Dog Friendly Activities in Beach Haven, NJ

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Beach Haven, and 21 more nearby. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Beach Haven.

Pet Friendly Brant Beach
Brant Beach Leashed dogs are only allowed on Brant Beach between the months of October through March. No dogs are allowed April 1 - October 1. Call (609) 361-1000 for more information about the dogs on beach policy. See Details
Pet Friendly Bay Village
Bay Village A great place to bring your dog during the summer. Fun for everyone whether you choose to just walk around or shop. There are many stores where dogs are welcome on a leash including a pet store that sells a variety of unique products for your pup and also some dog-lover merchandise (e.g Dog-opoly). See Details
Beach Haven Doggy Bay Beach Haven Doggy Bay is pet-friendly in the off-season. However, from May 15 until September 15, dogs are not permitted on the beach anywhere within the Borough of Beach Haven. Leashed dogs may resume use of the beaches from September 16th until May 14th. Leashed dogs may use the bay beach at Taylor Avenue. Make sure you clean up any mess that your pup leaves behind. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times. See Details
Veterans Memorial Park Small open park with grass and some trees, dogs are welcome but must be leashed. Waste bags are provided to pick up after them.
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Brigantine North End Beach Leashed dogs are allowed on the city-owned north end of Brigantine Beach year-round. They are only permitted in the Natural Area from September until May. See Details
Barnegat Light Beaches Barnegat Light allows dogs on their beaches from Oct. 1 - thru April 15. All dogs on Barnegat Light beaches must be on a leash. Long Beach Island has a general dog rule that dogs are not allowed May 1 until October 1.
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Barnegat Light Dog Park The Barnegat Light Dog Park is on the north end of New Jersey's Long Beach Island. The park has a dual function as ballfield and dog park with a double gated entrance. All dog park users MUST obtain a dog park gate entry card (“Paw Pass”) and a dog park tag. Passes are free for Barnegat Light residents and for non-residents the annual fee is $30 and the weekly fee is $10. Applications for the passes can be obtained at Borough Hall, the Beach Badge Booth (in-season) or on the Borough website. Proof of rabies must be shown, either with a rabies certificate or a current dog license.

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Ocean City Dog Park Ocean City Dog Park is located at 45th Street and Haven Avenue. It is a membership dog park.

The Dog Park is an access-controlled, fenced-in, off-leash recreation area for dogs where well-behaved canine citizens can interact, exercise and play in a clean, safe and secure environment.

The 42,000-square-foot dog park with sandy soil ground cover has three separate areas: large dog area (dogs over 25 lbs), small dog area (dogs under 25 lbs) and dog run area for all dogs.

Park facilities include a double-gated entrance and unleash area with secure electronic locking gates, shared pavilion in small and large dog area with picnic table in each area, open shed shelters, sitting benches, water fountains for dogs and owners, "pooper scooper" dispensers and disposable bags, trash and recycling containers, several inoperable fire hydrants for doggie relief, interactive play equipment, a Port-a-Potty, free off-street parking lot and a designated handicap area.

