Doggie beach

Pop quiz: where in Sydney can you find lost thongs, goggles, dog collars and leashes?Why, at the doggie beach, of course!
It's so hard to find off leash, dog friendly beaches in Sydney, so Rowland Reserve, (where dogs can run and swim free) is really a gem of a find. My friend, Claire and I brought her little dog there recently for a day of doggie beach fun. It was so wonderful to see dozens of dogs at the park, sniffing each others' bums, chasing, playing catch and swimming.

I wonder, why is it that all dogs seem to magically know how to swim, without need for formal lessons?
I'll admit; I had plenty of fun myself collecting seashells, finding starfish and going for a quick dip. Summer is coming to a close very soon and it's good to know everyone - man's best friend included, has had the chance of a summery good time in the sun.

26 Responses to Doggie beach

nancy said...

very cute :) I do like a good dog beach! it's raining and cold here in Adelaide today - definitely not "last day of summer" worthy!

honey my heart said...

doggie beaches are so fun!

Liesl said...

What a fun day by the water! Super cute! :)

rolala said...

It's nice for doggies to have a beach to roam and play. I also have fun collecting seashells :)

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Jess said...

sooo cute!! my yorkie hates the water, lol. and thank you for your sweet comment :)

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psychelyn said...

I envy the dogs for knowing how to learn without formal lessons. In fact it is an instinct. I don't know how to swim but there was one time when got myself into deep water and I tried to swim like a dog slowly towards the shore, and it saved me. :)

Sarah B said...

Dog beaches are so much fun, they're a really happy place :)

M.E said...

nice post :)

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heelsontheclouds said...

nice pics! so cute! i missed summertime!
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Rena said...

beautiful pictures, I would like to go to the beach now, too :)

Anonymous said...

I need a doggie beach :) Or at least weather that allows me to go to the beach... love your 4 legged friends :)

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Shoko said...

Cute! They look very happy :)

Bruna Marx said...

Really nice!

Zoƫ {Conversation Pieces} said...

Lost thongs? Everything else I understand on doggie beach but not those ;)

Disturbed Style said...

Amazing photos! I love it :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous! Looks like the perfect beach day. xo style, she wrote

Natasha said...

That starfish photograph is gorgeous and I've never been to a dog beach before! I think here in the UK they're just allowed off leash anyway as long as you keep an eye on them. That's a sweet idea though, and so cute. Lovely photos. xxx

jo said...

I would love to visit Australia one day. I heard it's very similar to Vancouver. Thanks for visiting.

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Sunny & Star said...

Aww that beach looks amazing. And all of the beautiful dogs. Also, seashells are one of my favorite things.

Maura said...

Someday I'll travel to Sidney! :')

Bravoe Runway said...

WOW...summer is almost over in Australia huh?? We're just at the tail end of winter...I don't think that makes you feel any better... :(

Daria said...

great pics! i love the last one

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a, said...

wow! a starfish! i don't think i've ever seen a real one, as i haven't had the chance to travel much and i live in canada!

Ocean Dreams said...

doggie beaches are the best, would love to go to one when I'm back in sunny CA. looks like you enjoyed!

eat my shorts said...

Gotta love a doggie beach - it's so handy for making doggie friends! :)

Aliya said...

What lovely pictures!!

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