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7+ Busselton Dog Beaches: Complete Locals Guide

If you’re on the hunt for a Busselton dog beach where your furry friend can play and splash around, you’ve come to the right place.

As a Margaret River local since 2016, I’ve spent countless hours exploring the shores of this beautiful region with my husband, our five kids, and our energetic Siberian Husky, Buddy. We understand the joy of watching our four-legged family members frolic on the beach.

In this article, I’ll share the best dog-friendly beaches in Busselton. Drawing from personal experiences and local insights, I aim to guide you to the perfect seaside escape for you and your canine companion. Let’s get into it!

Overcast summer view of Peppermint Grove Beach, with calm grey skies meeting the serene waters, and the sandy shore gently curving into the distance, one of the popular Margaret River beaches on offer.
Peppermint Grove Beach, one of the best dog friendly beaches in the area!

Busselton Dog Beaches

There are so many dog beaches in Busselton! I have listed every single one below, I hope you find this information helpful!

1. Peppermint Grove Beach

🌏DISTANCE FROM BUSSELTON: 26km | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 72km |📍LOCATION: Peppermint Grove Beach WA | Google Maps

🐕Off Leash:

For more information, check out this map provided by the Shire Of Capel.

Read more about Peppermint Grove Beach, places to stay in Peppermint Grove Beach and things to do in Peppermint Grove Beach.

Warning sign at the entrance to Forrest Beach, with a clear view of the sandy beach and calm ocean in the background, indicating a pedestrian area with cautions about snakes and no lifeguard on duty.
Forrest Beach is a quiet beach north of Busselton, and you can even drive on the beach here!

2. Forrest Beach

🌏DISTANCE FROM BUSSELTON: 19km | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 66km |📍LOCATION: Forrest Beach WA | Google Maps

🐕‍🦺On Leash At All Times: South of the Northern Carpark for 1.1km

For more information, check out this map provided by the Shire Of Capel.

Read more about Forrest Beach at my Complete Guide To Forrest Beach!

View of Wonnerup Beach, an expansive Busselton dog beach under a clear blue sky, showcasing tire tracks on the smooth white sand leading to the serene turquoise waters, with natural vegetation fringing the coastline.
Wonnerup Beach is just north of Busselton, and you can bring your 4WD on the beach here, which makes it a very accessible dog friendly beach!

3. Wonnerup Beach

🌏DISTANCE FROM BUSSELTON: 7km | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 60km |📍LOCATION: Wonnerup WA | Google Maps

🐕Off Leash: All the way from the Busselton – Capel boundary at the northern end of Wonnerup Beach, down to the Eastern Groyne at the Port Geographe Marina.

For more information, check out this map provided by the City Of Busselton.

Read more about Wonnerup Beach, including some top nearby accommodation.

Moody skies over the calm inlet at Busselton beaches, with a protective breakwater and coastal vegetation.
This is Port Georgraphe. There is a cute little playground just where I’m taking this photo from, and as you can see, it’s a very protected piece of water.

4. Port Geographe

🌏DISTANCE FROM BUSSELTON: 7km | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 56km |📍LOCATION: Geographe WA | Google Maps

🐶Seasonal Areas (Dogs prohibited between 9 am and 5 pm between December 1 and February 28 inclusive, but allowed off-lead at all other times):

🐕Off Leash:

For more information on dog friendly beaches Busselton, check out this map provided by the City Of Busselton.

🏖️Summary: Not exactly a beach like the others on this list, but I like the Port Geographe Foreshore and Playground because it has a carpark nearby, and it’s always quiet.

Gloomy weather over the iconic Busselton Jetty extending into the sea, with a lush park area in the foreground.
The one and only Busselton Foreshore featuring Busselton Jetty!

5. Busselton Foreshore/West Busselton/Broadwater

🌏DISTANCE FROM BUSSELTON: 1km | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 49km |📍LOCATION: Busselton WA | Google Maps

🐶Seasonal Areas (Dogs prohibited between 9 am and 5 pm between December 1 and February 28 inclusive, but allowed off-lead at all other times):

🐕Off Leash:

For more information on Busselton dog beaches, check out this map provided by the City Of Busselton.

Child standing on the shore of Busselton beaches, looking out at the calm sea on a clear day.
Lots of spots to take your dog along the beach along Siesta Park and Toby Inlet.

6. Marybrook, Siesta Park And Toby Inlet

🌏DISTANCE FROM BUSSELTON: 11km | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 43km |📍LOCATION: Siesta Park/Marybrook WA | Google Maps

🐶Seasonal Areas (Dogs prohibited between 9 am and 5 pm between December 1 and February 28 inclusive, but allowed off-lead at all other times):

🐕Off Leash:

For more information, check out this map provided by the City Of Busselton.

🏖️Summary: There are a few carparks available along this stretch of beach (just check Google Maps), and all of the beach along here has crystal clear ocean, perfect to take your dog for a walk. Sometimes there can be a bit of washed-up seaweed.

7. Quindalup

🌏DISTANCE FROM BUSSELTON: 11km | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 49km |📍LOCATION: Quindalup | Google Maps

🐶Seasonal Areas (Dogs prohibited between 9 am and 5 pm between December 1 and February 28 inclusive, but allowed off-lead at all other times):

🐕Off Leash:

For more information, check out this map provided by the City Of Busselton.

Wrapping Up: Best Dog Beaches Busselton

As we conclude our journey through Busselton’s dog-friendly beaches, it’s clear that this area is a perfect playground for dog lovers and their pets.

For even more dog-friendly coastal spots, don’t forget to check out my other articles on dog beaches in the Margaret River region. Each one is filled with local insights and tips, giving you and your pup plenty of choices for your next beach adventure.

So, grab that leash, prepare some treats, and embark on a discovery of these fantastic beaches. Enjoy your walks, soak in the beauty of Busselton’s coastline, and make every moment count with your four-legged friend by your side.

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100% YES! — Australia has “free” healthcare but it’s only for citizens and permanent residents. Foreigners visiting need travel insurance in case anything happens on their visit. I like SafetyWing – their Nomad Insurance starts at just $1.50 USD a day!

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Yes — Renting a car is a necessity in most of Australia! If you want to go on road trips or adventures outside of the major cities, and even if you’re staying in a major city, you’ll want to rent a car. If you are visiting Margaret River, it will be even more important that you hire a car, you’ll need it to be able to get around and see all the great attractions and wineries!

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I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit to Margaret River!