Best Dog Beaches in Perth
Perth is famous for its beautiful beaches and whilst the councils try to keep the most pristine beaches dog free, there are a number of stunning dog beaches throughout the Perth metro area that are simply amazing. Remember that the best time to visit the dog beach is typically the morning because Perth’s “Fremantle Doctor” (sea breeze) typically comes in around lunch time at which point the water becomes mirky and choppy. Unless of course you and your dog love the wind in which case the afternoon is a great time to visit a dog beach in Perth.
There are so many great Perth dog beaches but here are our top three picks for the best dog beaches in Perth.
Peasholm Street Dog Beach
If you are looking for the nearest dog beach to Perth city, Peasholm Dog Beach (also known as Floreat Dog Beach) offers a huge white sand beach area meaning you’re never left feeling cramped. The white sand beach stretches all the way to City Beach meaning you are able to go for a long walk and find a nice spot to stop and go for a swim. There are plenty of bins along the beach which contain poo bags in case you forgot your own. The waters are crystal clear and there are no rocks. Watch out for the waves when there is a big swell. A big plus about this dog beach is the shower, toilets, and dog fountain facilities at the car park. There is a nice shaded grassed area to relax and wash yourself and your dog.
Peasholm Street Dog Beach is located just a couple of kilometers south of Scarborough, in-line with Peasholm steet. For directions click here.
If you live near Fremantle, South Beach dog beach is a really friendly dog beach situated just south of the Fremantle Sailing Club. The beach receives very little swell so it’s perfect if you and your pooch prefer more still ocean environments. Or perhaps your dog is new to water and the beach in which case it is a perfect beach to introduce it to the world of dog beaches. There is plenty of parking near by and it’s only a short walk from the car park to the beach, so on those hot days you won’t be burning your feet too much. There is a bunch of terrific dog friendly cafes nearby also which means you can enjoy a coffee whilst you’re down there. Definitely a favourite amongst the locals.
South beach is located on Marine Terece in South Fremantle. For directions click here.
Quinns Rocks Dog Beach
This beach offers a picturesque dunes covered in rich flora and a long white sandy beach. The water is crystal clear and perfect for swimming in. A popular dog beach for dog owners living north of Perth. There is plenty of quality parking, grassed areas and on the busy days there is a dog wash sometimes available. There are some really nice rock formations along the beach too depending on how high the tide is. A must visit!
Quinns Rocks Dog Beach is located on Ocean Drive in Quinns Rocks. For directions click here.
Dog Beach Etiquette and Safety
It’s important to maintain control of your dog at all times, even if it’s off the lead. Please practice responsible dog ownership and protect your dog from getting in a situation where it or another dog may get scared or hurt. Socialisation is great but it must be controlled.
Taking your dog down to the beach in Perth is a great experience.
We’d love to hear about your favourite Perth dog beach! Let us know by commenting below.