Dog beaches in Western Australia you can’t miss

Cable Beach, Broome. Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia.

Cable Beach, Broome

With both on-leash and off-leash areas, check out the beautiful Cable Beach with your pet. There is lots to explore along the sands and there are also multiple dining spots available. Cable Beach is famous for its camel rides, so be adventurous and book a ride on one of these quirky creatures.


Surfers Point, just north of Gnarabup Beach. Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia.


Gnarabup Beach, Margaret River

Catch stunning views over the Indian Ocean from Gnarabup Beach. Dog-friendly and near many accommodation options, this is a cute spot you don’t want to miss. Be sure to check out the White Elephant Cafe just over the dunes as well. At the north end of the beach is Surfers Point if you want to walk along the boardwalk and watch surfers catch a wave or get a bite to eat at Hooked Up Fish & Chips for fish and chips takeaway from their truck.


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North Point, Gracetown. Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia.


Gracetown Beach, Gracetown

Between the waves of Cowaramup Bay, explore the calm shore waters on Gracetown Beach. Trek over the sand and stone with your dog in this remote area just north of Margaret River. Family and dog-friendly with surfers out the back, take your pet to this beach for a fun day out.



Native Dog Beach, Bremer Bay

Despite the strong current, Native Dog Beach is a great spot to enjoy with your pooch. Walk through the natural flora to take in the beautiful views. There are many beaches in the area and several accomodation options for this secluded area, so make sure to stop at Wellstead Museum and Cafe for a bite and to learn some of the local history.




Peaceful Bay Dog Beach, Peaceful Bay

Another great stop is the Peaceful Bay Dog Beach. This beach is south of the South Coast Highway, where there are many food options, including The Marron Tale Cafe and Farm. When you get to the coast, walk through the dunes and onto the beach with your dog, and even onto the pier that juts out into Peaceful Bay. Surrounded by nature reserves, don’t pass up Peaceful Bay Dog Beach with its great views and crystal-clear water.


Wharton Beach. Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia.


Wharton Beach, Esperance

Drive through the rugged and breathtaking Cape Le Grand National Park and come up to the sprawling shoreline of Wharton Beach. Outside of the national park, your pup is welcome to explore with you whether you park away from the beach or drive onto the sand.


Great Ocean Drive. Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia.


Great Ocean Drive, Esperance

Throughout the Great Ocean Drive trail, there are many beaches along the way that you can take your pooch. West Beach has restricted off-leash hours, and dogs are also allowed on many beaches along the way. With many options to choose from, all with amazing views and great blue waters, you can’t go wrong with any of these spots along the drive.


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C.Y. O’Connor Beach, North Coogee

Stop over at C.Y. O’Connor Beach in Perth for a popular spot for many dogs and their owners in the area. As far as dog beaches in Western Australia goes, this one is definitely a crowd favourite. With extensive sandy beaches, good parking and the C.Y. O’Connor Reserve there as well, this is a great place for both you and your pup to socialise.

To learn about more dog beaches in Perth, click here.

If you still haven’t had enough of beaches, make sure to check out this article about the best beaches in Australia! Or, this article on the best dog-friendly locations in Australia.

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