A slice of dog and bird heaven, Nudgee Beach is a tiny hamlet of beach shacks, family homes and a general store surrounded by wetlands, waterways and briny beaches, one of which, at Tuckeroo Park, is a dedicated dog swimming area. On weekends dogs big and small descend onto the beach (which fronts the mouth of Kedron Brook waterway) to play water fetch, splash their owners and annoy fishermen.
Immediately adjacent to the beach is a picnic area and sizable off-leash park containing a range of obstacles to keep dogs dried off and entertained once they’ve finished frolicking in the sea.
Two things worth noting - there are no public toilets in the vicinity, with the nearest being around on the seafront human-only Nudgee Beach proper (accessed by Fortitude St). Secondly ensure dogs remain in the designated area and don’t venture into the mangrove bird hides adjacent for both environmental and financial reasons – rangers regularly police the area, issuing on-the-spot fines to the disobedient.
The entrance to the doggie area is on the right heading into the township, about 100m past the entrance to the Boondall Wetlands (which is on the left).