Had a ruff day? Nothing like some quality time with the pawfect companion. 

It’s no secret Perth is full of pet lovers. With the amazing weather, it’s always nice to take the dog for a walk along that scenic route.

It can sometimes be difficult to find places around that allow you to bring your dogs. Here are some of the most pet-friendly cafes, pubs, parks, markets and beaches all around Perth. Take your pup for some one-on-one time or a play date at some of these beautiful locations.

The Water Lovers

Perth has some of the best beaches, why not take your dog to feel the sand between their paws. With the summer season in full swing, here are some of the pooch-friendly beaches that you need to visit before the cold weather comes storming in.


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Clear blue skies call for some fun in the sun. Head south of the river to South Beach (Fremantle), to catch some rays and play in the sand. Not only is there over 2km of soft sand and calm waves, but also a large grass area to have a run around or dry off before jumping into the car.

Rockingham Dog Beach provides calm waters, plenty of water bowls and a park area with barbeques and lots of parking. Perfect for a family afternoon in the sun, finishing off with a BBQ!

One of the most popular dog beaches in the Northern Suburbs is Hillary’s Dog beach. No wonder this is a popular location, the clear waters and white sand make for a perfect day in the sun.

The Social Butterfly

Going for a coffee date but don’t want to leave your dog at home? Or maybe you just want to grab lunch with your pup! Treat your dog to a delicious puppachino and some yummy treats too! There are Perth dog friendly cafes all around.

Clancy’s Fish Pub is a pet friendly bar in the heart of Fremantle. With a huge oval, there is plenty of play area for the pooch. Also South of the River is Orange Box located at Leighton Beach (walking distance to the Leighton Dog Beach). The Orange Box is a delicious café with big park area and beach access.

For something a bit different – Henry Summer, an urban cocktail and wine bar located in Northbridge. With shaded patio areas, it’s the perfect location for an afternoon chill out session with your fury friend.

Perth is extremely lucky to have a multitude of amazing dog friendly cafes. Some of our favourites are Lincolns 102 Café (Highgate), Propeller (North Fremantle), Boo Espresso (North Perth), Lo Quay River Café (Wilson) and Dogs Breakfast Café (Swan Valley).

The Adventure Pooch

The joy of watching your dog running around a big field having the time of their lives can’t help but make you smile! Here are some of the best locations for all the adventurous dogs that love to get their tails dirty.

The Yarra Vista Dog Park in Jandakot is a great location for dogs that loves to explore and run around. The park includes small and large dog areas that are double gated with agility equipment. There is lots of seating for owners and a playground for the kiddies (just outside the dog area).

Whiteman Park is another amazing location that allows your pup to have some fun on the obstacle course. The course is designed in all the colours that dogs can see! How thoughtful!

Some other dog-friendly parks include Attadale Reserve, Minnawarra Park, Sienna Wood Dog Park, Lake Claremont Parkland and Matilda Bay Reserve.

Why not let us know your favourite places to take your four-legged friends in Perth or other Perth dog friendly cafes! Show us by tagging #perthhappenings on your pup-shots.


Written by Emma Palmiero in 2020, updated by Pieta Sharpe in Dec 2022