Dog Friendly Beaches in Texas

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

Pet Friendly Padre Island National Seashore
Padre Island National Seashore Padre Island National Seashore is a pet-friendly destination in Corpus Christi, TX. Your leashed furry friend is welcome to join you for a relaxing day at the beach. The areas where Fido isn't allowed are the deck, inside buildings and on the boardwalk. See Details
Pet Friendly Stewart Beach Park
Stewart Beach Park Leashed dogs are welcome at the family-friendly and dog-friendly Stewart Beach Park in Galveston, TX. This recreation area features concessions, restrooms, showers, a volleyball court and much more. BBQ pits are allowed. Umbrella and chair rentals are available. No alcohol, glass or open fires. Owners must clean up after their pets. See Details
East Beach Leashed dogs are welcome on the pet-friendly East Beach and all public beaches in Galveston, TX year round. Also known as R.A. Apffel Park, the East Beach is located at the far eastern tip of the island, and features a pavilion, boardwalk with stage, restrooms, concessions and other amenities. Unlike most of Galveston’s beaches, alcohol is permitted at this beach. See Details
McGee Beach Pack up the shades and sunscreen and take Fido for a beach day at McGee Beach in Corpus Christi, TX. This popular, pet-friendly tourist destination offers beautiful shorelines while still being close to all the action of downtown. Let the waves wash away your worries while you and Fido watch the locals fish, or just relax under an umbrella. See Details
Port Aransas Beach Port Aransas Beach is a pet-friendly recreation area in Texas. Fido is allowed on the beach and water via boats and kayaks. Please note your furry friend must remain on a leash during your visit. See Details
Mustang Island State Park Mustang Island State Park is a pet-friendly spot in Corpus Christi, TX. Leashed dogs are allowed on the five miles of the beach but not in designated swim areas. There is also a dog walk located at the campground. See Details
Little Bay Fido can cool off in the water at this segment of Little Bay in Rockport, TX. This dog-friendly spot features water access and a grassy area for a stroll or picnic. Dogs are not allowed on the sandy beaches of Little Bay since it is a bird sanctuary. See Details
North Beach North Beach is a dog-friendly beach in Corpus Christi, TX. Fido is welcome to join in the beach fun while on a leash or under verbal command. There is a paved multiuse trail for all to enjoy. See Details
Magnolia Beach Magnolia Beach is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome on this 1.5 mile long hard-pack, drivable, sand/shell beach along Lavaca Bay in Port Lavaca, TX. Known for first-come, first-serve free beach camping, Magnolia Beach provides a lovely romp along the water's edge. Swing by the retro picnic shelters for a nice lunch. See Details
Lakeside Park Lakeside Park (formerly known as Woodway Park) in Waco, TX, is a dog-friendly recreation area you and Fido can visit together. This city park features over six miles of hiking trails, grassy picnic areas, and beautiful views of Lake Waco that you and your furry friend can enjoy. See Details