The Tasmanian Lifestyle: Dog Beaches and Parks in Tasmania
Our dog Charlie loves to run at the park or beach. We got lucky with the location of our new house in Sandy Bay as there is an off leash dog park at the end of the street. Plus about 15 minutes’ walk away, or a couple of minutes’ drive, we have a small beach that is dog friendly all year around.
A happy and tired Charlie at Bicheno
In researching for this post, I have been very impressed with the number of dog friendly parks and beaches in most parts of the state. It really is a great place for you dog to live. Surely that is enough of a reason to move!!
This is the beach near our home, Short Beach on Marieville Esplanade Sandy Bay. It is the closest doggie beach to the city.
Short Beach, Sandy Bay Hobart
The best doggie beach not too far from central Hobart is Kingston Beach. This is also a good swimming beach and one end of it near where Browns River comes to meet the Derwent is where the dogs are allowed to play off leash. They have the beach with sometimes gentle surf as well as Browns river to jump into.
Kingston dog beach, near Hobart
When we recently had a couple of days on the east coast near Bicheno the place we stayed at was right on Denison Beach which is dog friendly. The most amazing beach for both people and dogs and we had it mostly to ourselves. Charlie got to swim with us for the first time – which along with working out how not to get dumped by the waves, freaked him out a little. He got used to it though and was soon an expert body surfer.
Denison Beach, near Bicheno, East Coast Tasmania
If you are moving to Tasmania or buying property in Tasmania and you have a dog then you are probably interested to know how the local councils manage animals and what facilities they provide. I have linked below to the exercise areas for each council in Tasmania.