Bayside Council - Off Lead Beaches

Updated: Feb 13


Do you ever get confused about when and where you are allowed to take your dog to the beach? Take a look at this comprehensive guide to our very pet friendly and not so pet friendly beaches.


Good to know:

There are THREE 24hr 7 days a week off lead beaches in the Bayside Council

  1. Sandown St Beach

  2. Sandringham Harbour

  3. Ricketts Point from McGregor Ave to the disabled ramp

See below for further details.


Besides knowing the times and beaches your dog is allowed, remember the following:

1. Your Beach Parking Permit (if you have one)

2. Your dog beach etiquette

3. Your manners and your dogs manners

4. Pick up after your dog

5. If rubbish bins are full, take your rubbish WITH you. Don't pile it up next to the bin

6. Supervise your dog at all times - off lead does not mean a FREE for all

7. Just because it is a known off lead area it does NOT mean that others are not allowed to use the same space.



From the Bayside City Council website

Your responsibilities in off-leash areas


Dogs must be on a chain, cord or leash if the dog is within 20 metres of:

  • a children’s play equipment area

  • an area where a public meeting is being held

  • a permanently designated barbeque and picnic area

  • an on-leash signed lake or pond

  • an area where an organised sporting event is taking place.

And....

  • Dogs must be on leash in all car parks.

  • It is still your responsibility to take bags and pick up after your dog.

  • Owners must have effective control of their dog at all times. You must be able to recall your dog promptly and place it back on a leash if the need arises.


Sandown Street Beach

Sandown Street, Brighton


This is a 24hr, 7 day a week OFF LEAD Dog Beach

Fenced and gated

Dog Poop Bag Dispensers and rubbish bins at both gates

Gets busy on the weekends and public holidays.

Water is mostly shallow but at the top there is a great deep area for those dogs who actually like to swim.


Middle Brighton Beach


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to 10am - Dogs are permitted off leash.

Middle Brighton Beach

Dendy Beach Brighton


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to Sunrise - Dogs must be on leash;

Sunrise to 10am - Dogs are permitted off leash.


Holloway Bend Beach


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to 10am - Dogs are permitted off leash.


Brighton Beach Foreshore Reserve


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to 10am - Dogs are permitted off leash.


Hampton Beach


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

Dogs are prohibited at ALL times


Sandringham Harbour Beach

Jetty Rd, Hampton


This is a 24hr, 7 day a week OFF LEAD Dog Beach

Map showing where Sandy Dog Beach is located
Access the beach parking lot via Jetty Road - drive down past the Sandy Yacht Club.

Dog Poop Bag Dispensers and rubbish bins in the carpark at the SHQ Kiosk

There are more Dog Poop Bag Dispensers and rubbish bins on the beach. Beach is accessed via SHQ Kiosk down the pathway or you can come in from Hampton Beach end. This beach is great as it has varying water depths and surrounding paths for on lead walks. The Sandy SHQ Kiosk has lovely coffee and eats. There are toilets, drinking fountains (dog and human) plus a shower which is also dog friendly.




Sandringham Beach Life Saving Club

Sandringham


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to Sunrise - Dogs must be on leash;

Sunrise to 10am - Dogs are permitted off leash.


Sandringham Beach

Sandringham


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to 10am - Dogs are permitted off leash.


Edward Street Beach

Sandringham


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to 10am - Dogs are permitted off leash.


Half Moon Bay

Black Rock


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to Sunrise - Dogs must be on leash;

Sunrise to 10am - Dogs are permitted off leash.


Black Rock Beach

Black Rock


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to 10am - Dogs are permitted off leash.


Ricketts Point North Marine Sanctuary

Fourth St to McGregor Ave

Beaumaris


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs must be on leash at all times.

Also, dogs are prohibited on all inter-tidal rock platforms within the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary at all times.

Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to 10am - Dogs must be on leash.


Ricketts Point North Marine Sanctuary

McGregor Ave - Disabled Ramp at Beaumaris Yacht Club

Beaumaris

This is a 24hr, 7 day a week OFF LEAD Dog Beach

Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.

However, dogs are prohibited on all inter-tidal rock platforms within the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary at all times.



Ricketts Point South Marine Sanctuary

Disabled Ramp Beaumaris Yacht Club - Beaumaris Life Saving Club

Beaumaris


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs MUST be on lead at all times.

Dogs are prohibited on all inter-tidal rock platforms within the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary at all times.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to 10am - Dogs must be on leash.


Ricketts Point South Marine Sanctuary

Beaumaris Life Saving Club - Dalgetty Rd

Beaumaris


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs are permitted off leash and must always be under effective control.

Also, dogs are prohibited on all inter-tidal rock platforms within the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary at all times.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to 10am - Dogs are permitted off leash.


Ricketts Point South Marine Sanctuary

Dalgetty Rd - Sea Scouts Boat Ramp

Beaumaris


Winter Season (1st April - 31st October)

Dogs MUST be on lead at all times.

Also, dogs are prohibited on all inter-tidal rock platforms within the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary at all times.


Summer Season (1st November - 31st March)

10am to 7.30pm - Dogs Prohibited;

7.30pm to 10am - Dogs must be on leash.



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