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Fur Baby Friendly Sutherland Shire

There are so many pooch friendly things to do in the Sutherland Shire. From beautiful stretches of leash free sandy beaches, walking trails, local farmers markets, cafes, breweries and more. Bring your fur baby, enjoy your break and have a ball together.


Let your pup feel the sand between their paws or even go for a doggie paddle at one of 3 dog friendly beaches across the Sutherland Shire. There’s also 6 off-leash parks in the Shire where dogs can roam free until their heart's content.

Please check the details for each site for specific dog off leash times and other regulations.

Greenhills Beach Cronulla

Greenhills Beach Dog off Leash Area

Silver Beach Kurnell

Horderns Beach Dog Off Leash Area

The Ridge Dog Off Leash Bush Park 

Carina Bay Reserve, Como

Helena Street Dog Park 


The Shire’s favourite walks follow the coastline, passing stunning beaches, rockpools, parks & cafes. There’s always plenty of spots to stop and enjoy a pat alongCronulla Esplanada the way and enjoy the views no matter which walk you choose.

Cronulla Esplanade - Sutherland Shire’s most popular and iconic scenic walk stretching 4kms one way.  Stroll along the vibrant esplanade with plenty of smells for your pooch to follow as well as plenty of place to stop and enjoy the superb views.

Silver Beach Shared Pathway - Stunning views of Botany Bay abound at Kurnell along the Silver Beach Shared Pathway. The walk begins at Bonna Point Reserve, with its state of the art regional playground, and follows the pathway to the existing walking track in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park, the location of Captain Cook’s famous landing point on the Kurnell Peninsula. The final stage of the Silver Beach Pathway was opened in mid-2020 and has breathed new life into this beautiful beachside part of Kurnell.

Woronora River Bridge Walk - Suspended beneath the northern rim of the Woronora River Bridge, this stunning walkway and cycleway offers fabulous unobstructed views along the Woronora River and to the bushland and water below. This is a beautiful walk or cycle for all ages and fitness levels and is accessible for wheelchairs, scooters and pooches!

Restaurants & Cafes

Dog friendly cafes

There are so many quality restaurants and cafes across the Shire to enjoy a meal with your favourite furry friend! There may even be a puppuccino in it for well-behaved fur babies.



Next Door

Salt Meats Cheese


Blackwood Pantry

Crust Pizza


Cook at kurnell


Playground Café

Our Father


The Laneway Cafe

The Crnr Espresso

Mr Paisleys


Chapman Lane

Bianchinis Espresso

Bianco Nero


Brick Pit Espresso



7th Heaven


Dose Jannali




The Local Pantry 


Cafe Vostro

Bars & Breweries 

Share a drink with your best mate, of the fury four-legged variety, at one (or all) of the three fabulous local breweries. The Shire is also lucky to have aSunday Road Brewing particularly dog friendly tavern with a great beer garden, perfect for all type of of babies, fur and the human kind to have fun.

Sunday Road Brewing

Hairyman Brewery

Shark Island Brewing

Bangor Tavern


Botanica Lane, KirraweeHave some fun with your fury friend. Wander the Shire Farmers Markets, browse Botanica Lane with coffee in hand or let your pooch be co-captain as you kayak down the Woronora River.

Shire Farmers Market - stroll through these fabulous foodie markets, held every Saturday morning from 8am to 1pm in Sutherland’s Flora Street Carpark, the markets are full of fresh produce and unique products from independent makers. Pick up your weekly groceries and a treat for yourself and your best mate too. 

The Boatshed Woronora - four-legged visitors are very welcome to come along and share your adventure. If you would like to dine at the cafe just let the staff know when you book that you will have your fur baby with you also be sure to bring a life jacket for your pup if they are not a strong swimmer. (Reopening after flooding at the end of August, check their insta page for updates)

Botanica Lane - Let your fury friend explore a hidden jungle! Botanica Lane welcomes all your fury friends to join you while you stroll through their oasis, filled with lush plants and gorgeous designer pots. 


After a day of fun, put your feet up and retire for the night with your pooch blissfully by your side at one of our pet friendly accommodation options.Dog friendly hotel

Sutherland Motel - Welcomes fur babies of any size, with dedicated dog friendly rooms and enclosed grassy area onsite for a little play. 

Quest Cronulla Beach - Please call Quest Cronulla Beach directly before booking, as there maybe restrictions in place regarding the number of dogs staying and the size of the dog. Please note this is subject to hotel availability.

There are a range of other short stay accommodation options available across the Sutherland Shire.

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Metro Hotel Miranda

522 Kingsway (Corner of Jackson Avenue), Miranda

T: 1800 004 321


Gerrale Street, Cronulla


Old Princes Highway, Engadine

Cronulla Beach

20-38 Gerrale Street, Cronulla

T: 02 9710 0333

Rydges Cronulla Beachside

20 - 26 The Kingsway, Cronulla

T: 02 9527 3100

Quest Cronulla Beach

1 Kingsway, Cronulla

T: 02 8536 3600

Engadine Motor Inn

1229-1233 Princes Highway, Engadine

T: 02 9520 8166

Bundeena Kayaks

2 Seabreeze Lane, Bundeena

T: 0419 254 981

EG Waterhouse National Camellia Gardens

104 President Avenue, Caringbah

T: 02 9710 0333

Sydney Tramway Museum

Cnr Rawson Avenue & Pitt Street, Loftus

T: 02 9542 3646

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