Adelaide’s Dog Friendly Beaches To Visit With Your Pup This Summer

When the weather heats up, all you and your dog want to do is hit the beach!

But which South Australian beaches allow dogs to run free during summer? 

In general, you CAN take your dog on most of Adelaide’s beaches – but there are some restrictions. During daylight savings dogs must be leashed on Adelaide’s beaches between 10am and 8pm (note: times vary by council area). Often they are allowed off-leash outside of these times. However, make sure you check on your local council’s website for any restrictions before heading down to the beach for a swim with your dog!

These beaches allow dogs off-leash all year round – but remember to keep your dog under control at all times.

O’Sullivan Beach

An area bounded on the north by an imaginary line continued westerly from the southern street alignment of Selway Terrace, O'Sullivan Beach, and on the south by an imaginary line continued westerly from the northern street alignment of Heather Street, Christies Beach, at any time.


Port Noarlunga South

An area bounded on the north by the centre line of the Onkaparinga River mouth, Port Noarlunga South, and on the south by an imaginary line continued westerly from the northern alignment of Cliff Avenue, Port Noarlunga South, at any time. 

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Seaford - Moana

An area bounded on the north by an imaginary line continued westerly from the southern alignment of Tiller Drive, Seaford, and on the south by an imaginary line continued westerly from the northern street alignment of Robertson Road, Moana, at any time.


Aldinga Beach

An area bounded by an imaginary line west of the northern side of Ocean Street, Aldinga Beach, and heading in a northerly direction to stairs situated 100 metres north of Butterworth Road, Aldinga Beach, (Snapper Point) at any time.