Pet Friendly Holidays


The Shoalhaven, on the NSW South Coast, has created a variety of pet-friendly public spaces, including beaches, off-leash areas, parklands and cafes. Dogs can enjoy the facilities that make the South Coast one of New South Wales’ leading pet-friendly destinations.

  • Shoalhaven, South Coast

Pets on Holiday

On top of the wide selection of outdoor offerings in the region, the Shoalhaven offers access to exercise and play areas well suited to four-legged family members. With the advent of these pet-friendly areas all members of the family, including the furry variety, can enjoy the Shoalhaven’s pristine beaches and parklands.

Offering 22 off-leash areas, the Shoalhaven area has come to be recognised as one of the country’s leading pet-friendly destinations. With beaches, parks, rivers and trails to choose from, there are plenty of opportunities to run, play and relax in the company of your dog.

Pet friendly beaches, South Coast

Between 4pm and 8pm daily, sections of Huskisson’s Beach, Bawley Point’s Cormorant Beach, Culburra Beach, and their respective neighbouring foreshore reserves, include off-leash access. Callala Bay’s Red Point Reserve and regions of Lake Conjola’s waterfront also present ideal destinations to play a game of fetch or explore the shore with your dog. For leash-free fun at any time of the day, make your way to Shoalhaven Heads and make the most of the dedicated all-hours areas on Shoalhaven Heads Beach and River Road Reserve.

After a day of fun, retire for the night at a local cottage, cabin, unit, or caravan park with your canine. If you’re looking for a cabin, Angler’s Rest in Greenwell Point is pet friendly waterfront accomodation with gated decks. Kite Tails and Sand Pails is a beautiful pet friendly cottage in the seaside village of Currarong, or if you’re after something more rural try Mimosa Eco Retreat in Bawley Point.

If you’ve found an ideal stay that does not accommodate pets, the area’s dog boarding kennels provide pets with a comfy place to sleep.

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