Dog Friendly

Pet Friendly Attractions and Walks – Phillip Island and San Remo


Here on Phillip Island, there’s endless places for the whole family, including your cherished furry friends! There’s top spots for an afternoon drinks, beaches that will impress and accommodation that will spoil your pet! So, don’t leave home without your best friend this Summer!

1. Ocean Reach Brewery


Enjoy a local cold beer and a mouth-watering burger with your furry friend at Ocean Reach Brewing. Conveniently located in Cowes, Ocean Reach Brewing has been creating 100% independent, hand crafted beers on Phillip Island for two years. Their emphasis is all about good quality, tasty beer!

2. Phillip Island Winery


Admire the rural views and taste some of the region’s best wines over a three-cheese platter at the Phillip Island Winery. Enjoy the sunshine and park up your pet in the stunning outdoor area. Gather some mates and enjoy an afternoon of music on the grass, or simply appreciate the fabulous wine and delicious food!

3. Purple Hen Winery

Sit back and soak up the water views over a glass of local pinot with your pooch! The family owned and operated winery produces premium cool climate wines on a beautiful part of Phillip Island. Just 90 minutes south of Melbourne you will find the winery down a quiet country road, surrounded by farmland and the shimmering waters of the Bay of Western Port.

4. Isola Di Capri Restaurant and Gelataria

isolaDine on the verandah with ocean views that your doggie will love, indulge in authentic Italian dishes at Isola Di Capri. Run by the Famagalli family, this cute Italian restaurant focuses on severing good quality and traditional Italian food! Or enjoy the freshest gelati, milkshakes and more outside the gelataria.

Where to Stay with your pooch?

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Walking your dog

Summer regulations relating to dogs on beaches came into effect on Sunday, 1 December.
We’re encouraging beach goers to ensure they are following the regulations by checking the signs at the access points to beaches and reserves. You can also find them on our website at

New off-leash beach areas in San Remo, Cape Woolamai, Cowes West also became available on 1 December, while the existing Ventnor off-leash area is now available throughout the whole year, with no time restrictions.

Bass Coast also has two inland off-leash options, one in Wonthaggi at the Strickland Street Reserve and one in Cowes at Blue Gum Reserve.

A few things to remember when using off-leash areas with your dog:
• You need to be carrying a leash and use it immediately if the situation calls for it
• Your dog must be under effective voice control at all times
• Your dog mustn’t rush, jump on any person or attack any person or animal
• You must keep your dog in sight at all times.

In addition to the above, dog owners using the new off leash areas in San Remo and Phillip Island must bring their dog under effective control within 50 metres of a signed threatened species wildlife refuge area.

Phillip Island Dog Walking Brochure