Dog Friendly Beaches in Australia & the South Pacific

Dog friendly beaches are heaven on earth for Fido. And since sandy paws equal happy dogs, we’ve sniffed out the best beaches in Australia & the South Pacific where dogs can run, swim, and frolic in the sand. Use the links/map below to find a dog-friendly beach in Australia & the South Pacific.

Pet Friendly Fingal Heads Beach
Fingal Heads Beach This is a fabulous dogs allowed beach. Dogs can swim in the surf and run along the gorgeous sandy beach and afterwards you can go for coffee, where the cafe owners put out fresh daily bowls of cool water for the dogs. See Details
Pet Friendly Bottle Lake Forest Park
Bottle Lake Forest Park Dogs are welcome to enjoy the walking and biking trails through the beach and forest. Just keep them on a leash at all times and clean up after them. See Details
Lyall Bay Beach Lyall Bay beach has a dog-exercise area available (off lead) all day. It's a great area to socialise your dog any time of the day with the other dogs playing on the beach. There's a great walk between the end of Seatoun beach, just past the children's playground (the other parts of the beach next to Marine Parade have certain hours only for dogs) and follow the path all the way around to Breaker Bay beach. Dogs can be off lead. The beaches are fabulous and you can even walk back over the mountain back to Seatoun if you're feeling energetic (follow the path)! See Details
Black's Beach Blacks Beach in Mackay is 6 km long with flat hard sand to walk on with gorgeous island views. Shady in the afternoons. Also Bluewater Trail around the city river area makes for a lovely walk with leashed dogs. See Details
Lions Park Burrum Heads Lions Park.....Dogs allowed in Lions park on a leash, Adjoining beach suitable for dogs off the leash, Dog clean up bags available near the Lions park sign. Burrum Heads is a 30 min drive from Hervey bay See Details
Brighton Dog Beach Also known as Sandown Street Dog Beach, this beach park is a dog's dream. Dogs are welcome to run, swim, and play off-leash. Please pick up after your dogs. See Details
Altona Dog Beach - Burns Reserve Bring your dog to Altona Dog Beach for some off-leash fun. Your salty dog will love frolicking on the sand, going for a swim, and socializing with other dogs. Open daily. See Details
Horseshoe Beach Horseshoe Beach is on the other side of the breakwater from Nobbys Beach. See Details
Dog Beach at O’Sullivan Beach and Christies Beach Dog Beach at O’Sullivan Beach and Christies Beach is pet-friendly. From the southern end of Selway Terrace to the northern end of Heather Street, dogs are allowed off-leash at any time except during daylight savings (October-April) when they must be on a leash 10am-8pm. See Details
Peasholm Dog Beach Located between Floreat and Scarborough Beach, Peasholm Dog Beach is pet-friendly. The waves and water are great for a doggy paddle. The beach extends into North Floreat Beach, another dog-friendly area with surrounding freshwater taps. See Details
St. Kilda Dog Beach Bring Fido to this dog beach located in St. Kilda along Pier Road to the drainage channel at the northwest end of Pier Rd and between Brooks Jetty and the northern end of the car park towards St. Kilda Marina. Dogs love running off-leash on the sand and taking refreshing swims in the water. Dogs should be under voice control and owners must clean up after their pets and have waste bags with them. See Details
Whiting Beach Whiting Beach is pet-friendly. This great white sand beach is awesome for taking your Aussie Shepherd for a walk and a swim. There are only small waves as this beach at the mouth of the Clarence River. Keep Fido away from the rock wall, which is the main swimming area. See Details
Sirius Cove Sirius Cove is a dog-friendly park in Mosman, Australia. This awesome spot is near Sydney and welcomes dogs and their owners to play together without the constraints of a leash during certain hours. The beach park is not fenced-in, so make sure dogs are under voice command before allowing them to wander off without their leash. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pups leave behind to preserve the cleanliness of the water. See Details
Tallow Beach Tallow Beach is pet-friendly. The beach stretches for just under two miles and is located in the heart of popular spot, Byron Bay. The area is popular among visitors enjoying some swimming, bird watching, whale watching, beach fishing or just chilling out. Dogs are welcome off-leash, as long as they respond to your voice. See Details
Tathra Beachside Tathra Beachside is pet-friendly. Pets are a part of the extended family and they can enjoy cottages, treats, a dog wash station available, and a nice walk to the beautiful dog-friendly Tathra Beach. Pet supplies are also available for purchase at reception. Pets are welcome all year on their sites except for the first 2 weeks of our Christmas holiday period. See Details
Coles Beach Coles Beach is pet-friendly. Located in a coastal bay, bordered by a low cobble point to the west, the beach is moderately well exposed to west through northerly waves and is a popular surfing beach. Dogs are welcome on the beach to try a spot of surfing, play fetch or catch some rays. See Details