Dog Friendly Beaches Worldwide

Dog friendly beaches are heaven on earth for Fido. And since sandy paws equal happy dogs, we've sniffed out the best beaches from coast to coast where dogs can run, swim, and frolic in the sand. Use the links/map below to find a beach near you.

Fort De Soto Dog Beach Park

The Fort De Soto Park has large fenced areas for both large and small dogs, including dog showers for those hot days. Dogs are allowed anywhere in the park on a six-foot leash, except on any beach. The Paw Playground area is the exception -- dogs are allowed on the beach, and they are allowed off leash on that area of beach. They can also run free inside the fenced areas. On a hot summer day, you can cool off your dog by hosing him down, and drinking water is available too. The park also has plenty for two-legged visitors too -- an old Spanish fort to explore, gorgeous parks, overnight camping with plenty of amenities, and picnic areas. The north beach was named "America's #1 Beach" in 2008 & 2009 by TripAdvisor.

Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park

Most of this large sandy island in Mission Bay is designated leash-free for dogs. Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park has lots of sandy dunes to romp in, and the calm bay waters allow the more adventurous dogs take a quick dip. There is a designated off-leash location on the backside of the island as Sea World will be on your left, fenced-in front with signs. Bring water for your dogs.

Assateague National Seashore

Dogs are allowed on the beach along the Maryland portion of Assateague National Seashore, but are not permitted on the nature trails or anywhere within the Virginia portion of Assateague Island. Dogs must be on a six-foot leash at all times.

Gulfside Beach (aka Algiers Beach)

One of the many pet-friendly beaches of Sanibel Island, Gulfside Beach (or Algiers Beach) makes a great escape for you and Fido. A portion of the beach is located near a nature preserve. Dogs are allowed on a leash, and owner's must clean up after their pets. There are picnic tables and restrooms available, and an hourly parking fee is charged between the hours of 7 am to 7 pm (free after 7 pm).

8th Ave Dog Beach

From October 1st through May 15th, dogs are allowed on the Boardwalk and on the 8th Avenue Dog Beach all day. During the summer, dogs are welcome between the hours of 6pm - 8:30am. For your safety and pleasure, ONLY licensed non-aggressive dogs with adult supervision are permitted on the Dog Beach.

Myrtle Beach (Dogs on Beach Policy)

Most public beaches in the Myrtle Beach area are pet friendly during early morning hours or during late evenings year-round. From May 1 through Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the beach only before 10 am and after 5 pm. Dogs and bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk only between 5am to 10am from May 1 through Labor Day. From the day after Labor Day to April 30 each year, dogs are allowed on the beach at any time of day. At all times when dogs are allowed on the beach, they must be on a leash that is seven feet or shorter, and dog owners must pick up and properly dispose of the droppings.

Jupiter Beach (Off-Leash Beach)

Jupiter Beach is home to one of Florida's best off-leash beaches. Dogs are free to roam a designated section of the beach running along A1A near Ocean Cay Park. Visitors can park their cars for free in the lot at the intersection of Ocean Blvd and Marcinski Rd or in one of the spaces along A1A. Friends of Jupiter Beach (FJB) is dedicated to keeping the beach clean & dog-friendly by promoting the rules of the beach & continuous beach cleanup activities. Dogs are not allowed in lifeguard areas or Town of Jupiter parks, (Carlin Park).

Bonita Beach Dog Park

Dog Beach is a strip of beach land on the outside edge of Lover's Key State Park along the Fort Myers/Bonita Springs line. It’s an off leash beach to let your dog run free and frolic in the shallow, calm water of the Gulf of Mexico. There are no fences, leashes or worries. Just plenty of dogs of all sizes to play with. Many visit that don't even have dogs, but enjoy watching them run and play with their furry friends on land and water. You can't see if from the main road, but follow the signs around the trees and a clearing will open up to Dog Beach. During high tide you may have to wade through some water to get to it so be prepared. There is a portable toilet, and no running water so remember to bring some for your pet. Please follow the rules to make it a safe, clean enjoyable place for all. For more information visit www.leeparks.org or call 239-533-7275.

Rosie's Dog Beach

Long Beach is home to the only off-leash dog beach in L.A. County, CA. This 3-acre park is located at the waterfront between Roycroft and Argonne Avenues, a few blocks east of the Belmont Pier and Olympic pool. Ample paid parking is available along Ocean Boulevard. Free parking is available at the beachfront lot at the end of Granada Avenue daily after 5:00 p.m. Only one dog per adult is permitted, and no aggressive dogs are allowed. Please see the website for more dog beach rules.

Arroyo Burro Beach Park

This off-leash beach in City of Santa Barbara is the beach that runs below the Douglas Family Preserve -- it begins east of the slough at Arroyo Burro Beach (the locals call it Hendry's Beach), and stretches almost to the steps at Mesa Lane. The fallen eucalyptus trees are considered the eastern boundary. From the parking lot at Arroyo Burro, walk to the beach, turn left, and cross the slough -- this will bring you to the off-leash legal area. Please be sure your dog is leashed in the parking lot and on the beach until you cross the slough.

Sandy Hook/Gateway National Park

Ocean-side beaches at Sandy Hook Unit from March 15 through Labor Day (piping plover season). Pets ARE permitted on bay-side beaches at Plum Island and Horseshoe Cove throughout the year, but must always be on a leash. *Must carry out all trash, make preparations for carrying out dog waste.

Dog Beach at Pier Park

When standing in front of the city pier (on Front Beach Rd), the dog beach is located on the right side of the pier. Dogs must be kept on-leash and please keep the limit to 3 dogs per person.

The Original Dog Beach

Perhaps the most popular canine hotspot in San Diego is The Original Dog Beach located at the northern end of Ocean Beach. Here, dogs can roam off leash at any time of the day. Owners should take care to pick up after their pets. After a day at the beach, you may want to head over to the Dog Beach Dog Wash to give Fido a bath. Located at 4933 Voltaire Street, the Dog Wash is just two blocks away from the beach.

Freeman Park

Freeman Park on Carolina Beach welcomes dogs between October 1 to March 31. Owners must carry a minimum of two suitable plastic or paper waste containers until it can be disposed of in an appropriate receptacle. The bags must be produced and shown upon request.

Somers Point Dog Park

Somers Point Dog Park and Longport Dog Beach is an off-leash dog beach and park, open year-round, where dogs of all sizes can play in the sand and water. Located at the base of the Ocean Drive Bridge on the Longport side across from the fishing pier. Owners must bring your own water and waste disposal items.

Smyrna Dunes Park

Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash at this lovely inlet which also includes showers, bathrooms, and plenty of parking. This park has five ecosystems represented within it, elevated boardwalks, picnic pavilions, nature trails, an observation tower, and more.

First Landing State Park Beach

This massive historical park includes an authentic Indian village, 20 miles of walking trails, and a beach that's dog-friendly year round. The park is the site of the first landing of the Jamestown colonists in 1607. Native American canoes, colonial settlers, 20th century schooners and modern cargo ships have navigated the park's waterways. During the War of 1812, its Cypress swamps were a source of fresh water for merchant mariners, pirates and military ships. According to local legend, Blackbeard hid in the Narrows area of the park, and interior waterways served as landing sites for Union and Confederate patrols and blockade-runners during the Civil War. Built, in part by an all African-American Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933-1940, the park is a National Natural Landmark and National Historic Landmark. Now, as Virginia's most-visited state park, it's a natural oasis in Virginia Beach's urban oceanfront area. The park has 20 miles of trails and 1.5 miles of sandy Chesapeake Bay beach frontage. Offering many recreational and educational activities, it's a great place to explore unusual habitats featuring bald cypress trees, lagoons, rare plants and wildlife, and maritime forest ecology. Cabins, water and electric hook-up campsites, picnic areas, boat ramps and a camp store with bicycle rentals are also available.

