The Budge (Budgewoi)
Lakes Beach Budgewoi is the best off-lead dog beach I have been to. I often go there with Ripple and Cindy and the best time to go is early in the morning. Sometimes the surf is way too dangerous, so I usually just chase the ball on the sand. During the winter humpback whales can be seen making their way north to warmer waters.
I give Lakes Beach 9 out of 10.