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Dog Friendly Beaches in Connecticut
Dog friendly beaches are heaven on earth for Fido. And since sandy paws equal happy dogs, we’ve sniffed out the best beaches in Connecticut where dogs can run, swim, and frolic in the sand. Use the links/map below to find a dog-friendly beach in Connecticut.
Top 10 Dog Friendly Beaches in Connecticut

Jennings Dog Beach

Jennings Dog Beach is the only off-leash beach in the area from October 1st to March 31st. Dogs are allowed on the sand, but not on the boardwalks, pavillions, or playgrounds.

Compo Beach Off Leash Dog Area

Compo Beach Off Leash Dog Area is located at Compo Beach and Yacht Club. Be aware that the area is not fenced.

Amtrak Beach

Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash at this mixed rock-sand beach, though they are not permitted on the boardwalk. Currently closed - construction is scheduled to be completed in May 2013.

Penfield Beach

This is an on-leash beach open to canines between after October 1st to March 31st, as long as you pick up after them.

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Pets are allowed on the beach only from November 1 - April 1. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed during the summer beach season.
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