Dog friendly activities on the Central Coast

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Dog friendly activities on the Central Coast


Planning a trip with your furry friend should be easyand now it can be when you visit the Central Coast. When you stay at the dog friendly NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort on Umina Beach, there are plenty of activities to enjoy together. We’ve compiled a list of some of best local dog friendly tips and activities for the Central Coast.

Dog friendly beaches

That’s right, the ultimate dog activity. What pooch doesn’t like to sprint across the sand and splash into the ocean. You and your best buddy don’t need to wander far for some of leash time in the outdoors. Right on the resort doorstep is Umina Beach, open to dogs for an of leash play and the best spot for a sunrise or sunset stroll. The Central Coast is host to plenty more dog friendly beaches including Avoca Beach, Wamberal Beach and all the way to Copacabana Beach, there’s plenty of options to choose from as you explore the coast. 

path down to beach

Dog friendly cafes and restaurants

Hungry? There’s a great range of dog friendly cafes just a stones throw from your dog friendly campsite. Take a short stroll to Jasmine Greens Park Kiosk for a coffee and bite to eat where a bowl of water is always waiting for thirsty dogs. Hope over beachside to Umina Beach Café to enjoy water views and some tasty treats. If you’re looking to venture further out, you can find a great range of cafes and restaurants along the Central Coast welcoming dogs. Head north to Long Jetty and The Entrance to find some incredible outdoor dining, or grab a spot at these oceanfront locations Munchas Café and Point Café. Dinner is for everyone, and Bay Road Brewery in Gosford is a great place to get a bite with your four-legged friend. Open for lunch and dinner, rain and shine, set yourself up in the undercover outdoor area to grab a tasty local brew and tasty eats. 

bay road brewery sign
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Dog friendly walks and play

Every pup loves to explore, so take advantage of this beautiful area to really let them see – and sniff – somewhere different to home. Strickland State Forest is just north of Gosford, and has a range of incredible dog friendly walking tracks just waiting to be explored.  Take advantage of the Arboretum Track, one of Australia’s oldest arboretums (a botanical garden dedicated to trees), with the fun added challenge of walking along a swinging bridge. Tuggerah Dog Park also offers an obstacle course, with three gated areas to really let them run wild.

dog friendly holiday park umina beach

Dog supplies and grooming

If you can forget your socks, you can forget anything. Luckily, Ocean Beach is situated near quite a few dog friendly stores, who offer everything from dog food to a furcut! Sometimes even your furry friend needs some grooming, but don’t worry, the Central Coast has plenty of amazing places to drop off your pup for a bit of a tidy up. Paws on The Coast is located right in Umina for those who want to stay close to the beach. Further into town, Turners & Pooch Pet Salon offers full pamper packages for your pup, as do Pristine Grooming. Get the look you want while on holiday with your dog. 

labrador being pet by owners

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