Dog Friendly Activities in Bethany Beach, DE

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Bethany Beach, and 35 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 Bethany Beach.

Pet Friendly Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach Your pet is welcome to join you from September 30 to May 15 on-leash at this beautiful beach. See Details
Pet Friendly Assateague National Seashore
Assateague National Seashore Dogs are allowed on the beach along the Maryland portion of Assateague National Seashore, but are not permitted on the nature trails or anywhere within the Virginia portion of Assateague Island. Dogs must be on a six-foot leash at all times. See Details
Fenwick Island State Park Fenwick Island State Park has a nice, uncrowded beach for most of the year. For rules and regulations, please call (302) 227-2800. Fenwick Island State Park is located on Route 1, north of Fenwick Island. See Details
Cape Henlopen State Park Cape Henlopen State Park has many year-round hiking and biking opportunities, and allows leashed dogs on the beach in the summer season. Pets are allowed in the seashore park/beaches all day without limitation of time of day (six miles of dog-friendly fun). Dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk, ocean beach, or any swimming areas designated by the Parks Division as not allowing dogs from May 1 to September 30. See Details
Delaware Seashore State Park Experience a day of fun in the sun at Delaware Seashore State Park where your pup is welcome to join you on the sand and in the surf during select times of the year. From May 1 to September 30, dogs are not permitted on any swimming or sunbathing beach (areas with lifeguards), but are permitted on non-guarded beaches. From October 1 to April 30, dogs are permitted on all beaches. Dogs must always be leashed while in the park throughout the year. See Details
Dewey Beach In Dewey Beach, Delaware, dogs are allowed on the beach before 9:30 am and after 5:30 pm during the summer (mid-May through mid-September). Dogs are allowed on the beach at all times during the day from mid-September to mid-May. You must clean up after your dog at all times, and all dogs must have a Dewey Beach dog license that can be obtained from Town Hall located at 105 Rodney Ave. See Details
Northside Park North Side Park is a beautiful park with walking trails throughout the park. Dogs must be leashed at all times.
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Ocean City Dog Playground Ocean City has one dog playground divided into two sections. There is a small dog area for dogs 28 pounds and under, and a large dog area for over 28 pounds. Applications and passes may be obtained between 8:30am-5pm from the Ocean City Recreation and Parks Department front desk, located at 200 125th, Ocean City, Md 21842, Monday – Friday with the exception of legal municipal holidays. Access cards will allow you to gain entry to the appropriate dog area during the scheduled hours of operation.

Prices:
Ocean City Resident Annual Pass - $50 ($5 for each additional dog)
Non-Resident Annual Pass - $100 ($5 for each additional dog)
Ocean City Resident Half Year Pass - $30.00 (After July 1st)
Non-Resident Half Year Pass - $60.00 (after July 1st)
Seven Day Access Pass - $15.00

After payment, purchasers are provided an access card that provides access to the playground. If the card is returned at the end of the payment period, $5 is refunded.
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Bring Fido along for the fun as you visit Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. Your friendly, leashed pup is welcome to join you in the tasting room and store as you discover must-have Dogfish Head products. There is even a food truck serving up brats, chowder, and hop pickles during tasting room hours. You can also tour the brewery, your dog will have to hang out with a human in the tasting room while you take your 30-minute tour. If you are hoping to take a tour, it's best to reserve your tickets in advance during the summer season because walk-ins are only welcome if there are available spaces on a tour. See Details
P.U.P.S. of Lewes This "Pawsitively Unique Pet Shop" is right in the heart of the historic town of Lewes. The shop specializes in all natural treats, beautiful collars and leashes, doggie apparel, lots of doggie and cat toys, and many lovely gift items. See Details
Cape May Lewes Ferry The Cape May Lewes Ferry operates throughout the year, and Fido is welcome to ride for no charge. Dogs are not permitted in the food court areas, but are welcome throughout the rest of the vessel. Ferry terminals on both sides of the bay are also pet-friendly. Just keep your dog on a leash at all times and clean up after him. See Details
Junction and Breakwater Trail The Junction and Breakwater 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 Dewey Beach! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Junction and Breakwater 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
Ayers Creek Adventures Family owned and operated kayak, canoe, SUP, and eco tour outfitter. Located just minutes from Ocean City MD, Assateague Island National Seashore, and historic downtown Berlin, MD. Dogs welcome to paddle with their owners in a kayak, canoe or SUP. See Details
Cinema by the Surf Take the entire Family to the movies at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand and enjoy a fun family film by the surf. Films, shown during the summer months, start at dusk. Admission is free. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis. Outdoor screenings are pet-friendly. Some movies take place in the Lewes Canalfront Park, please download the schedule via the website provided to determine the location.

