Pet Friendly Stays

Whether you want to stay on the beach or in the hinterland, there IS plenty of pet friendly accommodation options on the Coffs Coast.

If you’re after a beachside holiday for the whole family, including the dog, the Coffs Coast offers many accommodation options on or near the beach. Some favourites include Jetty House, Alarks Nest Bed and Breakfast, Hibiscus Tropic Lodge, Pacific Vista and Korora Bay Village. Closer to the city centre, you can choose from Big Windmill Motel, Chelsea Motor Inn and Toreador Motel. The Northern Beaches offers stays at ArtHouse Beachfront, Rosebourne Gardens Motel and Woolgoolga Coast Motel.

Luxury Stays

Coffs Coast Accommodation offers family-friendly and luxury properties, which provide a wonderful range of holiday accommodation solutions for the whole family; four-legged family members included!  

Whether you and your pooch prefer more casual surroundings or total beachfront luxury, they have you soaking up the comforts in one of their many Luxury holiday homes, including Liapari Luxury Beach House, CC by the Sea, Beachfront by the CC , Villa Kopai , Sea Pine Cottage, Tea Trees and Zaffiro Beach House.

Green Rolling Hills

If you’re looking for something quiet with plenty of green space, book some accommodation in the Coffs Harbour hinterland. Pet-friendly stay options in the Orara Valley include; Friday Creek Retreat, Mount Browne Cottage , Misty Hills House and Coffs Coast Mountain Retreat.

Friday Creek Retreat is a pet-friendly stay option on the Coffs Coast
Friday Creek Retreat

Camping Holiday

Check-in to the Woolgoolga Lakeside Holiday Park, Discovery Parks Emerald Beach and Sapphire Beach Holiday Park. Or the popular Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee Beach, one of the many contemporary pet-friendly accommodations surrounded by the tranquil Moonee Creek, the Moonee Beach Reserve and Green Bluff headland. Reflections Holliday Parks Red Rock tops the list in this nature lover’s paradise and is popular for swimming, surfing, boating and bushwalking along with Reflections Holiday Park at Corindi Beach. Closer to the town centre of Coffs Harbour, there is The Clog Barn Caravan Park and Reflections Holiday Park Coffs Harbour.

Reflections Holiday Parks is a great place to stay on your pet-friendly stay on the Coffs Coast
Reflections Holiday Parks – Red Rock: Photo by Mitch Franzi

It’s all in the Planning

Pets can become distressed when being on the move, so ensure a smooth ride by providing your pet with enough water and monitoring the temperature. Follow these helpful tips about travelling with pets:

  • Ask your vet for advice before you travel.
  • Exercise your pets about 20 minutes before the trip.
  • Restrain your pets in a carrier or harness in the car.
  • Never leave your pets unattended in your vehicle.
  • Take regular bathroom breaks on your journey.

It’s worth noting that no domestic pets – other than trained assistance animals like guide dogs – are allowed in national parks, State conservation areas, reserves, historic sites or Aboriginal cultural heritage areas.

Run, walk or play with your dog on the golden sand at Arrawarra Beach in the north, Sawtell Beach (North) a little further south, Korora Beach and Sapphire Beach in the centre, and many others in between. Be sure to check the Coffs Harbour City Council website fodetailed maps of dog-friendly areas.

For ideas on where you can take your dog while you are dining out or exploring the Coffs Coast, you can find some suggestions in our directories, Pet-Friendly Activities and Pet-Friendly Cafes.

North Wall is a pet-friendly leash free beach on the Coffs Coast
North Wall Leash Free beach in Coffs Harbour