Dog Friendly Beaches in Canada

Dog friendly beaches are heaven on earth for Fido. And since sandy paws equal happy dogs, we’ve sniffed out the best beaches in Canada where dogs can run, swim, and frolic in the sand. Use the links/map below to find a dog-friendly beach in Canada.

Pet Friendly Cherry/Clarke Beach
Cherry/Clarke Beach You can enjoy a day at the beach with your pup at Cherry/Clark Beach. With ample parking, close proximity to the Martin Goodman Trail, and a designated off-leash area for dogs to romp along the beach's western boundary, you and Fido are sure to enjoy a trip to this popular spot in Toronto. See Details
Pet Friendly Long Point Provincial Park
Long Point Provincial Park Long Point offers an off-leash dog exercise/beach area located at the west end of the day-use beach, in the New Park area. It is important to remember that dogs must be controlled by their owner at all times and must be kept on a leash in any other area of the park. See Details
Sibbald Point Provincial Park Sibbald Point contains a dog beach (dogs must be leashed while on the beach as it isn't fenced) and trails to walk. See Details
Wasaga Beach Area 3 Wasaga Beach is a pet-friendly stretch of sand in Ontario. The area includes the Provincial Park office and a dog-friendly area. The beach is heavily patrolled by the Ministry of Natural Resources staff and they are dead serious about keeping dogs away from the other beach areas. There are few views in the area as gorgeous as the entire shore with the Blue Mountains in the distance. The water is deep blue and ideal for a quick doggy paddle. See Details
Kinlock Beach Dog friendly, wide expanse of red sand beach. Plenty of friends to run and play. See Details
Pinery Provincial Park Pinery Provincial Park is pet-friendly. This provincial park is located on Lake Huron near Grand Bend, Ontario. Dogs are welcome on the P1 and P2 sections of the sand. Bring your pooch along to have fun in the sun, but make sure they are leashed and you clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
French Beach Provincial Park French Beach on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia will make doggie dreams come true. The hard-packed sand is ideal for a top speed run with a dip or two in the Juan de Fuca Strait. A towering rock formation right on the beach is the perfect place to play hide and seek with a tennis ball. And the abundance of driftwood makes a perfect throw stick easy to find. Even the doggie bags are top notch ? compliments of several nearby restaurants. See Details
Canoe Beach Canoe Beach has a small area that is dog friendly to the far right of the public beach area. It is partially fenced and includes some shaded, grassy areas, as well as a section of gravel beach. See Details
Hadden Park Vancouver has many many off leash parks and lots of spaces for dogs to swim. The website has a map indicating all the spots. See Details
Chesterman's Beach Officially the beach is on-leash (like all Tofino beaches) but as you will notice most local dogs are friendly and off leash. See Details
MacKenzie Beach This beach has various resorts, cabins, and campsites that back onto it, most of which are dog friendly. See Details
Canine Cove at Lost Lake Dogs are welcome to run around and enjoy a dip in the water at Canine Cove Lost Lake. However, they are not permitted on Lost Lake Beach. See Details
Baie De Beauport The Baie de Beauport is pet-friendly. This popular beach on the St. Lawrence River is just five minutes outside of downtown Quebec City. There are a number of activities to enjoy on the beach as well as on the water, and there is even a food truck for when you get hungry. Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach, but they are not permitted in the swimming area. See Details
West Lake Dog Beach West Lake Provincial Park has a dog friendly beach at sites between the log house and the boat launch. Pets must be leashed when they aren't swimming, and you must pick up dog waste. Garbage cans provided. See Details
Plage du Parc de la Baie-de-Magog Plage du Parc de la Baie-de-Magog is pet-friendly. Lcated on the shore of Lake Memphremagog, the beach offers two accesses for swimming in the lake. Take a refreshing break at one of the supervised beaches during your dog walk. The beach hours depend on the season and weather conditions. See Details
Purden Lake Dog Beach There is a huge dog beach west of the human beach at Purden Lake Provincial Park, located 45 minutes east of Prince George. Pets must be leashed when not swimming, and humans must dispose of dog waste in garbage cans provided. See Details
Salt Spring Island Beaches Salt Spring Island has fabulous pet friendly beaches to stroll and beach comb. Ocean swimming for dogs and great long beach strips for throwing sticks and running in the sand together. See Details
Tunstall Bay Beach Dogs are not allowed on Tunstall Bay Beach during the months of July and August. During the rest of the year, dogs are allowed on Tunstall Bay Beach as long as they are cleaned up after and on-leash. Tunstall Bay Beach is a west-facing, rocky swimming beach. See Details
Outlet Beach Parking Outlet Beach Parking is pet-friendly. Access the beach from this parking area and enjoy a wonderful clean dog friendly beach where your dogs can play in the waves or the river. The beach area is very popular with families so keep your dog on a leash if they don't have good recall. See Details
Sandy Beach Dogs are not allowed on Sandy Beach during the months of July and August. During the rest of the year, dogs are allowed on Sandy Beach as long as they are cleaned up after and on-leash. Sandy Beach is a rocky beach with some sandy areas. Public access is off of Senator Road. Dog owners should check swimming advisories and bacteria warnings in high season. See Details
Salt Spring Beaches Salt Spring has many fabulous beaches to explore with your pooch. There are pictures and descriptions of each beach to help you find the right one for you and your furry friend. See Details
Bowen Bay Beach Dogs are not allowed on Bowen Bay Beach during the months of July and August. During the rest of the year, dogs are allowed on Bowen Bay Beach as long as they are cleaned up after and on-leash. Bowen Bay Beach is a rocky swimming beach, known for its sunsets. See Details
Sandy Beach Sandy Beach is pet-friendly. Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Hudson, this stretch of sand is a great place for a dog walk. The ground is a mixture of rocky surfaces, fine sandy areas, nice grassy areas and the pathway leads over a little creek flowing into the river. Dogs are allowed on the sand if they are on a leash before 9am and after 5pm from May 1 to October 1. See Details
Sunshine Beach Sunshine Beach is pet-friendly. The northern end of this beach is a great place to bring your pooch. The chilled beachfront village of Sunshine Beach provides respite from the hot sun and is perfect for a relaxing beach holiday. Take a coastal wander from Noosa Heads to the beach to get some exercise first.
Sunshine Beach is the start of a 15km stretch of open beaches with surf breaks and plenty of white sand.
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