Cooling off at the beach is a great way to turn your hot dog into a cool dog. As long as it isn’t too hot and you have plenty of water on hand, a trip to the beach with your dog can be an amazing way to spend a summer’s day. Below we have listed some of the best dog friendly beaches in Melbourne.
Port Melbourne Beach
This beach is between Lagoon Peir and South West to Dow Street, St Kilda. It’s a popular spot and a great plays to socialise your pup.
Ruffey Lake Park – 99 Victoria St, Templestowe, 3106
Not technically a beach but this reserve has large areas where your dog can enjoy some off-leash freedom and a dip in the lake.
Gardeners Creek Reserve Burwood- Sixth Ave, Burwood 3125
Again, not technically a beach but this fenced in dog park offers an off leash play area that includes sand and water.
Brighton Dog Beach – 19 Seacombe Grove, Brighton 3186
Located in Melbourne’s southeast, this dog beach allows for off-leash playtime in a fenced off area. It’s a popular pup destination so is also great for socialising.
West Beach St Kilda – 330A Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West 3182
West Beach is close to the City and offers off-leash fun with plenty of space for playing and splashing in the water.
Dogs are allowed to be off-leash from 7.30pm to 10am on the sand area in two locations – between Charman Road and Plummer Road, Mentone, and between the southern end of Old Post Office Lane car park at Carrum and the Kingston municipal boundary with the City of Frankston.
On-lead: all beaches at any time from 1st April to 30th November, and 7:30pm to 9:30am from 1st December to 31st March
Off-lead: between Martha Cove entrance and Bruce Road at all times.
Off-lead: south-western end of Marine Drive from 7pm to 9am during daylight saving time and at all times outside of daylight saving time.