Dog Friendly Beaches

A getaway with the family to Noosa means many joyful hours spent along the pristine sandy beaches and swimming in the clear ocean waters. But for a lot of families their holiday wouldn’t be complete without their beloved pets coming along to enjoy the magic of our shores. You will feel welcomed and right at home in Noosa with your pet as it boasts some of the most stunning dog friendly beaches in the world.

as you will soon discover…

Noosa Heads “Dog beach”

This local gem is arguably one of Noosa’s best kept secrets. Tucked away down Noosa woods and not far from the River Mouth is holiday heaven for your dog. The sandy beach is fringed with bushland and wraps around protected and tidal waters. At low tide it is like a big lagoon with crystal clear shallow waters. Your children will love splashing about and getting doggy paddling tips from their furry friends here. This is an off leash beach so dogs can really stretch their legs and have the freedom to play. Locals and holiday goers keep this beach clear and clean by utilising the dog bags and bins available near the entrance of the beach.

Sunshine Beach

Families and their pets will love the village like feel of Sunshine Beach. It is a bustling little place in the hotter months so be sure to grab a cool drink or exceptionally made latte and head down to the magical beach. What’s special about Sunshine Beach is that you can walk your dog all the way down to the northern headland where it becomes an off leash area. Here you will be greeted with palms to shade you and little rock pools to cool off tired feet and paws. Dog bags provided at carpark along Seaview Terrace beach access.

Sunrise Beach

An often overlooked beach, Sunrise is perfect for your family and pet. It has long, wide sandy spaces to roam and pass the sunny days away building sand castles and playing endless games of catch. The off leash areas are from beach access 38 (at the southern end of Tingira place) all the way down to Castaways beach. This beach would suit families and pets who prefer a quieter and more chilled out atmosphere. Dog bags provided beside showers at beach access 38.

Marcus Beach

Another open beach framed with gorgeous headland and totally friendly for man’s best friend. Enjoy the quiet and more secluded vibes of this on leash area which starts at Burgess Creek, beach access 37 and ends at beach access 47 in Peregian. Dog bags are provided at top of beach access near carpark.


If you prefer the calm of a flowing river and easy access to some of Noosas best cafes and shops then look no further than the boardwalk along Gympie Terrace. Here you can walk your pooch on a lead along the scenic route beside the river. There are grassy areas to stop and rest or utilise the many picnic and BBQ areas. The river is bursting with family fun, what with its boats, jetty’s to fish off and the infamous Pirate Park, here the whole family including your beloved pet can bask in the enjoyment of the outdoors. Many dog bags and bins provided along the boardwalk.