Dog-Friendly Beaches in and around the Melville area

For the water-loving pooches!

Meet Angel, she loves the beach and the water! She is happiest when she’s either eating… or living her best life on the beach rolling around in sand and splashing in the water! Taking her to the beach is one of the easiest ways for her to exercise and we enjoying soaking up the sunshine and fresh air.

We’ve listed some of the local dog friendly beaches in and around the City of Melville that Angel loves! You can let your dog off the leash, but remember you must still have control of your dog and don’t forget the poo-ch pouches!


Attadale – Point Walter (Dog Friendly Area)

Address: Burke Drive, Attadale

Parking: Yes – verge parking and some marked bays

Poo-ch Pouches: Yes and usually quite well stocked

Café: No (Walters River Café is nearby but no dogs allowed on Point Walter)


East Fremantle – John Tonkin Reserve (Dog Friendly Area)

Address: Riverside Road, East Fremantle

Parking: Yes

Poo-ch Pouches: Yes but supply level can vary so take your own if possible

Café: Yes – Zephyr’s Café

Other info: Great playground next to the river on the reserve next to the café, where dogs are allowed on the leash.


Kwinana – Kwinana Dog Beach

Address: Rockingham Beach Road, Cockburn Sound

Parking: Yes

Poo-ch Pouches: Yes and usually quite well stocked

Café: No

Other info: There are public toilets and showers. Yes, this one’s a little further afield but it’s usually quiet and after your beach walk you can take the very short drive in to Rockingham, for a stroll (dog on leash) along the foreshore and have lunch outside at one of the cafes or a picnic whilst the children play on the playground.


North Coogee – C.Y. O’Connor Dog Beach

Address: Cockburn Road, North Coogee

Parking: Yes

Poo-ch Pouches: Yes and usually quite well stocked

Café: No

Other info: There are public toilets and showers. You can see a bronze statue of C.Y O’Connor and his horse offshore, as well as the Omeo Shipwreck.


North Fremantle – Leighton Beach Dog Beach

Address: Leighton Beach Boulevard, North Fremantle

Parking: Yes and there’s some verge parking when it’s busy

Poo-ch Pouches: Yes and usually quite well stocked

Café: There’s sometimes an ice cream van that also serves coffee and has EFTPOS facilities.

Other info: It can get extremely busy in the summer months so go early.


South Fremantle – South Beach Dog Beach

Address: Marine Terrace, South Fremantle

Parking: Yes

Poo-ch Pouches: Yes but supply level can vary so take your own if possible

Café: There’s a coffee van on the weekends and also the South Beach café is a short walk along Ocean Drive with your dog on the leash.

Other info: It can get extremely busy in the summer months so go early.


If you’d like to know about dog-friendly parks and reserves, have a look at our blog for suggestions.

Liz De Prose
Author: Liz De Prose

Liz is a local mum of two young children and is passionate about supporting other Mums. With a background in marketing and event management, being a part of Melville Mums is a great way to put her experience and skillset to good use.

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