Top 5 Dog beaches in Melbourne

March 21, 2019

Top 5 Dog beaches in Melbourne

There's nothing quite like spending a Saturday morning taking your favourite furry friend out for a long walk on the beach. As therapeutic as that can be, with so many rules and regulations, it's hard to know exactly where you can go. Whether you're new to the area or looking for a change of scenery, here is your complete guide to the best dog beaches in Melbourne!

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Port Melbourne Dog Beach

Bay Trail, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

Most popular times: 12:30pm - 7:30pm

A wonderful beach to take your pooches, definitely the best one that is in closest proximity to the City. The council is known to be diligently enforcing rules at this beach, so make sure to stay in the allocated Dog friendly area. You shouldn't have too much trouble parking if you're not within walking distance.

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Brighton Dog Beach

Sandown St, Brighton VIC 3186

Most popular times: Usually not too busy but can be between 5:30pm - 8pm

"Absolute doggie wonderland"! Has a great selection of dog friendly cafes in the area. Great shallow water for those dogs who love a swim! Best to park down nearby side streets, as there is no allocated carpark.

Sandringham Harbour Dog Beach

Jetty Rd, Sandringham VIC 3191

Most popular times: 5pm - 8pm

A beautiful spacious beach with shallow water to wade in, and shower facilities to rinse off. A great note to keep your fur babies away from the pier, as there's known to be a lot of stinky seaweed, which would be heaven for any dog to roll around in! Apart from that, it's a beautiful off the leash beach, with different terrain for your dog to explore!

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Altona PA Burns Reserve Dog Beach

Altona Rd, Seaholme VIC 3018

Most popular times: Not usually busy at all throughout the day

A great safe beach, with a good stretch of grass area separating the beach from the road! Again great shallow water to play in, although has no shower facilities. Plenty of places to park in the area.

Rickett's Point Dog Beach

389/390 Beach Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193

Most popular times: Usually a little busier between 9am-3:30pm

Carpark is nice and close to the beach entrance with a water fountain and toilets. Nice and safe to let your dogs off the leash as the beach is completely separated from the road. A bit rockier than a few of the other beaches but still lots to explore. 

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