Cape Town Beaches That Cater to Dogs.
Feeding your dog a healthy diet of protein rich, grain-free food, combined with frequent exercise are key elements in maintaining the prime condition of your canine companion. If you live at the coast, a wonderful way to help keep your pet fit, is to go for a stroll on the beach amidst the beauty that our natural scenery provides.
The City of Cape Town has some wonderful beaches on offer. Though there are different rules for different beaches, there are some standard etiquette procedures to follow:
- Pick up your dog’s mess.
- If the sign says dogs on a leash, keep your dog on a leash at all times.
- Don’t assume that everyone loves dogs. Your happy puppy’s joy at seeing another person could be misconstrued as a sign of aggression. So be aware of other people’s reactions and body language.
- Even on beaches where dogs are allowed without leashes, watch your pet at all times. They could interfere with other dogs and people, causing a disturbance.
- To keep your two-legged best friends happy, the city has set aside beaches where dogs are not allowed, so don’t even consider taking your doggy to Clifton 2nd, 3rd or 4th, Maiden’s Cove, Silwerstroom, Broken Road, Fish Hoek, St James Tidal Pool, Blue Waters, Bikini beach and Gordon’s Bay beaches.
Beaches where dogs are allowed without a leash include:
- Clifton 1st
- Beta beach in Bakoven
- Sunset in Sea Point
- Froggy Pond
- The middle section of Hout Bay beach
- Long beach Kommetjie
- Long beach Simon’s Town
Beaches where only dogs on leashes are allowed:
- Graaff’s Tidal Pool
- Nine Miles
- Milton tidal pool
Beaches where dogs are allowed before 9am and after 6pm between November and April include:
- Big Bay
- Camps Bay
- Clifton 4th
- Milnerton, at the lighthouse
- Milnerton Lagoon
- Saunders Rock, both the tidal pool and the beach
- Three Anchor Bay
Wishing you a safe and serene stroll.
Yours in nutrition,
Field + Forest™