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Dog Friendly Beaches in the U.S.

Click on the map below to find dog friendly beaches, including off-leash dog beaches, and dog swim areas in the U.S.

Please help keep these beaches and swimming areas open to dogs -- Never leave your dog unattended; Always keep your dog on a leash or under voice control; Always clean up after your dog.

ALABAMA
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Dauphin Island
Dauphin Island is a barrier island located three miles south of the mouth of Mobile Bay in the Gulf of Mexico. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the public beach year round. The public beach is located next to Dauphin Island Elementary School and is the largest area on Dauphin Island set aside for dogs and their owners. There are at least a couple of miles of beach there, and with Sand Island now connected to Dauphin Island, there is more area of undeveloped beach jutting out into the Gulf on that barrier island. Though dogs are allowed at Dauphin Island's primary public beach and at the Dauphin Island Campground, dogs are not allowed at the West End Beach Park on the Island's extreme west end.

Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan is an unincorporated community west of Gulf Shores on Mobile Point. Mobile Point extends from Gulf Shores to the west, towards historic Fort Morgan at the tip of the peninsula. Dogs on a leash are allowed on beaches in the city of Fort Morgan, but are not permitted on Alabama state beaches or Fort Morgan State Historic Site property.

Gulf Shores: The Dog Pond, 20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
The dog park is located on the West end of the parking lot, under the Gulf Adventure Center on Lake Shelby in Gulf State Park. The dog park area offers dogs access to the lake.

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
Pets on a leash are allowed on the beach between the Bartlett Cove Public Use Dock and the National Park Service Administrative Dock.

Homer: Bishop's Beach
Bishop's Beach is located two blocks from Old Town at the end of Bunnell Street. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Sitka: Sitka National Historical Park
Two miles of well-maintained, handicapped-accessible trails wind through the park's 113 acres of rainforest environment, along the beach of Sitka Sound and the banks of the Indian River. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach and the trails.

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Gilbert: Cosmo Dog Park
Cosmo Dog Park is the first dog park in the Greater Phoenix area to offer a lake where dogs can swim. The dog beach features a dock from which dogs can jump into the water.

Lake Havasu: Lions Dog Park at London Bridge Beach, Beachcomber Blvd., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Located along the famous Bridgewater Channel, London Bridge Beach features a buoyed-in swimming area, beach, two playgrounds, and a fully enclosed dog park. Lions Dog Park has a grassy expanse for the dogs to play in, drinking bowls with fresh water, and a hydrant-shaped fountain that sprays a cooling mist of water, plus covered benches and a walking path for human guests. Dogs are also welcome outside the dog area on the beach but must remain on a leash.

Parker: Buckskin Mountain State Park, Colorado River
Buckskin Mountain State Park is located on Arizona Highway 95, about 12 miles north of Parker. The River Island unit is one mile north of Buckskin Mountain State Park. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the north beach only (north of the boat ramp).

ARKANSAS
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Fayetteville: Lake Wilson Park, 4668 S Lake Wilson Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Lake Wilson Park is comprised of approximately 320 acres of land with 28 acres of water. Park users can experience boating, fishing, nature watching, picnicking and hiking. The park is also an off-leash dog park with places for dogs to swim.

Fort Smith: Fort Smith Dog Park, Corner of Massard Road & Louisville Street, Fort Smith, AR 72903
The Fort Smith Dog Park offers a pond for swimming.

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California State Parks: Dogs on State Beaches
In general, dogs are permitted in most state parks but must be on a leash not exceeding six feet in length at all times.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/DEL NORTE COUNTY

Crescent City: Beachfront Park/City Harbor Beach
Beachfront Park is a large open grass park between Front Street and Howe Drive. The park has a disc golf course, horseshoe pits, a huge playground, and open lawns for other sports and activities. To get to the beach turn off Front Street onto Stamps Way (at H Street) and continue to the beach front area. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach and in the park. Beachfront Park map

Crescent City: Crescent Beach, Enderts Beach Rd., Crescent City, CA 95531
Crescent Beach is a long and wide beach immediately south of Crescent City. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Crescent City: Pebble Beach, N Pebble Beach Dr., Crescent City, CA 95531
Pebble Beach is a long string of connected coves in Crescent City, with numerous parking areas all along South and North Pebble Beach Drive between Battery Point and Point St. George. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Crescent City: South Beach, Redwood Hwy and Anchor Way, Crescent City, CA 95531
Located just south of Crescent City Harbor where Highway 101 enters town, South Beach is a wide sandy beach that is partially protected from the west by the harbor jetties.

Crescent City Area: Gold Bluffs Beach, Prairie Creek Redlands State Park
Located 50 miles north of Eureka and 25 miles south of Crescent City on Newton B. Drury Scenic Parkway off of Highway 101. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are only allowed in the campground, on the beach and the main beach road. Dogs are not permitted on any of the park trails including Fern Canyon.

Klamath: Lagoon Creek Beach, Redwood Hwy, Klamath, CA 95548
Lagoon Creek Beach is at the south end of False Klamath Cove about five miles north of Klamath. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on Yurok Trail.

