Dog Friendly Beaches in Highlands, NJ

There’s 1 dog friendly beach in Highlands, and 10 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 Highlands.

Pet Friendly Sandy Hook/Gateway National Park
Sandy Hook/Gateway National Park Sandy Hook/Gateway National Park is pet-friendly between certain dates. Dogs are not permitted on ocean-side beaches at Sandy Hook Unit from March 15 through Labor Day due to 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. Dog owners must carry out all trash, and make preparations for carrying out dog waste. Parking is $20 in the summer season from Memorial Day to Labor Day. See Details
Pet Friendly 8th Avenue Dog Beach
8th Avenue Dog Beach Pet-friendly 8th Avenue Dog Beach in Asbury Park, NJ welcomes Fido all day long between mid-September and mid-May. In summertime, you and Fido should plan an early morning or evening visit as dogs are prohibited between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm. If your hound was born to run, plan an off-leash romp at this popular beach. After a game of fetch or Frisbee, jump in the water with your pooch for a refreshing swim. See Details
Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area in Manasquan, NJ 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." See Details
Rockaway Beach Rockaway Beach is New York City's only legal surfing beach, making it a top attraction in Queens, NY. Fido doesn't need a surfboard to enjoy a day in the sun. Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach and the pet-friendly boardwalk. Pet owners must have proof of current dog license and rabies vaccination. Please note that, although Rockaway Beach is open year round, dogs are only allowed during the off-season. See Details
Sandy Hook Sandy Hook in Middletown, NJ is a great place for a day trip to the beach with Fido. Leashed dogs are allowed on the bay side all year round but are only permitted on the beach during the off-season starting on September 15th. See Details
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. See Details
Bay Shore Water Front Park Bay Shore Water Front Park is a dog-friendly beachfront recreation area. Bring your pet for a scenic walk at this lovely waterfront park or head down for a stroll along the sand. Dogs are welcome as long as they remain leashed. There are on-site restrooms and the park has plenty of parking. See Details
Atlantic Beach Atlantic Beach is a seaside community on the south shore of Long Island. Located just 21 miles from Manhattan, the sandy beaches in the area are dog-friendly from October through March. Pet owners are reminded to keep their pooches on a leash under 6 feet while they are visiting and that dogs are prohibited from using the boardwalk year round. Although dog licenses are issued by the county, they are rarely checked and this rule isn't often enforced. Responsible pet owners are reminded that dog poop is a pollutant in the waterways, so pooper scoopers should be packed before any trip to the beach. See Details
Sea Girt Beach Sea Girt Beach offers picturesque views of the Atlantic and the historic lighthouse. This beautiful beach in Sea Girt, NJ allows leashed dogs on the beach from October-March. Please note that dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk at any time. See Details
Plumb Beach Plumb Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Brooklyn, NY. Dogs are welcome to romp and play off leash along this stretch of shoreline. The area can be quite windy and it is a popular place for windsurfing and kiteboarding. See Details
Beaches in Sea Bright Sea Bright Beach is one of the jewels in the Jersey Shore crown but there are other dog-friendly white sandy gems in Sea Bright, NJ. The Borough of Sea Bright welcomes leashed dogs onto most public beaches from the day after Labor Day until the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. You will find ample parking at Anchorage Beach, stairs leading to the sandy shoreline at 1167 Ocean Avenue, and further access points at Sea Bright Beach Pavilion. See Details