How to do Esperance with your furry friends

Esperance welcomes all visitors great and small, furry and fluffy. Can’t imagine going on holiday without your pooch? Well, the good news is you don’t have to. Esperance has places where you can exercise, pamper, treat and stay with your ‘best friend’.

Pet-Friendly Accommodation

These accommodation providers listed below allow pets by prior arrangement. The breed and nature of your companion is usually requested before the booking is confirmed.

Please note, a bond or fee may also be applied. Please be advised that dogs may not be allowed inside the premise. During busy times, like Christmas, Easter and school holidays, availability may be limited.

8 Taylor Street

8 Taylor Street, Esperance

Ph: 0415 388 420

Chestnut Cottage

1 Chestnut Street, Esperance

Ph: 0439 825 707

EcoValley Retreat

Lot 1 Valley Road, Pink Lake

Ph: 0418 935 169

Esperance Bird & Animal Park, Café and Accommodation

549 Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy, Esperance (13kms north of Esperance)

Ph: 08 9076 1067

Eagle view Accommodation

33 Collie Street, Esperance

Ph: 0417 949 359

JJ's Cottages

49 Mitchell Street, Castletown

23a & 23b Butler Street, Castletown

67a Westmacott Street, Castletown

Ph: 0402 459 915

La Cabane Retreat

Lot 5 Downes Street, Esperance

Ph: 0412 936 916

Nakuru Farmstay

Stockyard Road, Merivale

Ph: 0458 759 004

Urchin Cottage

18 Goldfields Road, Esperance

Ph: 0427 383 751

Pet-Friendly Caravan Parks

Please note some parks are only able to accommodate your pet if you are staying in your own van/caravan - please check before booking.

Bathers Paradise

Westmacott Street

Ph: 08 9071 1014

Bushlands Caravan Park

71 Collier Road, Pink Lake

Ph: 08 9071 1346

Esperance Bay Holiday Park

162 Dempster Street, Esperance

Ph: 08 9071 2237

Grass Patch Caravan Park

Shepard Street, Grass Patch (78kms north of Esperance)

Ph: 08 9075 7046

Munglinup Beach Holiday Park

7269 Munglinup Beach Road, Munglinup (100km west of Esperance)

Ph: 08 9075 1155

Orleans Bay Caravan Park

Wharton Road, Condingup (85kms east of Esperance)

Ph: 08 9075 0033

Pine Grove Holiday Resort

817 Harbour Road, Esperance

Ph: 08 9071 4100

Pink Lake Tourist Park

113 Pink Lake Road, Esperance

Ph: 08 9071 2424

RAC Esperance Holiday Park

Goldfields Road, Castletown

Ph: 08 9071 1251

Animal Exercise Areas

Esperance has designated areas where your dog can enjoy a run around without being restricted to a leash. If you choose to exercise your dog off its leash in the approved areas, you must have effective control of your dog, meaning you must be close by and you must carry the leash to use if required.

The Foreshore

Heading east of the Tanker Jetty, along the beach to Straker Street (on Castletown Quays), between the hours of 5am to 8am and 4pm to 8pm daily. Dogs must be held on a leash during excluded times. The area from the Tanker Jetty extending west to the Port is not a recognised dog exercise area, and as such, dogs must be held on a lead at all times along the beach, on all grassed areas and on the footpaths.


The Greater Sports Ground (provided when you go with your dog does not conflict with any organised function being conducted within the reserve).

Public Land outside the Town Site Boundary

Restrictions relating to the leashing of dogs apply within the townsite of Esperance only and not remote areas to which the public have access unless signs are erected specifically indicating otherwise. Keep in mind there may be 1080 poisoned bait located in various areas around the district.

Cattery & Kennels

If you are keen to camp for a few days out in a National Park, be confident that your pet will be provided for in a safe and secure environment with these local catteries and kennels.

Abalee Cattery & Kennels

17a Sheldon Road, Esperance

Ph: 0418 81 3344

Country Lane Boarding Kennels

Lot 18 Myrup Road, Esperance

Ph: 0488 929 442


Swans Veterinary Services

83 Sheldon Road, Esperance

Ph: 08 9071 5777

Grooming Services

Does your pooch need some pampering? Does its coat need a groom or claws need a clip?

Doggy Wellness Esperance

Balmoral Square, 53 The Esplanade, Esperance

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat by appointment

Ph: 08 9071 3363

Controlling your dog in a public place

As a responsible pet owner, you must ensure your four-legged friend is always on a leash and under your control when out and about in public areas. We want everyone to enjoy their Esperance experience, which means being able to relax and go about your holiday without being disturbed by disruptive dogs.

Prohibited Dog Areas

National Parks & Reserves

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, in association with the other national park services in Australia, implement the policy of not allowing pets (even when on a leash or enclosed in a vehicle) into national parks and nature reserves.

Twilight Beach

Dogs are prohibited in the area from the headland at Twilight Beach to the rocks to the east of the Surf Lifesaving Club.

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