Dog Friendly Beaches in Ohio

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

Pet Friendly Dog Park at Salt Fork State Park
Dog Park at Salt Fork State Park The dog park at Salt Fort State Park is a one-acre, fenced beach area offering direct lake access for dogs to swim off leash in Lore City, OH. Located south of the main beach, this spot also offers plenty of grass for dogs who prefer a game of fetch. Other park amenities include a short paved walking trail, picnic tables and parking. See Details
Pet Friendly Delaware State Park Swim Beach
Delaware State Park Swim Beach Delaware State Park is a popular camping and day-use area in Delaware, OH. Near the public beach, visitors will find a dog-friendly swim area. Delaware State Park's dog swim area also has a fenced dog park for any pups that would rather watch the waves. See Details
Columbia Beach Columbia Beach is located in the dog-friendly Columbia Park in Bay Village, OH. This beach is a great place for Fido to play in the water and stay cool on a warm summer day. There's a waterfall and a place for a stroll in the grass, too. Please leash and clean up after your pets. See Details
Nickel Plate Beach Nickel Plate Beach in Huron, OH, is a popular dog-friendly area on the shores of Lake Erie. Leashed dogs are welcome on the beach but are prohibited between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Please leash and clean up after your pets. A parking fee applies. See Details
Edgewater Park The 147-acre Edgewater Park is the westernmost park in Cleveland Metroparks Lakefront Reservation. Edgewater Park features 9000 feet of shoreline, a dog beach, walking trails, picnic areas and grills and a rentable pavilion. Dogs love the park for off-leash swimming in the lake and chasing each other around. See Details
Harrison Lake State Park Harrison Lake State Park in Fayette, OH welcomes leashed dogs to enjoy playing at the dog swim area near the campground. In addition to the lakeside beach, this pet-friendly recreation area features 3.5 miles of scenic trails and picnic areas for you and Fido to enjoy together. See Details
Dog Swim Area at A.W. Marion State Park Pooches rave about the dog swim area at A.W. Marion State Park in Circleville, OH. This designated, non-fenced area includes lake access where supervised pets can take an off-leash dip. Bring Fido for a fun afternoon of playing and splashing around with other pups. See Details
Old Field Beach Old Field Beach is a pet-friendly spot in Lakeview, OH. The area is located on the grounds of Indian Lake State Park and offers recreation opportunities with your furry friend. You can either go swimming, hop on the 3-mile paved trail, play disc golf, or go in the off-leash area. Please note Fido must remain on a leash during your stay. See Details
Pebble Beach Take Fido for a refreshing dip at Pebble Beach in Kelleys Island, OH. This dog-friendly beach is located on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie. Pebble Beach gives dogs a chance to run off-leash and swim in the lake. Grab the family, pack a picnic and plan to stay all day. Pebble Beach offers beautiful sunset views over Lake Erie! See Details