Pet Friendly

Pet friendly - Dog holidays in the Lennox Head region

Bring your best mate on holiday with you. There are a number of places that you can walk your dog in the Lennox Head region and they love the beach!

Dog exercising off-leash areas:

  • Seven Mile Beach, Lennox Head – off leash permitted north of the Surf Club.
  • Headlands Drive Drainage Reserve, Skennars Head
  • Bicentennial Gardens, the northern area of the reserve, Ballina
  • Compton Drive, East Ballina
  • Gap Road, Alstonville
  • Ballina Heights Estate, eastern reserve area, Ballina Heights
  • The Spit, Ballina

Conditions of Use

  • Your dog must always be under effective control. ‘Effective control’ means your dog responds to your command and remains close to you.
  • If your dog is not sufficiently trained to be under your effective control and shows signs of anti-social behaviour and aggression you must remove the dog immediately from the area.
  • Pick up your dog poo and dispose in a waste bin.
  • Be considerate of all other users of the area. It is not for the exclusive use of dogs and their owners.
  • Your dog must be accompanied at all times by an adult or person over 16 years.

Dog ‘No-Go’ Areas

If a person is found to allow their dog in these prohibited areas they may be issued with a penalty infringement notice which may exceed $330. Because of the popularity of some beaches and the presence of migratory and shorebirds, dogs are not allowed on:

  • Shelly Beach
  • Lighthouse Beach
  • Seven Mile Beach, south of identified beach access track located just north of Lennox Head/Alstonville Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Flat Rock reef
  • The Serpentine
  • Sharpes Beach, northern end of Sharpes Beach during surf patrols
  • Shaws Bay
  • Chickiba Lake, north/eastern corner surrounding the migratory and shorebirds roosting area
  • Lake Ainsworth and surrounding foreshore/reserve
  • Fire Trail end of Camp Drewe Road, Lennox Head

For more information, see the Ballina Shire Council website