12 Pawfect Dog Beaches in Sydney

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A day at the beach is fun, but a day at the beach with your dog is undoubtedly better! Luckily, there are loads of dog beaches in Sydney just waiting to spoil you and your furry friends with wide stretches of glorious sand and water for playing and splashing to their heart's content. 

Make your next family beach day one for the whole family with these awesome dog-friendly beaches in Sydney.

12 Pawfect Dog Beaches in Sydney

1. Silver Beach, Kurnell

The best dog beaches in Sydney
Bring your furry friends down to Silver Beach for some doggie frolicking.

For 24 hours a day, between the western end’s 3rd and 4th jetties called Bonna Point Reserve, dogs can be released from their leash and have a splash in the water that fronts Botany Bay.

Kurnell's dog beach is usually quiet and more populated by creatures of the four-legged rather than the two-legged kind!

Location: 312 Prince Charles Parade, Kurnell

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2. Sirius Cove, Mosman

Sirius Cove Mosman
If you're out and about with your dog in Mosman, head to dog-friendly Sirius Cove.

Sirius Cove in Mosman is a beautifully protected beach in Sydney, with a grassy reserve bordering it.

Dogs are permitted to be off-leash and on the beach at Sirius Cove, enjoying the water all day on weekdays and before 9 am and after 4 pm on weekends.

Location: Sirius Cove Rd, Mosman

3. Clifton Gardens, Mosman

The best dog beaches in Sydney
Clifton Gardens, Mosman

Another welcoming beach in Mosman, families with furry friends should head to the dog beach east of the Clifton Gardens jetty for a run and play.

Dogs are permitted by the council to have off-leash time in winter before 9 am and after 4 pm, and during daylight savings (October-March) before 9 am and after 6 pm.

Location: Morella Rd, Mosman

4. Clontarf Reserve Beach

Clontarf Reserve Dog Beach
Clontarf Reserve

Just a bone's throw away from nearby Clifton Gardens, Clontarf Reserve offers calm waters for your four-legged friend to paddle around anytime.

This is one of our favourite dog beaches in Sydney as it's a wave-free wonderland for not-so-confident swimmers looking to get their paws wet.

Location: Sandy Bay Rd, Clontarf

5. Greenhills Beach

Greenhills Beach Cronulla
You're sure to find lots of other dogs enjoying the dog-friendly beach at Greenhills Beach.

If you're looking for a sandy spot near Cronulla to run and play with your pooch, you can't go past Greenhills Beach.

To get to Greenhills dog beach, head through the on-leash Wanda Reserve. The waves can get a little bumpy, but that definitely won’t stop your dog. They are permitted on the beach without a leash before 10 am and after 4 pm.

Location: Greenhills St, Kurnell

6. Flora and Ritchie Roberts Reserve, Curl Curl

Flora & Ritchie Roberts Reserve
Flora And Ritchie Roberts Reserve

Dogs can run around the grassy dunes at Flora and Ritchie Roberts Reserve and cool down at Curl Curl Lagoon, but don’t take them to the nearby Curl Curl Beach as they are not allowed there.

Where the lagoon meets the sea isn’t the best quality water to swim in, meaning dogs will pretty much have full run of the beach here!

Location: 79 Carrington Parade, Curl Curl 

7. Rowland Reserve, Bayview

The best dog beaches in Sydney
Rowland Reserve, Bayview

Also on the Northern Beaches, Rowland Reserve in Bayview is all about space to roam and waters to dive into. Off-leash 24/7, your pup's tail will be wagging from dawn till dusk.

Location: Pittwater Rd, Bayview

8. Dumaresq Reserve, Rose Bay

Dumaresqe Reserve
Dumaresqe Reserve in Rose Bay offers both leashed and off-leash playtimes for your furry friends.

Dogs are allowed to be on a leash at all times at Dumaresq Reserve and completely off-leash from 4.30 pm to 8.30 am.

This spot is one of the best dog beaches in Sydney, with low and flat sand for easy access, plus it's easy on the eyes, so you are sure to both enjoy it!

Location: Dumaresq Rd, Rose Bay

9. Lady Robinson Beach, Kyeemagh

Isabella Gales
Isabella Gales successfully petitioned to make Lady Robinson Beach in Kyeemagh an off-leash dog area.

Thanks to the debating skills of nine-year-old local resident Isabella Gales, Lady Robinson Beach in Kyeemagh is now an off-leash dog beach in Sydney covering 150 metres of the beach between 4 pm and 10 am each day.

Nearby, there's a large sandpit playground, picnic shelters, a cycling track, and plenty of parking at the adjacent car park, meaning there's plenty on offer for both your human and furry children.

Location: 100D Bestic St, Kyeemagh

10. Manly Lagoon

The best dog beaches in Sydney
Manly Lagoon is heaven for dogs.

Also called Queenscliff Lagoon, Manly Lagoon is a serene spot where fur babies can paddle peacefully around the clock.

With family-friendly park amenities nearby (incuding a playground for the kiddos!), Manly Lagoon is a win-win for both two and four-legged family members.

Location: Cameron Ave, Manly

11. Horderns Beach, Bundeena

The best dog beaches in Sydney
Horderns Beach, Bundeena

Tucked away near the Royal National Park, Horderns Beach offers a special seaside escape for dogs, with varying off-leash hours throughout the year.

Location: Bundeena

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12. Kutti Beach, Vaucluse

Kutti Beach
 Kutti Beach

A hidden Eastern Suburbs gem where dogs on leashes can explore to their hearts' content.

Kutti Beach is the perfect spot for a relaxed, scenic walk with your pooches, but just be mindful that this is a private beach so be respectful of the residents and keep your pup on a leash at all times.

Location: Wharf Road, Vaucluse

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