Dog Friendly Beaches in Ocean City, MD

There are 4 dog friendly beaches in Ocean City, MD. Use the links below to get an overview of each dog beach, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners.

Assateague National Seashore

Dogs are allowed on the beach along the Maryland portion of Assateague National Seashore, but are not permitted on the nature trails or anywhere within the Virginia portion of Assateague Island. Dogs must be on a six-foot leash at all times.

Fenwick Island State Park

Fenwick Island State Park has a nice, uncrowded beach for most of the year. For rules and regulations, please call (302) 227-2800. Fenwick Island State Park is located on Route 1, north of Fenwick Island.

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.

Bethany Beach

Your pet is welcome to join you from September 30 to May 15 on-leash at this beautiful beach.