Raglan has large designated areas of reserves and beaches available for exercising dogs. Some of these areas are for free run exercise. In other designated areas dogs are permitted on a leash. Please ensure that all faeces are removed.
There is a fenced area for the exercise of dogs on the corner of Wallis and John Streets with ample parking for cars. It is about 500 metres away from the main shopping and cafe area.
From 1st May 2015 dogs are allowed in the main shopping and cafe area in and around Bow St as long as they are on a lead and are not left unattended or tethered. It is OK to briefly leave your dog tied up while you pop into the shop and pay for your coffee but dogs are not allowed to be left unattended on the main streets for more than a few minutes. In all other streets dogs are permitted on a leash. Dogs are prohibited in Te Kopua reserve (Raglan Domain).
Rockit Cafe has a dog friendly policy, so you can exercise your dog on Ngarunui Beach then go to Rockit for a coffee.
Dog exercise areas
The maps below show areas around Raglan where dogs may be exercise without a leash, and also the areas where dogs are prohibited. Click maps for larger image.