The Best Dog Beaches in Noosa

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Family on the beach with their dog
Family exploring the Best Dog Beach in Noosa

With its stunning beaches, Noosa is a paradise for both humans and their furry friends. It’s a place where the sun, sand, and surf can be enjoyed by all. Among the many attractions, the availability of a dog beaches in Noosa stands out. These beaches offer designated areas where dogs can frolic freely or on the leash, making them a hit with pet owners.

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Additionally, there are a swathe of cafes and restaurants that welcome your pets. So, after a day of fun with your four legged pooch, you can grab a bite and maybe even a puppachino for the furbaby. 

Top 5 Dog-Friendly Beaches in Noosa

Noosa boasts several dog-friendly beaches. Here are the top five dog-friendly beaches in Noosa:

1. Sunshine Beach – Off-Leash Section 

  • Car Park: 34 Seaview Terrace, Sunshine Beach QLD 4567
  • Beach Access: Entrance 27 to the National Park headland
  • Highlights: Beautiful views, off-leash section, family-friendly
  • Facilities: Small car park with showers and toilets 
  • Nearby: Sunshine Social – Dog-Friendly Cafe 
North End of Sunshine Beach  with people walking their doggies
North End of Sunshine Beach

2. Castaways Beach – Off-Leash Section 

  • Car Park and Beach Access: Castaways Beach QLD 4567
  • Highlights: Quiet beach, away from the crowds, off-leash section.
  • Facilities: A small amount of parking with toilets, showers, filtered water station, dog bowl and hose to wash off sandy feet.
  • Nearby: Chalet and Co – Dog-Friendly Cafe  
Castaways Beach

3. Marcus Beach Off-Leash Sectionย 

  • Car Park: Tasman Trespasser Park, Marcus Beach QLD 4573
  • Beach Access: 38 – 47 Beach cuttings
  • Highlights: Plenty of parking, away from the crowds, off-leash section.
  • Facilities: Parking, picnic benches, dog washing spot and shower.
  • Nearby: The Deck, Sunshine Beach – Dog-Friendly Restaurant 
Marcus Beach man and his 2 dogs
Marcus beach

4. Doggy Beach – Off-Leash Section  (Temporarily Closed until Sept 2024)

  • Car Park: Noosa Woods, Claude Batten Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567 
  • Beach Access: Doggy Beach, Noosa Botanic Gardens, Claude Batten Dr, Noosa Heads QLD 4567
  • Highlights: Apt name, calm waters safe for dogs and kids, stunning views of Noosa River Estuary and swirling sandbanks, off-leash section.
  • Facilities: Parking and toilets are located in Noosa Woods, and showers are available at the spit.
  • Nearby: The Spit Van  
Noosa Doggy Beach
Noosa Doggy Beach – Featuring Mojo the Dog

5. Noosa North Shore – On-Leash 

  • Car Park and Beach Access: Take the Noosa North Shore Ferry from Tewantin. Drive 2.2km on Maximillian Road, then turn right onto Beach Road and drive 2.1km on a paved road. Take the first exit onto the beach cutting and park in the car park.
  • Highlights: Taking a car ferry, a wild adventure, being remote, Dog zone stretches all the way to Teewah Village.
  • Facilities: Parking and toilets are found at Noosa North Shore Retreat Bar.
  • Nearby: Noosa North Shore Retreat Restaurant and Bar

Beach Etiquette for Dog Owners

Visiting dog-friendly beaches in Noosa comes with certain responsibilities. Respecting wildlife, the natural environment, and other beachgoers is important.

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Here are some key points to remember:

  1. Always clean up after your dog.
  2. Dogs should be under effective control, even in off-leash areas.
  3. Share the space with other beach users, including swimmers and surfers.

By following these guidelines, we can ensure that Noosa’s beaches remain dog-friendly for everyone to enjoy.

Plan your dog-friendly holiday to Noosa with our Dog Friendly Accomodation Guide and why not visit a dog-friendly cade like The Hand of Fatima