Dog Friendly Beaches in Boston, MA

There are 2 dog friendly beaches in Boston. 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 Boston.

Pet Friendly Castle Island Beach
Castle Island Beach Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash during the off season at this lovely South Boston beach. See Details
Pet Friendly Carson Beach
Carson Beach Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach offseason, from Labor Day through Memorial Day. See Details
Singing Beach Known for sand that makes a noise when walked on dry, Singing Beach welcomes licensed and vaccinated dogs from October 15 through April 14. There is a $5 per person walk-on fee charged from 9am to 5pm when the staff is on duty. Owners are asked to clean up after their dogs, keep an eye on them, and maintain verbal control when they are playing off-leash. Each person is allowed to bring two dogs with them to the Beach, and pets must be wearing collars with identification. Those who violate Singing Beach's rules are subject to fines, and dog owners are liable for injuries and damages caused by their pets. For parking information, see Singing Beaches' official website. See Details
Nahant Dog Beach Fido is welcome on the Nahant Dog Beach from October 1st through March 31st as long as he is leashed. Dogs are strictly prohibited the rest of the year. Located at the public beach, the dog-friendly area is sectioned off from the main area by a causeway. See Details
Squantum Point Park The old Naval Air Station has paved paths along the old runways, and one unpaved path, to a beach at the northwest tip of the peninsula. This small beach is 1/2 mile from the parking lot and lies across Dorchester Bay from UMass. There is a leash requirement in the park, but friendly dogs play and swim at the beach when there are no other people there. PLEASE ALWAYS clean up after your dog so that we can continue to use this spot! There are trash barrels but you have to bring your own bag. See Details
Little Fresh Pond Dog Beach Take Fido for a swim at Little Fresh Pond Dog Beach in Cambridge, MA. Located across from the Fresh Pond Reservation, this dog-friendly swimming hole is popular among the locals. Fido is likely to meet new friends at thus spot! Please note that entrance to the pond may be tricky for some dogs. See Details