Dog Friendly Activities in Beach Haven, NJ

There are 17 dog friendly activities in Beach Haven, NJ. Use the links below to get an overview of each attraction, 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, NJ, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

Bay Village

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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).

Veterans Memorial Park

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Small open park with grass and some trees, dogs are welcome but must be leashed. Waste bags are provided to pick up after them.

Somers Point Dog Park

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Somers Point Dog Park and Longport Dog Beach is an off-leash dog beach and park, open year-round, where dogs of all sizes can play in the sand and water. Located at the base of the Ocean Drive Bridge on the Longport side across from the fishing pier. Owners must bring your own water and waste disposal items.

Island Beach State Park

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Dogs are permitted in the park but must be kept on a leash that is a maximum length of six feet. They are not allowed on the swimming beach (the lifeguard area) during the summer season or on the Spizzle Creek Bird Blind Trail at any time. It is a good idea to check your dog for ticks after you take them on any of the other trails. Also do not leave your dog, or any other pet, unattended in the car during warm weather.

Barnegat Light Dog Park

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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.

Barnegat Light Beaches

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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.

Brigantine North End Beach

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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 16th to March 31.

Ocean City Dog Park

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Your pet will thank you for the off-leash exercise they get at this fenced dog park with separate small dog area, benches, water, waste bags, and keyed gate. Membership required.

Robert J. Miller Air Dog Park

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Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes wide open and wooded areas as well as a separate section for small dogs. Registration at Parks Office required.

Somers Point Bike Path

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The Somers Point Bike Path 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 Somers Point! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Somers Point Bike Path. 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6032127">TrailLink.com</a>.

Tip Seaman Park

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The Tip Seaman Park is a dog park that only allows leashed dogs on the grounds.

Paw Dazzle of Smithville

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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.

Barnegat Branch Trail

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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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017742">TrailLink.com</a>.

Atlantic County Bikeway - East

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The Atlantic County Bikeway - East 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 Egg Harbor Township! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Atlantic County Bikeway - East. 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016554">TrailLink.com</a>.

Linwood Bikepath (Pleasantville-Somers Point)

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The Linwood Bikepath (Pleasantville-Somers Point) 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 Linwood! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Linwood Bikepath (Pleasantville-Somers Point). 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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6016564">TrailLink.com</a>.

Barnegat Branch Trail

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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 <a href="http://www.traillink.com/viewtrail.aspx?AcctID=6017742">TrailLink.com</a>.

Double Trouble State Park

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The Double Trouble Historic District has a self-guided, marked 1.5-mile loop nature trail and several miles of unmarked paths along sand service roads. Nature trail guides are available at the trailhead next to the cranberry packing house and at the park information building. Double Trouble Village is an active cranberry farm. Visitors are asked to use caution around the bogs and reservoirs. Vehicles are not permitted beyond the parking area except for canoe access at the White Bridge. Horseback riding & mountain biking are permitted on existing sand roads only; mountain bikers and geocachers are asked to refrain from creating rogue trails. No ATVs or motorized vehicles. Pets must be on a leash (6 feet or less in length) at all times and owners must clean up after their pets. Warning! Ticks may be present year round. It is advisable to take precautions and check yourself closely for ticks after visiting the park.