There’s not a huge amount of sand leading from the reserve to the water in Bayview, but four-legged friends are given full rein throughout the area. Both the small beach and adjacent park are consistently off-leash areas, and if old Rover is a little woofy on the nose, you can often find a mobile doggie hairdresser in the area on weekends. The revamped, dog-friendly Newport pub is just across the water, too.
No matter the kind of canine fur baby you’ve raised, every dog loves a trip to the beach. Timid Tess might prefer to quietly bury sticks in the sand, while wild Bandit breaks all the land-rules biting the waves and thrashing through the whitewash. But despite Sydney being blessed with world-renowned beaches, these enthusiastic beach-goers aren’t allowed to roam along every sandy expanse.
To take your doggos into salty water, you’ll need to seek out one of these a dog-friendly beaches. Some boast off-leash zones year-round, but others have timed areas for freestyle puppy play, and you’ll want to be aware of the rules to avoid a fine or awkward interactions with anti-dog walkers.