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8th Ave Dog Beach has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 bones by 20 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Chloe More than one year ago.
    Great place Chloe More than one year ago.
    Great place

    We are soo soooo grateful to be able to bring our pooch here during the summer. We rent on the jersey shore for the summer months, and this makes the experience complete. Definitely a great time for both people and pets!

  • Meaghann More than one year ago.
    Nice Beach but pay attention to HOURS Meaghann More than one year ago.
    Nice Beach but pay attention to HOURS

    My boyfriend and I visited the beach Jun of 2013 with my puppy at 10:30am. Unknown to us that dogs can only be on the beach before 8am and after 5 pm (on weekdays) or 6pm (on weekends). We didn't get a chance to actually go on the beach but it looked really clean and not crowded. Next time I will go at those times. We drove about an 1 and 15 minutes but Milo had fun on the Boardwark meeting other dogs anyway. There were a lot of dogs on the boardwalk... maybe things have changed after Sandy because there is really nothing but a boardwalk, port a potty's and one food truck.

  • Meaghann More than one year ago.
    Nice Beach but pay attention to HOURS Meaghann More than one year ago.
    Nice Beach but pay attention to HOURS

    My boyfriend and I visited the beach Jun of 2013 with my puppy at 10:30am. Unknown to us that dogs can only be on the beach before 8am and after 5 pm (on weekdays) or 6pm (on weekends). We didn't get a chance to actually go on the beach but it looked really clean and not crowded. Next time I will go at those times. We drove about an 1 and 15 minutes but Milo had fun on the Boardwark meeting other dogs anyway. There were a lot of dogs on the boardwalk... maybe things have changed after Sandy because there is really nothing but a boardwalk, port a potty's and one food truck.

  • judy More than one year ago.
    neighboring buildin judy More than one year ago.
    neighboring buildin

    Living dirctly across from dog beach has pros and cons, Ive yet to leave my shelter rescue off lease to enjoy the freedom since I dont know whether he will listen and he is one of those little crazy barking dogs and it doesnt matter how big the other dog is Im not sure if he will sill be agressive.But there is nothin more heart warming then to watch my nighbors golden "cinnamin" jump the waves and just smile when she is at her beach. We in Asbury Tower love seeing the dogs run and play out of our window and front patio even though some mornings we are woke up wit barks of happiness from all the four leged visitor an also some noise by the wo lgged ones. Keep coming n gve your dog time to smile

  • Ji Powers-Hill More than one year ago.
    dog owner Ji Powers-Hill More than one year ago.
    dog owner

    I have had the pleasure of enjoying dog beach since it's creation. Have never had a problem. I have always met very well behaved dogs and owners.

  • lanie lee More than one year ago.
    love this place lanie lee More than one year ago.
    love this place

    I have been to the dog beach in Asbury and absolutely love it. I'm sad we can't take the dogs on the boardwalk anymore because it was fun looking at the ocean and enjoying nature with my dogs. I am still confused about the hours but I'm going there after 6 pm tonight and it's June 2012. I hope we don't get kicked off. Regardless, I still think this is a great place to bring your dogs.....

  • Hannah More than one year ago.
    Dog owner Hannah More than one year ago.
    Dog owner

    I have to well trained dogs who are always on leash when at parks and in public. I also ALWAYs clean up after my dogs. I rotate and go to different dog friendly parks/places and am disgusted at other dog owners. We share these places that each town is nice enough to make dog friendly and many owners are disrespectful by not leaching their dog and by not cleaning up after them. I am a dog owner and it sickens me when I go home frequently with another dogs poop on my shoes......imagine what a non-dog owner thinks!! PLEASE be respectful of others and clean up and leash. I am really sick of my dogs being attacked by unleashed dogs......no wonder the French hate us!!

  • Local Beach Bum More than one year ago.
    Love It, but there is one negative...... Local Beach Bum More than one year ago.
    Love It, but there is one negative......

