12 best dog beaches around brisbane

Brisbane dogs are spoilt for choice when it comes to fantastic off-leash beaches to let their fur down and feel the sand between their paws. From the northern Sunshine Coast through to the southern Gold Coast and Bribie Island in between, here are 12 of the best:

Sunshine Beach

Nestled on the southside of Noosa National Park is one of the Sunshine Coast's best doggie beaches - a protected stretch of surf beach with plenty of room for dogs of all sizes to run free...more

North Shore

One of the best kept secret offleash beaches is this expansive slice of wild sandy paradise bordered by both the beautiful Maroochy River and surf beach on the southern tip of Mudjimba...more

Coolum

Pooches can take their pick of cooling off in saltwater Stumers Creek or roughing it in the surf at this highly popular offleash beach at Coolum, a perfect spot for all the family as well...more

Tallebudgera

Located just north of the Palm Beach surf lifesaver's club, This Gold Coast offleash beach runs all the way to the rocky groin separating the surf beach from popular Tallebudgera Creek...more

Woorim

Worth a day trip to Bribie Island is this long stretch of surf beach with plenty of running and digging options (recommended to visit at low tide) and the possibility to hike all the way around to Bongaree...more

Palm Beach

An offleash beach in the southern Gold Coast with the wow factor - here dogs can paddle to their heart's content in stunning Currumbin Creek or play chase the stick on the adjacent surf beach...more

Doggy Beach

This aptly named piece of pooch heaven with stunning backdrop is a protected crescent of sand and sea perfect for dog-paddling out back of Noosa Woods and just 3 mins from Hastings St...more

Buddina

With 2 sections for pups to let their fur down - a family friendly surf beach and a protected tract of sand surf and rock pools, Buddina is also adjacent to the Sunshine Coast's best (after hours) dog park...more 

Currimundi

More of a Sunshine Coast locals-in-the-know off-leash beach, this one's worth checking out - a 1km strip of sand and surf with heaps of room for those energetic pups who love to run wild...more

The Spit

Another dual slice of paradise on the north Gold Coast, where dogs can paddle in the broadwater lagoon or go for a romp on the surfside at one of the most remote beaches on the entire coast...more

Red Beach

Another Bribie Island that actually connects with Woorim (best at low tide), although a bit wilder and woollier than Woorim beach yet with an abundance of sand, water and vine-covered dunes...more

Nudgee Beach 

One of Brisbane's most popular canine haunts is this northside beach which is bookended by mangroves and a well-equipped offleash dog park. To avoid 4-legged crowds go at dawn or dusk...more

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