Because humans are not the only ones who need to smell the roses!

Bemboka River Cottages, Sapphire Coast New South Wales - a wonderful farm stay for you to holiday along with your pets. Each cottage has its own large fenced secluded garden with lots of places to sniff and explore. Dogs can safely be left for a few hours while you explore the area if you are sure they will not fret or jump the fences however there are many leash free areas for your pet to explore with you. They will also love exploring the fire trail or swimming in the river and the dam. Our farm and native animals are important to us and we just ask that you respect the farm and native animals on our property and those of our neighbours.

Doggy Rules

  • Dogs, or cats, are allowed in the living areas of the cottages, but not on the furniture or in the bedrooms

  • Pinewood Cottage has a separate wood shed for sleeping if your dog is an outside dog.

  • The Stone Cottage has a covered verandah.

  • Please bring your dog’s bedding, two bowls are provided at each cottage

  • Dogs may be left in gardens if you wish to go sightseeing without them, and are sure they won’t fret

  • Dogs are not to be left inside the cottages on their own

  • Please remove droppings from gardens before you depart

  • Animals are to be supervised and leashed at all times outside of the cottage gardens



Council has developed leash free areas throughout the coastal zone of the Shire, largely in areas that are already popular for owners of dogs for leash free exercise.


Standard inclusions are:

  • Haywards Beach Bermagui - south of the Camel Rock entrance for 1 k and ending near the Wallaga Lake Rd/Old Tilba Rd intersection.

  • Bermagui Headland Reserve - from the lookout (opposite Zane Grey Caravan Park) and south to the headland.

  • Tathra Beach - south of the golf course entrance to the carpark north of the caravan park.

  • Short Point Beach, Tura Beach - from the southern most Pacific Way carpark south to the carpark/ barbeque area at the northern end of Surf Circle

  • Main Beach Merimbula - from a point 200 m south of the Ford Oval entrance to a point 600m south.

  • Pambula Beach - from the Lions Beach carpark pedestrian entry north for 300m to the rocks.

  • Asling's Beach, Eden - from the Curalo Lagoon entrance south to the Skate Park entrance.

  • Auckland Street River Park Bega - in area signposted, (The Willows).

  • The grassy headland above Short Point Beach - in the area signposted.

  • Keith's Pinch Eden - in the area signposted

All the leash free areas have doggy doo bag dispensers and rubbish bins associated with them and are generally well used.