With sandy beaches and the hustle and bustle of the city sometimes it’s hard to find ways to entertain your pooch.
Hidden in the depths of Perth is a range of parks, cafes and even breweries to visit with your little companion.
South Fremantle Dog Beach
The half a kilometer long beach located on the northern end of South Beach is pooch friendly! With calm and safe water for both dogs and humans you’ll be having a splendid day splashing around. Behind the dog beach is also a grassy dog exercise park.
Where: Marine Terrace, Fremantle
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Hillarys Dog Beach
The beach has it all. From public toilets, change rooms, barbeques, picnic areas, lots of parking and of course the big blue for your little boo. Hillary’s Dog Beach is a small segment of the 17km stretch that allows your dog to be off leash and run around and possibly have a little swim. Great for the whole family of all ages.
Where: Corner of Whitfords Avenue and Flinders Avenue, Hillarys
Furbaby Boutique & Café
Possibly the best place in the world for your pup? Furbaby Boutique & Café has everything your pup will ever need. With a spa and pampering salon offering grooming services and massages, day care, play dates and their specialty, a dog bakery – barkery! Don’t worry too much your fury baby will be in good hands whilst you enjoy breakfast, lunch or even just a coffee.
Where: 29/386 Wanneroo Rd, Westminster
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Tucked away in the streets of Perth is Babylon Cafe that isn’t so ancient. With a modern rustic feel the café serves a wonderful selection of coffee and snacks while your doggo unwinds. Great service and an overall relaxing feel.
Where: 656 Newcastle St, Leederville
Whistlepipe Gully, Kalamunda Walk
Just 35 minutes east of Perth the easy walk throughout the Mundy Regional Park features wildflowers, creeks, bridges and an old house. What an adventure! Although dogs must remain leashed throughout the walk, you’ll both have a splendid day out.
Time: 1.5 hour
Distance: 3.5km loop
Where: Orange Valley Rd, Lesmurdie
Noble Falls Walk Trail
Start your day with a picnic or barbeque and end with a walk along the picturesque Wooroloo Brook. With plenty of birds and wildlife to spot with the whole family the trail is an easy task to complete. The trail starts at the Noble Falls picnic and parking area conveniently located opposite Noble Falls Tavern. Feel free to complete the walk even in winter with a range of wildflowers in bloom.
Time: 1 – 3 hours
Distance: 3.6km loop
Where: Toodyay Rd, Gidgegannup
Whiteman Park Dog Park
The 2.5 hectare off-leash dog park will have your dog begging you to never leave. The fenced area includes an obstacle course designed specifically in dog colours for your wet-nosed friend to enjoy. There are water stations, shade areas and a walking path within the enclosure. No need to fret, if your pooch is too small to play with the big boys, there’s a separate and smaller area. Biodegradable ‘pooch pouches’ are free at the dog park or Visitor Information Centre.
Where: 99 Lord St, Whiteman
Jack Marks Reserve
The fenced off park allows your dog to run around in the grassy or take a nap under the trees. Their preference. With water fountains for humans and dogs to enjoy fresh water from, everything else will flow. Alongside with park benches, the reserve can be booked out. Fees apply.
Where: Wright St, Highgate
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The Monk Brewery & Kitchen
What’s more heavenly than cuddling your pooch and enjoying a taste paddle of beers? You’ll be the saint in the room when you bring your dog along to The Monk Brewery & Kitchen. With a menu inspired by flavours from around the world and the amazing local fresh produce. Good food, good beer and a good boy.
Where: 33 South Terrace, Fremantle
Don’t be discouraged by the large factory like setting, Little Creatures is in fact a Brewhouse. Patrons can walk through The Great Hall enjoying their local brew with some snacks. What used to be a crocodile farm, the location offers a great outdoor area for your pooch. The only creature roaming around will be your pup. No crocodiles allowed!
Where: 40 Mews Rd, Fremantle