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Dog-Friendly Beaches on the Sunshine Coast

Dog Beaches on the Sunshine Coast

Looking for a great day out at the beach, but want to take your four-legged friend along to?  Lucky for you, the Sunshine Coast has a wealth of beautiful off-leash beaches to choose from.

We’ve pulled together a list of dog beaches where your pooch is allowed to explore without a leash.

Just remember to pick up after your furry friend and put the leash back on as you leave the beach to avoid any unfortunate surprises underfoot or to your hip-pocket if a council officer is nearby.

(Note: These areas are subject to council rules and regulations and can change. Check for signs, if there is no sign your dog must be on a lead at all times.)

Dog-Friendly Beaches on the Sunshine Coast

Buddina Beach

Off-leash at all times from Mawarra Street to Talinga Street, on the beach but not the footpath. From beach access 210 to 217. Buddina Foreshore Reserve is also off-leash at all times from the eastern side of Point Cartwright headland, south to Gulai Street, Buddina. Beach access 198 to 201.

Coolum Beach and Stumers Creek

Off-leash at all times from the northern end of the Coolum Beach Caravan Park, extending northwards to 1km north of Stumers Creek. From beach access 67 to 72.

Currimundi Beach

Off-leash at all times from Gothic Parade to Ann Street. From beach access 255 to 262.

Marcus Beach & Castaways Beach

Off-leash at all times from beach access 38 between Sunrise and Castaways Beaches, to beach access  47 at Tristania Drvie, Marcus Beach.

Moffat Beach

Off-leash only at the times indicated on the council signs. (Please double check the current signs for the rules at the time of your visit, but previously it’s been 4pm to 8am.) Area extends from Coorara Street, Dicky Beach, to Russell Street, Shelly Beach. From beach access 270 to 276.

Noosa Dog Beach, Noosa Spit

Off-leash at all times at Noosa Spit on the river side of Claude Batten Drive (excluding the car parking areas), Noosa Heads.

North Shore Beach, Twin Waters

Off-leash at all times from North Shore Beach, Twin Waters, between the low water mark and the base of the dunal area, extending from the Maroochy River to a point 500 metres south of the safety flagged bathing area at Twin Waters Surf Club, beach access 132.

Shelly Beach

Off-leash only at the times indicated on the council signs. (Please double check the current signs for the rules at the time of your visit, but previously it’s been 4am to 8am May to October.) Area extends from Russell Street to Victoria Terrace. Area extends from beach access 276 to 281.

Sunshine Beach North

Off-leash at all times from beach access 27 northwards along Sunshine Beach to the beginning of Noosa National Park.

Town of Seaside

Off-leash only at the times indicated on the council signs. (Please double check the current signs for the rules at the time of your visit, but previously it’s been 5am to 8am and 5pm to 8pm.) Area extends from beach access 97 to beach access 98.

Wurtulla Beach

Off-leash at all times from Maloga Street, Buddina, to Wurley Drive, Wurtulla. Beach access 226 to 247. Also off-leash at all times from Poatina Street, Wurtulla, to Currimundi Lake, Currimundi. Area extends from beach access 249 to 253.

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NOTE: List correct as at January 2018. These areas are subject to council rules and regulations and can change. Check for signs, if there is no sign your dog must be on lead at all times. 

For the most up-to-date information about council-approved dog parks and off-leash areas, visit the Sunshine Coast Council’s website here: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Animals-and-Pets/Dog-Parks-and-Off-Leash-Areas

Or visit the Noosa Council’s website here: www.noosa.qld.gov.au/dog-ownership

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