Dog Friendly Beaches in Annapolis, MD

There are 4 dog friendly beach within 20 miles of Annapolis. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Annapolis.

Pet Friendly Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach
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. Downs Park is open 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to dusk. See Details
Pet Friendly Matapeake Park Dog Beach
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. See Details
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. See Details
Bayfront Park Due to COVID-19 this park is closed, by resolution of the Town Council, to ALL Non-Town Residents until further notice. Leashed-dog friendly beach on the Chesapeake, also known as Brownie's Beach. Find fossilized shark teeth in the sand, play in the waves., or go for a swim. Cost from Memorial Day through Labor Day: $13/adult, $9/senior (55+), $9/child (up to age 11). Free during the offseason. See Details