Sydney’s summer has been a scorcher this year, making cooling down at the beach an absolute must. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably looking to go to a beach where your fur-kid can also join. They need to cool down with all that fur after all!
That’s why we’ve curated our top picks of the most underrated beaches in Sydney: beaches you might not have been to, but you definitely should visit (we’ll tell you why). Remember to slip, slop, slap, and provide your dog (and yourself) with plenty of water! Enjoy the weather pawrents.
Sirius Cove, Mosman
Dog off-leash hours: All day Monday- Friday. Before 9am and after 4pm Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
Why it’s underrated? The picnic-friendly park behind the beach.
Sirius Cove is a stunner, for both pups and humans alike. It’s the perfect location for a family day out with the gorgeous green park, complete with picnic benches and shady trees. The best part is dogs are allowed off-leash in both the beach and the park, during the designated hours. There’s also a foreshore track that leads you through lush forest to some hidden coves.
Rose Bay Foreshore, Rose Bay
Dog off-leash hours: Before 8.30am and after 4.30pm
Why it’s underrated? The sheer length of beach and gradual water depth
The Rose Bay foreshore, also called Dumaresq Reserve, is a hidden gem tucked away in the Eastern Suburbs. During low tide, a huge sandbank forms which gives you and your dog a tonne of walking and playing space. The water deepens very gradually, making it the perfect spot for dogs who aren’t confident swimmers or simply still getting used to the water.
Bicentennial Park, Glebe
Dog off-leash hours: All times
Why it’s underrated? The gorgeous harbour views
Okay so technically this isn’t a beach, but Bicentennial Park sits right up against the water, giving your dog direct water access. Just be sure to keep them west of the canal. The view is striking, and there is plenty of grassy space to sit down and soak it all it. If you’re looking to combine your beach trip with a walk, this is an ideal starting point for the Glebe Foreshore loop walk.