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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 and welcomes dogs from October 1 through March 30. Be aware that the area is not fenced.

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Leashed dogs are welcome in picnic areas, ball fields, nature trails, and bike paths year-round. Dogs are only permitted on beaches from November 1 to the end of March. Visitors with pets are subject to fines ...

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.

Savin Rock West Haven Boardwalk

Beautiful two-mile boardwalk along the beach in West Haven. Leashed dogs are welcome on the boardwalk, but not on the beaches.
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