Did you know that the Shoalhaven is one of NSW’s most pet-friendly destinations? With a range of pet-friendly accommodation, restaurants and activities to choose from, there’s never been a better reason to bring your furry friend along on holiday with you. All of the accomodation at Surfside Cudmirrah Beach is pet friendly. Please remember to bring your pet’s lead and if they have a dog bed and bowl that they use, bring that along so they feel at home. They are welcome inside the accommodation, just not on the furniture and bedding and please treat your pet like a family member and don’t leave them unattended.
Check out some of these great pet-friendly options around the area.
Dog Friendly Walks
When it comes to dog-friendly beaches and walks in the Shoalhaven we are spoilt for choice. Our local Cudmirrah Beach is dog friendly (on leash) and there is an off-leash area at Swan Lake. Other options include
This pets on holiday guide has comprehensive information about individual beaches in the Shoalhaven including off-leash areas and times as well as areas where dogs are prohibited.
Dog friendly Cafes and Restaurants
Restaurants and Cafes in the Shoalhaven are generally very pet-friendly. Here are some of our top dog-friendly establishments in the local area. Our very own Cuddy Cafe is dog-friendly and the perfect way to finish a nice walk along Swan Lake. Other options include:
Tips For Holidaying With Your Pet
While pets are welcomed in the Shoalhaven, responsible pet ownership is a must and Shoalhaven Council does issue fines for non-compliance. There are specific areas where dog are prohibited including children’s play areas and wildlife protection areas.
Between August and April, endangered beach-nesting birds such as the Little Tern and Pied Oystercatcher use the Shoalhaven shoreline to nest and raise their chicks. During this time, it is imperative that dog owners respect ‘dogs prohibited’ zones and any temporary signage informing the public of the presence of nesting birds.