(The listed address is for the Rehoboth Film Society headquarters. The map shows the location of the Beach Bandstand.)
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Ocean City Beach Ocean City Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs are only allowed on the beach and boardwalk between October 1 and April 30. Any handler or owner of a dog must remove any waste deposited on public or private property not owned by the handler or owner in possession of said dog. Also, dogs must be kept on a leash when being walked in and around Ocean City. See Details
Salty Paws Salty Paws Ice Cream and Bakery is dog-friendly. This flagship franchise store creates unique ice cream treats and baked goods designed specifically for canines. It's a doggy ice cream parlor, perfect for cooling down and refreshing after a hot day on the beach. Their delicious treats range from dog biscuits to a variety of different ice cream flavors. Salty Paws is open Friday through Monday from 10am to 6pm. See Details
James Farm Ecological Preserve James Farm Ecological Preserve is pet-friendly. This local ecological preserve is home to hiking trails and a beach on the bay. Bring your pooch along on a leash, as long as they are well-behaved and all mess is cleaned up after. See Details
Broadkill Beach Broadkill Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs must be leashed unless extremely well trained in voice command. Owners must respect other beach-goers and must clean up after their dog and dispose of the waste properly. The general rule is that from May 1-September 30 dogs are not allowed on beaches and boardwalks. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Katydid Sportfishing You and your pup can enjoy a charter fishing trip with Katydid Sportfishing. Just make sure your dog is comfortable on the water before scheduling a shark fishing, bottom fishing, or wreck fishing charter or one of many cruise tours. See the website for charter fishing prices.
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Viking Golf Small, leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for a game of mini-golf at Viking Golf. While pets are not allowed at the go-kart track or the waterpark on the property, they are welcome on the 19-hole miniature golf course. The course is themed after a battle between Vikings and a two-headed dragon in mythological Scandinavia. Dog owners can spot trolls and read up on facts about Viking history as they stroll the grounds. Large dogs are not allowed on the course. Viking Golf is open at 9am daily, weather permitting. See Details
Holts Landing Holts Landing State Park is dog-friendly. Located around the little bays of Delaware, previously an area where Native Americans harvested seafood and hunted in local woodland, this park became state-owned in 1965 to protect the land and provide a recreation area for local people and visitors from all over. The scenery in the park is surprisingly varied, including beaches, grassy fields, and hardwood forests. You'll find plenty of people and pooches enjoying the picnic, crabbing, and hiking opportunities in the park. The fee for entering the park is $4 for in-state visitors and $8 for out-of-state. Holts Landing State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Millsboro Dog Park Millsboro Dog Park is pet-friendly. This great fenced in area for Fido to run and stay clean. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind. See Details
Delaware Family Fishing *** Delaware Family Fishing closed for business in 2019. *** See Details
Isle of Wight Isle of Wight in Maryland is pet-friendly. Most of this scenic island, located in one of Maryland's most beautiful coastal bays, is dedicated to wildlife conservation. Leashed dogs are welcome as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. The 200 acres of marsh and forests attract waterfowl and marsh birds. Located in Assawoman Bay, Isle of Wight is sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean by the same coastal barrier island that supports Ocean City. See Details