Holiday With Your Dog on the Gold Coast

Are you still thinking about bringing your dog on your holiday vacation on the Gold Coast? Here’s some good news! You don’t have to hire a sitter or leave it to a family member at home as you can have enjoy a wonderful holiday with your dog on the Gold Coast. This city is a safe haven for dogs; many will likely stop you on the way to say hello and pet your canine companion.


Your dog will enjoy the trip as much as the rest of the family, with 57 sandy beaches to walk on. Numerous tourist parks, hotels, and other lodging options allow pets, and there are many dog parks and off-leash exercise areas. Additionally, many cafés accept dogs.


Dog-Friendly Beach & Foreshore Areas


The Gold Coast beaches and its foreshores are nearly five kilometres in total. In addition, the city has six main off-leash dog exercise areas that your furry friend can enjoy. These locations are great for spending the day out with your pooch because the majority of them have public toilets, BBQs, and cafés as well.


Among the best off-leash dog-friendly beaches on the Gold Coast, you can visit during your holiday trip including Currumbin Creek Northside Beach, Tallebudgera Creek Beach, Biggera Waters Beach, and The Spit. In our previous article, we learned more about these beautiful off-leash beaches on the Gold Coast.


Paradise Point Foreshore and Labrador Foreshore are excellent areas to play with your pup. You only have to clean after your pet to maintain the area’s sanitation.



Off-Leash Dog Parks


Your dogs are not limited to being off-leash only at beaches. They can also play with other dogs in the many available dog parks. 


The best off-leash dog parks on the Gold Coast include Robina Parkway, Musgrave Park at Southport, Frascott Park, Tallebudgera Off-Leash Agility Dog Island, and the Gold Coast Gardens. These off-leash dog parks will allow your dog to stay active during your holiday trip. It is also a good opportunity for them to socialise with other dogs in the area. Here’s a recent article about these off-leash dog parks on the Gold Coast you can read to get to know more about them.


In addition, it is also essential to know the areas where dogs are prohibited. The following information is provided courtesy of the Gold Coast City Council for the Gold Coast’s Northern, Southern, and Central suburbs:



Dog-Friendly Accommodation


With so many pet-friendly accommodations available, your dog will have the opportunity to experience a Gold Coast holiday vacation. All over the Gold Coast, vacation rentals, hotels, B&Bs, and guesthouses are putting out the welcome mat for four-legged guests.


Jadran Motel & El-Jays Lodge


Jadran Motel & El-Jays Lodge is a pet-friendly accommodation on the Gold Coast. A range of accommodation options is available close to the Broadwater, including studio suites, two-bedroom fully self-contained apartments and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. There’s so much space to run around and explore with your furry friend and plenty of spots for a picnic or barbecue.



Cedar Creek Lodge


Travel to Cedar Creek Lodges in the Tambourine Mountain hills with your dog for a well-earned break from city life. Cedar Creek is the perfect place for a dog-friendly holiday – it’s peaceful and relaxing, and your furry friend will love exploring all the great outdoors has to offer. Your dog can stay in your self-contained Creek Lodge, though not on beds or couches. Aside from that, there is also a goody bag of dog treats.



Also read: Dog-friendly Walks and Hikes on the Gold Coast


QT Gold Coast


If your dog weighs less than 20 kg, QT Gold Coast provides pet-friendly lodging for you and your canine companion. Their Pup Yeah! rooms have attractive features, such as a poochie mini bar filled with snacks for dining and whining. Additionally, there are luxurious in-room dog dinner menus, custom grooming, and walking service. Your dog will surely get to have a five-star experience!



BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park


This place is where canines are treated like royalty! It has numerous off-leash play areas, a VIP dog wash, kennels for when you need to leave your pet home, and a canine-friendly poolside café.


In addition, BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park offers free-of-charge accommodation for dogs in their 20 dog-friendly cabins. The nearby Wet’n’Wild, Movie World and Dreamworld amusement parks are only a short drive from this location.



Pet-Friendly Cafés


You can see how many residents have dogs in this area by strolling along the Gold Coast’s foreshores and beaches. They come in all sizes and shapes and number in the thousands. Therefore, it is a wise thing for café owners to accommodate dogs. There are numerous pet-friendly cafés on the Gold Coast where you can visit with your dog. The best are listed below:


Miss Moneypenny’s


You’ll feel extremely fortunate to introduce your canine companion to this chic venue in Broadbeach. It also has a branch in Noosa, which you can visit when you happen to be there. You can reserve a table on the open-air deck for cocktails and tapas with your dog daily. The founders call it Dog On The Deck.



Alfred’s Diner


It is the definition of a dog’s paradise. Alfred’s Diner is a backyard lawn food spot where your pet can feel at home among people (and other dogs) while lounging on repurposed patio furniture, rugs, and cushions in a grassy backyard beneath beach umbrellas. 



Paddock Bakery


Goldie’s most lauded breakfast café is where cool dogs socialise. This unique Brisbane accommodation offers a unique opportunity for dogs to run and play in a spacious, leafy garden, as well as a chance to explore a 70-year-old Queenslander transported from the bay suburbs. In addition, the Toasted Cream Bagel is the most legendary of all bagels you should try once you’re there.



A Holiday You Won’t Forget!


Spend the upcoming holiday with your dog on the Gold Coast. By taking note of the guide I’ve shared, you’ll off to the holiday you will never forget!


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