Dog Friendly Beaches in Matawan, NJ

There are 4 dog friendly beaches within 20 miles of Matawan. 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 Matawan.

Pet Friendly 8th Avenue Dog Beach
8th Avenue Dog Beach If your hound was born to run, plan an off-leash romp at the 8th Avenue Dog Beach in Asbury Park. After a game of fetch or Frisbee, jump in the water with your pooch for a refreshing swim. Dogs are always allowed on this pet-friendly beach between mid-September and mid-May. If you are visiting in summer, schedule an early morning or late evening visit, as dogs are not permitted between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm. See Details
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
Sandy Hook This lovely beach is a great place for a daytrip, and pets are allowed on-leash on the bay side all year round. Unfortunately, dogs are only allowed on the beach during the off-season starting on September 15. 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
Beaches in Seabright 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