The Central Coast is home to a number of off-leash parks, reserves and beautiful beaches where you can let your pups off their leads and enjoy the outdoors with the whole family!
Things to remember
1. Dogs are prohibited and must not enter
- within 10 metres of any children’s playground or playing apparatus
- a public bathing or sporting recreation area
- a public place set apart by Council for the protection of wildlife, e.g. COSS lands.
- any beach not specifically designated as an off-leash exercise area
2. When enjoying off-leash areas
- animals must always be under effective control of a competent person
- no more than four dogs per person can be taken to an off leash area
- While dogs are allowed on designated beaches and reserves unleashed, as an owner you remain liable if the dog attacks another person or animal, or causes a nuisance to people on the beach. On-the-spot fines can be issued for unregistered dogs or for owners who do not clean up after their dogs.
3. All other public spaces
- animals must be on a leash and under effective control at all times
4. Pick up your poo!
No matter where you are, the dog walker is responsible for picking up and disposing dog poo thoughtfully!
For more information about the responsibilities of pet owners see the NSW Department of Local Government's information for dog owners.
List of designated dog off-leash locations
Always check the signs at each location to ensure you are in a designated off-leash area.