One of Sydney’s most popular dog beaches has a dog exercising area next to the boat launching zone. A mobile dog wash business operates here, and there’s a coffee cart. The revamped Newport pub is just across the water too.
Just west of Taronga Zoo is Sirius Cove Reserve – a little beach that is popular for families and dog lovers. It’s off-leash all day weekdays and on weekends and public holidays you can set your pooch free before 9am and before 4pm.
This is the only dog-friendly beach in Sydney that actually fronts onto the ocean. Greenhills allows off-leash canine visitors 4pm-10am everyday, but dogs are banned at other times and there are no facilities for human bathers.
Bundeena in the Royal National Park is terrific for a day trip, and with 24-hour off-leash May to August, it’s ideal for dog owners during winter (there are restrictions in summer).
Between the third and fourth jetties at Bonna Point Reserve, your pooch is allowed to frolic free in the water and on the sand at any time. Dogs are prohibited at all other locations on Silver Beach. Pay attention to signage to avoid a fine.
This narrow sliver of beach allows dogs off-leash 4.30pm-8.30am. Also known as the Rose Bay Foreshore, it’s a good place to give your furry friend a taste of the ocean close to the city.