Top 5 dog-friendly beaches on the Gold Coast
Long walks on the beach with your significant other have never looked so good as they do on the Gold Coast. Don’t keep bae on a short leash, or any leash for that matter, and let them run free with the salt in their fur and the sand between their paws.
Want to swipe right on some perfect matches for beaches for your pooch? We’ve managed to sniff out some of the best Gold Coast dog-friendly beaches for a paw-some day out for the whole clan. Pack a good ball and a solid right-arm throw and enjoy beach bonding time on some of Australia’s best beaches that just happen to be dog-friendly too.
One of the most popular spots for furry friends on the Gold Coast, The Spit is the hostess with the most-est when it comes to a one-stop beach shop for your four-legged love.
With long stretches of sand, rolling sand dunes and views for days, both humans and dogs can have the ultimate day out at The Spit.
Although popular, particularly on weekends, The Spit provides ample parking options, plenty of amenities, a flagged swimming area and dog bowls for post-dip hydration.
There’s no denying who’s been a good boy when you’re being rewarded with this kind of beach bonanza.
Tallebudgera Dog Beach
It’s ‘yappy’ days for all at the Tallebudgera Dog Beach. Just north of the Tallebudgera bathing reserve, the northern end of Palm Beach provides a doggy haven for your sidekick to run young, wild and free.
Park at the Tallebudgera Surf Life Saving Club and unleash your little dynamo when you hit the sand. The whole beach is off-leash from the top of Palm Beach to the first set of lifesaver flags.
If you want to continue around the headland over the hill into Burleigh, you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat, so it really is a barking good time for all.
Another pooch-perfect place on the Southern Gold Coast to take your significant other for a swim is Currumbin Creek, where the water is calm and perfect for height-challenged pups to frolic on the shore.
Currumbin is always clean and well kept, with some local spots to take your dog for stick collecting before calculating some kilometres along the golden sand of Currumbin Creek up until the inlet.
Pup-friendly Elephant Rock Café or Dune Café are only a short stroll away if you’re looking to re-fuel or caffeinate.
Biggera Waters Beach
It’s a dog’s life at Biggera Waters Beach in the early morning or late afternoon. The small beachy area off Marine Parade is lesser known but just as thrilling for those wishing to run amuck.
Time restrictions do apply for the dog off-leash swimming area which is open from 5am – 8am and from 4pm – 7pm only. At other times during the day, a leash is required to keep your furry tots in toe.
There is a path that runs right along the beach so you can avoid sandy shoes and admire the Surfers Paradise views while your hound acquires enough sand for the both of you to bring back to the car.
Muriel Henchman Park Beach, Main Beach
Muriel Henchman Park in Main Beach marks the start of the dog-friendly beach leading up to The Spit and provides access to both the Broadwater and beachside.
For a view over the harbour and a less populated place for your pooch to stretch his legs, this little gem is sure to get the tails wagging and a good game of fetch going away from any puparazzi.