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Bribie Island's Dog Beach

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by Meg Forbes (subscribe)
Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane. https://www.instagram.com/megforbesphotography/
Published August 7th 2020
Paradise found - surf beach joy for dogs and their owners
Bribie Island is the only one of Moreton Bay's sand islands that has a bridge connecting it to the mainland, making its beaches along the eastern shore the closest surf beaches for many Brisbane residents. It also has a long stretch of dog off-leash beach, although updates to where dogs are allowed were announced in May 2019.

Dogs love the off-leash beach on Bribie Island!
Dogs love the freedom of the off-leash beach on Bribie Island!


Under the new regulations, the off-leash beach area can be accessed directly from Lowry St at Woorim, or from Buckley's Hole Conservation Park via a short on-leash section of beach. Signs are installed along the entire area, making it easy for dog owners to follow the new rules.

Off-leash areas of beach are well signposted on Bribie Island
The off-leash areas of beach are well signposted on Bribie Island


This section of beach is any dog's dream, with kilometres of sand and surf for them to run and play along.

This long stretch of surf beach is an absolute treat for water-loving dogs
This long stretch of surf beach is an absolute treat for water-loving dogs


The surf here is generally gentle and flattens out towards the Buckley's Hole Conservation Park end of the off-leash beach.

Sitting within Moreton Bay, the beach is fairly protected and the surf usually gentle
Sitting within Moreton Bay, the beach is fairly protected and the surf is usually gentle


Marine wildlife is often seen along this section of beach, a delight for dog owners. A small pod of Australian humpback dolphins were playing in the surf along the beach on our last visit there.

Look out for dolphins and other wildlife while your dog plays
Look out for dolphins and other wildlife while your dog plays


Regulations for the off-leash beach include:

Each dog must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or over
They must be able to control the dog by voice command or other means
Dogs may not enter any conservation parks behind the beach
Dogs must be kept at least 15 metres away from children's playgrounds on Bribie Island at all times
Owners are legally responsible if their dog attacks a person or animal

Dogs must be kept under control at all times while using the beach
Dogs must be kept under control at all times while using the beach


Although dogs are prohibited on many sections of Bribie Island, including within the national park, there are two on-leash beach areas as well. These include:

From the entrance to Woorim Beach at the northern end of North St until the four-wheel drive access track to the north of it
The area of beach north of Boronia Drive to the end of Sylvan Beach Esplanade

Keep an eye out for signage indicating where dogs are allowed off the leash, or put back on the leash again
Keep an eye out for signage indicating where dogs are allowed off the leash, or put back on the leash again


The well-signed, beautiful dog off-leash beach at Bribie Island is a treat for dogs and their owners, both of whom are likely to need a nap after all that fun! Car parking is available near both entrances to the dog off-leash beach, and additional facilities including car parking, public toilets, dog waste bins, picnic facilities, and water fountains can be found at Bluey Piva Park, Woorim.

A beautiful place to relax and bond with your dog after all the fun
A beautiful place to relax and bond with your dog after all the fun

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Why? This long stretch of gentle surf beach is a doggy paradise
When: Anytime
Phone: (07) 3205 0555
Where: Woorim on Bribie Island
Cost: Free
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Dogs do love off-leash areas Meg. I have visited many for Weekend Notes articles and enjoy watching their antics. Neil.
by Neil Follett (score: 2|754) 42 days ago
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