Top Dog Friendly Beaches in Wisconsin

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

Harrington Beach State Park

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Awesome clean beach on Lake Michigan! We went late Sept and camped 2 nights and even though it rained on and off, we had a wonderful time. The designated dog beach is huge, clean, and they can be off the leash to play in the water (but on leash when on the beach). There is a designated dog picnic area, and the walk paths from the campground to the beach are excellent. I really shouldn't post this, because I'm afraid next time we go camping it'll be full!!!!! One of the best places we have taken our dogs!

Big Foot Beach

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Your pet is welcome to join you at this lovely beach with great sand and plenty of boats to watch. Dogs welcome on-leash.

Mazo Beach

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*Currently closed to the public.* Pets are welcome to join you on-leash at this lakeside beach. It is no longer a nude beach, but is still popular with canoeists.

Whitefish Dunes State Park

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Whitefish Dunes State Park welcomes leashed pets to enjoy a section of the beach with their humans. Pets are not allowed on the section of beach from the nature center to the third beach access from April 1 to November 1. The pet beach access is about a 0.75-mile walk from the parking lot. To reach this area, walk your pet from the parking area down the Red trail and then onto the beach. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet at all times. A state park vehicle admission sticker is required for entrance to the park.

Point Beach State Forest

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The dog beach at Point Beach is fabulous! You have dog beach parking, clean up bags, a bathroom & water nearby, lots of space & clear Lake Michigan water. There have been years where this beach gets "fishy" but 90% of the time it is clean & clear. We drive an hour to get here because it is my puppy's favorite spot.

Governor Dodge State Park

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Both lakes in the park have separate sand beaches that are dog friendly for swimming off the leash. Grills near the beach make it a perfect place for a picnic.

Ottowa Lake

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Dog friendly beach and pier. Follow signs to boat launch.