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A Quick Guide to Dog Parks and Off-Leash Areas on the Sunshine Coast

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published June 16th 2020
Paw-mark your next outdoor adventure with your best mate
Quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on Sunshine Coast, mobile-friendly interactive map, Aroona, Beerwah, Bli Bli, Brightwater, Buddina, Buderim, Coolum, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Glass House Mountains, Golden Beach, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Nambour, Peregian Springs, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Twin Waters, Warana, Wurtulla, paw-mark, outdoor adventure
Let's go! Image: zoegammon to Pixabay Licence



Finding a location to exercise your dog could not be easier than this quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on the Sunshine Coast. In addition, the Sunshine Coast Council have created a very handy interactive, mobile-friendly map to help you identify the dog off-leash and prohibited areas when you're out and about - fore-pawed is fore-armed! The interactive map even has dog water bowl locations included, to ensure you can keep your pets hydrated. Please click here for your very paw-some interactive map.

Quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on Sunshine Coast, mobile-friendly interactive map, Aroona, Beerwah, Bli Bli, Brightwater, Buddina, Buderim, Coolum, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Glass House Mountains, Golden Beach, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Nambour, Peregian Springs, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Twin Waters, Warana, Wurtulla, paw-mark, outdoor adventure
Dog water bowl locations can be found on the Council's interactive map! Image: Chiemsee2016 to Pixabay


Please note that sports fields are not dog off-leash areas. Outside of training and competition times, dogs are generally allowed on sports fields while on a leash, however, local clubs have the right to ban dogs from their sports fields, so please make sure to check the signage or fines may apply.

Off-leash locations in alphabetical order for dogs on the Sunshine Coast:

🐶 Aroona
Aroona Park, adjacent to Bushlark Street
Off-leash at times indicated on signs

🐶 Aroona
Ridgehaven Park *unfenced area | Kalana Road
Off-leash at times indicated on signs

Quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on Sunshine Coast, mobile-friendly interactive map, Aroona, Beerwah, Bli Bli, Brightwater, Buddina, Buderim, Coolum, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Glass House Mountains, Golden Beach, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Nambour, Peregian Springs, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Twin Waters, Warana, Wurtulla, paw-mark, outdoor adventure
Teach them young to be social! Image: Cparks to Pixabay


🐶 Aroona
Ridgehaven Park *fenced dog park | Kalana Road
Off-leash at all times

Great news for Ridgehaven Park users at Aroona off-leash dog park: new solar lights have been installed, which means our furry pals and their paw-rents can adventure out at night, especially during the winter months when night falls earlier than usual.

🐶 Beerwah
Mill Park *fenced area | Simpson Street
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Bli Bli
Muller Park Reserve 375 | Cnr Muller Park Road and David Low Way
Off-leash at all times

Quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on Sunshine Coast, mobile-friendly interactive map, Aroona, Beerwah, Bli Bli, Brightwater, Buddina, Buderim, Coolum, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Glass House Mountains, Golden Beach, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Nambour, Peregian Springs, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Twin Waters, Warana, Wurtulla, paw-mark, outdoor adventure
Muller Park Reserve 375 is off-leash at all times - Image: author


🐶 Brightwater
Brightwater Sports Field, Heliconia Street, Mountain Creek
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Buddina
Point Cartwright Reserve, Pacific Boulevard
At times and locations indicated on signs *4pm–8am*

🐶 Buddina
Point Cartwright, Beach Access 196 to 197 | entrance at La Balsa Park, bitumen path along rock wall to river mouth
At times and locations indicated on signs *4pm–8am*

🐶 Buddina
Point Cartwright Headland, Beach Access 198 to 201 | Pacific Boulevard south to Gulai Street
Off-leash at all times

Quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on Sunshine Coast, mobile-friendly interactive map, Aroona, Beerwah, Bli Bli, Brightwater, Buddina, Buderim, Coolum, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Glass House Mountains, Golden Beach, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Nambour, Peregian Springs, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Twin Waters, Warana, Wurtulla, paw-mark, outdoor adventure
Please adhere to the signage times at Point Cartwright - Image: author


🐶 Buddina
Buddina Beach, Beach Access 210 to 217 | Mawarra Street to Talinga Street
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Buderim
Elizabeth Daniels Park *fenced area | Syd Lingard Drive
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Coolum
Coolum Beach, Beach Access 67 to 72 | Northern end of Coolum Caravan Park, extending 1km north of Stumers Creek
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Currimundi
Currimundi Beach, Beach Access 249 to 253 | Poatina Street, Wurtulla to Currimundi Creek
Off-leash at all times

Quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on Sunshine Coast, mobile-friendly interactive map, Aroona, Beerwah, Bli Bli, Brightwater, Buddina, Buderim, Coolum, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Glass House Mountains, Golden Beach, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Nambour, Peregian Springs, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Twin Waters, Warana, Wurtulla, paw-mark, outdoor adventure
Our furry friends love the beach! Image: inonoyazy to Pixabay


🐶 Currimundi
Currimundi Beach, Beach Access 255 to 262 | Gothic Parade to Ann Street
Off-leash at all times, *area begins past the beach access sign
Dogs to remain on lead in carpark

🐶 Currimundi
Grahame Stewart Park, *outside the fenced children's play area | cnr Currimundi Road and Farlow Street
At times indicated on signs

