Beaches

Pet Friendly Beaches

There are many beaches and trails along the Great Ocean Road for you and pooch to explore and enjoy whilst on holiday, with a few do’s and don’ts to follow along the way!

The Good News

Dogs are permitted in areas of Port Campbell and also the Bay of Islands Coastal Park, 18km west of Port Campbell township.

Dogs are permitted on a number of beautiful sandy beaches as long as they are on a leash. They are not permitted in certain areas because of the presence of threatened species including the Hooded Plover, Rufus Bristlebird and Southern Brown Bandicoot.

Download our Map and Information Sheet for Dog Friendly Beaches & Trails

The Not so Good News

Domestic dogs are strictly prohibited in all areas of Port Campbell National Park, this includes the 12 Apostles. You may keep your dog in the car when in transit or in car parks.

It is not cool to leave dogs in hot cars. Please follow the advise of Parks Victoria, Corangamite Shire and the RSPCA and find other arrangements for your pet on hot days.

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Things To Do Nearby

Places To Eat & Drink

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawuurung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Ancestors, past present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.