Dog Friendly Beaches in Massachusetts

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

Pet Friendly Nahant Doggie Beach
Nahant Doggie Beach Dogs are welcome on the beach from October 1st through April 30th as long as they are leashed. They are strictly prohibited the rest of the year. See Details
Pet Friendly Castle Island Beach
Castle Island Beach Dogs are welcome to join you on-leash during the off season at this lovely South Boston beach. See Details
Marshfield Beaches Marshfield Beaches allow dogs on leash year round. Includes Rexhame and Brant Rock. I am not sure about Humarock (since it might be considered Scituate). Non Residents is Monday-Thursday $20, Friday-Saturday $25 and Sundays $30 at Rexhame Beach. See Details
Crowes Reservation Beach Leashed dogs are welcome from mid September up until Memorial Day. Dogs are not permitted at all during the summer. Take Route 6A in East Dennis to School Street (across from Airline Road, just before the Brewster Town Line), then take the first right onto South Street, and go straight through the stop sign, the cemetery is on the right. See Details
Carson Beach Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach offseason, from Labor Day through Memorial Day. See Details
Horseneck Beach Pet owners flock to this beautiful beach during the off-season from late September to March, when leashed dogs are welcome to join them. Dogs are not allowed in the peak season from the beginning of April until the middle of September. See Details
Herring Cove Herring Cove has miles of dog-friendly beaches to offer along the Massachusetts Bay side of Provincetown. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Ashland State Park State park that is open to dogs! Must be leashed and cannot be on the sand area, but there are plenty of walking trails and grassy areas to go with Fido. See Details
Singing Beach Known for sand that makes a noise when walked on dry, Singing Beach welcomes licensed and vaccinated dogs from October 15 through April 14. There is a $5 per person walk-on fee charged from 9am to 5pm when the staff is on duty. Owners are asked to clean up after their dogs, keep an eye on them, and maintain verbal control when they are playing off-leash. Each person is allowed to bring two dogs with them to the Beach, and pets must be wearing collars with identification. Those who violate Singing Beach's rules are subject to fines, and dog owners are liable for injuries and damages caused by their pets. For parking information, see Singing Beaches' official website. See Details
Crab Beach Crab Beach in Gloucester is pet-friendly. This popular pooch beach is off-leash at all times, as long as dogs are cleaned up after and well-behaved. After your dog has played on the sand, take them for a walk on the pet-friendly pathways that surround the coastline. See Details
Sandy Neck Beach Your pet can come with you during the off-season (September 15 to May 15) as you explore one of the Cape's most popular beaches. Dogs must be leashed at all times, unless they are actively swimming. See Details
Squantum Point Park The old Naval Air Station has paved paths along the old runways, and one unpaved path, to a beach at the northwest tip of the peninsula. This small beach is 1/2 mile from the parking lot and lies across Dorchester Bay from UMass. There is a leash requirement in the park, but friendly dogs play and swim at the beach when there are no other people there. PLEASE ALWAYS clean up after your dog so that we can continue to use this spot! There are trash barrels but you have to bring your own bag. See Details
Good Harbor Beach Leashed dogs are allowed on Good Harbor Beach October to March. The beach is closed to dogs April 1-October 1. Good Harbor Beach is handicapped accessible and boasts beautiful white sand, concessions, restrooms, showers, and more. Parking is available for a fee; however, prices vary, so guests should check the website before planning their trip for rates and additional rules. See Details
Fort Phoenix Beach Enjoy this gorgeous oceanside hike which includes a hurrican dike and views of fishing boats. Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Kalmus Beach Bring your pet with you to this beautiful Cape Cod beach. They're welcome to join you from September 15 to May 15 on or off-leash. See Details
Marconi Beach This stunning beach is known for its massive sand dunes. Your pet is welcome to jion you here as long as they remain on-leash. See Details
Hatches Harbor Trails Hatches Harbor salt marsh is part of the Cape Cod National Seashore. Miles of bike trails wind their way through a massive salt marsh here between Hatches Harbor and the Provincetown Airport. The trails are a favorite among dog walkers because the sand is well-packed and easy to walk on, and they provide gorgeous views of the harbor and Race Point Lighthouse. If you come during low tide, you can actually walk all of the way to Race Point Lighthouse, but at high tide, you may have to take an ORV road (which is always accessible) back. You'll can access the trails from either Herring Cove Beach or the Province Lands Visitors Center. Dog owners are told to keep an eye out for certain trails restricting dogs and to call ahead during the summer months to ensure that there are no closures due to bird season. See Details
Riverhead Beach Riverhead Beach is pet-friendly. Located on Marblehead Harbor, across the Causeway from Devereux Beach, the area spans 1.65-acres and offers a beach area and a boat ramp. It's a great place for dogs to run and play during low tide. Dogs must be leashed and all mess should be cleaned up after them. See Details
Race Point Beach Race Point Beach is pet-friendly. Located on the Atlantic Ocean side of Provincetown, Race Point beach is dog-friendly during the offseason from September 15th to May 15th. Dogs must be leashed at all times and owners should double-check to see if the area is open to dogs during nesting season. See Details
Nauset Light Beach Pets are welcome on-leash even in the summer season at this beautiful beachside park. See Details
Craigville Beach Bring your pet with you to this beautiful Cape Cod beach. They're welcome to join you on-leash from September 15 to May 15. See Details
Breakwater Walk Located at the beginning of Provincetown's West End, the breakwater provides hiking access to the very tip of Cape Cod at Long Point Light House. Great swimming location and area for gathering shellfish. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Plum Island Beach Plum Island Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the beach without a leash from October 15 to May 15. Unfortunately, pups are never allowed on the Plum Island Refuge. The off leash section of the beach is by the lighthouse and Captain's Lady. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 15th through October 15th. The parking fee is $10. See Details
Corn Hill Beach Watch the boats in the harbor with your pooch at this pet-friendly Truro beach. Dogs welcome on-leash before 9am or after 6pm in summer, or anytime in off-season. See Details