- SueAug 12, 2022Dog friendly beach
Dogs are allowed on the beach before 11 and after 4. We got there at 10:00. we didn’t stay long because it was already hotter than blazes in the early August heat wave! The beach itself is ok. There were lots of stones, which I like to collect but not walk on.
- AngelaSep 12, 2021Dogs not allowed in gift shops.
very disappointed to drive all the way down here to find out that dogs are NOT allowed in gift shops at all. I get it about the beach - but the gift shop has a BiG Sign saying Service Dogs Specially Trained - WHAT?
- ChristopherAug 18, 2018Great for peace and privacy
I have a small dachshund so this is my favorite dog beach in NJ. Compared to longport its much , much less dogs running around and for small dogs ita nicer so they dont keep getting hit by big dogs. I go every other weekend, there is a sign that says no dogs till after labor day but I just head left of the sign and there is no one around in any direction every time I go. I let her run free, but I also bring a weighted leash in case. Never seen a trooper or anything, I clean up my dogs mess, and the sunset is amazing each time too!
- CarolMore than a year agoBay side
Dogs can be on the beach on the bay side before 11 am and after 4pm only on certain blocks. The sign says it's a private public beach whatever that means. My dog and I were the only beings on the beach well except the seagulls. Won't be back. .. Poplar Ave beach in Wildwood is the place for dogs
- SusanMore than a year agoFair
Go to Higbee's Beach instead. Might even see a few nude bathers (for a treat) . Be careful though of Lyme's as it's a little of a hike through the woods to get there. Look for signs of the old hotel that used to be there. Some say the beach is haunted.
- CoconutMore than a year agoawesome
my puppy loves the beach
- KaraMore than a year ago2 signs
We just went yesterday saw one sign wen we pulled up that said keep does on lease n then another as we were leaving saying no dogs allowed April through sept. ops we had our 2 dogs there they loved it, beach had tons of pebbles, not a large beach area, but it was very nice. We kept them on leases n they were well behaved. Would love 2 go back but don't want 2 get in trouble. I'm bummed that it's saying now does aren't permitted April through sept :(
- JanainaMore than a year agoDiscouraging
I was so happy to have found a decent dog beach only to read at the end that it is now only after Labor day that I can take my dog there, any more bad news?
- AmandaMore than a year agoNo longer year round for dogs
I just called and they said that they are enforcing that dogs are not allowed on the beach from May thru Sept :(
- BryanMore than a year agoSwim and Sun
Of the NJ dog beaches this is the best. My guys are often just hanging with me under the umbrella off leash. Many folks walk by and enjoy saying hi. If your bud is a swimmer SOLD! My guys love going out in the water with me for a few laps.
- DeniseMore than a year agoPeace and Grace
If your Dog and you want quiet beach time this is the place to go at the end of the day. The Sun sets over the water as the US flag is lowered each day. Great way to close a day and relax by the waters edge with your pup by your side or splashing in the small waves.
- CMMore than a year agoSecluded
When I stopped at the Visitor Center for a map to get better directions the guide stated this was not a dog beach. She was wrong. Sunset Beach does allow dogs. It is a bit off the beaten track and not many dogs were there actually. But, my pup (black lab) loved it. It is a pebble beach and not many shells and very small. But it does allow dogs. So, don't let them tell you otherwise because dogs aren't allowed many more places in Cape May. Too bad but beach was great for my dog.
- CrystalMore than a year agoBeautiful and Quiet
This beach is a lovely, quiet place to spend the day. All of the dog owners that I've encountered are considerate and keep thier dogs close to them. The dogs have a ball in the water and the occassionaly boater will pull up to the beach to spend the day as well.
I haven't been to the restaurant or gift shop, as I make a right at the end of the entrance path and head off to the quietest part of the beach.
Don't load yourself down with too much stuff if you go to this beach, as the walk through the dune to arrive at the beach is a bit longer than you would expect. Parking areas fill up quickly, so begin your day as early as you can.