Dog Friendly: Horseshoe Bay & Redhead Beach Newcastle

Carla August 21, 2012 1
Dog Friendly: Horseshoe Bay & Redhead Beach Newcastle

Horseshoe Bay

This is Newcastle’s only official off-leash beach and is located at Nobby’s Road, Newcastle East. Horseshoe Beach is a great place for dogs to enjoy a splash in the ocean without the restriction of a leash. Located in Newcastle Harbour, the sheltered waters of Horseshoe Beach are ideal for dogs to play in. For pet-friendly places to stay in the area look here.



Off-leash beach, Newcastle NSW

Redhead Beach

This beach is located around 16.5km south of Newcastle. The off-leash dog area extends from Second Creek, southerly for approx 700 metres.


Photo Credit: Bec Lee

Absolutely 100% favourite spot for my boy Bodhi is redhead beach, Newcastle. It stretches for 9 miles and is largely dog friendly, we are blessed to live just ten minutes from it and visit regularly!








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  1. Jacqui Lee December 4, 2016 at 4:45 am -

    Redhead Beach – For those who don’t know Second Creek is accessed from the Cain Street Car Park or you can park at the southern end of Cain Street/Elsdon street and take the path there and come out in the middle of the leash free beach area. Keep your dog on the lead until you reach the actual beach.