Dog Friendly Beaches in Evanston, IL

There’s 1 dog friendly beach in Evanston, and 4 more nearby. 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 Evanston.

Pet Friendly Evanston Dog Beach (Members Only)
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. See Details
Pet Friendly Montrose Dog Beach
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 $10. See Details
Belmont Harbor Beach Belmont Harbor has a small fenced beach for dogs. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the sand and have a paddle. This pet-friendly area is popular among visitors to the area who want to enjoy a beach with their dog. See Details
Gillson Dog Beach Gillson Dog Beach is located at the south end of Gillson Park in Wilmette, IL. A permit is required that can be purchased at the administration office or community recreation center. Please visit their website to view the current schedule and full list of requirements. See Details
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.

*Typically, between April – November Moraine Beach is the site of the Park District’s seasonal dog Beach. The dog beach is currently closed due to the eroded path.
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