Dog Friendly Beaches in New York

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 York where dogs can run, swim, and frolic in the sand. Use the links/map below to find a dog-friendly beach in New York.

Pet Friendly Dog-Friendly Beach on Gerritsen Avenue
Dog-Friendly Beach on Gerritsen Avenue This secret little bay area is open to anyone, and dogs are welcome here. Many humans walk their dogs a little distance past the entrance since families are often swimming and spending time near the entrance. The beach area can get crowded on weekends. See Details
Pet Friendly Montauk Beach
Montauk Beach Dogs are not allowed on the beaches between 9am and 6pm from mid-May through the end of September. No restrictions apply for the remainder of the year. Montauk has no leash laws and dogs may run on the beach with supervision when permitted. Owners are expected to exercise control, particularly on crowded beaches, and to clean up after their dogs. The beach can be accessed through several points along Old Montauk Highway or right in the center of town. See Details
Mirror Lake Mirror Lake is a great place to bring Fido when you're in Lake Placid. You can walk all the way around the lake on a 2.7 mile trail. Make sure you bring water and doggie clean-up bags, which are also available on the route around the lake. The water is absolutely clean and beautiful and we want to be sure this beach stays pet friendly forever! The beach is sandy and laid back and friendly dogs are welcome to take a dip with their owners as well. Just note that the village of Lake Placid has many events that are staged at this beach, including the famous Ironman competition, so be aware of the dates before you plan your visit. See Details
East Hampton Main Beach Enjoy some beach frisbee or a casual stroll in the sand with your pup throughout the year at East Hampton Main Beach. Dogs are welcome off-leash anytime in the off-season. From the second Sunday in May through September 30, dogs are not permitted on the beach at all from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, daily. At all other times during the period from the second Sunday in May to September 30, dogs MUST be manually restrained on a leash within areas that are within 300 feet of any road end along the beaches. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets and keeping them under control. Plastic bags for clean-up are conveniently provided at the entrance to each village beach. The village actively patrols beaches and strictly enforces regulations. See Details
Lake George Dog Beach Lake George Dog Beach is temporarily closed for the 2020 season. See Details
Playland Beach Playland Beach is located on the grounds of Playland Park Amusement Park. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the beach from October 1st until April 28th. There is a limit of 3 dogs for each owner and dog walking services are prohibited all year round. Make sure you keep Fido on a leash under six feet. See Details
Little Stony Point Park Leashed dogs are allowed to visit Little Stony Point Park any day of the year, especially on event days. Events include, "Spring Cleanup Days," a "Maple Syrup Day" in March, and an annual musical, "Hoot on the Hudson," in early September. Little Stony Point Park is open to visitors every day, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails. See Details
Lake Moreau State Park Lake Moreau offers (on-leash) dog-friendly hiking trails. Pups can play in the lake away from main beach. See Details
Larchmont Dog Beach Unfortunately, Larchmont Dog Beach is temporarily closed. See Details
Turtle Beach This is a secluded beach only accessible by boat and no lifeguards. It is located on the very northern tip of Long Lake. Just head all the way north and you can't miss it. Lots of nice sand, so bring sand toys for the kids and a beach blanket or sand chair. Many people bring their dogs and a wonderful time is had by all. We have been here twice and are going back this weekend. There are no docks, just pull your boat onto the beach, or anchor out and swim to shore. Mostly small boats are here, canoes, row boats and small motor boats. See Details
Atlantic Beach Atlantic Beach is a seaside community on the south shore of Long Island. Located just 21 miles from Manhattan, the sandy beaches in the area are dog-friendly from October through March. Pet owners are reminded to keep their pooches on a leash under 6 feet while they are visiting and that dogs are prohibited from using the boardwalk year round. Although dog licenses are issued by the county, they are rarely checked and this rule isn't often enforced. Responsible pet owners are reminded that dog poop is a pollutant in the waterways, so pooper scoopers should be packed before any trip to the beach. See Details
Port Jefferson Public Beach and Dog Park Port Jefferson Public Beach and Dog Park is pet-friendly. This small, harbor-side beach in the Village of Port Jefferson has a nice area for owners to walk their pups. Try to go at low tide, there's a lot more beach then! Port Jefferson is very dog-centric, so along with a romp on the beach, it's nice to walk through the village. See Details
Gypsy Bay Park Gypsy Bay Park is pet-friendly. The Town of Cazenovia owns Gypsy Bay Park, which is on the southern shore of Cazenovia Lake and sits just across from Lorenzo State Historic Site. This open green park is tucked away from the street. Dogs are welcome on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Stairs go down from the park to a small beach entry into the lake. See Details
Sodus Point Beach Park Sodus Point Beach Park is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach, as long as they don't venture into the swimming area. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind. See Details
Sandy Island Beach State Park Sandy Island Beach State Park is a pet-friendly, two parcel state park. The southern parcel only allows leashed dogs on the grass and not down on the beach at all. The northern parcel is accessible only by boat. This portion is not considered a bathing beach and therefore allows dogs on it but they must be leashed. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. You can access the two parcels every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details