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Sands Point Preserve

Bring Fido to walk along the Sand Point Castle or hike up the cliffs at Sands Point Preserve, overlooking the Long Island Sound in San Points, NY. Fido must be leashed at all times. Dogs are not permitted on the beach at any time. The Dog Run – also known as Charlie’s Run – offers two large spaces for pups to romp and socialize, one for small dogs and one for dogs of any size. Visit Website

Or call (516) 571-7901 or email info@sandspointpreserve.org for more information.


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Sands Point Preserve has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 11 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 168 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Kay
    Jun 18, 2023
    dog park - castle edition

    $15 to get in was way annoyingly expensive. Don’t get me wrong, the grounds were BEAUTIFUL & it was a nice day for us. However, although dogs are allowed on the beach; they aren’t wanted on the beach. & there is beautiful are behind one of those houses that would be fantastic for photos of your dog and/or with the family. but of course, dogs are prohibited! the trails are nice & maintained, & they do have a tiny dog park area. sectioned off for both small & large dogs

  • Hershelle
    Oct 9, 2022
    Great spot for short trails!

    The $15 admissions fee was worth being able to walk your dog safely on the trails. The trails are short but the vista views were great. All dogs were leashed so you don’t have to worry if you have a reactive dog. They also have a small dog run that separates the bigs and the littles. All in all we had a great time.

  • Tiffany
    Aug 9, 2022
    5 Bone Potential

    Overall I really enjoyed my experience at this park. I only gave it 4 bones for two reasons. It’s expensive- $15 is way too high, and they don’t want the dogs on the beach anymore. Why??? why can’t dogs go on the beach??? There are not enough places for them to swim——even though we live on an island. Makes no sense to me. I’d gladly pay the $15 if my dog was allowed a swim. The walking trails are lovely and well maintained.

  • Jenny
    Aug 7, 2022
    Fantastic Gem!

    Went here on a whim and so glad we did. Nature trails, a little beach and a dog run?! Cannot go wrong!

  • Sabrina
    Apr 17, 2021
    Love this place!!

    i love taking my dog to sands point! the dog park is great, lots of space to walk around and you can go down to the beach as well. it’s become a weekly visit!!

  • Beth
    Apr 17, 2021
    Beautiful park

    Enjoyed my day there a lot to see and walk different trails not hard. Good for pups and kids. The water area is beautiful

  • Karen
    Oct 6, 2019
    Great But...

    We went for an afternoon trip on a Sunday and we were really looking forward to it BUT there’s a very unfortunately placed shooting range nearby and you could hear pops going off the whole time. My dog is terrified of noises like that so it really just put a big fat bummer on our afternoon.

    Otherwise the park itself was fun and very dog friendly so as long as you have dogs that don’t care about pop noises you’ll be fine!

  • Shannon
    More than a year ago
    sand point preserve

    it's a beautiful park but I didn't think the $10 entry fee was worth it, the walk certainly isn't long enough and we had limited access (dogs are no longer permitted on the beach).

  • Dennis
    More than a year ago

    On 11/8/14, we took our 6 month old puppy here and we had the best time. Loved the different trails, especially overlooking the Long Island Sound. When we got there, I thought we were at the wrong place, because of how beautiful the grounds were. It was great that they have bag stations situated throughout. We met other dog owners. They could not have been nicer. It's a 40 minute ride for us, but we'll be back again and again.

  • Nate
    More than a year ago
    Great Trails

    Took my dog to Sands Point Preserve this morning (June 1, 2014) and the park was amazing. We had a great time on the walking trails but did not check out the beach. According to the website dogs are no longer allowed on the beach, but did not investigate while I was there. Parking costs $10 per vehicle.

  • Barb
    More than a year ago

    This place is amazing. It's beautiful and dog friendly. Very nice park to walk through and a lovely beach.

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