Best Dog Friendly Beaches In Sydney

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We all love our furry family members, so why not take them along for a day out at the beach as Sydney’s weather warms up? While most of Sydney’s beaches don’t permit dogs, there are some exceptions that’ll have your dog’s tail wagging.

Whether your pup loves to splash around in the water, or enjoys running around in the fresh sea air, there are plenty of dog friendly beaches scattered around Sydney to explore.

Silver Beach, Kurnell

Take the whole family out of the house for a day by the beach at Silver Beach, Kurnell. Offering impressive views of the city, playground equipment and barbeque facilities, there’s plenty to keep the whole family occupied.

Dogs are permitted on the beach all day between Monday and Friday and before 9am and after 4pm on weekends and public holidays. Off-leash swimming is permitted between the 3rd and 4th jetties at the western end of the beach.

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A dog playing at Silver Beach in Kurnell. Source: AViewofSydney.

Sirius Cove, Mosman

Let your pup have fun both on land and in the water at Sirius Cove, near Taronga Zoo. The cove’s protected beach and grassy area will keep your dog occupied, while the playground and picnic benches will be perfect for a family day out.

Dogs are permitted on the beach all day between Monday and Friday and before 9am and after 4pm on weekends and public holidays.

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Sirius Cove in Mosman. Source: Visit Sydney Australia.

Flora and Ritchie Roberts Reserve, Curl Curl

Get your canine friend active with a visit to the off-leash dog exercise area and grassy dunes at Flora and Ritchie Roberts Reserve. If your pup loves the water, take them for a dip at the Curl Curl Lagoon and splash around to the sounds of crashing waves.

The reserve and lagoon are always accessible to dogs, but they are not permitted on the nearby Curl Curl Beach.

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Flora and Ritchie Roberts Reserve in Curl Curl. Source: Warringah Council.

Marks Park, Tamarama

Dogs aren’t permitted on Bondi Beach, but if you’re looking to soak up the spectacular views of Bondi with your four legged friend by your side, head to Marks Park in Tamarama. With stunning views over Bondi Beach and Coogee, as well as plenty of space to run around, you and your pooch will be able to have a great time amongst some beautiful scenery.

Dogs are allowed off leash in Marks Park before 8:30am and after 4:30pm daily.

Surfers with their dog at Bondi Beach, Sydney.
Surfers with their dog at Bondi Beach, Sydney.

Greenhills Beach, Cronulla

Head down south of Sydney to Greenhills Beach and let your dog run and swim free at Sydney’s only ocean fronting dog friendly beach. Play a game of fetch on the sand or have fun splashing around in the water.

Dogs are permitted on the beach before 10am and after 4pm throughout the week.

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Greenhills Beach in Cronulla, Sydney. Source: Postcard Sydney.

Manly Lagoon, Manly

While technically not a beach, Manly Lagoon is still a slice of doggy heaven for the active pooch. Offering full time off-leash access only a short distance from Manly Beach, your pup will be sure to have a ball. When your furry friend’s had enough fun in the water, head to the nearby Hinkler Park for a ball game at the off-leash exercise area.

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Manly Lagoon. Source: Manly and the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Lake Parramatta Reserve, Parramatta

If open waters are a little too daunting for your pup, head out west and go for an on-leash walk by Lake Parramatta. With areas of lush bushland to wander through, there’s plenty to see and smell. Make your trip to the reserve a family outing and make use of the picnic and barbeque facilities provided on site.

Dogs are permitted within the reserve, but must remain on-leash.

Lake Parramatta Reserve, Parramatta, Sydney.
Lake Parramatta Reserve, Parramatta, Sydney.

With so many dog friendly beaches and reserves scattered throughout Sydney and its suburbs, there are plenty of opportunities to get your four legged friend active this summer. Explore somewhere new and have a game of fetch amongst stunning scenery.

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