Brohard Paw Park

Brohard Paw Park is the only beach area in the county where dogs are welcome. This dog-friendly beach offers doggy and human drinking fountains, dog showers, fire hydrants, leash posts, picnic tables, and benches.

Coronado Dog Beach

Coronado's Dog Beach is leash-free year-round on the western part of the beach. It's marked by signs that run along Ocean Blvd. from Sunset Park on Ocean Drive to the border of the U.S. Naval Station. For scenery, it doesn't get much better than this. On one side there's the beautiful Hotel del Coronado; the Point Loma skyline fills the view to the north. Parking is available along Ocean Boulevard, but it is a rather long walk to the beach from there, so be sure to keep your dog leashed until you reach the beach. Coronado Animal Patrol maintains a zero-tolerance policy with fines up to $500 for unleashed dogs. The dog beach is open 24 hours. Owners must monitor their dogs at all times and clean up after them. Dogs must have current licenses and be free from contagious diseases. Excessive barking and aggressive behavior are not permitted by dogs or humans. No food or pet treats allowed. There are no restrooms, but there is a foot shower south of the entrance on Ocean Blvd. The city provides free dog litter bags at the entrance to the run.

Oak Island Beaches

Oak Island is an island off the North Carolina coast about 30 minutes south of Wilmington, NC. It is accessible across a bridge (you do not need to take a ferry to get there). Oak Island beaches (Caswell, Yaupon, & Long Beach) are very family and pet friendly. The atmosphere is quiet, relaxing and laid back. Dogs have a wonderful time running on the beach or retrieving toys from the low surf.

Jekyll Island Beach

Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach and the tides allow plenty of room for roaming.

Anne's Beach

Anne's Beach is a very secluded dog-friendly beach with plenty of shade. There are poop bags and even a fresh water bowl for dogs available on occasion.

Haulover Beach Park

Haulover Beach Park features a bark park with an enclosure for small dogs (less than 35 lbs.) and large dogs (more than 35 lbs.) located near the south picnic area. Entrance to the bark park is through parking lot #3 located on the west side of Collins Avenue if traveling southbound or through parking lot #4 located on the east side of Collins Avenue if traveling northbound. The bark park features shade trees, picnic tables, and drinking fountains for both dogs and their companions, as well as doggie waste bag dispensers and waste containers. The bark park is open from 8am to sunset, seven days a week. Parking fees are $2 per vehicle. Dogs are also welcome on the beach, near lifeguard tower #3, seven days a week from 8am-3pm. This portion of the beach is directly across from the bark park and also accessible through parking lot #3 and #4.

Picnic Island Beach Dog Park

Dogs are welcome to play off-leash at the beach here. Just be careful as the area is not fully fenced.

Sunset Beach

Paw prints can be found in the sand from leashed dogs at Sunset Beach from mid-September through mid-April. If you get hungry, The Grille has several dog friendly outdoor tables. Dogs are welcome at Sunset Beach Gifts which is open daily and sells souvenirs, books, and collectibles. Sunset Beach is also famous for the concrete ship of SS Atlantus which has been "grounded" at Cape May Point since 1926. End your day with the flag ceremony which is held nightly from May through September.

Baker Beach

Located approximately 1 mile south of the Golden Gate Bridge, this beach is a great spot to take your dog for a view of the famous landmark. Dogs are permitted off-leash on Baker Beach north of Lobos Creek, but they must be on a leash south of Lobos Creek.

Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area

Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area is the last undeveloped tract on the Manasquan Inlet. The 55-acre site is a great place to fish, walk on the beach, or go sunbathing. Dogs are welcome at Eastern section of the beach, but they must be leashed at all times to preserve the delicate coastal habitat. The Western section of the beach has been designated "dog free."

Key West Dog Beach

Dogs will have some fun in the sun here, but be sure to keep a close eye on your pup, as this is a rocky beach. After getting a little exercise on the beach, head over to Louie's Backyard, which is located next door to the Dog Beach and is a pet-friendly place to grab a refreshing beverage.

Carmel Beach

This is a beautiful beach with the happiest dogs on the planet -- you'll see every shape, size, and age, running in the sugar sand and splashing in the aquamarine surf. There is no leash law for dogs and fires are permitted on the beach south of 10th Avenue. Public restrooms and a public telephone are available at the Ocean Avenue end of Carmel Beach. Open 6am to 10pm.

Fort Fisher State Park

Dogs are allowed on leash year round at the Ft. Fisher State Park. This very wide beach is great for your dog to run and swim with other dogs. Pet waste cleanup laws are strict, and bags are provided for this purpose. Please pick up after your pet so we do not lose dog privileges at this beautiful beach!

Fort Lauderdale Canine Beach

Fort Lauderdale allows dogs on-leash in a large marked area of the beach. There are dog bags, water, and beach showers at this dog park. There is even a city officer on site to help with any problems and rule enforcement at the beach. The beach is close to the road, but officer and dunes are both between the beach and the road, so really, the only issue is parking. A one-weekend permit costs $7 per dog.

Lighthouse Point Park

This park has awesome beaches and a wonderful view of Ponce Inlet Lighthouse. It is a great place to get some wonderful photos, and they even provide doggie clean up bags. This is not an off-leash park. So make sure Fido is leashed at all times. Leashed dogs are allowed on the inlet and river shoreline beach Lighthouse Point Park located on north side of Ponce de Leon Inlet.

Sandy Hook

This lovely beach is a great place for a daytrip, and pets are allowed on-leash on the bay side all year round.

Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park has many year-round hiking and biking opportunities, and allows leashed dogs on the beach in the summer season. Pets are allowed in the seashore park/beaches all day without limitation of time of day (six miles of dog-friendly fun). Dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk, ocean beach, or any swimming areas designated by the Parks Division as not allowing dogs from May 1 to September 30.

Topsail Beach Off Leash Dog Beach

Dog's must be on a leash from May 15th through September 30th. At other times the dog are required to be under voice command of a responsible person, but does not have to be on a leash. The person must always be prepared to remove any waste left by dogs. These regulations apply to the entire town including the beach.

Bayview Dog Park and Beach

This 1-acre acre park allows dogs to have water access to the inlet near Bayou Texar. There is a covered area with picnic tables so owners can be in the shade, as well as other picnic tables along the beach. Clean-up stations with bags and trash cans, showers for both dogs and people, and water bowls are available.

Walton Rocks Dog Beach

Off leash dog park with covered picnic tables, restrooms, and plenty of room to roam.

Fenwick Island State Park

Fenwick Island State Park has a nice, uncrowded beach for most of the year. For rules and regulations, please call (302) 227-2800. Fenwick Island State Park is located on Route 1, north of Fenwick Island.