    I come here all the time! I run and play with my dog. It's my happy place. I have never been bothered by anyone restricting me in anyway. Although I am respectful. I clean up after my dog. I leash my male Pitbull if I feel like he may want to check out the ladies up ahead and when no one is around we play catch with leash off! I never restrict myself to the dog park. I go where ever as long as I don't interfere with others no one seems to give a hoot. The only thing that sucks is the people who have the aggressive, annoying, little barking dogs that of coarse are NEVER leashed. The little dogs have a complex and go after my Pit bull who can eat them as a tasty snack...but never does. These dog owners unfortunately feel like because there dog is small they do not have to leash them despite the fact that there dog is going after mine. They also NEVER attempt to control their dog when they bombard us. They leave it up to me to wrestle my dog off their dog. It is an attempt on my part to stop their dog from being violated, or crushed and trampled. My dog knows better and does not seek out other dogs and challenge them. If something unfortunate did happen like a little aggressive dog got hurt by my dog trying to defend against the attack or get away from the attacking dog, everyone knows that it would automatically be the Pitbull's fault. No matter what happened! So please do everyone a favor, just use a leash when you need to. It's the little nasty dogs that really have no business there anyway because they are aggressive! It ruins MY experience. I did not go to the beach to be harassed, hurt, or have my dog taken from me cause other people are inconsiderate or a Benny saw the dog park and was unprepared with no leash but let there aggressive dog on anyway. I go for peace of mind, a run and play with my well behaved dog. I go to great lengths to make sure my dog does not bother, annoy, or attack any other person or dog. If you can't control your dog PLEASE leash them. Bring a bag and clean up your dogs poop. Be prepared or don't come. If you can't be considerate and safe then don't come and ruin it for everyone else.

  • Josh. More than one year ago.
    When is the off seaseon Josh. More than one year ago.
    When is the off seaseon

    When is the off season and the on season?

  • Josh More than one year ago.
    Where is it located? Josh More than one year ago.
    Where is it located?

    Is it on the shore?

  • Andrew More than one year ago.
    woof Andrew More than one year ago.
    woof

    Think it's a great idea. Just make sure that you can control your dog. Also please make sure you pay attention and clean up after your dog. If we all do our part it will make for an even better park.

  • Mike More than one year ago.
    Free dog beach, does anything beat that? Mike More than one year ago.
    Free dog beach, does anything beat that?

    As of summer 2011-- To clarify other people's posts, this dog beach is free during the off-hours which is the only time I go during the summer anyway (before 9 AM). Also, the Asbury Park boardwalk itself does not allow dogs anymore, but that's a few blocks over, not directly next to the dog beach, and you can always walk with your dog (leashed) on the street parallel to it, along with all the other dog owners.

  • Jeff More than one year ago.
    Free parking, nice people & dogs Jeff More than one year ago.
    Free parking, nice people & dogs

    There aren't too many cheap places left on the Jersey Shore for humans or dogs, but this little gem of a beach is home to friendly humans and playful pups. There is a potholed free parking lot at the north end of Asbury Park and a nearby shower on the boardwalk, but it is beyond the "no dogs allowed" sign. There are also plenty of trash cans to help you clean up after your pet.

  • Jim More than one year ago.
    Cinched the deal - we bought a house in Asbury because of this beach Jim More than one year ago.
    Cinched the deal - we bought a house in Asbury because of this beach

    We have been looking at all different beach communities from Long Island to the Jersy Shore to buy a house. We came to AP to check it out for the weekend. Whomever is marketing AP is doing a great job. This is definitely the most dog friendly place I have ever been. There is the Wonder bar "yappy hour " - dog treats at various restaurants on the boardwalk...and then the best of the best - the dog beach....it is great and wonderful to have a place for your poohes to run and play...this cinched the deal for us. We took our dogs to the beach on a Sunday in early May, a fantastic time was had by all four of us. We then put an offer on a house that week and it has been accepted. DOG BEACH YOU SEALED THE DEAL. I understand there is some talk of building condos on that beach-----who ever is listening, do not let that happen. This makes AP unique and sets the tone for the lifewtyle and tolerance in the revitalization effort. Keep cool, keep the beach clean and let's enjoy this wonderful asset!

