Dog Friendly Beaches in Lewes, DE

There’s 1 dog friendly beach in Lewes, and 8 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 Lewes.

Pet Friendly Cape Henlopen State Park
Cape Henlopen State Park Cape Henlopen State Park has many year-round hiking and biking opportunities, and allows leashed dogs on the beach in the summer season. Pets are allowed in the seashore park/beaches all day without limitation of time of day (six miles of dog-friendly fun). Dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk, ocean beach, or any swimming areas designated by the Parks Division as not allowing dogs from May 1 to September 30. See Details
Pet Friendly Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach Paw prints can be found in the sand from leashed dogs at Sunset Beach from mid-September through mid-April. If you get hungry, The Grille has several dog friendly outdoor tables. Dogs are welcome at Sunset Beach Gifts which is open daily and sells souvenirs, books, and collectibles. Sunset Beach is also famous for the concrete ship of SS Atlantus which has been "grounded" at Cape May Point since 1926. End your day with the flag ceremony which is held nightly from May through September. See Details
Delaware Seashore State Park Experience a day of fun in the sun at Delaware Seashore State Park where your pup is welcome to join you on the sand and in the surf during select times of the year. From May 1 to September 30, dogs are not permitted on any swimming or sunbathing beach (areas with lifeguards), but are permitted on non-guarded beaches. From October 1 to April 30, dogs are permitted on all beaches. Dogs must always be leashed while in the park throughout the year. See Details
Dewey Beach In Dewey Beach, Delaware, dogs are allowed on the beach before 9:30 am and after 5:30 pm during the summer (mid-May through mid-September). Dogs are allowed on the beach at all times during the day from mid-September to mid-May. You must clean up after your dog at all times, and all dogs must have a Dewey Beach dog license that can be obtained from Town Hall located at 105 Rodney Ave. See Details
Bethany Beach Your pet is welcome to join you from September 30 to May 15 on-leash at this beautiful beach. See Details
Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area is dog-friendly. This half-mile stretch of beach allows dogs on leash and under control from September through April. Parking areas near the beach may be closed during the summer. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pooches leave behind. See Details
Broadkill Beach Broadkill Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs must be leashed unless extremely well trained in voice command. Owners must respect other beach-goers and must clean up after their dog and dispose of the waste properly. The general rule is that from May 1-September 30 dogs are not allowed on beaches and boardwalks. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
James Farm Ecological Preserve James Farm Ecological Preserve is pet-friendly. This local ecological preserve is home to hiking trails and a beach on the bay. Bring your pooch along on a leash, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after. See Details
Slaughter Beach Slaughter Beach is pet-friendly. Make sure your pooch is leashed during your visit as you will also find a wide diversity of habitats and critters within, including horseshoe crab, an ancient creature. See Details