Visiting Kyeemagh Dog Beach with a Dog

Kyeemagh Dog Beach, also known as Brighton Le Sands dog beach, is one of the newest dog-friendly off-leash beaches in Sydney. Situated on a sheltered, little visited section of Botany Bay near Sydney Airport, it’s a convenient beach to visit for dogs living in the Inner West and Inner City of Sydney.

Kyeemagh Dog Beach with Dog

Location of Kyeemagh Dog Beach

Kyeemagh Dog Beach is an off-leash dog exercise area at Lady Robinsons Beach in Kyeemagh. This under-the-radar suburb is immediately south of Sydney Airport, just north of Brighton-Le-Sands. For this reason, the beach is also known as the Brighton Le Sands Dog Beach.

The off-leash area is at the far northern tip of Lady Robinsons Beach, in between gates 60 and 61. It’s about 150m north of the fenced off baths and adjacent to the carpark. The easiest way to find it is by searching for “Kyeemagh Off Leash Dog Area” on Google Maps.

Kyeemagh Off-Leash Dog Area Sign
Signs for Kyeemagh Dog Beach

When Are Dogs Allowed on Kyeemagh Dog Beach?

Initially, when this stretch of beach was designated as an off-leash dog beach in 2018, dogs were only allowed off-leash before 10am or after 4pm. However, considering how quiet the stretch of beach is (when dogs aren’t allowed on it), in 2021 the beach was changed to allow off-leash dogs 24 hours a day, every day of the week. So any time is beach time!

Tips for Visiting Kyeemagh Dog Beach

It’s easy to find a park at Kyeemagh Dog Beach, especially on weekdays. Just keep in mind the carpark is only accessible to southbound traffic. If you’re driving north from Brighton-Le-Sands, just after you cross the bridge over the Cooks River, turn left onto Kyeemagh Avenue, and use the loop to change direction.

While the carpark is free, the duration is restricted to 3 hours. The carpark is also closed overnight between 10pm or 5am, but is open during daylight hours.

Always be considerate of the sensitive dune area located in between the carpark and the actual beach – dogs are prohibited from this area. Also keep your dog on a leash while walking along the fenced walkways to the beach, until you reach the sand.

Access path at Kyeemagh dog beach
Use the walkways and stay off the dunes when accessing the dog beach

There is a water fountain with a bowl for dogs next to the carpark and the walkway to the beach. There’s also a very convenient bin right on the beach, next to the fence along the dunes.

Water Fountain near Kyeemagh Dog Beach
There’s a water fountain next to the carpark

Dog-Friendly Cafes Near Kyeemagh Dog Beach

There’s not any cafes located within a short walk of Kyeemagh Dog Beach, not since the nearby C-Side Kiosk closed. There are signs that a new restaurant and takeaway outlet were meant to open, but when I visited in July 2024 everything was closed.

Instead head further south to Brighton-Le-Sands and Bay Street, where there’s a large number of cafes to choose from – ask whether dogs are allowed in the outdoor seating area before taking a seat. Or just grab take-away ice creams from Gelato Messina before heading to the beachside promenade. It’s possible to walk there on the Brighton-Le-Sands Foreshore Walk.

What Else to Do Near Kyeemagh Dog Beach

It’s great to combine a visit to the off-leash dog beach with a walk along the Brighton-Le-Sands Foreshore Walk. This long footpath along the beaches of Botany Bay starts at Kyeemagh and then heads further south, past Brighton-Le-Sands, for 8km until the Georges River. It’s a fabulous walk to complete with your pup.

The section to Brighton-Le-Sands is about 2km, with the initial stretch away from the busy main road. You can also detour onto the promenade at Brighton-Le-Sands. Just note that dogs are not allowed onto the sand further south.

Brighton-Le-Sands Foreshore Path
Combine a beach visit with the Brighton-Le-Sands Foreshore Walk

Alternatively, the Cooks River Cycleway, also known as the Bay to Bay Shared Pathway, terminates at Kyeemagh. Perhaps go for a leashed walk along the path next to the river. Just make sure you keep out of the way of other users such as cyclists – the same applies on the path to Brighton-Les-Sands.

Cooks River Cycleway at Kyeemagh
The Cooks River Cycleway terminates at Kyeemagh

For a non-paved walk with your dog (and no cyclists!), you can go for a wonderful dog-friendly leashed walk through Wolli Creek Regional Park, just on the other side of Wolli Creek itself.

Wolli Creek Regional Park
Or go hiking in Wolli Creek Regional Park with your dog

Alternative Dog-Friendly Beaches

The closest alternative dog beach to the Brighton Le Sands Dog Beach is the Port Botany Foreshore. Also located on Port Botany on the other side of Sydney Airport, dogs are allowed on this beach all day long, but need to be kept leashed.

Marked as “Foreshore Beach” on Google Maps, access is from Foreshore Road in Botany. Look for the signs for the boat ramp, where there is a large carpark.

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About the Author

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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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