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Please contact us if you know of any other places where you can walk with your dog, such as parks. beaches etc., or any walking/ hiking trails where dogs are allowed.
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Brighton Beach and Treasure Beach on the Bluff in Durban
Dogs can be walked on these beaches - access to Treasure beach is via a stair walkway.

Garvies
Dogs can also be walked at Garvies, which is a  favourite with surfers, divers and kitesurfers.

Glenashley Beach
This beach allows dogs – see KZN accommodation for great accommodation in Glenashley!

La Mercy Beach

Dogs are allowed on this beach. There is limited disabled access and a picnic area.

Trafalgar Beach
This beach is on the south coast but is not very well known, making it the perfect place to walk your dogs. To get there, take the N2 south from Durban to the robot at Southbroom. Travel along the R61 until you pass San Lameer, then take the next turnoff on the left.

Umdloti Beach
Dogs are allowed on this beach. There is disabled access here as well as shark nets and patrols during December. Great for swimming and surfing.

uShaka and Vetches
These are both dog-friendly beaches in the city. Vetches offers a ski boat launch, sailing, ski boat and diving clubs as well as diving on the reef.

Durban and Umhlanga Promenades
Dogs can also be walked on both these promenades but they must be on leashes and you must take bags along to pick up the poop! 

Umhlanga Beach
Dogs are allowed at the northern side of Umhlanga Beach from Breakers Hotel to the lagoon.

Virginia - Beach at Virginia Circle
This beach on the North Coast allows dogs. A reader wrote to say, “We also take them to the beach at Virginia circle, which is not good for swimming and as such is often quite deserted and beautiful. The only problem is the multitude of fishermen who leave their bait lying on the beach and aside from the terrible fishy breath the dogs get from eating it, I am always terrified that they will swallow a hook. I wish the fishermen would be more considerate and tidy up their mess!”

You can walk your dogs on the beach at Salmon Bay in Ballito. There is lots of sand for dogs to run on. It is situated about 200m from the better known Clark's Bay. To get there, take the N2 north, take the Ballito turnoff and follow Ballito Drive to the beach. Then turn right at the T-junction.
Dog owners have recommended Christmas Bay and Umkomaas Beach.