Explore Illawarra and Shoalhavens Dog-Friendly Beaches


 Looking for the pawfect spot to take your furry friend for a day out with friends or a run along the beach?
Lets start with council zoned dog friendly maps and info:-
Kiama/Gerringong Dog Friendly Beaches and Park - Click here for Kiama Council map and info
Shellharbour Dog friendly beaches and parks - Click here for Shellharbour Council Map and info
Shoalhaven Dog Friendly beaches and parks - Click here for  Shoalhaven Council Map Info




If you're a dog owner, you know how important it is to find a great spot for your furry friend to run and play. The south coast is full of fantastic dog-friendly beaches and parks that both you and your pup will love. From sandy shores to rocky coves, here's our guide to some of the best dog-friendly beaches in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven.



Bombo Beach is a 1200-metre stretch of sand that links central Kiama with Kiama Downs. Bombo Beach is predominantly a surfing beach, with strong rips, these rips and sandbars help to produce the consistent surf for which this beach is famous.

There are two dog friendly areas around Bombo Beach, firstly Bombo Headland which is found at the northern end of the beach, this gives your four-legged friends the chance to let loose and test their skills with some dog agility obstacles set up by council.

Off-leash dogs are also welcome to enjoy the surf and sand in the centre of Bombo Beach between sunrise and sunset. You can park on gipps road and walk through under the train tracks. 

Find out more by visiting Kiama Council website


Photo: The Flying Dog n Co




Gerringong is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, and it's also a great spot for dogs!

With its long stretch of sand and clear blue waters Werri beach is the perfect place for your furry friend to run and play. Just be sure to keep your dog on a leash and clean up after them to keep the beach clean and safe for everyone. There are also some nearby cafes and restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat after a day in the sun with your pup.

Gerringong Dog park is what we beleive the most pictureque dog park in the NSW!  Don't take our word for it, check it out yourself!

A large off-leash area with spectacular views of the ocean and coastline, and a whale watching platform.

Accessed from Tasman Drive, Werri Beach Rock Pool is located to the north, and Gerringong Cemetery and Boat Harbour to the south.

Looking for the perfect spot to take your furry friend for a day at the beach? Check out our guide to Gerringong's best dog-friendly beaches!

Location Werri Beach Dog friendly section. Photo: The Flying Dog n Co




Huskisson won gold in the tiny and small town categories of the NSW Top Town Awards in 2023!  This gorgeous town is a comfortable drive from Sydney taking just over 2.5 hours.

The dog-friendly section at Huskisson Beach and foreshore reserve is between Tapalla Point (corner of Nowra Street) and Tapalla Avenue is off leash from 4.00 pm to 8.00 am each day.

Dogs are permitted on leash from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm throughout the week.

Whether you like to swim, surf or snorkel, you can’t visit Jervis Bay without spending time on and in the water. The turquoise water is crystal clear, the sand is some of the whitest in the world and the lush bush vegetation provides a picturesque, natural background. A great visit for everyone.


Find out more by visiting Shoalhaven Council website

huskisson dog beach jervis bay dog friendly offleashhuskisson dog beach dog friendly offleash jervis bay shoalhaven