Dog Friendly Activities in Gloucester, MA

There are 11 dog friendly activities in Gloucester. 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 Gloucester.

Pet Friendly Crab Beach
Crab Beach Crab Beach in Gloucester is pet-friendly. This popular pooch beach is off-leash at all times, as long as dogs are cleaned up after and well-behaved. After your dog has played on the sand, take them for a walk on the pet-friendly pathways that surround the coastline. See Details
Pet Friendly Good Harbor Beach
Good Harbor Beach Leashed dogs are allowed on Good Harbor Beach October to March. The beach is closed to dogs April 1-October 1. Good Harbor Beach is handicapped accessible and boasts beautiful white sand, concessions, restrooms, showers, and more. Parking is available for a fee; however, prices vary, so guests should check the website before planning their trip for rates and additional rules. See Details
Stage Fort Park Bring your pet for a roll in the grass at this neighborhood public park. They're welcome if on-leash. See Details
Waterfront Portrait Session 'Waterfront Portrait Session' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Dani. Create lasting memories with your pooch at this photoshoot adventure. You will explore the beautiful beaches of Gloucester while your host takes portraits at several locations along the way. You will receive an online gallery within five days containing 25 beautiful photos with watermark, with the option to buy canvas ,albums, prints, etc. free of watermark. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. Guests should be comfortable walking in sand, getting a little sun, and have sun protection. Rates start at $75 per person. See Details
Sailing Adventure For Up to 6 People 'Sailing Adventure For Up to 6 People' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Luciano. Explore Gloucester harbor and beyond aboard a very comfortable 36 foot Sailing Yacht with your small pooch. Dogs are welcome with prior approval. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 8 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guest should be able to board a sailboat and climb a boat ladder. Rates start at $75 per person. See Details
Ravenswood Park Ravenswood Park is a nature reserve in the western section of Gloucester, owned and managed by the Trustees of Reservations. It can be accessed from Western Avenue, the road to Manchester through the Magnolia area. Ravenswood Park is frequented by cross-country skiers during the winter. Dog are welcome both on and off leash with waste bags and free parking available. See Details
Gloucester Dog Park a 2 acre fenced site including, large dog, small dog, and not quite ready for the park areas. Large and small areas feature double gates, natural landscaping and shade shelters, water fountains and bag dispensers. Look for our new agility area in the summer of 2014. See Details
Wingaersheek Beach Wingaersheek Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs are prohibited on the beach from May 1 to September 30. In addition, unleashed dogs are allowed on Wingaersheek Beach from October 1st to April 30th annually on odd-numbered days. See Details
Vino and Vinyasa 'Vino and Vinyasa' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Dani. This morning yoga classes allows you to start your day in full zen mode. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 18 and up. All levels yoga welcomed. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
Plum Cove Beach Plum Cove Beach is pet-friendly during certain months of the year. Dogs are Prohibited from May 1 to September 30th. During other times, dogs are permitted and they're even allowed off-leash from October 1 to April 30. This is a beautiful spot to let your dog roam free or wander by your side. To preserve the cleanliness of the beach, make sure you clean up any mess that your pooch makes and remove it from the beach. See Details
Cressy Beach Cressy Beach is pet-friendly during certain months of the year. Dogs are Prohibited from May 1 to September 30th. During other times, dogs are permitted and they're even allowed off-leash from October 1 to April 30. This is a beautiful spot to let your dog roam free or wander by your side. To preserve the cleanliness of the beach, make sure you clean up any mess that your pooch makes and remove it from the beach. See Details
Nahant Doggie Beach Dogs are welcome on the beach from October 1st through April 30th as long as they are leashed. They are strictly prohibited the rest of the year. See Details
Singing Beach Known for sand that makes a noise when walked on dry, Singing Beach welcomes licensed and vaccinated dogs from October 15 through April 14. There is a $5 per person walk-on fee charged from 9am to 5pm when the staff is on duty. Owners are asked to clean up after their dogs, keep an eye on them, and maintain verbal control when they are playing off-leash. Each person is allowed to bring two dogs with them to the Beach, and pets must be wearing collars with identification. Those who violate Singing Beach's rules are subject to fines, and dog owners are liable for injuries and damages caused by their pets. For parking information, see Singing Beaches' official website. See Details
Riverhead Beach Riverhead Beach is pet-friendly. Located on Marblehead Harbor, across the Causeway from Devereux Beach, the area spans 1.65-acres and offers a beach area and a boat ramp. It's a great place for dogs to run and play during low tide. Dogs must be leashed and all mess should be cleaned up after them. See Details
Salisbury Point Ghost Trail The Salisbury Point Ghost 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 Salisbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Salisbury Point Ghost 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
Plum Island Beach Plum Island Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the beach without a leash from October 15 to May 15. Unfortunately, pups are never allowed on the Plum Island Refuge. The off leash section of the beach is by the lighthouse and Captain's Lady. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 15th through October 15th. The parking fee is $10. See Details
Marblehead Rail-Trail The Marblehead Rail-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 Marblehead! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Marblehead Rail-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
Salem Dog Park Bring your pet to play and exercise off-leash at this fenced dog park with grass and drinking water. Permit required, see www.salem.com. See Details
Salem Historical Tours Salem Historical Tours is pet-friendly. Is your furry ghostbuster ready to tackle the witches, spirits and all-around macabre vibe of Salem? There’s no better place to start than the city’s original ghost tour. Salem Haunted Footsteps Ghost Tours by Salem Historical Tours gives you an authentic look at this quaint New England town, made infamous by its witch trials in 1692. Your lantern-lit walk takes you to many of the “Witch City’s” most popular haunts, including the cemetery. While leashed dogs are typically not allowed inside, you may hold your pooch during this portion of the tour. See Details
Amesbury Riverwalk The Amesbury Riverwalk 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 Amesbury! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Amesbury Riverwalk. 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
Explore Salem with a Local 'Explore Salem with a Local' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Beth. Walk and talk throughout this tour and visit about 20 locations around the city. Discuss the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, as well as the Golden Age of Sail and Salem's role in the Revolutionary War. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. Please remember there is a good amount of walking during this tour with little or no seating or restroom options along the way. Salem is an old city, and some areas may have uneven bricks or cobblestones. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
Deer Island The HarborWalk at Deer Island includes a 2.6-mile perimeter pathway lined with interpretive exhibits and is perfect for walking, jogging, fishing, picnicking or simply relaxing. From Deer Island's highest vantage point, there are sweeping views of the Harbor and downtown Boston. See Details
Day of the Dog Huge selection of Treats (no edibles made/sourced in China), including low ingredient and exotic options (crocodile, kangaroo, etc). Lots of toys, and an entire wall of collars to choose from. Full service dog+cat grooming by appointment and walk in nail trimming. Nice selection of pet and day of the dead themed gifts for humans too! See Details