Beach dog exercise areas

Find where and when you can exercise your dog on the beach off-leash or on-leash, and where dogs are not permitted.

Dog with stick on a beach.

Explore our online map to find out beach areas where you:

  • can exercise your dog off-leash
  • can walk your dog on-lead
  • can't take your dog.

Dog exercise map

Off-leash and on-leash beach areas (restrictions may apply – check the map for details):

  • Hataitai Bay Beach
  • Houghton Bay Beach
  • Island Bay Beach
  • Kio Bay Beach
  • Little Karaka Bay Beach
  • Lyall Bay Beach
  • Makara Beach
  • Oriental Bay Beach (not including Freyberg beach)
  • Palmer Head (along coastal path only)
  • Seatoun Beach
  • Tarakena Bay Beach (along coastal path only)
  • Weka Bay Beach
  • Worser Bay Beach

Beach areas where dogs are not permitted:

  • Balaena Bay Beach
  • Freyberg Beach
  • Princess Bay Beach
  • Scorching Bay Beach
  • Taputeranga Island
  • Tarakena Bay Beach

Your responsibilities

When exercising dog off-leash, you must maintain control over your dog at all times.

Be alert and make sure that your dog isn't behaving aggressively towards other dogs or people.

You are responsible for cleaning up after your pet.