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Discover the best dog-friendly activities around the Gold Coast.

From local cafes that serve Puppuccinos, to weekend activities and Staycation ideas – there’s something for everyone in beautiful South-East Queensland.  

Relax at a dog-friendly beach

If you’re wondering where to find dog-friendly beaches on the Gold Coast we’ve got you covered!

Explore ALL the dog-friendly cafes on the Gold Coast

Here’s the thing about cafes and dogs in Australia: We love to bring our dogs along for a cuppa, but this thing called the State Food Act can make it a bit difficult sometimes.

The State Food Act makes it illegal to allow animals that are not assistance animals inside food premises. Like, period. No exceptions. It’s not up to the business owner, it’s law. So, what we call a dog-friendly cafe, is when the business owner allows dogs in the outdoor dining areas.

Luckily, we’re blessed with warm weather in SEQLD, so there are lots of great dog-friendly cafes where we can enjoy the outdoor area with our furry friends. Also, we are constantly adding new places to the below articles, to make sure that you can easily find a dog-friendly cafe near your home.