5 of the Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in Australia

Did you know that Australia is one of the best countries to live in when it comes to dog-friendly beaches?

With a staggering 85% of Australians living by the coast, warm temperatures and subtropical climate zones, there are literally hundreds of beaches for us to choose from.

In this article, we’re going to show you 5 of the best dog-friendly beaches across Australia.

In short: if you want to spend a relaxed day at the beach with your dog, look no further. Let’s get started.


Let’s have a closer look at some of the best dog-friendly beaches you can find all across Australia!

Rose Bay Beach – Sydney, New South Wales

Don’t forget your camera when you visit Rose Bay Beach in Sydney.

It’s a beautiful beach with shallow water and views of the city skyline and harbour bridge.

You won’t find much shade there, so be careful if you go on a hot and sunny day. 

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South City Beach Dog Beach – Perth, Western Australia

Look no further than South City Beach Dog Beach for a postcard-perfect spot to take your dog.

You’ll find showers and fresh water by the entrance, as well as waste bags and bins upon entering.

It’s a long stretch of a beautiful sandy beach, that hardly ever gets too busy.

You can take your dog for a walk, a run, a swim, or simply hang out and relax on the beach.

Parking can be challenging sometimes and you won’t find toilet facilities for humans, so keep that in mind when you plan to visit the South City Beach Dog Beach in Perth, Western Australia.


Mentone Beach – Mentone (close to Melbourne), Victoria

Mentone Beach is a perfect spot for dogs to run around and swim.

The water is both shallow and clean, which makes it safe to swim in.

There are water fountains available for a drink afterwards.

Keep in mind that there isn’t much shade, so come prepared if you decide to visit Mentone Beach on a hot and sunny day. 

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Tallow Beach – Byron Bay, New South Wales

Tallow Beach is a gorgeous 6.5km long beach, and a big stretch of it is a dedicated off-lead exercise area (see here for more details: Byron Shire Council – Dog Exercise Areas).

If you’re after some privacy and tranquillity while swimming, this is the place to go.

That said, Tallow Beach is not just a great spot to swim and relax, but you can also spot dolphins sometimes.

Keep in mind that there are no shady spots on this beach, so prepare if you come on a hot and sunny day.

Alternatively, come around 5 pm and you can watch one of the best sunsets of your life. 


Beachmere Beach – Beachmere (close to Brisbane), Queensland

This is a beautiful beach with great views, easy parking and plenty of shade.

Furthermore, you’ll find toilets, covered tables and chairs with a BBQ, and drinking water. 

If you visit during low tide, there’s a nice walking track through the mangroves right up to the boat ramp.

Altogether Beachmere Beach is an awesome place for dog lovers and definitely worth a visit!

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What is your favourite Dog-Friendly Beach in Australia?

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