Dogs on Beaches
Exercising your dog on Port Phillip’s beaches and parks is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. The City of Port Phillip understands that dog owners need space to let their dogs run and play without a leash. However, it is important to know that restrictions may apply.
Dog owners, please:
- collect and dispose of droppings
- keep your dog on a leash, except in the designated off-leash areas
- ensure your dog doesn’t disturb other people and wildlife
- carry a leash and keep your dog under effective control on off-leash beaches in summer, when more people are around.
Let your dog play on:
Sandridge Beach: Between the rock groyne opposite Barak Road and the rock groyne opposite Cumberland Road.
Port Melbourne Beach: Between Port Melbourne Yacht Club and Lagoon Pier.
Middle Park: Between Kerferd Road Pier and Langridge Street (7.30 pm - 10.00 am, 1 November - 31 March)
St Kilda West: West Beach
St Kilda Beach: Along Pier Road to the drainage channel at the north-west end of Pier Rd and between Brooks Jetty and the northern end of the car park towards St Kilda Marina.
Elwood Beach: Between the rock groyne south of Point Ormond and the beach access ramp 35 metres south-east of Normandy Road (5.30 am - 9.30 am, 1 November - 31 March).
Summer Season : November 1 - March 31
Two dog beaches during summer are early morning beaches only - Middle Park & Elwood
Dogs and cats are prohibited in these environmentally sensitive areas ALL YEAR :
Perce White Reserve, Port Melbourne
West Beach St Kilda (not allowed on environmentally sensitive dune area).
For further information please refer to the signage at our beaches, parks and reserves.