Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area

Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area in Cape May is dog-friendly. This half-mile stretch of beach allows dogs on leash and under control from September through April. Parking areas near the beach may be closed during the summer. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pooches leave behind. Visit Website

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Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 60 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Jill
    Sep. 17, 2022
    Beautiful beach

    Winnie had the best time exploring and meeting other dogs! Most dogs were off leash.

  • Amber
    Jul. 25, 2022
    Great afternoon at Higbee beach

    Lovely small beach near Cape May. Calm water was great for our Boy Scout., although our daughter craved bigger waves. Lots of great restaurants near by. So happy for the recommendation by our waiter from Fins!

  • Suzanne
    Apr. 17, 2022
    Fun in the April sun

    Great, secluded dog friendly beach. Our pup can't be off leash, but most were.

  • Chloe
    Sep. 4, 2021
    Good dog beach but…

    dogs are supposed to be leashed and about 90% of the dogs there were unleashed. Some owners just let their dogs wander without paying attention. This was the case the last time we went, too. The upside is that the beach is wide and long enough that you can find your own space. Our dog is friendly, but we don’t trust other people and it is anxiety-inducing when an unfamiliar dog charges at you or walks onto your belongings without warning.

    The water is shallow enough for dogs to wade or swim, parking is easy to find, and the walk to the beach is short. The sand is very fine and comfortable.

  • James
    Aug. 25, 2021
    Guess I'll never know

    Sept-april? Why point it out?

  • Maria
    Aug. 24, 2020
    Watch out for biting flies

    I actually loved the day we spent here. Quieter than Wildwood and super dog friendly. The only downside was the biting flies, despite using bug spray. This is the only reason I did not give it a 5 bone rating. We parked at the lot at the end of the road and it was not much of a walk to the beach but it was super soft sand. My son was determined to use our wagon and although it was a bit of a struggle, better than schlepping everything by hand. I would definitely be willing to give it another try, but not without my mesh bug suit or covering up from head to toe to avoid the bites. Our fidos had fun here.

  • Suzanne
    Jul. 2, 2019
    Great beach for dogs in summer

    Most of the other beaches in Cape may don't allow dogs in the summer, but Higbee does. ENJOY! Once you get there, drive right on a gravel road to another parking lot. There's a short walk to the beach.

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