Best Dog-Friendly Beaches Around Brisbane

Treat your furry BFF to a fun day of splish splashing at one of the dog-friendly beaches in and around Brisbane. If your pup is a first-time or nervous swimmer, you can try visiting at low tide where they can practice dipping their paws and easy paddling in the cool waters. BYO frisbee and treats and let your pup meet other water-loving four-legged friends while you people watch and catch up on some fresh sea air, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

If you’re thinking of going on a holiday in sunny Queensland, be sure to chat to us about your interstate pet transport needs and see how we can help you bring your furbaby along.

Visit these 9 dog beaches around Brisbane for a pawsome day out

Nudgee Beach Dog Park

Google rating to date: 4.4/5

Address: Nudgee Rd, Nudgee Beach QLD 4014

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The closest beach to the Brisbane CBD, Nudgee Beach is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life with your pooch. Popular amongst locals with its dedicated dog swimming area, there’s also an off-leash park full of obstacles for your pup to frolic around in until they’ve dried off.

Deception Bay Dog Beach

Google rating to date: 4.4/5

Address: 49 Captain Cook Parade, Deception Bay QLD 4508

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Nestled along the mudflats between Wallin Avenue and Joseph Crescent, Deception Bay Foreshore is an off-leash doggy paradise before 8am and after 4pm daily (on-lead all other times). Perfect for shallow swims in the clear water or long romantic walks along the sand, your furry cuddle buddy will be ready for some serious zzzs after a day out at Deception Bay’s dog beach.

Raby Bay Foreshore Park

Google rating to date: 4.7/5

Address: Cleveland QLD 4163

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With beautiful soft sand and gentle waters, the Raby Bay Foreshore is a 24-hour off-leash dog beach in Cleveland, just 45 minutes’ drive from the Brisbane CBD. Complete with water bowls, poo bags and bins, your pup is sure to love the fresh sea air and they might just make a few new doggy pals while they’re at it!

GJ Walter Park

Google rating to date: 4.4/5

Address: 72 Shore St E, Cleveland QLD 4163

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Go for a relaxing stroll by the bay or play a game of fetch with your four-legged bestie in the off-leash mud flats area at GJ Walter Park in Cleveland. With BBQ facilities and a cute child’s playground in the vicinity, you can make it a fun day out for the entire family. Enjoy the scenic backdrop and recoup from the long work week with Fido and co.

Red Beach

Google rating to date: 4.6/5

Address: Bongaree QLD 4507

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Eight kilometers of doggy heaven, Red Beach in Bribie Island is a must-go for water-loving and sand-digging pooches. Just around the corner from the Woorim Beach off-leash dog area, this is one of the few beaches in South East Queensland where doggos are allowed to frolic freely in the surf and get up to their silly antics.

Ninjas Dog Beach Strip

Google rating to date: 4.3/5

Address: 32 Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf QLD 4019

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Close to local cafes and shops , this little slice of heaven is a beautiful spot for four-legged friends to have a play and cool-off in the waters. Your pup will have to stay on-leash at all times but with the low tide, you’ll have no issue following them around in the water.

Colmslie Recreation Reserve

Google rating to date: 4.3/5

Address: Col Gardner Dr, Morningside QLD 4170

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Let Fido have a splash in the water at this doggy-friendly destination in Morningside. With both a beach and an off-leash dog park, furry friends can run a muck in the spacious park then spend the rest of the time chilling and enjoying a swim in the Brisbane River.

Beachmere Off-Leash Dog Beach

Google rating to date: 4.5/5

Address: 136 Biggs Ave, Beachmere QLD 4510

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Within an hours’ drive from the CBD, the Beachmere Off-Leash Dog Beach is a hot spot for long strolls along the sand or a splash about during low tide. The perfect place for first-time swimmers, the water progresses from shallow to deep gradually for some paddling practice.

Kedron Brook Dog Park

Google rating to date: 4.7/5

Address: 19 McCord St, Gordon Park QLD 4031

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Reviewed by multiple pawrents as one of the best off-leash dog parks in Brisbane, the Kedron Brook Floodway Dog Park is a great place for a weekend walk or a quick dip in the water. With multiple interconnected off-leash dog parks along the two kilometer stretch, this is a wonderful spot for social pups and their parents.