Beach exercise areas

There are many designated beaches throughout the city where your dog is free to exercise off-leash.

Dog with stick on a beach.

Even when exercising on the beach off-leash, dogs must be under control of their owner at all times.

Use the maps below to see specific beach areas you:

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

Interactive map

Click on the image below to see dog exercise and restricted areas in an interactive map.

Map of Wellington with 'Where can I exercise my dog?' on it which links through to the online map.

Printable maps

Click on the links below to see dog exercise and restricted areas for that specific beach:

Balaena Bay Beach | Freyberg Beach | Hataitai Bay Beach | Houghton Bay Beach | Island Bay Beach | Kio Bay Beach | Little Karaka Bay Beach | Lyall Bay Beach | Makara Beach | Oriental Bay Beach | Palmer Head | Princess Bay Beach | Scorching Bay Beach | Seatoun Beach | Taputeranga Island | Tarakena Bay Beach | Weka Bay Beach | Worser Bay Beach