Nordhouse Dunes

Nordhouse Dunes offers miles of trails to explore on the shore of Lake Michigan. Natural features include sand dunes, wooded areas, marshes, interdunal ponds, and beaches. Dogs must be leashed at all times while exploring Nordhouse Dunes. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are also permitted in the campground. Dogs are not permitted on the swimming beach.

Norman F Kruse Park

There is a dog beach at the Northern end of the park. Dogs must be leashed in the sand, but are allowed off-leash in the water. The dog-friendly area is clearly marked, so pay close attention to the signs to avoid being ticketed.

Hobie Island Beach Park

Located just off the Rickenbacker Causeway, Hobie Beach is Miami-Dade County's only dog-friendly beach. Dogs are welcome to play in the sand and shallow water.

Virginia Beach Public Beaches

Your pet is welcome to join you at the beach on-leash anytime before Memorial Day weekend and after Labor Day. During the summer season, your pup can still enjoy beach time before 10:00 am or after 6:00 pm at the north end of Virginia Beach above 42nd Street or at the south end in the Sandbridge area. Just keep your dog on a leash at all times and clean up after your pet.

Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach

Located off the perimeter trail in Downs Memorial Park, the Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach is a fantastic place for new dogs to learn to swim or veteran canine swimmers to enjoy some time in the water. Once you and your dog are done with the water fun, leash your pup up for a walk on the more than 5 miles of trails through the park.

Poplar Beach

Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this busy Half Moon Bay beach.

Monterey State Beach

Your pet will jump for joy at the chance to play at this dog-friendly beach. Dogs are supposed to be leashed, but many regulars will let their dogs play off leash. Dogs are not at all permitted on Monterey State Beach north of the Monterey Beach Hotel resort.

Jenness Beach

There is approximately a 1 1/4 stretch of beach in Rye New Hampshire. In the middle of that stretch along the coast is a parking lot. The State beach is actually directly in front of that parking lot and/or from house on the left to house on the right. Beaches on either side of that tiny State beach are town beaches. You could almost throw a softball from one end of the State beach to the other. Dogs are not allowed on the State beach. To get around that law (if you want to walk the entire length of the beach) just walk around the beach in the parking lot. The hours for dogs allowed on the beach Memorial Day to Labor Day are before 9:00 am and after 7:00 pm. Please read sign posted at all entrances.

Island Beach State Park

Dogs are permitted in the park but must be kept on a leash that is a maximum length of six feet. They are not allowed on the swimming beach (the lifeguard area) during the summer season or on the Spizzle Creek Bird Blind Trail at any time. It is a good idea to check your dog for ticks after you take them on any of the other trails. Also do not leave your dog, or any other pet, unattended in the car during warm weather.

Keewaydin Island

Keeywadin Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and recreation. The 8-mile long barrier island is one of southwest Florida’s largest unabridged barrier islands. Please note: Dogs are allowed on the beach, but they MUST be leashed. There are no facilities on the island and a boat is needed to get on and off the island. There are several boat rental companies that would allow dogs in the Naples area. If staying at the Naples Bay Resort & Marina, the hotel does offer boat rentals straight from their property's marina. Pure Naples at Tin City also allows dogs on their rentals (not on sightseeing cruises). If you are coming from Marco Island, there are rental boats available from Rose Marina. Guests who stay at the Boat House Motel often rent a boat for several days and tie up their rental at the Boat House Motel's free boat slip.

Alder Lane Beach Access

Alder Lane Beach is a great, quiet getaway from the typical beach scene since its crowd size is much smaller than that of the surrounding area beaches. It's located off of South Forest Beach drive, next to the Marriott Grande Ocean Resort, and amenities include Beach Matting, Restrooms, Outdoor Showers, 22 Metered Parking Spaces, and Seasonal Lifeguards. Animals are permitted on the beach during the official beach season, April 1st through September 30th before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m, or anytime in the off season. They must be on a leash or under positive voice control at all times. Owner's are also required to remove and properly dispose of the animal's excrement as well.

Nahant Doggie Beach

Dogs are welcome on the beach from October 1st through April 30th as long as they are leashed. They are strictly prohibited the rest of the year.

Dog-Friendly Beach on Gerritsen Avenue

This secret little bay area is open to anyone, and dogs are welcome here. Many humans walk their dogs a little distance past the entrance since families are often swimming and spending time near the entrance. The beach area can get crowded on weekends.

Honeymoon Island State Park Dog Beach

Freedom to roam, white sandy beachfront, gentle lapping waves and crystalline water means happy pooches and owners alike. In addition to having their own beach on the southern tip of the island, dogs are also allowed on the nature trail. Pets must be on a 6-foot handheld leash at all times while in these areas.

De Soto National Memorial Beach

Bring your pet for a dip in Tampa Bay at this friendly beach, where dogs are allowed as long as they are on-leash. Outdoor showers nearby.

Poplar Avenue Beach

The Poplar Avenue beach in Wildwood became an official Dog Beach in June 2014. You can walk your dog over the boardwalk here to get to the beach. It is a block wide with plenty of room for you and your pooch to soak up the sun and take a dip. Dogs must be leashed. Open daily year round.

Burkes Beach

Very nice beach, metered spaces, dog friendly before 10am and after 5pm Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends, walking distance (for those who like to walk) to the Chaplain Community Park which includes the Best Friends Dog Park, and if you don't like to walk, there are parking spaces in both areas. Parking is free at the Community Park, and metered at the beach access point.

Grand Haven City Beach

Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach South of the swim buoys (to the left of the Bill-Mar Restaurant if looking from the road Memorial Day though Labor Day). Dogs must be kept on a 6 foot leash and never left unattended. After Labor Day through Memorial Day, dogs are allowed on any part of the Grand Haven City Beach. The beach is Located just South of Grand Haven State Park.

Montrose Dog Beach

The Montrose Dog Beach is Chicago's first legal off-leash beach. Located on the Northwest corner of Montrose Beach, this area is fenced and offers free dog waste bags and a dog-wash area. Montrose Dog Beach is open during all regular Chicago Park District hours, but morning hours are the most popular. Montrose Dog Beach is free, but DFA tags are required for all dogs, and those cost $5.

Gandy Bridge Causeway

Pets are welcome to play and swim on this St. Petersburg beach.

South Padre National Seashore

Padre Island National Seashore is pet friendly! Pets are welcome almost everywhere in the park as long as they are on a leash at all times. Leashed pets are permitted in all camping areas and on over 60 miles of beach in the park, including all areas where you can drive on the beach. The only areas where pets are NOT allowed includes: the deck of Malaquite Pavilion and its facilities, the boardwalk that goes from the deck down to the beach, and the short stretch of beach directly in front of the Pavilion (where the shade structures are located). But even there, pets and their owners can still access the beach using a pet access trail that goes from the parking area down to the beach. This trail is located on the north (left) side of the Pavilion. Once you reach the beach, the area to the left is open to pets and their owners (the beach to the right is not). Pet owners also have access to restrooms and rinse-off showers that are located close to the pet access trail, at the northern end of the Malaquite Pavilion parking area.

Union Reservoir Dog Beach

The Union Reservoir in Longmont, Colorado features a dog training area on the south side of the reservoir where dogs are allowed to roam off leash and swim in designated areas. Dogs must remain leashed in other areas of the park.

