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

Fishermans Cove Conservation Area

Leashed pets are welcome most times during the Fall - Spring. Call (732) 842-4000 for seasonal Summer hours. The park is known to the locals as the "dog beach." It is located at the Manasquan Inlet, ...

Longport Dog Beach

Off leash beach open year round. No permit or tags required. Located at the base of the Ocean Drive Bridge on the Longport side across from the fishing peir. Must bring your own water and waste ...

Sunset Beach

Paw prints can also be found in this sand from leashed dogs at Sunset Beach from September 15th through April 15th. For food, there is the Sunset Beach Grill which is pet friendly at the outside ...

8th Ave Dog Beach

September 15th through May 15th , dogs are allowed on the Boardwalk and on the 8th Avenue Dog Beach all day. For your safety and pleasure, ONLY licensed non-aggressive dogs with adult supervision are permitted on ...

Sandy Hook/Gateway National Park

Ocean-side beaches at Sandy Hook Unit from March 15 through Labor Day (piping plover season). Pets ARE permitted on bay-side beaches at Plum Island and Horseshoe Cove throughout the year, but must always be on a ...

Sandy Hook

This lovely beach is a great place for a daytrip, and pets are allowed on-leash on the bay side all year round.

Higbee Beach

Higbee Beach is a one and a half mile stretch of beach at the tip of Cape Island, along the Delaware Bay. Technically, this is not dog friendly, although the rules are rarely enforced.

Island Beach State Park

Dogs are permitted in the park but must be kept on a leash that is a maximum length of six feet. They are not allowed on the swimming beach (the lifeguard area) during the summer season ...

Wildwood Dog Beach

Wildwood has decided to dedicate a portion of the beach as a year-round dog beach. Dogs are welcome on all of Wildwood's beaches in October through mid-May, but are restricted from most beaches during the summer ...

Bay Head Beach

Dogs are welcome to join you as you enjoy this beautiful beach, except in summer when they are restricted.
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