With summer arriving, you and your four-legged friend want to get out and feel the sand under your paws.
To make it easier, we’ve put together a list of top beaches and reserves all over the city with off-lead areas during the day.
North: St Leonards Beach, Hauraki
For anyone on the north shore, the little-known St Leonard’s is the place to go, offering a rare beach off-lead spot during daytime hours.
For anyone out east or even in central, nip along to Mellon’s Bay. The western area of the bay is off-lead 24/7 all year round and a great spot for a breezy summer walk.
South: Beachlands Domain
Beachlands Domain offers a great grassy space to let loose and run about off-lead during those summer days.
Go West young dog and run over the sands of Piha. A famous doggy paradise, there’s plenty of room to bark, play and jump in the waves and off-lead all the times.
The west coast is a whole dog-heaven zone really, so if you want to try somewhere different go along to coast and explore Kakamatua Beach, Bethells Beach and Muriwai!
Check your local beach
Wondering about the restrictions at your local beach spot? Just search here to find out dog access hours of any Auckland beach or park.
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