Myrtle Beach State Park

Leashed dogs are permitted on the trails and in most of the outdoor areas of Myrtle Beach State Park. However, dogs are not permitted on any beaches in the park from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, May 1-Labor Day. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and humans must always clean up after their pets.

Grand Mere State Park

Grand Mere State Park is characterized by magnificent sand dunes, deep blowouts and one mile of Lake Michigan shoreline. Three inland lakes lie behind the dunes in the undeveloped natural area. Dogs are permitted. The hike to the beach is long and moderately challenging. This hike results in an secluded beach where you and your dog can enjoy sun and fun.

Flagler Beach

Flagler Beach welcomes leashed dogs on the beach located north of 10th Street and south of 10th Street only. Parking is available off of A1A on any side street. Leashes should be 8 feet long or shorter. Bring your own doggie bags and water.

Montauk Beach

Dogs are not allowed on the beaches between 9am and 6pm from May 15 through the end of September. No restrictions apply for the remainder of the year. Montauk has no leash laws and dogs may run on the beach with supervision when permitted. Owners are expected to exercise control, particularly on crowded beaches, and to clean up after their dogs. The beach can be accessed through several points along Old Montauk Highway or right in the center of town.

Jennings Dog Beach

Jennings Dog Beach is the only off-leash beach in the area from October 1st to March 31st. Dogs are allowed on the sand, but not on the boardwalks, pavillions, or playgrounds.

Beach at Sullivans Island

Off-leash dogs are welcome to enjoy the beautiful beach on Sullivan's Island from 5:00 am to 10:00 am and leashed dogs are welcome on the beach from 6:00 pm to 5:00 am. Dogs are not permitted on the beach between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. All dogs on Sullivan Island, including day visitors and vacation renters, must have a town-issued dog permit to visit the island, including the beach. Town Hall (located at 2050-B Middle Street) issues annual permits for $35 per dog. Completed applications and proof of valid rabies vaccination are required for permit.

Matapeake Park Dog Beach

Matapeake has a public beach with a clubhouse, and a nearby trail that winds around to the dog beach section. The trail itself is a nice short hike for the dog, yet is long enough that it’s adequately separated from the public areas. Dogs can run off leash, retrieve in the water, and sniff out the surroundings.

South Higgins Lake State Park

Rated one of the nicest lakes in the world!! It's gorgeous there and the water is crystal clear!! Theres 2 fenced off areas for the dogs to swim in. It was an amazing time I loved it!!!!

Dauphin Island Beach

Dogs on a leash are allowed on the public beach year round. The public beach near the Red School House and the old fishing pier is the largest area on Dauphin Island set aside for dogs and their owners to romp and play on the sand and in the surf. There are at least a couple of miles of beach there, and with Sand Island now connected to Dauphin Island, there is another three miles of undeveloped beach jutting out into the Gulf on that barrier island. Though dogs are allowed at Dauphin Island's primary public beach and at the Dauphin Island Campground, dogs are not allowed at the West End Beach Park on the Island's extreme west end.

Delaware Seashore State Park

Experience a day of fun in the sun at Delaware Seashore State Park where your pup is welcome to join you on the sand and in the surf during select times of the year. From May 1 to September 30, dogs are not permitted on any swimming or sunbathing beach (areas with lifeguards), but are permitted on non-guarded beaches. From October 1 to April 30, dogs are permitted on all beaches. Dogs must always be leashed while in the park throughout the year.

Dog Beach of Hollywood

Head out to the Dog Beach of Hollywood where all members of your family, canines included, can enjoy fun at the beach. The dog beach is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, year-round. Hours are 3:00 pm-7:00 pm, November through May, and 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, April through October. Daily passes and six-month passes are available from a park ranger during dog beach hours or The Department of Recreation and Cultural Arts, 1405 S. 28th Avenue. The Dog Beach of Hollywood is monitored by a park ranger, however, good dog park etiquette is highly encouraged regardless. Aggressive dogs are not tolerated, and owners are expected to clean up their dog’s waste. Furthermore, dogs are not allowed on the beach outside the designated hours or location.

Stony Creek Metro Park

Pets love the chance to join you on-leash at this popular park full of hiking trails and beaches. They're allowed everywhere except designated beaches.

Chris Greene Lake Park

A wonderful dog park for dogs and people alike! Chris Greene Lake Park has a 1 acre fenced in area for dogs to run off-leash, with a roped water access for dogs to swim. Located near the Charlottesville airport.

Isle of Palm Beaches

From 5:00AM until 8:00AM April 1st through September 14th and 4:00PM until 10:00AM September 15th through March 31st. Dog owners must have leash in hand, have their dog under voice command and must clean up excrement. At all other times, dogs must be on leash and under complete control, even in the water.

Cherry/Clarke Beach

You can enjoy a day at the beach with your pup at Cherry/Clark Beach. With ample parking, close proximity to the Martin Goodman Trail, and a designated off-leash area for dogs to romp along the beach's western boundary, you and Fido are sure to enjoy a trip to this popular spot in Toronto.

Willard Beach

Willard Beach is a public beach less than 5 minutes from Portland. In the summer months, dogs can run off leash (under voice control) from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. In the off-season (September 30 to May 1st), dogs are welcome anytime. Between May 1 and September 30, dogs are not allowed on the beach except between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 am and 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Willard Beach is a great sandy beach with cold, but inviting water for swimmers. Dogs love to play and romp on this scenic beach!

Nags Head Beach

Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round as long as they are restrained by a leash not exceeding 10 feet.

Canova Dog Beach

This 9.1-acre community beach park includes a small pavilion, grill, picnic shelter, benches along crossover, restrooms, drinking fountain and outside showers. One of the 3 dune crossovers is wheelchair accessible. Canova Beach Park is home to Brevard County's only dog-friendly beach. All dogs must be on a leash and must wear tags showing their current license and vaccinations. There is no cost to use the Dog Beach, however owners must pick up after their pets. Waste bags and proper receptacles are available.

Montara State Beach

Local dog lovers rave about this clean, popular beach, where pets are welcome to join you as long as they remain on-leash.

Dewey Beach

In Dewey Beach, Delaware, dogs are allowed on the beach before 9:30 am and after 5:30 pm during the summer (mid-May through mid-September). Dogs are allowed on the beach at all times during the day from mid-September to mid-May. You must clean up after your dog at all times, and all dogs must have a Dewey Beach dog license that can be obtained from Town Hall located at 105 Rodney Ave.

Saint Simons Island Beaches

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, dogs are prohibited on the beach from 9am-6pm except between Beach Access Points 1-6. During allowable times and in non-summer months, dogs may be unleashed on the beach as long as they remain under the immediate control of the handler. If on leash, the leash can be no greater than 10 feet long. Handlers must clean up after pets.

Bark Beach at North Shore Open Space Park

Bark Beach at North Shore Open Space Park sits adjacent to the eight-block oceanfront natural area of North Shore Open Space Park (also pet-friendly for dogs on leashes) with jogging trails, exercise stations, and picnic pavilions. The adjoining North Shore is a charming neighborhood filled with tropical mid-century modern buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places - which provides a great place to dry off with an evening stroll after your swim. A great place to explore old Miami Beach the way if used to be (without the hustle and bustle of South Beach). There are also a few great restaurants nearby with pet-friendly outdoor seating - our favorite is Burgers and Shakes at Collins and 74th Street. Admission: $5 Residents / $25 Non-Residents - Annual Pass $20 for Residents. Proof of current vaccination required.

