Dog friendly areas

Group of women walking their dogs on a path

Dogs are required to be leashed at all times within the Borough of Queenscliffe, unless they're being exercised at the Narrows Beach, where they may be off-lead but must be under effective control at all times via voice or hand command, and the dog remains in constant sight of the owner.

The Narrows Beach is accessed from the car park near the pedestrian lights on Bellarine Highway, opposite Roddick Grove. The off-lead area begins at the end of the boardwalk and extends east, finishing at the end of Fraser Street. Please ensure that your dog is on a lead before you enter the area and when leaving. This dog beach is available all year.

Summer timeshare restrictions

Summer timeshare restrictions for dogs on beaches are in force between December 1 and the last day of February each year, from 9:00am to 8:00pm. This means that dogs aren't permitted on any beach (excluding Narrows Beach) during this time.

Please look out for signs placed along coastal pathways that confirm the dog restrictions in place, and clean up after your dogs at all times. Our local laws officers regularly patrol local beaches.

A reminder that all dogs are prohibited from entering fenced sand dune and coastal vegetation areas or disturbing wildlife such as nesting hooded plovers or resting seals, which frequently visit our coastline over summer.

Dog beach map