Bellarine Peninsula dog friendly beaches

When can you take your dog onto Bellarine Peninsula beaches?

Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove:

The term "under effective control" means your dog can be off-leash, but it must be within sight and be able to be controlled by voice commands. Occasionally there may be small temporary dog exclusion zones on some beaches due to highly threatened bird species breeding there.


Clifton Springs:

Geelong and Corio Bay:

Indented Head:

Point Lonsdale, Queenscliff:

Off-lead: along Narrows Beach between Roddick Grove (Point Lonsdale) and Fraser Street (Queenscliff), all year round.
Off-lead: along ocean beach from Fellows Road westwards outside of hood plover nesting season, otherwise on-lead.
On-lead: along all other beaches, all year round.


St Leonards:

Official references for dogs on beaches in this region:

Dogs on beaches

When bringing your dog to the beach, refer to signs at beach entry points and consult the official references above for the latest information.

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