Compo Beach Off Leash Dog Area

Compo Beach off-leash dog area is located at Compo Beach and Yacht Club and welcomes dogs from October 1 through March 30. Be aware that the area is not fenced.

San Onofre State Beach

Dogs are welcome on-leash on trails one and six of this beachside hiking park, but not on the beaches.

Huntington Dog Beach

Huntington Dog Beach is considered doggy-heaven by most visitors. Dogs come from all over the world to play in the sand and splash in the surf. Visitors are asked to abide by good doggy etiquette which includes properly disposing of pet waste and ensuring that your dog is non-aggressive and under control at all times.

Hancock County Beaches

This hidden gem of a beach is a great place to bring your dog to play in the sand. They're welcome as long as they remain on-leash.

Emerald Isle Beach

Emerald Isle allows dogs on the beach year-round, but they must be leashed at all times.

Seapoint Beach

Locals love to bring their dogs to play at this rocky, pet-friendly beach. Kittery resident parking only. Dogs are not welcome between the hours of 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM from June 15th through September 10th.

Dog Beach in Ayia Napa

As loving dog owners, we are trying to promote pet friendliness in Cyprus. Not in it of the prize just the publicity...join us at the beach with your best friends! Ayia Napa - the area opens the Mediterranian's first official canine beach...you really have to live in Cyprus to understand what a huge step this is for dog owners...Thank You Ayia Napa's mayor, Antonis Tsokkos!

Caswell Beach

Caswell Beach, located on Oak Island, is a dog friendly beach year round. Walking on or over sand dunes or beach vegetation by persons or pets is prohibited - $100 fine per occurrence. Dogs must be on a leash - $25 fine Only summer exception: Dawn - 9:00AM on the beach only while under adult owner’s strict supervision and control. You must carry and use plastic bags to scoop up after your dog - $25 fine

Castle Island Beach

Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash during the off season at this lovely South Boston beach.

Higgs Beach Dog Park

Bring your pet to run and play off-leash at this fenced Key West dog park, which includes a separate area for small pets, grassy open spaces, shade, and benches.

Pensacola Beach West Dog Park

The west end park is located at the first parking lot past the last condos on the Gulf. All dogs are required to be on a leash, and signs will be posted to designate dog-friendly areas. Doggie bags, disposable bins and handy wipes will be available at this location.

Crowes Reservation Beach

Leashed dogs are welcome from mid September up until Memorial Day. Dogs are not permitted at all during the summer. Take Route 6A in East Dennis to School Street (across from Airline Road, just before the Brewster Town Line), then take the first right onto South Street, and go straight through the stop sign, the cemetery is on the right.

Mill Pond Dog Park

If your pet needs to cool off, bring them down to this waterfront off-leash dog park. Fenced on three sides with river access on the fourth.

Morris Island

Morris Island is an undeveloped island at the mouth of Charleston Harbor that's only accessible by private boats. It is a fantastic place for long, off-leash beach strolls, dolphin-watching, and hunting for shells and fossilized shark teeth. Put on sunscreen and bring plenty of water for you and your pup. No boat? No problem! Adventure Harbor Tours offers 3-hour dog friendly tours of the island for $50 per adult and $30 per child (dogs free). Call (843) 442-9455 for more information.

Harrington Beach State Park

Awesome clean beach on Lake Michigan! We went late Sept and camped 2 nights and even though it rained on and off, we had a wonderful time. The designated dog beach is huge, clean, and they can be off the leash to play in the water (but on leash when on the beach). There is a designated dog picnic area, and the walk paths from the campground to the beach are excellent. I really shouldn't post this, because I'm afraid next time we go camping it'll be full!!!!! One of the best places we have taken our dogs!

Hammonasset Beach State Park

Leashed dogs are welcome in picnic areas, ball fields, nature trails, and bike paths year-round. Dogs are only permitted on beaches from November 1 to the end of March. Visitors with pets are subject to fines if caught on the beach from April 1 to October 31.

Wrightsville Beach

Leashed pets are welcome during the off-season (Oct 1st to April 1st) at this beautiful, clean beach. Please note: Leash laws are strictly enforced.

Vilano Beach

Vilano Beach is northeast of St. Augustine on the A1A Scenic and historical byway. There is a Publix Store where you can stop and pick up food and dog treats. There is a fee to get on the beach. You can drive your vehicle on the beach which is nice as then you don't have to carry all your stuff in to the beach area. We were here in March and beach was very dog friendly. Not sure if rules change for the summer. Nice beach. Our dogs loved it.

Big Bear Lake Beaches

All of the beaches along Highway 38 in Big Bear Lake are dog friendly, and can be accessed via the Alpine Pedal Path.

Ocean View Beach

Pets are seasonally welcome to join you on-leash on the white sands of this popular beach. No dogs or domestic animals are allowed on beaches from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. seasonally, beginning the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Sandy Beach (Gilmore Pond)

Visitors may park in the small parking area on Sandy Lane. From there, it is only a short walk down a well-marked, maintained wooden trail to Gilmore Pond. While there is not techically a beach area, Gilmore Pond has very clear shallow water and a wonderful sand bottom that will make you think you are in the tropics. You can swim at your own risk but there are no lifeguards on duty. Gilmore Pond has the reputation of being the party/dog beach in town since on a hot Saturday afternoon its very typical to find a large crowd of people drinking on floats in the water. This is illegal and not encouraged since it is a town beach. However, week days tend to be mild in nature and people with dogs flock here.

Wells Beach

Pets love to join you for an on-leash stroll along this 2.5 mile Wells beach. April 1 through June 15 - ON A LEASH and under charge of a responsible person. Please keep dogs away from Piping Plover nests. June 16 through September 15 - OFF BEACH from 8:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. ON BEACH from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Bay Head Beach

Dogs are welcome to join you as you enjoy this beautiful beach, except in summer when they are restricted.

North Beach (Dog Beach)

Nine months of the year, dogs are allowed along the entire two plus mile stretch of beach in addition to the City’s two major parks, Seagrove Park and Powerhouse Park. Dogs must be leashed June 15th through Labor Day. Dogs able to run under voice control of owner from the day after Labor Day through June 14th.

White Bear Dog Beach

Dogs may swim in a separate area as long as they do not cross into the public area. The property is about 100 feet wide and is not fenced.

Oregon Inlet 4WD Beach

This is a 4 wheel drive beach across the street from Oregon Inlet Fishing center. The fishing center offers free air to re-inflate your tires once you are done your day at the beach. All of the beach rules are posted on a sign at the drive-on entrance. Dogs are very welcome. It is a very open atmosphere - beach goers are not squished together, so there is plenty of space for some off-leash fetch and swimming with your pooch. Make sure to bring your own fresh water as well since there is no shower/spigot at this beach. Be sure to stay off the turtle nesting areas which are clearly marked and as always, pooper scoop after your pooch.