Park hours are from 8 am to dusk, 7 days a week, year-round. Membership fees for Paw Passes vary; visitors are $10 per week, yearly memberships cost $30-$40.
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Barnegat Branch Trail The Barnegat Branch Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Barnegat! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Barnegat Branch Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Paw Dazzle of Smithville Are you in the historic village of Smithville and you have your dog with you, well this store is a great place for you to go. They sell supplies for your pet, and not just that, they sell homemade dog good and dog treats. See Details
Stanley H. "Tip" Seaman County Park Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for a stroll at this park, which is located on the shores of Lake Pohatcong. The park is open daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. On-site facilities/amenities include fishing area, open play area, picnic area, accessible restrooms, small car top boat launch, and walking paths. See Details
Natasha & Nikita Weiss Dog Park Dogs are welcome to play off-leash at this park but a one-time application with a fee of $25 per year is required for each dog entering the park and can be found at the City Clerk’s office. Natasha & Nikita Weiss Dog Park is open from 8am - 8pm year round. See Details
Barnegat Branch Trail The Barnegat Branch Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Waretown! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Barnegat Branch Trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
The Absecon Lighthouse Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the grounds at the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, New Jersey. You and your pooch are in for a treat at one of the nation's oldest lighthouses, first lit in 1857. Dogs are not allowed inside the lighthouse New Jersey's tallest lighthouse also has a two-acre lawn to hang out on with your leashed pup. See Details
Patriot Lake Park Patriot Lake Park is home to a pet-friendly recreation space. This sandy dog park has tunnels to explore and two separate areas, one for large pups and another for small dogs. Dog owners are reminded to keep an eye on dogs playing and to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Bass River State Forest Bass River State Forest is dog-friendly. This area was the first forest designated for for public recreation back in 1905. The centerpiece of the park is Lake Absegami, a 67-acre lake created in the 1930's. Lots of visitors enjoy boating, swimming, and hanging out around the lake. The main pet-friendly trail winds through the Absegami Natural Area, where tall pine/oak woods and a small Atlantic white cedar bog can be explored. The park is open every day of the week from 8am until dusk. See Details
Oyster Creek Brewing Company Oyster Creek Brewing Company is a dog-friendly brewery, offering a range of beers that are almost always on tap, including the Meltdown Habanero DIPA, Heavywater Irish Ale, Darkmatter Vanilla Porter, and Coldfusion Coffee Milk Stout. Additionally, they offer lots of seasonal beers like a Fallout Pumpkin Ale available for, well, fall! Oyster Creek Brewing Company is also very pet-friendly and they would love to meet Fido. They are open Wednesday through Friday from 5pm to 9pm, Saturday from 12pm to 9pm, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Margate City Dog Park Margate City Dog Park is a great park in New Jersey where you can bring your pooch to play off-leash. Located at Argyle & Fremont just a few miles from a dog beach, this fenced space is an inviting place to bring your pooch. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. Margate City Dog Park is open every day of the week from 9am to dusk. See Details
Freedom Fields Dog Park Freedom Fields Dog Park is a fenced space in Little Egg Harbor. Bring your pup along for some off-leash fun after a walk on the trails around the larger Freedom Fields Park. Located on 4.5 acres within the larger Freedom Fields Park, this shady new fenced facility is divided into two sections for large and small dogs. Hang out at one of the picnic tables while your pooch plays slalom fetch through the trees with his newfound friends. Freedom Fields Dog Park is open every day of the week from 6am to 8pm.

Registration is required to access the county's off-leash dog parks and dogs must be at least six months old. People using the dog park need to carry their county-issued dog park identification card to assure dogs using the facilities are licensed and are up to date with their vaccines.

Patrons can register their dogs at the following Ocean County facilities:

The County Connection, Ocean County Mall, 1201 Hooper Ave, Toms River, by appointment only: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m., Sunday

Ocean County Parks Administration Office, 1198 Bandon Rd, Toms River: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Tip Seaman County Park, 120 Lakeside Dr, Tuckerton: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday

Wells Mills County Park, 905 Wells Mills Rd, Waretown: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday

Jakes Branch County Park, 1100 Double Trouble Rd, Beachwood: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday
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Ocean Township Dog Park Ocean Township Dog Park is a pet-friendly recreation space. Follow the dirt road in and all the way to the back and you will see a nice creek with a dock on your left. The park is around two acres, fenced and filled with sand. There's a separate area for large and small dogs. Don't forget to clean up after your pup. See Details
Forked River State Marina Forked River State Marina is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome at this marina to jump on your boat rental. By water, the marina is a leisurely 15-minute ride to the "BB" Buoy, Barnegat Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway. See Details
Island Beach State Park Island Beach State Park is a pet-friendly island barrier on the coast of New Jersey. Stretching 10 miles in total, the sand dunes offer a varied and interesting area for plants and animals to thrive. From Memorial Day Weekend through the first of October, pets are not permitted on the Ocean Swimming Beaches. Pets are permitted South of the Ocean Swimming Areas during this time period on a leash. Pets are not permitted on the Spizzle Creek Bird Blind Trail at any time. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pooches leave behind. See Details
Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are invited to join their owners in exploring this beautiful natural area in Eagleswood, NJ. The area consists of well-marked trails that surround several former cranberry bogs, where ornithologists can keep an eye out for a selection of unusual native birds. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Freedom Fields Park Freedom Fields Park is pet-friendly. Take a stroll on the paved trails that wind around this pretty park in Little Egg Harbor. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners throughout the park, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after them. Freedom Fields Park is open every day of the week from 6am to 8pm. See Details