Dog friendly beaches from Busselton to Augusta

Published Friday, June 18, 2021 in Lifestyle & Inspiration

Stroll with your four-legged friend at these dog friendly beaches

Taking your beloved pooch on holiday has so many advantages. You won’t have to endure the sad goodbye as they stare longingly at your retreating car, there’s no rush to find a reliable dog sitter, and you certainly don’t have to spend a fortune on boarding fees.

 

If you’re looking for pet-friendly accommodation, take a wander over here, and if you want to know where you can eat with your dog in tow, head over here. For the best South West beaches to visit, read on!

 

Dog friendly beaches from Busselton to Augusta

 

Busselton

Endless stretches of golden sand, tranquil water, and plenty of family-friendly space? Busselton is a dream location. While the iconic jetty is off-limits, dogs are welcome on 7kms of Geographe Bay shoreline, from west of the jetty foreshore all the way to Holgate Road. The only small spots prohibited are the Margaret Street beach access area and the Mandalay Beach access area.

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Taylor loves the flat stretches of sand in Busselton

Taylor loves the flat stretches of sand in Busselton

 

Dunsborough

After a hearty breakfast and morning brew, walk down Dunn Bay Road. Turn right for sprawling views of the bay, darting up to the parks sheltered with peppermint trees, let the kids frolic in the playground, or bring a picnic –  there’s oodles of pet-friendly space here. You can also turn left at Dunn Bay Road however there are a couple of patches out of bounds in summer, and the Old Dunsborough Ramp is off limits to dogs year-round.

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Larry stayed at Nikabel and loved his swims along the Dunsborough foreshore

Larry stayed at Nikabel and loved his swims along the Dunsborough foreshore

Eagle Bay and Bunker Bay

Jaw-droppingly beautiful with creamy sand and glittering water, these bays are just begging for a walk and paddle. In exclusive Eagle Bay, take a leisurely wander without a care in the world to the boat ramp, and in Bunker Bay visit the north western end near Bunker Bay Resort. Unfortunately – as sad as it is – pets aren’t allowed on Meelup Beach or Castle Bay Beach.

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Yallingup

This is your opportunity for a decent workout and for your dog to bound away all that excitable energy. The main beach is not permissible, however take a stroll along Dawson Drive and then on the beach from here. And at Smiths Beach, you can walk north towards Torpedo Rocks (not in summer, sorry).

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Alfie ready for a walkies along Yallingup Beach

Alfie ready for a walkies along Yallingup Beach

Gracetown and Gnarabup

Romp along the shore in Gracetown, between the Cape to Cape Trail exit and the Melaleuca Beach picnic area. In pretty-as-a-picture Gnarabup, you’ll want to stick to the northern end, as you collect  colourful shells while dogs run free with the wind in their fur. You’ll have access all the way to Surfers Point.

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Augusta

Enjoy a day trip to this charming town with the whole family. Take a mosey along the long sweep of pristine sand, the wild ocean stretching out in front. Breathe in all that fresh country air and get a feel for the long beach at Flinders Bay, with pet access only ending at the caravan park.

 

If you need further information, visit busselton.wa.gov.au or amrshire.wa.gov.au.

 

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