Is Callala Beach Dog Friendly?

The small town of Callala Beach is located on the northern shore of Jervis Bay, along with the neighbouring town of Callala Bay. It’s a popular tourist destination, thanks to its beautiful white sandy beach and many holiday homes. But is Callala Beach dog friendly?

Callala Beach

Are Dogs Allowed on Callala Beach?

Dogs are allowed along most of Callala Beach, although there are some sections of the beach where dogs are prohibited. Plus whether dogs are allowed off-leash or need to stay on leash depends on the time of day.

The two sections of Callala Beach where dogs are prohibited are between Centre Street and Parkes Crescent, close to the centre of the town, plus at the southern end of the beach, south of the Beach Road carpark at Myola, including the area around Currambene Creek. Check out the Callala Beach map and Huskisson map provided by the local council.

Along the remainder of the beach, dogs are generally allowed on-leash during the day. Additionally, before 8am and after 4pm between 1st October and 30th April, dogs are allowed off-leash on Callala Beach. During the cooler months between May and September, the off-leash hours for dogs are extended, with dogs allowed off-leash before 10am and after 3pm.

Dogs are allowed on the beach in neighbouring Callala Bay, but they need to stay on-leash, with no off-leash hours.

Taking the Ferry to Huskisson

Callala Beach and Callala Bay are not home to many facilities, including places to eat. For a greater variety, it’s best to head around Jervis Bay to Huskisson. However, due to Myola Spit and the absence of a bridge across Currambene Creek, it’s normally a 25-minute drive from Callala Beach to Huskisson.

In the summer months, there’s a quicker options. You can take the Husky Ferry from Myola Spit across to Huskisson, just a quick 10-minute voyage. The ferry generally operates hourly – double check the website for the hours and dates of operation. And dogs are allowed for free!

Looking across Currumbene Creek from Huskisson to Myola
Looking across Currambene Creek from Huskisson to Myola

Pet-Friendly Accomodation at Callala Beach

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Callala Beach is home to plenty of holiday houses, including many that are pet-friendly. One of the best options if you’re visiting Callala Beach with a dog is a recipient of a pet-friendly award from Stayz, Hayes Beach House.

This beach house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, sleeping up to eight guests. It’s only a few blocks back from the dog-friendly Callala Beach. And of course dogs are allowed inside, just not on furniture.

Hayes Beach House
Hayes Beach House at Callala Beach

Another charming beach cottage just metres from Callala Beach is Trade Winds. This spacious three-bedroom property is fully renovated, and includes a large securely fenced yard, perfect for pups to play. Make sure you notify the property in advance of all the doggie guests, with an additional pet fee of $100 to be paid in advance.

Alternatively, check out Bliss on the Bay, an excellent dog-friendly property in adjacent Callala Bay. This four-bedroom holiday home is absolute beachfront, but fully fenced. Up to three dogs can join you, as long as they stay outside bedrooms and off lounges.

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Shandos Cleaver is the founder of Travelnuity: Dog-Friendly Travel. She has travelled extensively with her Miniature Dachshund, Schnitzel, including to 33 countries across Europe, every state and territory of Australia except Tasmania, and 10 of the United States. She’s passionate about providing inspiration and information to others wanting to travel with their dogs, whether close to home or internationally.

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