Herring Cove

Herring Cove has miles of dog-friendly beaches to offer along the Massachusetts Bay side of Provincetown. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Fairport Harbor Dog Beach

A dog swim area is located at the east end of the beach between the two signs clearly marked “Dog Swim Area.” This is the only place dogs are allowed on the sand. Dogs not in the swim area must remain on the sidewalks, parking lots or grassy areas. You must leash your dog when it is out of the water and you must carry the leash with you at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up pet waste. Amenities Accessible harbor view boardwalk, restrooms, changing rooms and shower facilities; guarded swim beach and concessions (during summer season); picnic area and pavilion with grills, drinking fountain, playground, dog swim area, volleyball courts, and a Surf Chair (all-terrain wheelchair for use by visitors with physical disabilities -- available during the regular summer beach season). Directions Take Rt. 2 to the Fairport Harbor/Richmond Street exit and go north to the light at the Richmond Street/Rt. 283 intersection. Proceed north (straight) for about 1/4 mile to High Street. Turn right on High Street and proceed to Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park entrance. The historic Fairport Harbor Lighthouse and Marine Museum next to the park is available for tours. Call 440-354-4825 to arrange a lighthouse visit. Please note that dogs must be on a leash and are allowed only on the paved parking lot and in the designated dog swim area. See more at: http://www.lakemetroparks.com/parks/fairport-harbor.shtml

Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake is a great place to bring Fido when you're in Lake Placid. You can walk all the way around the lake on a 2.7 mile trail. Make sure you bring water and doggie clean-up bags, which are also available on the route around the lake. The water is absolutely clean and beautiful and we want to be sure this beach stays pet friendly forever! The beach is sandy and laid back and friendly dogs are welcome to take a dip with their owners as well. Just note that the village of Lake Placid has many events that are staged at this beach, including the famous Ironman competition, so be aware of the dates before you plan your visit.

Seabright Beach

Bring your pet along with you as you relax on the sandy shores of this Santa Cruz beach. They're welcome to join you as long as they're on-leash.

Surfside Beach Bark Park

Nice spot to bring Fido for a little exercise. Dogs must have current rabies vaccinations and wear current Town of Surfside Beach license tags. Tags can be purchased for $10 at Town Hall 115 US Highway 17 N.

Capehart Dog Park

Located at the corner of Felspar and Soledad Mountain Road, this one acre park offers two fenced pens on turfed areas. One is for small dogs and the other is for large dogs. Both areas provide water for dogs, a drinking fountain, picnic tables and benches, and a parking area.

Twin Lakes State Beach

Bring your pet with you as you enjoy this beach. They're welcome as long as they remain on-leash. Outdoor showers and restrooms nearby.

Hunting Island State Park

Hunting Island is South Carolina’s single most popular state park, attracting more than a million visitors a year, as well as a vast array of land and marine wildlife. Five miles of pristine South Carolina beaches, thousands of acres of marsh and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet are all part of the park’s natural allure.

Bower's Beach

Explore this lovely Magnolia beach with your on-leash pet. A great place to wade or swim. Please keep pets away from neighboring yards.

North Point Beach

This dog friendly beach is on Lake Michigan near Portage Lake. It offers a beautiful beach and pier where dogs are welcome!

Folly Beach

Folly Beach is one of Charleston's more pet-friendly beaches. Dogs are allowed on the beach any time from October 1 to April 30. Between May 1 and September 30, dogs are not allowed on the beach from 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Dogs must be leashed at all times, no matter the time of year.

Terrapin Nature Park

This hidden gem of a park has unlikely access through an industrial/business area. The entrance is gained off Log Canoe Circle. Park in the parking lot and follow the trail. The trail winds around the 270-acre nature park through woodlands, marsh, and tidal ponds. Take one of the side trails off to the left to get to the beach that runs along the shore of the Chesapeake that allows dogs on a leash. The views of the Bay are great and the surroundings tranquil. The beach isn't huge, but Rover will love the romp.

Drake's Island

Your pet is welcome to join you as you enjoy this beautiful white sand beach with dunes and sea walls, as long as they remain on-leash. Pets not permitted from 8am to 6pm in peak season.

Its Beach

Your pet will love a romp on this lovely Santa Cruz beach, where they're welcome to join you as long as they remain on-leash.

Performance Pups Fresh Water Dog Beach

Home of the cleanest freshwater dog lake in Broward County! Besides our lake, we offer disc dog events generally out at Markham Park. The latter events are only held in the fall/winter/early spring because of the hot weather here in South Florida. To find us: I-95 to Griffin Road, go west to the first light, make a left, go through the next light (that turn takes you to Bass Pro). The lake will be on the left. Our entrance is at the south end of the lake opposite the sailboats.

Indiana Dunes

Pets are welcome to come along for a trip to this beachside campground. They're welcome to join you on-leash throughout the property.

Barnegat Light Beaches

Barnegat Light allows dogs on their beaches from Oct. 1 - thru April 15. All dogs on Barnegat Light beaches must be on a leash. Long Beach Island has a general dog rule that dogs are not allowed May 1 until October 1.

Public Beaches at Folly Beach

Public beach access points can be found at the end of every block, meaning you and your pup can easily head to the beach for some fun in the sand and surf. Dogs are allowed on the beach throughout the year, however between May 1 and September 30, dogs are not permitted on the beach from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Dogs must be leashed while on the beach and pet waste must be picked up immediately.

Del Monte Beach

Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this laid back, family-friendly Monterey beach.

Tidwell Park at Lake Lanier

This is a place where people launch their boats, however, there are places where people can bring their dogs there, too, and provides easy access to the lake for dogs and people alike!

Big Foot Beach

Your pet is welcome to join you at this lovely beach with great sand and plenty of boats to watch. Dogs welcome on-leash.

San Elijo State Beach

Dogs are welcome on-leash at this beautiful beach, which is also popular with local surfers.

East Hampton Main Beach

Enjoy some beach frisbee or a casual stroll in the sand with your pup throughout the year at East Hampton Main Beach. Dogs are welcome off-leash anytime in the off-season. From the second Sunday in May through September 30, dogs are not permitted on the beach at all from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, daily. At all other times during the period from the second Sunday in May to September 30, dogs MUST be manually restrained on a leash within areas that are within 300 feet of any road end along the beaches. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets and keeping them under control. Plastic bags for clean-up are conveniently provided at the entrance to each village beach. The village actively patrols beaches and strictly enforces regulations.

Newport Beach

Leashed dogs are allowed before 10:00 am and after 4:30 pm on ocean front beaches. On bay front beaches, leashed dogs are allowed before 9:00 am and after 5:00 pm. The person in control of the dog must have in his or her possession, an implement or device capable of removing any feces deposited by the animal.

Port Aransas Beach

Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach as well as in the water via boats and kayaks.

Cape San Blas Beaches

Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Cape San Blas with your favorite furry friend! Play in the sand and surf, go scalloping (in season), or enjoy a cozy beach campfire with your dog by your side. Dogs must remain on leash at all times and are not allowed to dig near marked turtle nests. Doggie waste disposal stations are located at many beach access points.

Penfield Beach

This is an on-leash beach open to canines between after October 1st to March 31st, as long as you pick up after them.

Kitty Hawk Off Leash Beach

This beach requires varying leash lengths based on the time of year. Dogs are allowed off-leash in close proximity and control of owner.

Lake Michigan Shoreline

The Lake Michgan Shoreline in Mackinaw City is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places to bring Fido for a walk. Chasing the waves will entertain your dog, and the breeze is very soothing too.

Mazo Beach

*Currently closed to the public.* Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this lakeside beach. It is no longer a nude beach, but is still popular with canoeists.

