Dog Friendly Activities in Cape May, NJ

There are 11 dog friendly activities in Cape May. 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 Cape May.

Pet Friendly Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach Paw prints can be found in the sand from leashed dogs at Sunset Beach from mid-September through mid-April. If you get hungry, The Grille has several dog friendly outdoor tables. Dogs are welcome at Sunset Beach Gifts which is open daily and sells souvenirs, books, and collectibles. Sunset Beach is also famous for the concrete ship of SS Atlantus which has been "grounded" at Cape May Point since 1926. End your day with the flag ceremony which is held nightly from May through September. See Details
Pet Friendly Cape May Whale Watcher
Cape May Whale Watcher The Cape May Whale Watcher offers the largest and fastest whale and dolphin watching boats in New Jersey and they are dog griendly. The owners, Jeff and Mary Stewart have owned dogs their entire lives, and love having well behaved and leashed pups aboard ship. In business since 1993, the Cape May Whale Watcher guarantees marine mammal sightings of whales or dolphins or porpoise. Well behaved pooches ride for free! See Details
Turdo Vineyards & Winery Turdo Vineyards & Winery has dog-friendy, self-guided tours through the eco-friendly winery and vineyard. Relaxed and attentive service, good wines. See Details
Cold Springs Bike Path The Cold Springs 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 Cape May! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Cold Springs 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Cape May Winery Cape May Winery encompasses four different vineyards, containing over 150 acres, from which 16 varieties of grapes are grown. Traditional tastings take place in the main tasting room and deck bar (weather permitting) where you will enjoy an educational experience led by one of their knowledgable wine associates. You will stand at the bar and learn while you sip each of the wines you selected for your unique tasting. Come and see what makes the Cape May area such a premier grape growing region. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area is dog-friendly. This half-mile stretch of beach allows dogs on leash and under control from September through April. Parking areas near the beach may be closed during the summer. The park is open daily from dawn to dusk. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pooches leave behind. See Details
Cold Spring Brewery Bring Fido to this dog-friendly brewery housed in a restored 1804 three bay English-style barn located in historic Cold Spring Village. Cold Spring Brewery serves several varieties of beer like Cresse American Wheat, Dennisville Inn Porter, and Bradner Brown. Leashed dogs are welcome. The brewery is open daily from noon to 8 pm. Village Admission: $12 Adults, $10 ages 3 to 12 See Details
Cape May Dog Park Cape May Dog Park is a great pet-friendly recreation area. The park has a gazebo, toys, and a water source to cool hot dogs down when the sun is out. The park is double gated for easier entry and introduction. The City of Cape May Dog Park is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Dogs must have a dog park tag to enter the park. Only two dogs are permitted per person. Dogs must be leashed at all times except when within designated free run areas. All mess should be cleaned up by dog owners. See Details
Historic Cold Spring Village Historic Cold Spring Village is a dog-friendly historic site. Located at Cape May in New Jersey, this 22-acre, open-air, living-history museum features working crafts people in period costumes and 26 restored historic buildings. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at the park, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. There's a brewery on the premises too. The village buildings will reopen in June 2019. The village office itself is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. See Details
West End Garage, Cape May West End Garage, Cape May is pet-friendly. This indoor boutique offers shopping with unique gifts and booths from local hot spots. West End Garage is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. See Details
Nauti Spirits Distillery Nauti Spirits Distillery is pet-friendly. Adults and their best friends are welcome to join their owners at the outside tables. There is a walk up service window to order. Bring your own chair for added comfort. Nauti Spirits Distillery is open Sunday through Wednesday from 12pm to 8pm and Saturday from 12pm to 10pm. See Details
Wildwood Dog Park and Beach Wildwood Dog Park and Beach is pet-friendly. Formerly the Poplar Avenue Beach, this is a dog-friendly spot to romp in the sand and surf. Owners can walk their dog under the boardwalk at Maple Avenue to access the beach. The area features plenty of room for you and your pooch to soak up the sun and take a dip. Dogs must be leashed on the beach itself, but the nearby dog park is leash-free. Fresh water is only available inside of the park, not on the beach. There are no opening times for the beach, but the City recommends swimming while a lifeguard is present. 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
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
Stone Harbor Beach The Stone Harbor Beach on 122nd has free parking and free beach. Dog hours between 7pm and sunset during peak season out all day in off season. See Details
North Wildwood Dog Beach This is a fenced in area on the beach in North Wildwood. Open year round. 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
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
Big Chill Surf Cantina Pub with outdoor area out back so you can enjoy a beverage with the pooch and live music or fish tacos or both. Walking distance from dog friendly AmericInn. 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
Middle Township Bike Path The Middle Township 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 Cape May Court House! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Middle Township 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 TrailLink.com. 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.) See Details
Naval Air Station Wildwood Museum Housed in Hangar 1 of Cape May Airport, Naval Air Station Wildwood Museum houses aircraft, special exhibits, engines, and interactive displays through which visitors can explore aviation, military history, New Jersey history, and more. Fido is welcome to join you as you explore the more than 90,000 square feet of hands-on fun. Just keep him on a leash at all times. See Details
Sunset Lake The site of the only battle of the American Revolution fought in Cape May County. Historic Sites Recreation Facilities See Details