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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are unsure which council you need to look at, check out the local government areas of Tasmania map.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about or need help moving your pets to Tasmania or any other aspects of your move to Tassie.
Hobart and Southern Tasmania
Hobart City Council – plus a link to document with all area maps
Glenorchy City Council – plus a link to document with all area maps
Kingborough Council – exercise areas in the dog management policy
Derwent Valley – exercise areas in the dog management policy
Brighton Council – dog page, no information on exercise areas
Sorell Council – exercise areas in the dog management policy
Tasman Council – animal page, no information on exercise areas
Glamorgan Spring Bay Council – includes downloads of exercise area descriptions and maps
Central Highlands Council – dog management plan
Southern Midlands Council – animal management page
Launceston and Northern Tasmania
Launceston City Council –exercise areas in the dog off leash areas and laws link
West Tamar Council – exercise areas in the animal management policy
George Town Council – animal management page, no information on exercise areas
Dorset Council– exercise areas in the dog management policy
Break O’Day Council – exercise areas in the dog management policy
Flinders Council – animal management page
Devonport, the North West and West of Tasmania
Devonport Council – pet ownership page
Latrobe Council – exercise areas in the animal management policy
Kentish Council – exercise areas in the dog management policy
Central Coast Council – includes downloads of exercise area maps
Burnie City Council – dog page, no information on exercise areas
Circular Head Council – exercise areas in the dog management policy
Waratah-Wynyard Council – animal management page
West Coast Council– dog page, no information on exercise areas
King Island Council – animal management page
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