Jack on the rocks
Wonderful Sept day at the beach!
Jack on the rocks
Jack on the rocks
Wonderful Sept day at the beach!


Harrington Beach State Park is located along the shore of Lake Michigan in Ozaukee County. The park encompasses about 702 acres, including one mile of wide, sandy beach, a scenic 25-acre quarry lake, an 80-acre white cedar lowland forest, and a 300-acre upland area affording a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and excellent birdwatching opportunities. There is a one-half mile interpretive nature trail, a hiking trail around Quarry Lake, a historical trail highlighting the history of the Stonehaven mining community once located in the park, and about two miles of cross country ski trails. Leashed dogs are allowed in a designated picnic area and at a designated beach.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Harrington Beach State Park has received a rating of 2.8 out of 5 bones by 5 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Oct. 01, 2018
    My favorite place!!

    I've been going to Harrington Beach for many, many years now. I have been there when the water level was low, leaving a lot of nice sandy beach front....and, I have been there when the water level is high. I was just there last week. The entire beach line from the point going south is all dog beach, not just in front of dog picnic area, so we had plenty of nice sandy beach at the Northern part of the dog beach. Otherwise, yes.....Lake Michigan levels are much higher than they have been in previous years leaving a lot of rocky beach front. That said, it is still the best beach within a 3 hour drive we have found so far and my yellow dog (pictured above) just loves it, waves and all!!

  • Aug. 05, 2018
    Not worth the trip

    Barely a dog beach. There was water, and we brought a dog. That’s about it. As other have said; rocky, almost no shore, and a decent walk to even get there.

  • More than one year ago.
    Needs work

    Joke of a dog beach rocks and shells and a little bit of sand before it hits the eroded shoulder. Not somewhere to go for a dog beach. May 2016

  • More than one year ago.
    Look Elsewhere

    Sorry Harrington, but look elsewhere for a dog beach. Unfortunately, there aren't that many in WI. This so-called dog beach is a joke. The lake has eroded most of the dog friendly beach area. What remains is literally 10 ft wide, very weedy, and rocky.

  • More than one year ago.
    Loved Harrington Beach with our puppies

    We took a day trip to check it out and absolutely loved it. Our two labs had so much fun on the beach, playing in the water with other friendly dogs. We definately plan on camping there now too, since it was so dog friendly. We went on the 4th of july. The people only beach was packed shoulder to shoulder, but on the pet beach there was a good 50ft. between families for the most part. I also am hesitant to say how great it was, because I don't want it to get too crowded either. But if your pet is friendly, the more the merrier.

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