Dog friendly beaches

Dog friendly beaches

Cape Town – Atlantic Sea Board

Beta Beach, Bakoven – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Broken Baths Beach, Sea Point – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Broken Road, Sea Point – No dogs at all
Camps Bay Beach (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Camps Bay Tidal Pool – No dogs at all (dogs provisionally allowed only 5am – 08h30am)
Clifton 1st Beach – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Clifton 2nd Beach – No dogs at all
Clifton 3rd Beach – No dogs at all
Clifton 4th Beach (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs at all
Cosy Bay Beach, Oudekraal – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Glen Beach, Camps Bay – No dogs at all (dogs provisionally allowed only 5am – 08h30am)
Graafs Tidal Pool, Sea Point – Dogs on a lead
Llandudno Beach (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Maiden’s Cove Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Maiden’s Cove – No dogs at all
Milton Beach, Sea Point – Dogs on a lead
Miltons Tidal Pool, Sea Point – Dogs on a lead
Moses Beach, Clifton – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Mouille Point Beach – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Queens Beach, Sea Point – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Rocklands Beach, Sea Point – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Rocky Beach, Clifton – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Saunders Rock Tidal Pool, Bantry Bay – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Saunders Rocks Beach, Bantry Bay – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Sunset, Sea Point – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Three Anchor Bay, Sea Point – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)

Cape Town – West Coast, Tableview

Big Bay, Blouberg – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Blaauwberg Beach – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Dolphin Beach, Tableview – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Doodles Beach, Blouberg – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Eerste Steen Beach, Blouberg – No dogs at all
Mackerel Beach, Dido Valley – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Melkbosstrand Beach – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Milnerton Beach Lighthouse – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Milnerton Lagoon Beach – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Silwerstroom Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Silwerstroomstrand (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs at all
Small Bay, Blouberg – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Sunset Beach, Milnerton – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Witsands Beach, Melkbosstrand – Dogs allowed, no leash required

Southern Peninsula

Bachelors Cove, Silvermine – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Blue Waters Beach, Bay View – No dogs at all
Burghers’ Walk, Cape Point – Dogs on a lead
Capricorn Beach, Muizenberg – Dogs on a lead
Clovelly Beach, Clovelly – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Dalebrook Beach, Kalk Bay – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Dalebrook Tidal Pool, Kalk Bay – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Danger Beach, St James – Dogs on a lead
Die Kom Beach, Kommetjie – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
East Beach, Muizenberg – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Fish Hoek Beach (main beach) – No dogs at all
Fisherman’s Beach, Simons Town – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Frank’s Bay/Froggy Pond, Simons Town – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Glencairn Beach – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Glencairn Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Hout Bay Beach (middle section only) – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Kalk Bay 1 Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Kalk Bay 2 Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Long Beach, Kommetjie – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Long Beach, Simon’s Town – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Millers Point Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Millers Point – No dogs at all
Muizenberg Beach (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Muizenberg Pavillion – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Seaforth Beach, Simons Town – No dogs at all
Shelley Beach, Glencairn – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Soetwater Beach – No dogs at all
Soetwater Day Visitors Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Soetwater De Anker Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
St James Beach – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
St James Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Sunrise Beach, Muizenberg – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Surfers Corner Beach, Muizenberg – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
The Point, Kalk Bay – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Windmill Beach, Simons Town – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Woolleys Pool, Kalk Bay – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)

False Bay

Bikini Beach, Gordon’s Bay (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs at all
Cemetery Beach, Pelikan Heights – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Gordon’s Bay Beach (Main Beach) – No dogs at all
Harmony Beach, Strand – No dogs at all
Harmony Park Tidal Pool, Strand – No dogs at all
Koel Bay – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Kogel Bay – No dogs at all
Kogel Bay/ Sparks Bay Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Macassar Beach – No dogs at all
Macassar Pavillion – No dogs at all
Melkbaai, Strand – No dogs at all
Mnandi Beach ( Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Monwabisi Beach – No dogs at all
Monwabisi Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Mostertsbaai, Strand – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Nine Miles Beach, Strandfontein – Dogs on a lead
Strand Beach – No dogs at all
Strand Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Strandfontein Beach (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs at all
Strandfontein Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Zonwabe Beach – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)

It is possible for everyone to get along and all enjoy their day at the beach! Please exercise common courtesy and follow proper etiquette when taking your four-legged friends with you to the beach:

  • Rules should be signposted at each beach. Please read the signs and follow the rules.
  • Ensure your dogs are well socialised.
  • Pick up after them.
  • Please try to keep barking to a minimum.
  • Respect other beach-goer’s space.