Doggy Hot Spots Mornington Peninsula

Are you are looking for that perfect weekend getaway destination, or simply a nice day trip but don’t want your doggy companion to miss out on all the fun? Well, don’t worry because Mornington Peninsula is the land of opportunity for dog enthusiasts. Picturesque Mornington Peninsula has some great doggy hot spots to have you on your way to a fun-filled adventure!

Just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne, this area has plenty to offer when it comes to spoiling our four-legged best friends.  Enjoy a day of adventure and fun for the whole family, including your dog!

We have compiled a list of our favourite doggy hotspots and dog-friendly walks to check out around the Mornington Peninsula:

Dog friendly beaches in Mornington

Flinders Beach, Flinders

Imagine 2 km’s of pristine sand and surf, where your dog can bask in the sun, frolic in the ocean water and enjoy the sand between their paws! This doggy haven is an off-leash area for dogs all year round. Flinders beach stretches from Dodd’s Creek to Manton Creek and provides the ultimate playground for your pooch to enjoy. Just be mindful there is a steep access track.


Dog friendly coastal walks in Mornington

Merricks to Red Hill Rail Trail

Another of our favourite doggy hot spots in Mornington Peninsula is this quiet 12 km walk, beginning on Merricks Road.  This walk is a scenic delight as you travel on an old railway line. Trekking through farmland and past vineyards, you can enjoy coastal views of Western Port, Philip Island and the Nobbies. This is a shared walking, equestrian and mountain biking track so ensure your dog is always kept safe on a lead. If 12km is too far, you can travel as far as you like and turn around back to the start.

The Peninsula Coastal Walk

Explore all that nature has to offer over this 30 km stretch of picturesque coastline between Cape Schank and the Point Nepean National Park. Let your dog enjoy the sights and smells this seaside vegetation has to offer. Sporadic seaside views offer spectacular photo opportunities and provide a wonderful outdoor activity for you and your dog.


For accomodation options and more dog friendly adventures in Mornington, Pupsy have a great list of options.

Always remember to clean up after your dog, so pack plenty of doggy poop bags to ensure a clean and enjoyable environment for everyone. Don’t forget water for you and your best friend!

For more doggy adventures on the Peninsula this year, Doggy Day Out is coming to Rosebud on Sunday 15th March 2020.

Be sure to bring your four-legged friend along to this free event to celebrate all things pet-related!

Click our Facebook page here for more information or to register your interest for Doggy Day Out Rosebud.

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