Salt Spring has fantastic pet friendly ocean front Beaches available to guests, residents and their pets. Our legend below indicates on leash, off leash and no dog beach areas. We hope the list below can help you find the beach perfect for you and your pooch today! The lake access areas have very limited beaches, are usually packed with people swimming, sunbathing and the water in these lakes are our drinking water, so for these reasons we do not list the lakes and we do not recommend you take your dog to the lake access areas for swimming.
We are a very eco-friendly island, so we ask you bring a litter/poop bag to the beach and pack out whatever you pack in or see that shouldn't be there! Some of our beaches border on private property. We are very grateful to owners who respect this and keep their dogs off waterfront properties. For the best Beach Access Experienc- Beware of the Tides. If Tides are in there may be no beach when you visit!
Ganges TIDE CHART
Fulford Harbour TIDE CHART
Long Harbour TIDE CHART
Check out the fun Salt Spring Adventure Map which will show you beach locations on Salt Spring Island
We share our beaches with folks who want to picnic, sit in the sun, meditate, make sand castles, so keeping our dogs close by and teaching good recall can avoid dogs chowing down on someone’s picnic, sand blasting a sunbather, and spraying water on a guru!