Dog parks, beaches and off-leash locations

Taking your dog for a walk is a great way to keep them happy and healthy! If you would like to give your dog some lead free time, visit one of Council’s allocated off-leash dog exercise areas.

Your dog is allowed on dedicated off-leash beaches, parks and reserves, however must still be under your control and come back to you when called. This is important so everyone can enjoy our beaches, parks and open spaces.

Things to remember

1. Dogs are prohibited and must not enter
•    schools or within 10 metres of any children’s playground 
•    food preparation areas and shopping centres 
•    a public place set apart by Council for the protection of wildlife, e.g. COSS lands. 
•    sporting recreation areas or any beach not specifically designated as an off-leash exercise area 

2. When enjoying off-leash areas
•    your dog must always be under control of a competent person
•    no more than four dogs per person can be taken to an off-leash area
•    while dogs are allowed on designated beaches and reserves unleashed, you must ensure your dog’s behaviour doesn’t disrupt others. 

3. All other public spaces
•    when out and about it’s important to remember to always keep your dog on a lead. This includes when outside your home, and on your driveway or the footpath. 
 
4. Pick up your poo!
•    if your dog poos in a public place or on someone else’s property, you are responsible for picking it up and disposing of it thoughtfully. This will stop it from getting into our waterways or ending up on the bottom of other people’s shoes.  

Off-leash small dog exercise area

Small dogs and puppies (10kg and under) can socialise in a separate off-leash area from bigger dogs at Tuggerah Dog Park and Helen Reserve Gorokan. 

List of designated dog off-leash locations

Council is making it easier for residents and visitors to recognise areas across the Central Coast that are dog friendly.

You will begin to notice new red, amber, and green replacement signs, visible in certain locations across the region.

Central Coast - Designated Dog Off-Leash Signs

What these new signs stand for:

  • Red signs indicate dogs are prohibited in these areas 
  • Amber signs are a reminder that your dog must be on a leash. It’s important to remember to always keep your dog on a leash. This includes when outside your home, and on your driveway or the footpath.
  • Green signs indicate designated off-leash areas

Always check the signs at each location to ensure you are in a designated off-leash area.

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Macmasters Beach

open
Marine Parade, Macmasters Beach NSW 2259
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Mataram Ridge Park

Mountain View Drive, Woongarrah NSW 2259

Facilities

Play equipment
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Mitchell Park

Corella Crescent, Narara NSW 2250

Facilities

Water refill stations/bubblers, Picnic facilities, Dog friendly, Large grassed area for ball sports/athletics, Play equipment
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North Avoca Beach

open
View Street, North Avoca Beach NSW 2260
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North Burge Road Reserve

North Burge Road, Woy Woy NSW 2256

Facilities

No facilities
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North Shelly Reserve

Oaks Avenue, Toowoon Bay NSW 2261

Facilities

Toilet facilities
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Oberton Street Reserve

Oberton Street, Kincumber NSW 2251

Facilities

Dog friendly
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Patonga Beach

open
Bay Street, Patonga Beach NSW 2256
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Patrick Croke Oval

Melville Street, Kincumber NSW 2251

Facilities

Dog friendly
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Pearl Beach

open
Agate Avenue, Pearl Beach NSW 2256
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Last updated : Tue 31 May 2022