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Dog Friendly Beaches in Dover, NH

There are 7 dog friendly beaches within 20 miles of Dover. 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 Dover.

Pet Friendly Fort Foster Park
Fort Foster Park Located on Gerrish Island in Kittery Point, Fort Foster Park offers three small but sandy beaches, an extensive trail system, restroom facilities in season, picnic areas, and old military fortifications to explore. The park features an excellent view of the entrance to Portsmouth Harbor, including Whaleback Light, Portsmouth Harbor Light and Fort Constitution. The park is open from 10am to 8pm seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Purchase season and day passes directly from their website. See Details
Pet Friendly Long Sands Beach
Long Sands Beach This lovely York beach is a great place to spend the day. Leashed pets are welcome after 6 p.m and before sunrise, May 20th through September 20th. Dogs can play off-leash between sunrise and 8 a.m. in the off-season. See Details
Hampton Beach State Park Hampton Beach State Park is a dog-friendly beach and park in Hampton, NH, where Fido is welcome to join you at the beach from October 1 through April 30, on a leash no greater than 6 feet in length. Pet owners are required to clean up pet waste and place it in a waste bag inside a trash can. Horses are also welcome from October 1 through April 30. This park features swimming, camping, RV hookups, fishing, playgrounds and more. See Details
Nubble Lighthouse Bring Fido to Nubble Lighthouse for a walk to see beautiful views from rocky shores, between Long Sands and Short Sands beaches. Nubble Light Gift Shop is open daily from 9am – 7pm from the first of May - October. See Details
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. See Details
Bass Beach Leashed dogs are welcome before 9am and after 7pm during the summer months. See Details
Harborside Park Harborside Park is a dog-friendly beachfront park and memorial in Seabrook, NH. Your leashed dog is welcome to join you for an oceanfront walk or a viewing of the monument. The monument on site is in honor of the Seabrook citizens that have been lost at sea. See Details