Top Dog Friendly Beaches in New Hampshire

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

Jenness Beach

There is approximately a 1 1/4 stretch of beach in Rye New Hampshire. In the middle of that stretch along the coast is a parking lot. The State beach is actually directly in front of that parking lot and/or from house on the left to house on the right. Beaches on either side of that tiny State beach are town beaches. You could almost throw a softball from one end of the State beach to the other. Dogs are not allowed on the State beach. To get around that law (if you want to walk the entire length of the beach) just walk around the beach in the parking lot. The hours for dogs allowed on the beach Memorial Day to Labor Day are before 9:00 am and after 7:00 pm. Please read sign posted at all entrances.

Sandy Beach (Gilmore Pond)

Visitors may park in the small parking area on Sandy Lane. From there, it is only a short walk down a well-marked, maintained wooden trail to Gilmore Pond. While there is not techically a beach area, Gilmore Pond has very clear shallow water and a wonderful sand bottom that will make you think you are in the tropics. You can swim at your own risk but there are no lifeguards on duty. Gilmore Pond has the reputation of being the party/dog beach in town since on a hot Saturday afternoon its very typical to find a large crowd of people drinking on floats in the water. This is illegal and not encouraged since it is a town beach. However, week days tend to be mild in nature and people with dogs flock here.

Bass Beach

Leashed dogs are welcome before 9am and after 7pm during the summer months.
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