- Friday 09 February 2018
Signage from beach access 72 in Coolum to 136 in Twin Waters has been updated to advise beach goers that dogs are prohibited on the beach in flagged swimming areas.
Dogs have always been prohibited between the flags, however until now the signage in these locations didn’t specify this condition.
There are many places along the coast that dog owners can take their furry friends.
There are 13.5km of dedicated dog off-leash beach across 11 separate areas on the Sunshine Coast for the community and our many visitors to enjoy. There are also 20 dog off-leash parks, including eight fenced parks.
There are areas that allow for dogs to be exercised off-leash at all times of the day, as well as timed beaches where dogs are allowed off-leash between 4pm and 8am daily.
When heading to the beach, please ensure you check the signage before taking your dog off its leash.
Please also help to keep our beaches clean, carry bags to collect your dog’s waste and always pick up after your dog – bag it and bin it.
Council officers regularly patrol the beaches to ensure dog owners are doing the right thing.
A dog owner not complying with the laws can receive an on-the-spot fine of $252.Council’s website provides information, fact sheets and a map for residents and visitors, listing the various locations and times available to dog owners, including off-leash beaches, on-leash areas and exercise dog parks.