Top Dog Friendly Beaches in Maine

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

Willard Beach

Willard Beach is a public beach less than 5 minutes from Portland. In the summer months, dogs can run off leash (under voice control) from 7:00 am to 9:00 am. In the off-season (September 30 to May 1st), dogs are welcome anytime. 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!

Seapoint Beach

Locals love to bring their dogs to play at this rocky, pet-friendly beach. Kittery resident parking only. Dogs are not welcome between the hours of 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM from June 15th through September 10th.

Wells Beach

Pets love to join you for an on-leash stroll along this 2.5 mile Wells beach. April 1 through June 15 - ON A LEASH and under charge of a responsible person. Please keep dogs away from Piping Plover nests. June 16 through September 15 - OFF BEACH from 8:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. ON BEACH from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.

Drake's Island

Your pet is welcome to join you as you enjoy this beautiful white sand beach with dunes and sea walls, as long as they remain on-leash. Pets not permitted from 8am to 6pm in peak season.
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