas
avoid barbecue and picnic areas
if you can't see a sign, you should keep the leash on
carry spare plastic bags in case your dog needs a toilet stop
whether on-leash or not, keep a close eye on your dog, ensuring it's supervised

Where do you love to roam free with your dog/s? What was your favourite experience with your dog on our beaches in Sydney? Please leave a comment. We'd love to hear your ideas.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  28
Share: email  facebook  twitter
These 'tips' are actually law. You cannot take a dog near playgrounds or picnic tables. Have seen dogs on BBQs and tables. Gross. Also walked around long reef the other day and there were so many deposits in and out of the baggies. No wonder dog people are not respected
by linnm (score: 1|24) 924 days ago
Rose Bay
by chris (score: 0|4) 924 days ago
not in sydney but Horseshoe beach in newcastle is a great off leash dog beach. no time limit. just north of Nobby's on the harbour
by mary (score: 1|14) 922 days ago
Bayview dog beach is amazing. It's off leash both in the dog park & the large dog beach. It's a gorgeous place to bring the family including the fur kids. Calm waters with amazing view across to The Newport Arms. There is usually an onsite mobile dog wash van there so your pup is all clean for the ride home.
by Maria M (score: 2|661) 924 days ago
Rowland Reserve, the best! Park and beach...off leash all day, everyday!!!
by pasig (score: 1|17) 925 days ago
Thanks for the tip. Have a related dog visiting shortly, she loves the beach, comes from Ballina
by patri (score: 0|2) 924 days ago

Featured
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions