Time for walkies!
One of life’s greatest pleasures is walking Fido or Fifi in our wonderful Illawarra, writes Bark Busters Illawarra dog trainer Philip Comans. Blessed with spectacular beaches and stunning coastline vista we are spoilt for choice. Here’s his personal ‘Five of the Best’.
1 Sea Cliff Bridge
Take a walk from Coalcliff to Clifton across this iconic man made structure for some of the best views anywhere in the World. Keep going to Scarborough Pub where the Beer Garden offers dogs and humans refreshing beverages and ocean views.
- Total distance Coalcliff – Scarborough 3km each way.
- 1.5km each way.
- 6km each way.
- 2.4km each way.
- 4km each way.
2. Sandon Point, Bulli
Combining a Leash Free Dog Beach with a paved walking track this sun-filled walk takes you from Hamilton Rd, Bulli south across a lagoon then either along the sand of McCauleys Beach or the path past Sandon Point’s millionaire’s row. Hard to decide whether to gaze at the views or the houses!
3. Warrawong to Berkeley
starting at King St & Northcliffe Drive Warrawong follow the cycleway past the Illawarra Yacht Club and towards Berkeley hugging the northern shore of Lake Illawarra. Continue as far as Hooka Point if you like.
4. Puckey’s Estate south to Wollongong Harbour
Starting at Elliots Road, Fairy Meadow near the surf club, walk south along the beach (some is off leash) towards Wollongong. You’ll eventually reach Stuart Park (where you may see skydivers landing) and lots of café’s and restaurants, some with outdoor seating for us to enjoy with our dogs.
5. Coledale Beach to Thirroul Beach
Winding past several lovely beaches and past lots of interesting homes this easy walk is perfect for our pooches. Cafes are spread along the route, and most are very pet friendly. Start with a coffee at Big Star Café in Coledale and finish up in Thirroul with a coffee or Puppycino at Honest Dons.