Dog Friendly Activities in Seaside Park, NJ

There are 26 dog friendly activities in Seaside Park, 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 Seaside Park, NJ, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

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.

8th Ave Dog Beach

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From October 1st through May 15th, dogs are allowed on the Boardwalk and on the 8th Avenue Dog Beach all day. During the summer, dogs are welcome between the hours of 6pm - 8:30am. For your safety and pleasure, ONLY licensed non-aggressive dogs with adult supervision are permitted on the Dog Beach.

Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area

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Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area is the last undeveloped tract on the Manasquan Inlet. The 55-acre site is a great place to fish, walk on the beach, or go sunbathing. Dogs are welcome at Eastern section of the beach, but they must be leashed at all times to preserve the delicate coastal habitat. The Western section of the beach has been designated "dog free."

Wonder Bar Yappy Hour

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Wonder Bar hosts a Doggie Happy Hour weekly, usually on Thursdays. Doggies get to romp and play in very large fenced outdoor area while Mommy and Daddy enjoy a cool drink.

Ocean County Dog Parks

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Spacious 4-acre fenced area with separate sections for large and small dogs. Permit is required before entering.

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.

Bay Head Beach

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Dogs are welcome to join you as you enjoy this beautiful beach, except in summer when they are restricted.

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.

Wells Mills County Park

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Wells Mills County Park has many beautiful trails to walk with your dog. Bring Fido for a pawesome adventure through the New Jersey Pines.

Manasquan Reservoir

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Pets are welcome on leashes on the trails. Rent a kayak, go fishing, or just take your pet along the circuit of the beautiful lake.

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway

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The Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway 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 Manasquan! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway. 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=6016551">TrailLink.com</a>.

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.

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).

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.

Freehold and Jamesburg Railroad Trail

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The Freehold and Jamesburg Railroad 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 Farmingdale! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Freehold and Jamesburg Railroad 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=6016553">TrailLink.com</a>.

Howell Bark Park

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Fenced in, 2 sections, lots of trees, plenty of benches, trash cans and clean up bags.

Turkey Swamp Park

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This woodsy park is fully of easy-to-navigate trails for you and your on-leash pet to explore. Be careful as it does get muddy.

Le Petit Garage

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Le Petit Garage is a little shop by the sea opened in 2005 by Cara Hershey. It is a charming little shop in a refurbished garage in a very old brick house on the beach in Seaside Heights, NJ. They have a variety of fab goodies like clothing, jewels, handbags and home decor.

Manalapan Dog Park

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Thompson Grove Park: Two fenced in area dog park, large and small area It is located in Manalapan

Tip Seaman Park

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

Dorbrook Recreation Area

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You'll love strolling down the easy, paved pathways of this lovely recreation area, where your pet is welcome to join you on-leash.

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>.

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.

The Hungry Puppy Dog Park

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The Hungry Puppy, a pet food and supply retailer at 1288 Route 33, Howell, opened its Puppy Park, a safe environment where pet owners can being their dogs to socialize. The Hungry Puppy Park is a free park and is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Sundays. For information on the park and its events, call 732-938-4470.

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.