Sun, sand, surf and snapping at seafoam. You know who loves where that kind of alliteration leads? Your best furry friend!
Here in Melbourne we’re lucky enough to boast a large selection of dog-friendly beaches. The following are our top picks:
1. Brighton Dog Beach:
Down in St Kilda there’s room for all sorts, from dachshunds to great danes, in the fenced-off area specifically designed for pups to run rampant in. Feel free to use the time to sidle up to the owner of your pup’s doppleganger and make a new friend. The dog’s area at Brighton Beach is a super social scene, don’t forget to treat yourself to a seaside salted caramel gelato while you’re there!
2. Safety Beach:
Head down to the famous Safety Beach on the Mornington Peninsula for fun in the sun of all kinds. Slip, slop, slap this spring and summer and get some salt in your hair, and your pets! Safety beach is open year round with no leash restrictions so head down this weekend.
3. Altona Beach:
Burns reserve down in Altona boasts one of the largest, best dog-friendly beaches local to Melbourne. While there are a lot of kiteboarders hanging out around the water, one can still let their pups off leash and roll around in the sand.
4. Port Melbourne Beach:
Just five kilometres west of the CBD you’ll find Port Melbourne Beach, which is our furry friend Monty’s favourite place to go.
“I have the time of my life at my most favourite place, Port Melbourne Beach. I love playing in the water and doing zoomies in the sand, I love life!”
The palm-lined shore front presents the perfect setting for an afternoon of play with your favourite pup.
5. Clayton Reserve:
Head over to North Melbourne toward the Clayton Reserve for a Sunday romp with rover. The picturesque setting and abundance of other furry friends will ensure a relaxing weekend rendezvous. Take a picnic if you like, and let your pup enjoy the sun and sand.
What better way to spend a spring summer weekend in Australia than out and about with your favourite hound?