Dog Friendly Activities in Vineyard Haven, MA

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Vineyard Haven, and 30 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 Vineyard Haven.

Pet Friendly The Black Dog Tavern
The Black Dog Tavern The famous Black Dog Tavern on Martha's Vineyard doesn't allow dogs inside, but you can get a treat from the bakery to take out and enjoy with Fido outdoors. They also make tasty dog treats! Dogs are welcome in The Black Dog stores as well. See Details
Pet Friendly Eastville Point Beach
Eastville Point Beach Pets are welcome at designated times on-leash at this beautiful beach and wildlife preserve. Visit www.dukescounty.org for full list of rules and restrictions. See Details
Tradewinds Field Preserve Tradewinds Field Preserve on Martha's Vineyard is pet-friendly. Owned by The Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank, this 72-acre property consists of walking trails that wind through wooded areas and a vast open meadow. Visiting canines and Vineyard residents alike are welcome to explore the preserve, as long as you clean up after your pup and be mindful of hikers and joggers also using the land. The former grass-field airport still has the occasional small plane landing, so keep your eyes to the sky and make sure your pooch is good at recall. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
East Chop Lighthouse East Chop Lighthouse is pet-friendly. Formally known as the Chocolate Lighthouse, East Chop Lighthouse was the first lighthouse on the island to receive telegraph signals. Dogs are welcome on the road outside to take a snap with the lighthouse in the background, but dogs are not allowed on the grounds or in the building. See Details
Sandy Neck Beach Your pet can come with you during the off-season (September 15 to May 15) as you explore one of the Cape's most popular beaches. Dogs must be leashed at all times, unless they are actively swimming. See Details
Fort Phoenix Beach Enjoy this gorgeous oceanside hike which includes a hurrican dike and views of fishing boats. Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash. See Details
Craigville Beach Bring your pet with you to this beautiful Cape Cod beach. They're welcome to join you on-leash from September 15 to May 15. See Details
Island Queen Ferry The Island Queen Ferry will transport leashed dogs with you from Falmouth to Martha's Vineyard for no additional fee. See Details
Joseph Sylvia State Beach Pets are welcome on-leash on this beautiful 2-mile long beach when it is not nesting season.

DOGS AND PETS restrictions:
April 1st – August 31st strictly prohibited (nesting season).
September – Dogs are prohibited between 9am to 5pm.
October 1st - March 31st – Dogs are allowed anytime.
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Falmouth Dog Park New dog park with large and small dogs areas See Details
Bourne Farm Wonderful trail to walk your dogs around the cranberry bogs and through the trails by the herring run, located off of 28A and off of the bike path See Details
Edgartown Lighthouse A nice hike out to the lighthouse in Edgartown Harbor. See Details
Norton Point Beach Pets are welcome on-leash on this beautiful beach before 9am and after 5pm in summer, or anytime in the off-season. Keep them away from posted nesting areas.

Many dogs and pets like the water as much as we do. However, some restrictions are necessary to enable all of us to use and enjoy the beach.
Dog and Pet Restrictions:

January 1– March 31 – No Restrictions;
April 1– May 14– Dogs and pets are prohibited within 100 yards of posted nesting habitat by federal and state regulation. The prohibition is enforced throughout the nesting season, which generally lasts from the beginning of April through the end of August. The Recreation Department will remove the signs as soon as possible after nesting is concluded.
May 15– August 30 - Dogs and pets are prohibited within 100 yards of posted nesting habitat by federal and state regulation AND Dogs and pets are prohibited on all beaches between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.;
September 1– September 15 - Dogs and pets are prohibited on all beaches between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.;
September 16– December 31 – No Restrictions

-Dog and pet excrement must be picked up and properly disposed of.
-There is a $50 fine for violation of Section 4 (Mass. General Law Section 161 Acts 1971).
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Shining Sea Bikeway The Shining Sea 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 Falmouth! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Shining Sea 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
South Beach State Park Your pet will love the sun and fun at this lovely beach. During the summer months, dogs are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 5pm. During the off season, from mid-September through mid-April, leashed dogs can be on the beach all day. See Details
Manuel F. Correllus State Forest This gorgeous Martha's Vineyard park is an oasis of natural beauty. Your pet is welcome to join you on-leash as you explore the beautiful walking trails. See Details
Shining Sea Bikeway The Shining Sea 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 Woods Hole! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Shining Sea 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Island Spirit Kayak Island Spirit Kayak welcomes your dog to join you on a kayaking adventure--whether you choose to explore on your own with a rental or join others on a tour. In addition to rentals, Island Spirit Kayak offers paddle board yoga, sunrise kayak tours, sunset and moonlight paddles, kid's kayak adventures, full moon trips, and more. They even offer doggie PFDs in all shapes and sizes! See Details
West Tisbury Farmer's Market Unfortunately, dogs are no longer allowed at this market. See Details
Cape Cod Winery Cape Cod Winery is a dog friendly winery located three miles from the ocean, Cape Cod Winery is a place of relaxation. You and your leashed pooch are invited to join them under their large post and beam tent placed over crushed seashells. With over nine different varieties of wine to choose from there is surely something for everyone, including Rosé Mermaid Water and Sauvignon Blanc. See Details
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation Dogs are welcome at Nasketucket Bay State Reservation in the tongue twisting, Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. You and Fido will discover 209 acres of wooded trails, open fields, and rocky shoreline. Fido is allowed on the trails around the park, as long as they are on a leash under six feet and all mess is cleaned up after them. Nasketucket Bay State Reservation is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Steamship Authority Steamship Authority is pet-friendly. Established in 1960, the Steamship Authority has long been the fastest and funnest way of getting to and from Martha’s Vineyard. Before you set sail from the terminal at Woods Hole on Cape Cod, cashiers at the ticket booth have been known to stock treats and bowls of water. Once onboard, stay on the outer deck or in your car with four-legged passengers. There are two Steamship Authority terminals on the island in Vineyard Haven, also known as Tisbury, and Oaks Bluff. Round trip tickets start at $19 for humans and dogs travel for free. Check their website for updated schedules. See Details
Fuller Street Beach Fuller Street Beach is pet-friendly. Located on Martha's Vineyard, this windswept beach overlooks Nantucket Sound, and is a secluded place to enjoy a walk with your dog. Bring your leashed pooch for a walk along the sand before 9am and after 5pm. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind and to keep dogs under control on the beach. See Details
Lighthouse Beach Lighthouse Beach is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on a sunrise or sunset stroll on this beach to nearby Fuller Street Beach. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind and to keep pups under control. Pets are permitted on leash on the beach before 9am and after 5pm. See Details