Pet Friendly Beaches Cape Town, Dogs Allowed

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In April 2015 a number of beaches in Cape Town banned dogs due to owners not picking up after their pets, as well a few incidents when owners unfortunately did not control their dogs when they became aggressive and a few injuries occured.

Fortunately (as at August 2015) there are still a number of beaches that do allow dogs. We have listed them alphabetically for you below, along with their allowances according to the City of Cape Town’s website.

Cape Town – Atlantic Sea Board

Beta Beach, Bakoven – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Broken Baths Beach, Sea Point – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Broken Road, Sea Point – No dogs at all
Camps Bay Beach (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Camps Bay Tidal Pool – No dogs at all (dogs provisionally allowed only 5am – 08h30am)
Clifton 1st Beach – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Clifton 2nd Beach – No dogs at all
Clifton 3rd Beach – No dogs at all
Clifton 4th Beach (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs at all
Cosy Bay Beach, Oudekraal – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Glen Beach, Camps Bay – No dogs at all (dogs provisionally allowed only 5am – 08h30am)
Graafs Tidal Pool, Sea Point – Dogs on a lead
Llandudno Beach (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Maiden’s Cove Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Maiden’s Cove – No dogs at all
Milton Beach, Sea Point – Dogs on a lead
Miltons Tidal Pool, Sea Point – Dogs on a lead
Moses Beach, Clifton – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Mouille Point Beach – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Queens Beach, Sea Point – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Rocklands Beach, Sea Point – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Rocky Beach, Clifton – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Saunders Rock Tidal Pool, Bantry Bay – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Saunders Rocks Beach, Bantry Bay – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Sunset, Sea Point – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Three Anchor Bay, Sea Point – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)

Cape Town – West Coast, Tableview

Big Bay, Blouberg – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Blaauwberg Beach – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Dolphin Beach, Tableview – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Doodles Beach, Blouberg – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Eerste Steen Beach, Blouberg – No dogs at all
Mackerel Beach, Dido Valley – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Melkbosstrand Beach – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Milnerton Beach Lighthouse – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Milnerton Lagoon Beach – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Silwerstroom Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Silwerstroomstrand (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs at all
Small Bay, Blouberg – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Sunset Beach, Milnerton – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Witsands Beach, Melkbosstrand – Dogs allowed, no leash required

Southern Peninsula

Bachelors Cove, Silvermine – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Blue Waters Beach, Bay View – No dogs at all
Burghers’ Walk, Cape Point – Dogs on a lead
Capricorn Beach, Muizenberg – Dogs on a lead
Clovelly Beach, Clovelly – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Dalebrook Beach, Kalk Bay – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Dalebrook Tidal Pool, Kalk Bay – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Danger Beach, St James – Dogs on a lead
Die Kom Beach, Kommetjie – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
East Beach, Muizenberg – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Fish Hoek Beach (main beach) – No dogs at all
Fisherman’s Beach, Simons Town – Dogs allowed, no leash required (this one is pending a possible ban, so check with the government site below for updates).
Frank’s Bay/Froggy Pond, Simons Town – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Glencairn Beach – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Glencairn Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Hout Bay Beach (middle section only) – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Kalk Bay 1 Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Kalk Bay 2 Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Long Beach, Kommetjie – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Long Beach, Simon’s Town – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Millers Point Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Millers Point – No dogs at all
Muizenberg Beach (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Muizenberg Pavillion – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Seaforth Beach, Simons Town – No dogs at all
Shelley Beach, Glencairn – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Soetwater Beach – No dogs at all
Soetwater Day Visitors Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Soetwater De Anker Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
St James Beach – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
St James Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Sunrise Beach, Muizenberg – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Surfers Corner Beach, Muizenberg – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
The Point, Kalk Bay – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Windmill Beach, Simons Town – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Woolleys Pool, Kalk Bay – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)

False Bay

Bikini Beach, Gordon’s Bay (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs at all
Cemetery Beach, Pelikan Heights – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Gordon’s Bay Beach (Main Beach) – No dogs at all
Harmony Beach, Strand – No dogs at all
Harmony Park Tidal Pool, Strand – No dogs at all
Koel Bay – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Kogel Bay – No dogs at all
Kogel Bay/ Sparks Bay Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Macassar Beach – No dogs at all
Macassar Pavillion – No dogs at all
Melkbaai, Strand – No dogs at all
Mnandi Beach ( Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)
Monwabisi Beach – No dogs at all
Monwabisi Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Mostertsbaai, Strand – Dogs allowed, no leash required
Nine Miles Beach, Strandfontein – Dogs on a lead
Strand Beach – No dogs at all
Strand Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Strandfontein Beach (Blue Flag Beach) – No dogs at all
Strandfontein Tidal Pool – No dogs at all
Zonwabe Beach – No dogs (9am-6pm, Nov-Apr)

It is possible for everyone to get along and all enjoy their day at the beach! Please exercise common courtesy and follow proper etiquette when taking your four-legged friends with you to the beach:
– Rules should be signposted at each beach. Please read the signs and follow the rules.
– Ensure your dogs are well socialised and don’t fight with every other dog there. (As there are less beaches that dogs are welcome now, there will be more dogs on fewer pet-friendly beaches).
– Pick up after them. They poop you scoop!
– Please try to keep barking to a minimum.
– Respect other beach-goer’s space.

Here is link to the list published by the City of Cape Town:

http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/SportRecreation/Documents/Dogs_on_beaches.pdf

Should you wish to call ahead here is a list of contact numbers for facilities for each beach:

http://www.capetown.gov.za/en/SportRecreation/Pages/Facilitieslist2-type.aspx?FacilityType=Beaches

So with this in mind, don’t hesitate to book your pet friendly trip to Cape Town. Here’s the link to the accommodation listings:

Pet Friendly Accommodation Cape Town