Your best friend can let off steam in one of the Northern Beaches 28 dog off- leash exercise areas and one on-leash beach. They are perfect places for your dog and you to explore and enjoy together. We recommend checking the information on this webpage before visiting as some areas have restricted off-leash times.

When you leave the dog off-leash area, please remember to place your dog back on the leash.  Dogs must be on-leash in public unless in a designated dog off-leash area and your dog must be under control. Always clean up after your dog.

More information on the Companion Animals Act 1993.

Frenchs Forest Showground


The Showground provides a large space for dogs to run and play, while small and shy dogs have the option to use a smaller,fully fenced area adjacent that has been set aside for...

Hitchcock Park Dog Park

The designated OFF leash area is to the north of Careel Bay playing fields. (Dogs MUST be on leash through Hitchcock Park).

LM Graham Reserve sportsfield

LM Graham Reserve


LM Graham Reserve is located next door to our Manly Andrew 'Boy' Charlton Aquatic Centre a perfect place to stop by for a dip.

Mackerel Beach Dog Area

Dogs are permitted off-leash under effective control between the Wharf and the most northerly house between 6:30am-9:30am and 5pm-sunset. At all other times dogs must be leashed when moving between boats and houses. Dogs are not permitted below the high tide mark or in the water.

McCarrs Creek Reserve

McCarrs Creek Reserve is a trial off-lead dog area from Monday to Friday in the signposted area which is west of the main access road into the reserve.

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