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Kiptopeke State Park

Kiptopeke State Park is pet-friendly. This dog beach is located at a great little state park 30 minutes from Virginia Beach. Check out the dog beach to the left and people beach to the right, which has a nice pier and boat launch. Take a hike on the wooden bridge and trails. Kiptopeke State Park is open every day of the week from 6am to 10pm.

Call (757) 331-2267 or email Kiptopeke@dcr.virginia.gov for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Kiptopeke State Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 3 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Lydia
    Jul. 15, 2021
    an excellent dog beach - worth a trip!

    it’s a gradual decline into the water with minimal waves, making it perfect for any type of swimmer you may have.

    the dog portion of the beach stretches pretty far so we were able to snag a spot by ourselves and let our dogs off leash because were were far enough from anyone else. my dog has been attacked a few times (elsewhere) so i did keep my leash around my waist while i swam, but the beach wasn’t busy at all and i only needed to leash my guy once after we’d found our spot when someone walked past us to find a spot.

    our trip to the beach was on a friday in july. the water temp was perfect and our dogs had an amazing time! the only downside was all the seaweed and the flies that would bite, but still worth the trip for sure. just bring some bug spray!

  • Jenelle
    Oct. 10, 2020
    Great Place For Dogs!

    we went early, and on a fall day so there were hardly any people there, but the trails were great and then the long beach where our dog could run around and swim was perfect! if you have a dog that likes to be off leash, I recommend you go earlier in the morning and off-season. No one bothered us or said anything, but I imagine they are more strict during the summer months.

  • Julia
    Jul. 4, 2020
    Very nice

    Good place to walk your dog.

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