Peo­ple and pooches bay for more fun

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - RE­BECCA PARISH

NOT quite a beach, bet­ter than a bay. But what­ever you call it, the usual rules don’t ap­ply.

While pooches are banned from most reg­u­lar beaches, Macken­zies Bay — the oc­ca­sional pop-up beach wedged be­tween Bondi and Ta­ma­rama on the fa­mous coastal walk — is a dog-friendly spot due to its on-again, offa­gain sands and easy ac­cess.

So as Syd­ney soaked up the dog-day af­ter­noon of au­tumn yes­ter­day, pet own­ers also took their four-legged friends for a spot of dog­gie pad­dle.

Ital­ian An­tonello Ce­sariello, who has been tak­ing his dogs Louis, Hug­gie and Jessie to Macken­zies since ar­riv­ing in Aus­tralia a year ago, said: “I was told you can take dogs down there and ap­par­ently you can.

“As long as you don’t go near the beach, no one cares.

“The rangers don’t has­sle the dogs on the rocks.”

To­day’s weather is likely to be as nice, with a pleas­ant 26C high.

Pic­tures: Jenny Evans

Nikki Penny and Tash Adams soak up the au­tumn sun­shine in a rock pool at Macken­zies Bay.

An­tonello Ce­sariello and his three dogs play fetch at the pet-friendly spot.

Cool­ing off at Macken­zies Bay with a good book.

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