Gold Coast Dog Parks

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The Gold Coast has some great dog parks

From eligibility parks to of leash parks and even some great off leash dog beaches.dogs playing on the beach

Dog exercise areas are provided by Council for dog owners. These areas are not for the exclusive use of dogs and their owners. They are for the enjoyment of all, so please be considerate of people who may be sharing the area with you and your dog or using the park or beach after you leave.

To use a park, reserve, foreshore or beach for other animals (eg. a horse), a permit is required.

Off-Leash Dog Exercise Areas and Dog Prohibited Areas

A dog exercise area is the signed part of a park, reserve, foreshore or beach where dogs may be exercised off-leash but under effective control.

A dog prohibited area is the signed part of a park, reserve, foreshore or beach where dogs are not permitted. Dogs are totally prohibited in all children’s playground areas and within 200 metres of all flagged bathing areas. Penalties apply.


You can walk your dog on most Gold Coast beaches, but be sure to follow these rules:

Keep your dog on a leash and remember that dogs aren’t permitted within 200 metres of flagged areas.
Clean up after your dog. A $75 on-the-spot fine applies where you fail to remove your dog’s defecation.
There are three off-leash dog exercise areas that cover over three kilometres beach at the following locations:

The Spit
Tallebudgera Beach
Palm Beach.

Here are some links for the locations of the parks.

Northern Gold Coast dog parks

Central Dog Coast dog parks

Southern Gold Coast dog parks