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

Harrington Beach State Park is located along the shore of Lake Michigan in Ozaukee County. The park encompasses about 702 acres, including one mile of wide, sandy beach, a scenic 25-acre quarry lake, an 80-acre white cedar lowland forest, and a 300-acre upland area affording a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and excellent birdwatching opportunities. There is a one-half mile interpretive nature trail, a hiking trail around Quarry Lake, a historical trail highlighting the history of the Stonehaven mining community once located in the park, and about two miles of cross country ski trails. Leashed dogs are allowed in a designated picnic area and at a designated beach.

Big Foot Beach

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

*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

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.
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