  • Valerie More than one year ago.
    Great Dog Beach Valerie More than one year ago.
    Great Dog Beach

    Love it! And the dogs love it! The dogs and the owners are really nice. Go for a while and you'll meet the regulars. Would love to know when the summer hours change...is it actually Labor Day or October as it is in O.G.?

  • Eric More than one year ago.
    Stick to the Facts Eric More than one year ago.
    Stick to the Facts

    This beach is fantastic for Dog owners. Asbury has been very welcoming to pets. During the off season, pets unleashed on all parts of the beach. They are accommodating Dog owners by allowing a dog beach at the far end, near Lake Deal. I have had nothing but good experiences on the beach regularly. During the Season, restricted between 9 am to 5 pm. This is understandable with all of the beach goers at this time. But very thankful there is beach access for the pup to enjoy!!! Please respect all guidelines when visiting. Let's not make the authority think twice about allowing this dog beach.

  • John More than one year ago.
    Rate the beach John More than one year ago.
    Rate the beach

    Wendy and Chris, are you guy serious? Giving this place a bad rating for reasons that don't even apply. Newsflash, this spot is a dog beach, not a dog boardwalk. A hair salon all the way across the state also does not count as this dog beach. Unbelievable.

  • wendy More than one year ago.
    n.j. health dept. crackdown wendy More than one year ago.
    n.j. health dept. crackdown

    in response to the last poster's negative experience, I believe htis may have to do wih the health dept. in N.J. cracking down on dogs in public places in general. I have a hair salon in Montclair where I used to bring my sweet cockapoo, a hypo-allergenic breed every day. He was our maitre'd! The state board of cosmetology paid us a random visit and said "no dogs" or we'd get heavily fined. Come to find out, there seems to be a crack-down on pets in out-door dining areas as well. I think it's someone in the health dept. seriously not dog-friendly. It's really a shamr. I'm moving to France!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chris More than one year ago.
    Asbury Park no longer dog friendly chris More than one year ago.
    Asbury Park no longer dog friendly

    Hi, I have walked my dog, Daisy, hundreds of times along the Asbury Boardwalk, off season. There were always many people walking their dogs and everyone was always dog friendly. Even the vendors, a few even had water out for the dogs. However now you will be thrown off the boardwalk by the very rude Asbury Police as soon as you step onto the boardwalk . Today is October 4th it is off season and I was still thrown off. It's really a shame.

  • Mark More than one year ago.
    This is what you were looking for Mark More than one year ago.
    This is what you were looking for

    Asbury Park (Bravo!) has made a big commitment to dog owners with an official dog beach allowing off leash dogs on the nice ocean beach. Pay attention to the hours the beach is open for pets. During the summer until labor day until 9 am and after 5 pm. After Labor Day DOG BEACH PARTY! NO restrictions and NO leash. PLEASE WATCH YOUR DOG AND PICK UP WASTE!!! even if its not your dog's waste. People swim and surf this beach. And if you have an aggressive dog (as in agggressive with other dogs or people), please get a trainer and do not bring him to this or any other dog run. Where is it? Extreme northen edge of Asbury Park north of the signs saying surfers only and north of the retirement home. Careful parking! it is like a moonscape of craters in the dirt lot behind the beach.

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Melanie L.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016
Melanie L.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016

Paradise Pup

This photo was taken at 8th Ave Dog Beach in Asbury Park, NJ, US. My dog Hendrix had so much fun on his first trip to the beach! He willingly posed for some true Kodak moments which I will cherish forever!!

Melanie L.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016
Melanie L.
Submitted Oct 20, 2016

Yoshi Runs Free!

This photo was taken at 8th Ave Dog Beach in Asbury Park, NJ, US. My schnauzer mix, Yoshi, had an absolute blast on his first trip to the beach!! Here I think he resembles one of the cast members running along the beach during the opening credits of Baywatch ....."Some people stand in the darkness!"