Owen Beach

Owen Beach is dog-friendly, and offers waterfront picnic shelters with grills, tables, a restroom, and ample free parking.

Kiva Beach

Pets are welcome on-leash at this wonderful dog-friendly beach.

Miller Beach

Dogs love the chance to play at this pet-friendly Miller beach, where they'll find loads of room to run and swim.

Fort Phoenix Beach

Enjoy this gorgeous oceanside hike which includes a hurrican dike and views of fishing boats. Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash.

Summerland Beach

Horses and dogs are allowed on this beautiful beach about 5 minutes south of Santa Barbara. Porpoises and seals dance in the surf, and it's never crowded. Parking is available at both ends of the beach.

Carson Beach

Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach offseason, from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Hilton Head Island Beaches

Dogs are allowed on Hilton Head beaches and must be on a leash between 10 am and 5 pm from April 1 through the Thursday before Memorial Day, and must be leashed between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm the Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30. Dogs must be on leash or under positive voice control at all other times. Dogs not permitted between 10 am and 5 pm from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of the animal's excrement. Please note that the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department patrols the beaches and enforces all regulations. Violators of beach regulations are subject to fines up to $500 per each offense. Call (843) 341-4600 for more information.

New Brighton Beach

Pets go wild for the chance to play at the beach! Yours is welcome to join you here, as long as they remain on-leash.

Tingley Beach

This location is in southwest Albuquerque in between the zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden. The majority of Tingley Beach is reserved for fishing, model boats, hiking/running, and pedal boats. The real treasure is what is hidden BEHIND the obvious. Just a few steps off the road to the southwest of the commotion are several areas to park and hike. Dogs must be leashed at Tingley Beach.

Silver Beach

Silver Beach Dog Run at Pelham Bay Park is close to Watt Avenue and Middletown Road. Both streets merge at the entrance to the parking lot on Middletown Road. The dog run is about 100 yards east of that point.

Sachuest Beach

During peak season, which is Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can take dogs to the beach from 5:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. During off season, you can take them any time.

Salt Fork State Park

Salt Fort State Park has a great dog park that's fenced in around the lake. If your dog loves to swim, he will be in heaven, but there is also plenty of grass for dog who prefer a game of fetch. There is also a short paved walking trail, picnic shelters, and plenty of parking.

Race Point Beach

Located on the Atlantic Ocean side of Provincetown, Race Point beach is great for viewing the sunrise. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Moraine Dog Beach and Park

To visit Moraine Dog Beach & Park you must register at Heller Nature Center, 2821 Ridge Road, with proof of license and rabies vaccination.

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park has an off-leash area that runs along the coast. Just be aware that the area is not fenced.

Bethany Beach

Your pet is welcome to join you from September 30 to May 15 on-leash at this beautiful beach.

Ocean Springs Beach

Dogs are welcome at this dog friendly beach as long as they are on a leash. This is a private beach that is open for public use so please take special care and pick up after your pet. Don't forget to bring fresh water for your pooch! More information available at: http://ci.ocean-springs.ms.us/news/ospd-to-enforce-beach-parking-and-safety-rules/

Fort Funston Doggie Beach

An off leash doggie beach with a huge area of tons of trails. There are typically hundreds of well socialized and well behaved dogs for your dog to play with.

South Padre Island

Padre Island National Seashore is pet friendly! Pets are welcome almost everywhere in the park as long as they are on a leash at all times. Leashed pets are permitted in all camping areas and on over 60 miles of beach in the park, including all areas where you can drive on the beach. The only areas where pets are NOT allowed includes: the deck of Malaquite Pavilion and its facilities, the boardwalk that goes from the deck down to the beach, and the short stretch of beach directly in front of the Pavilion (where the shade structures are located). But even there, pets and their owners can still access the beach using a pet access trail (photo above) that goes from the parking area down to the beach. This trail is located on the north (left) side of the Pavilion. Once you reach the beach, the area to the left is open to pets and their owners (the beach to the right is not). Pet owners also have access to restrooms and rinse-off showers that are located close to the pet access trail, at the northern end of the Malaquite Pavilion parking area.

North Zephyr Cove Beach

Great dog beach, just north of the actual Zephyr Cove Resort. If you park in the lot close to the beach you will probably have to pay but if you park across Hwy 50, it's free. Not many peple there during the week, but it gets crowded on weekends. Nice sandy beach, but the shore is rocky. You'll need water shoes to walk in the water. There is also a picnic area.

Carolina Beach State Park

Pets are welcome to join you on-leash on the beach and campsites of this state park near Wilmington.

Noyo Beach

Off-leash pets are welcome to enjoy this gorgeous, rocky beach with you. To go to the Noyo Beach park, turn east on the north end of the Noyo Bridge (left coming south, right going north) on N. Harbor Drive and follow the road down the steep hill into the harbor, then under the bridge and to the beach. After visiting the beach, stop at Nemo's Fishmarket on N. Harbor Drive where you and your dog can sit on the deck and have lunch.

Cannon Beach

Pets are welcome on-leash, or under voice control, year-round at this dog-friendly beach near a quaint town center with loads of shops and cafes.

Lake George Dog Beach

Truly dog friendly Beach on a Gorgeous lake! Abundant, well maintained fields as well.Parking is by meter and is $4.00 for 2 hours. Parking is limited. I went on a Sunday and got the last spot furthest from the beach, but the walk to the beach across a gorgeous green meadow became part of the adventure. It was crowded but, for the most part, all dogs were well behaved and properly handled. Leashes are required, so I brought my 20 foot biothane lead with me. We played and swam for two hours! Bring at least 2 floatable toss toys, your own poop bags, extra water for the pooch. If you prepare properly, you could swim/play in the morning, picnic lunch, and swim/play some more. Not necessarily a dog walking beach, more of beach access to a very clean lake for swimming with your pal. I assume there were human comfort stations, however as I was by myself with my Malinois, I was not able to explore that aspect. No photo's because my hands were full (in the best way!!!) I am in Lake Placid NY on Mirror Lake for a 6 weeks and have yet to find entry here to the dog friendly beach.

Pfeiffer Beach

Dogs on leash are welcome. From Big Sur, start heading south on Highway 1 and look carefully for Sycamore Road. Take Sycamore Road just over 2 miles to the beach. There is a $5 entrance fee per car.

Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area

Lands End Beach Off Leash Dog Area is unfenced. Watch for signs designating certain areas that require leash use.

East Beach

Leashed dogs are welcome on all public beaches in Galveston year-round.

Double Bluff Off-leash Dog Beach

Dogs go wild for the chance to run off-leash at this 2-mile stretch of wide, beautiful sand. There's even a doggie washing station to rinse off at.

Evanston Dog Beach (Members Only)

The Winnetka Park District operates an off-leash dog beach at Centennial Park. Anyone wishing to bring his/her dog to the dog beach must have a valid pass. Passes may be purchased at the Administrative Offices, 540 Hibbard Rd. Pet owners rave about this off-leash dog beach, which is fenced with a hose for washing off your pet. See website for rules and dog pass registration application.

Bowman's Beach

Beautiful, secluded beach with hiking trails. Amenities include picnic tables, grills, pay phone, bathrooms and bike racks. Dogs are allowed on leash.

