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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

Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area

Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area is the last undeveloped tract on the Manasquan Inlet. The 55-acre site is a great place to fish, walk on the beach, or go sunbathing. Dogs are allowed at the park and ...

Longport Dog Beach

Logport Dog Beach is an off-leash dog beach, open year-round, where dogs of all sizes can play in the sand and water. Located at the base of the Ocean Drive Bridge on the Longport side across ...

8th Ave Dog Beach

From October 1st through May 15th, dogs are allowed on the Boardwalk and on the 8th Avenue Dog Beach all day. During the summer, dogs are welcome between the hours of 6pm - 8:30am. For your ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Bay Head Beach

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

Poplar Avenue Beach

The Poplar Ave. beach in Wildwood became an official Dog Beach in June 2014. You can walk your dog over the boardwalk here to get to the beach. It is a block wide with plenty of ...

Barnegat Light Beaches

Barnegat Light allows dogs on their beaches from Oct. 1 - thru April 15. All dogs on Barnegat Light beaches must be on a leash. Long Beach Island has a general dog rule that dogs are ...
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