Dog Friendly Beaches in Portland, ME

There’s 1 dog-friendly beach in Portland, and 6 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 Portland.

Pet Friendly East End Beach at Eastern Promenade Park
East End Beach at Eastern Promenade Park Bring Fido to the pet-friendly East End Beach at Eastern Promenade Park in Portland, ME. There is a designated area for off-leash play, giving your dog the opportunity for exercise and maybe even social time with other pups! Off-leash hours are in the summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) before 9:00 AM and after 5:00 PM, and in the winter (Labor Day to Memorial Day) any time during park hours, 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM. See Details
Pet Friendly Bayview Beach
Bayview Beach Bay View Beach in Saco, ME, is a dog-friendly beach. Dogs can stay and play here all day with their owners. Dogs must be leashed and under control of their owners from April 1 to September 30 on beaches in Saco where piping plovers or least terns are present or have traditionally nested. The rest of the year, dogs are allowed all day off-leash and under voice control. See Details
Goose Rocks Beach Pet-friendly Goose Rocks Beach welcomes dogs at varying times throughout the year in Kennebunkport, ME. From April 1st through June 14th and from Labor Day through September 15th, dogs must be on a leash. From June 15th until Labor Day, dogs are not permitted from 9 am until 5 pm (and must be leashed outside of this time window). From September 16th through March 31st, dogs must be leashed from noon until 6 pm (and are welcome off leash, under voice control outside of this time window). See Details
Willard Beach Willard Beach is a dog-friendly public beach in South Portland, ME. In the summer months, dogs can run off leash (under voice control) in the off-season, October 1 through April 30, from 6:00 am to 9:00 am. Between May 1 and September 30, dogs are not allowed on the beach except between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 am and 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Willard Beach is a great sandy beach with cold, but inviting water for swimmers. Dogs love to play and romp on this scenic beach! Dog owners are required to have a leash in hand at all times. Off-leash dogs must be kept within 100 feet and under voice control. Pet waste must be bagged and properly disposed of in a trash receptacle or carried out of the park. Entry into sand dune vegetation by dogs and/or people is unlawful and strictly prohibited. See Details
Short Sands Beach Short Sands Beach is a great place to spend the day with Fido in York, ME. Dogs are welcome at this pet-friendly destination before 8:00 am and after 6:00 pm, May 20th through September 20th. Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after during your visit. See Details
Higgins Beach Higgins Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Scarborough, ME. Dogs are allowed on and off-leash at Higgins Beach at different times depending on the season. During Peak Season, no dogs are allowed from May 15 to Labor Day 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, but leashed dogs are allowed from sunrise to 9:00 AM or after 5:00 PM to sunset. Look for posted red signs indicating restricted areas. From April 1 to Labor Day, dogs are not allowed in the restricted beach area between Champion Street and the Spurwink River. During the off-season from Labor Day to May 14 dogs on leash are allowed between 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. See Details
Camp Ellis Beach Camp Ellis Beach welcomes Fido to enjoy a swim at this pet-friendly area in Saco, ME. Located at the mouth of the Saco River, Camp Ellis Beach is short distance away from Ferry Beach State Park. The beach is smaller due to years of erosion but is close to parking, making it perfect for a quick stop. Dogs must be on a leash from April 1 to September 30. See Details
Portland, ME, US