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Crab Beach

Crab Beach in Gloucester is pet-friendly. This popular pooch beach is off-leash at all times, as long as dogs are cleaned up after and well-behaved. After your dog has played on the sand, take them for a walk on the pet-friendly pathways that surround the coastline. Visit Website


BringFido Guest Rating

Crab Beach has received a rating of 4.0 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Lily
    Aug. 19, 2021
    Nice beach

    nice beach, lots of rocks to explore!

  • Sarah
    Aug. 14, 2021
    Small but perfect

    Beach with a view - rocky - bring your water shoes! Our dog loved swimming in the wake of the baots as they passed under the drawbridge. Perfect for fido

  • Jessica
    Jun. 30, 2021
    Great experience for pups!

    We brought our dog here for his first ever beach experience. He loved running and splashing with the other pups who were around and chasing the ball out into the water. This is definitely *not* a beach to take your family and set up shop, or to think you can avoid getting pelt, as it's a smaller area, especially at high tide, and one of the few beach places in the area that does allow dogs in the summer. You can swim with your pup if you want to, but bring water shoes -- lots of rocks, seaweed, etc. At low tide, the natural barriers are a lot farther away.

  • Darin
    Jun. 8, 2021
    Can't swim + bring water shoes

    Nice tidepools to explore, and OK for dogs to splash around, but it's not actually a beach it's more of a rocky outcropping - there are too many mussels and barnacles on the rocks to walk on and it's too shallow to swim. For humans your feet get cut up, but it seems like the dogs are OK. If you go, be sure to bring water-friendly footwear

    Nice for a walk, not for a swim

  • Erika
    Jun. 13, 2020
    Great Dog Beach

    Great clean beach with natural barriers for dogs to run off leash.

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