Brigantine North End Beach

Leashed dogs are allowed on the city-owned north end of Brigantine Beach year-round. They are only permitted in the Natural Area from September 16th to March 31.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Explore this beautiful nature center and dunes area with your pet. They're welcome to join you as long as they're on a 6ft max leash.

Lions Dog Park at London Bridge State Beach

Lions Dog Park at London Bridge State Beach is near the lake. The park has lots of grass and is very clean with water spigots, a hose, and a kiddie pool. This park is very close to a playground and beach. Well worth the stop!

Dillon Beach

Dillon Beach is a dog friendly beach as long as your dog is under your control. There is a parking fee to park in the lot, sunrise to sunset.

Savin Rock West Haven Boardwalk

Beautiful two-mile boardwalk along the beach in West Haven. Leashed dogs are welcome on the boardwalk, but not on the beaches.

Hatches Harbor Trails

Hatches Harbor salt marsh is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Miles of bike trails wind their way through a massive salt marsh here between Hatches Harbor and the Provincetown Airport. The trails are a favorite among dog walkers because the sand is well-packed and easy to walk on, and they provide gorgeous views of the harbor and Race Point Lighthouse. If you come during low tide, you can actually walk all of the way to Race Point Lighthouse, but at high tide, you may have to take an ORV road (which is always accessible) back. You'll can access the trails from either Herring Cove Beach or the Province Lands Visitors Center.

Breakwater Walk

Located at the beginning of Provincetown's West End, the breakwater provides hiking access to the very tip of Cape Cod at Long Point Light House. Great swimming location and area for gathering shellfish. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

Minnesota Point

This three-mile long beach, bordered on both sides by water, offers plenty of variety. Park by the airport, and stroll along the beautiful sand, or walk the trail through the boreal forest. This place is popular with dog-toting locals looking for a pleasant hike. Highlights include beach-combing, birdwatching, and exploring the ruins of the old Minnesota Point lighthouse.

Little Stony Point Park

Please join us by visiting the park any day of the year, and especially on event days. We have "Spring Cleanup days", a Maple Syrup Day in March and our annual musical "Hoot on the Hudson", in early September. The park is open to visitors every day, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails.

Dog Friendly Beach at Spanish River Park

Local dogs are allowed with a permit at this dog-friendly beach at Spanish River Park. To purchase a permit, applicants must provide documentation proving residency. The permit holder MUST CARRY permit(s) on their person at all times when bringing a dog/dogs to the beach. There is a limit of two dogs per person, and a permit must be purchased for each dog. Dogs must be leashed when entering and departing the dog beach. Owners may park in Spanish River Park and enter Bark Beach with a valid City or Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District Beach Parking Permit, or by paying the applicable daily rate at the Spanish River Gatehouse. Permits are effective yearly from October 1 to September 30. Fees are not pro-rated. Single weekend passes for (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) are available for purchase at the Spanish River Gatehouse only.

Asilomar Beach

Although Fido is not allowed to be off-leash at Asilomar State Beach, you both will still enjoy the beauty of coastal California at this popular destination. Explore the forest, the coast, or the Dune Boardwalk with your pup and enjoy the day spent surrounded by the delights of nature. Dogs and humans must stay on trails or boardwalks at all time. Leashes must be six feet long or less.

Whitefish Dunes State Park

Whitefish Dunes State Park welcomes leashed pets to enjoy a section of the beach with their humans. Pets are not allowed on the section of beach from the nature center to the third beach access from April 1 to November 1. The pet beach access is about a 0.75-mile walk from the parking lot. To reach this area, walk your pet from the parking area down the Red trail and then onto the beach. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet at all times. A state park vehicle admission sticker is required for entrance to the park.

Playa Santa Maria

Playa Santa Maria is well-known as one of the best beaches near Cabo for snorkeling and it's also pet friendly. Snorkeling tour operators get there around 10am, so arrive early to beat the crowds.

James River

Your pet will love to join you as you stroll through this beautiful riverside park. They're welcome as long as they remain on-leash.

Manistee Dog Park at Douglas Recreation Area

Your pet will love the chance to run off-leash at this fenced, 1/2-acre dog park near the beach with a shaded area and picnic tables. Although the dog park is near the beach, there is no water access.

Short Sands Beach

This lovely York beach is a great place to spend the day. Pets are welcome before 8:00 am and after 6:00 pm, May 20th through September 20th. In the off-season, dogs are welcome any time. Pets must be leashed between 6:00 am and sunrise between May 20th and September 20th.

McAbee Beach

Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this Monterey Beach. Restrooms are available nearby.

Lake Moreau State Park

Lake Moreau offers (on-leash) dog-friendly hiking trails. Pups can play in the lake away from main beach.

Happy Tails Dog Park at Templin Beach Park

Pets love to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which also includes trees for shade, water in-season, and benches for owners to relax on.

Goose Rocks Beach

This 3-mile beach is long and shallow with calm waters that make it great for smaller kids. There's tide pooling neaby, and your pet is welcome to join you on-leash except from 9am-6pm in summer.

Kennebunk Beach

Bring your pet with you on-leash as you enjoy this beautiful Maine beach. Pets not permitted in summers from 9am to 5pm.

Canine Beach

Can walk your dog on a leash in this area of the beach and walk into water with dog on leash. Annual Permit (January 1 to December 31) $30 per dog (Fort Lauderdale Residents) $45 per dog (Non-Residents) $5 Lost permit replacement Annual permits must be purchased in-person at 1350 West Broward Boulevard (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Annual renewals may be handled by mail. One-Weekend Permit (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) - $7 per dog

Carmel River State Beach

Soak up the serenity at this quiet, gorgeous Carmel beach which ends at a protected bird sanctuary. Leashed pets are welcome.

Turtle Beach

This is a secluded beach only accessible by boat and no lifeguards. It is located on the very northern tip of Long Lake. Just head all the way north and you can't miss it. Lots of nice sand, so bring sand toys for the kids and a beach blanket or sand chair. Many people bring their dogs and a wonderful time is had by all. We have been here twice and are going back this weekend. There are no docks, just pull your boat onto the beach, or anchor out and swim to shore. Mostly small boats are here, canoes, row boats and small motor boats.

Kalmus Beach

Bring your pet with you to this beautiful Cape Cod beach. They're welcome to join you from September 15 to May 15 on or off-leash.

Mohegan Bluffs

Walk along the Block Island Heritage Trail with your pup to the stunning Mohegan Bluffs. Rising approximately 200 feet above the sea and stretching on for nearly three miles, the bluffs will provide you with unforgettable views and photo opportunities. There is a staircase to make the ascent and descent easier for humans and canines alike. Just make sure your pup is leashed at all times.

Warren Dunes State Park

Warren Dunes State Park has a beautiful beach right on Lake Michigan. Dogs are allowed in the campground, forested trails, and boardwalks, but they are no longer allowed on the sand or in the water.

Poochie's Swim and Play Park

Pets go wild for the off-leash fun at this private, fenced dog park, which includes agility equipment, small dog area, and even a pond for pets to swim in. Membership required.

HOBIE CAT BEACH

Isla Verdes' Hobie Cat Beach in Puerto Rico allows dogs on the beach. Enjoy your vacation while bringing your dog at the same time! less money you have to spend in boarding!

Rio Del Mar Beach

Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash at this dog-friendly beach with hardly any traffic.