A Perth summer isn't complete without a trip to the beach - and luckily, many beaches allow you to bring your furry friend along for the ride.
There are plenty of dog beaches in and around Perth, so if you're keen to change up your pooch’s playground this summer, here are 7 of the best.
1. Hillarys Dog Beach
Located right next to Flinders Avenue and Whitfords Avenue, this stretch of coastline is super popular with dog owners. Easy, convenient parking right next to the beach, bins and bags available and dog cleaning facilities on hand – this beach has it all.
Sunday mornings are the busiest time, but quite often you’ll find a coffee van parked along the beach to help you banish any bags under your eyes.
2. North Beach Dog Beach
A short walk from the popular Flora Terrace café strip, North Beach is a relatively small dog beach at just 500 metres long, but what it lacks in size in makes up for in fun. The water is shallow and doesn’t have too many rocks, plus there is a shower and water fountain available for a post-swim rinse and drink for your furry friend.
3. Trigg Dog Beach
Just north of Karrinyup Road, Trigg boasts a well-protected stretch of water for confident four-legged swimmers. Unlike some of its more Northern pals, Trigg is quiet in the mornings - its busiest on Sunday evenings with its guests enjoying the spectacular West Coast sunsets.
A reasonable amount of parking and fresh water nearby means this beach gets a big paws up from us!
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4. Peasholm Dog Beach
Between Scarborough and Floreat, Peasholm is a long stretch of sand with lots of facilities, making it a popular choice for local dog-owners. Poop bags, bins, fresh water and shower facilities all get the tick of approval.
There is a lot of parking available along West Coast Highway, just keep in mind you and your pooch will have to hike up the big sand dune to access the beach.
5. South City Beach
Lots of parking and beautiful sand have always been big draw-cards for City Beach, and the dog beach just to its south is no different. The waves can be powerful, so it’s worth being careful with smaller dogs, but the cafes, restaurants and newly renovated facilities nearby mean this beach is popular with local residents.
6. Mosman-Leighton Dog Beach
Heading further south, Mosman-Leighton is a popular dog beach with good parking facilities, coffee shops nearby, and showers in the car park area to clean off any sand. It’s a great spot for more energetic pups as they can be taken on longer walks down the long length of sand.
7. South Fremantle Dog Beach
Very popular with the local dog community, South Fremantle offers plenty of easy parking, cafes, showers, water facilities and bags. Due to its popularity, you do have to ensure your dog is sociable to keep the friendly atmosphere going.
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