Unsure of what to do this weekend? Why not take your beloved furry pal out for a date! Whether you want to head for the surf, get some exercise or enjoy a coffee, we’ve gathered some of the best dog friendly attractions around Perth.
Animal Exercise Beach, Hillarys
Situated off Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys dog beach has been a popular animal exercise spot for years. Every man and his dog from Perth’s northern suburbs flock to this long stretch of coastline during the weekends to soak up some rays while their pooch has a run. It’s the ideal spot for you and your furry friend to have a swim, play in the sand and meet some fellow dog owners. On some days, you may even find a mobile dog wash and a coffee van.
Photo by @agro_busta
South Beach, Fremantle
South Beach in Fremantle is one of the most popular dog beaches for those living in the southern suburbs. Located just south of the Fremantle Sailing Club, the swell on this section of beach tends to be fairly calm, suiting those dogs who are not so keen on large waves. There is also a grassed area where you can dry off before hoping in the car. Be sure to visit during sunset when the view is simply magical.
Photo by @laura_mclean
Noble Falls, Gidegegannup
Noble Falls is located just east of the main Gidgegannup townsite and provides an ideal spot for a dog friendly outing year-round. While the falls are most full during winter, the warmer months offer calmer waters for your pal to cool down in. Noble Falls also boasts a walking trail that loops around to a picnic area with barbeques. Also, don’t forget to check out the stunning wildflowers in spring!
Photo by @garyihl
Lake Goollelal Loop, Joondalup
If your usual daily dog walking route around the suburbs is starting to get monotonous, why not pay a visit to Lake Goolellal. Nestled in Yellagonga Regional Park, the 4.5km walking loop surrounds the large Goolellal lake and passes the historic sites of Wesleyan Mission Farm and Luisinbi Winery. With towering jarrah, marri and parperback trees, this suburban oasis will make you feel far from city life.
Photo by @braxandbyla
Aveley Enclosed Dog Park, Ellenbrook
For the social pooches, Avelely dog park in Ellenbrook is the perfect spot to burn some energy and meet new pals. Sporting agility equipment, seating and water fountains, this dog park is also split into two areas: a large dog zone and a small dog zone. This allows dogs of all sizes to enjoy exercising off lead.
Photo by @lokimybear
The Sparrows Nest, Victoria Park
Feel like a coffee and a bite to eat but don’t want to be away from your furry friend? Why not head on over to The Sparrows Nest in Victoria Park, who are more than happy to welcome dogs onto their premises. The café features a ‘hydration station’ and even has a jar of dog treats at the counter – it will become your new hang out spot!
Photo by @mcmasterodie
Union Kitchen, Mindarie
Located in the heart of the Mindarie marina, Union Kitchen is a café that has an entire menu dedicated to dogs, featuring fresh homemade treats from Perth business Deezi Beez. Popular choices include puppiccino, mutt shake and cheesy chicken chews, with prices starting from as little as $2.50. It really is the perfect dog’s day out!
Photo by @adventuresof_finn_theboston
About the author:
Caitlyn Watts is currently based in Perth and writes on a freelance basis while completing her studies in Journalism and Professional Writing and Publishing. Her favourite topics to explore include local news, culture and food.
Cover photo of The Sparrows Nest in Vic Park