🐶 Dicky Beach
Coochin Park, cnr Beerburrum and Cooroy Streets
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Glass House Mountains
Glass House Mountains District Park *fenced area | Page Street
Off-leash at all times

Quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on Sunshine Coast, mobile-friendly interactive map, Aroona, Beerwah, Bli Bli, Brightwater, Buddina, Buderim, Coolum, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Glass House Mountains, Golden Beach, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Nambour, Peregian Springs, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Twin Waters, Warana, Wurtulla, paw-mark, outdoor adventure
Off-leash outside the fenced children's play area at Grahame Stewart Park - Image: author


🐶 Golden Beach
Woorim Park, Churchill Street
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Little Mountain
Little Mountain Common *fenced area | Raintree Boulevard
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Little Mountain
Meridan Downs Park, Winchester Road
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Maleny
Maleny Showgrounds, Maleny-Stanley River Road
Off-leash at all times

Quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on Sunshine Coast, mobile-friendly interactive map, Aroona, Beerwah, Bli Bli, Brightwater, Buddina, Buderim, Coolum, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Glass House Mountains, Golden Beach, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Nambour, Peregian Springs, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Twin Waters, Warana, Wurtulla, paw-mark, outdoor adventure
Maleny Showgrounds is off-leash at all times! Image: author


🐶 Marcoola
Keith Royal Oval, Keith Royal Drive
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Minyama
Jessica Park, western end | Nicklin Way, between Churinga and Jarrah Streets
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Moffat Beach
Shelly Beach, Beach Access 270 to 276 | Cooroora Street, Dicky Beach to Russell Street
At times indicated on signs *4pm-8am*

🐶 Mount Coolum
Town of Seaside, Beach Access 97 to 98 | Wave Crescent to Merchants Parade
At times indicated on signs *5am-9am and 4pm-8am*

Quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on Sunshine Coast, mobile-friendly interactive map, Aroona, Beerwah, Bli Bli, Brightwater, Buddina, Buderim, Coolum, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Glass House Mountains, Golden Beach, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Nambour, Peregian Springs, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Twin Waters, Warana, Wurtulla, paw-mark, outdoor adventure
Fun and games! Image: Karsten_Kettermann to Pixabay


🐶 Mountain Creek
Brightwater Park, Heliconia Street
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Mountain Creek
Quota Hideaway Park, Cootamundra Drive
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Parrearra (Kawana Island)
Park, Grand Parade
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Nambour
Petrie Park, Petrie Park Road
Times as indicated on signs *4pm-8am*

Quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on Sunshine Coast, mobile-friendly interactive map, Aroona, Beerwah, Bli Bli, Brightwater, Buddina, Buderim, Coolum, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Glass House Mountains, Golden Beach, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Nambour, Peregian Springs, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Twin Waters, Warana, Wurtulla, paw-mark, outdoor adventure
Image: AnjaGh to Pixabay


🐶 Peregian Springs
The Avenue Park, *eastern side - fenced area | The Avenue
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Shelly Beach
Shelly Beach, Beach Access 276 to 281 | Russell Street to Victoria Terrace
At times indicated on signs *4pm-8am* May to October

🐶 Sippy Downs
Chancellor Village Park *fenced area | Lakehead Drive
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Twin Waters
North Shore Beach, *140m north of Beach Access 132 and extends to beach access 136 | North Shore Road
Off-leash at all times

Quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on Sunshine Coast, mobile-friendly interactive map, Aroona, Beerwah, Bli Bli, Brightwater, Buddina, Buderim, Coolum, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Glass House Mountains, Golden Beach, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Nambour, Peregian Springs, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Twin Waters, Warana, Wurtulla, paw-mark, outdoor adventure
Don't forget to pack your favourite toys! Image: Pixabay License


🐶 Warana
Nicklin Way Dog Park *fenced area | Nicklin Way, opposite Rata Street
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Wurtulla
Wurtulla Beach, Beach Access 226 to 245 | Maloga Street, Buddina to Wurley Drive, Wurtulla
Off-leash at all times

🐶 Wurtulla
Wurtulla Beach, Beach Access 245 to 249 | Blue Haven Court, Bokarina to Moondara Drive, Wurtulla
At times indicated on sign *5pm-8am*

Please note times* are indicative only. Always check signage before allowing your dog off leash. If there is no signage, dogs must be on lead at all times, including car parks leading to off-leash beaches.

Quick guide to dog parks and off-leash areas on Sunshine Coast, mobile-friendly interactive map, Aroona, Beerwah, Bli Bli, Brightwater, Buddina, Buderim, Coolum, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Glass House Mountains, Golden Beach, Little Mountain, Maleny, Marcoola, Minyama, Moffat Beach, Mount Coolum, Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Kawana Island, Nambour, Peregian Springs, Shelly Beach, Sippy Downs, Twin Waters, Warana, Wurtulla, paw-mark, outdoor adventure
Paw-mark your favourite locations! Image: GDJ to Pixabay


Paw-mark your favourite locations, pack a water bowl and a leash (for the areas it's required) and make your next outdoor adventure with your furry best mate, one to remember!
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When: Any day of the week | some off-leash times are specific, please see signage
Where: From Aroona to Wurtulla, we have you sorted
Cost: FREE for paw-rents and their fur babies
Your Comment
This is really useful information Elaine. Enough dog friendly parks for every occasion.
by Barry (score: 3|1669) 27 days ago
Wow, what a great list! So useful.
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