Klamath: Wilson Creek Beach, Redwood Hwy and Wilson Creek Rd., Klamath, CA 95548
Wilson Creek Beach is at the north end of False Klamath Cove near the town of Klamath. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Smith River: Clifford Kamph Memorial Park, 15100 Hwy 101, Smith River, CA 95567
Clifford Kamph Memorial Park is a large open meadow between Highway 101 and the Pacific Ocean near the Oregon state border. The park has a tent-only campground, a day-use picnic area, and access to a sandy beach backed by dunes and drift logs. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Smith River: Smith River County Park, S Indian Rd and Mouth of Smith River Rd., Smith River, CA 95567
Smith River County Park Beach is located on the north bank of the Smith River just inside the river mouth. Dogs are allowed on the beach.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/HUMBOLDT COUNTY & SHASTA COUNTY

Arcata: Mad River County Park
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. One of the Redwood Coast's best beaches for picnics, beachcombing and fishing, Mad River County Park is located 5 miles north of Arcata where Mad River approaches the ocean a couple miles south of the actual river mouth. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach as long as they under complete control of the owner.

Arcata: Manilla Dunes Recreation Area, 1611 Peninsula Dr., Arcata, CA 95521
Manila Dunes Recreation Area is the section of beach on the Samoa Peninsula that fronts the small community of Manila not far from Eureka and Arcata. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Arcata: Ma-le’l Dunes - South, Young Lane and Vera Linda Lane, Arcata, CA 95521
Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Ma-le’l Dunes on Samoa Peninsula is open to the public daily during daylight hours. This land is part of the Ma-le’l Dunes Cooperative Management Area which includes this BLM land and a portion of Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Area. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach at Ma-le’l Dunes – South. No dogs allowed at Ma-le’l Dunes – North.

Eureka area: Samoa Dunes Recreation Area, 95 New Navy Base Rd., Samoa, CA 95564
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The Samoa Dunes Recreation Area is a 300-acre sand dune park located just west of Eureka on Humboldt Bay. Dogs are allowed off-leash if they are under voice control.

Eureka area: Samoa Beach, New Navy Base Rd., Samoa, CA 95564
Samoa Beach is the long strand of beach on the ocean side of the Samoa Peninsula near Eureka. The beach here stretches continuously south to Samoa Dunes Recreation Area at the North Jetty and entrance to Humboldt Bay. Dogs are allowed on the beach.

Ferndale: Centerville Beach County Park
Centerville Beach is located 5 miles west of Ferndale. Dogs are allowed off-leash, if under complete control by owner, on the entire beach October - February, and on the waveslope only March - September. Dogs must be leashed in parking lots.

Ferndale: Lost Coast Headlands
Located along the coastal bluffs south of the mouth of the Eel River, approximately 25 miles south of Eureka, and 6 miles west of Ferndale. The 463 acres of public land provide seasonal beach access and include grasslands with scattered patches of forest and portions of the Fleener Creek and Guthrie Creek watersheds. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach as long as they are under complete control.

Humboldt County: Humboldt's Dog-Friendly Areas

Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay: South Spit Cooperative Management Area
The South Spit is a 4.5-mile expanse of wave sculpted beaches, windswept dunes, and bayshore marshes, approximately 20 minutes from either Eureka or Fortuna. Dogs must be leashed on the ocean side of South Jetty Road during Snowy Plover nesting season, March 1-September 15. On the bay side of South Jetty Road, dogs are allowed off-leash but must be under voice control.

Humboldt County Parks
In Humboldt County parks dogs are required to be under the complete control of their owners at all times. Dogs must be leashed in parking and camping areas and within 100 feet of these areas. In addition, during the western snowy plover nesting season (March 1 through September 30), dogs are not allowed in designated plover protection areas and must be restrained on adequate leashes (not greater than ten feet long) within the park except on the waveslope, where dogs may be unleashed if kept under the complete control of the owner. Dogs are not allowed in Little River State Beach, which is located adjacent to the north end of Clam Beach County Park.

Loleta: Mike Thompson Wildlife Area, South Spit Humboldt Bay, South Jetty Rd., Loleta, CA 95551
Mike Thompson Wildlife Area, South Spit Humboldt Bay is the long beach on the sandy spit south of the entrance to Humboldt Bay near Eureka. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the ocean side of South Jetty Road March 1 to September 15, and off-leash the rest of the year.

Loleta: Table Bluff County Park, 5086 Table Bluff Rd., Loleta, CA 95551
Table Bluff County Park has beach access south of Humboldt Bay and west of the town of Loleta. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

McKinleyville: Clam Beach County Park, Clam Beach Dr., McKinleyville, CA 95519
Clam Beach is located 7.5 miles north of Arcata near McKinleyville. Dogs are allowed off-leash, if under complete control by owner, on the entire beach October - February, and on the waveslope only March - September. Dogs must be leashed in parking lots and camping areas.

Redwood National and State Parks Beaches
Although the parks are best known for redwoods, 70 miles of Coastal Trail includes sandy beaches and the jagged Pacific coastline. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed: on all road-accessible beaches (excluding dune habitat); within 100 feet of public roads and parking areas (but not on trails); at designated picnic areas; and within all road-accessible campgrounds. Pets in Redwood National and State Parks

Trinidad: Big Lagoon County Park
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Big Lagoon County Park is located 7 miles north of Trinidad. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach if they are under complete control by owner.

Trinidad: Luffenholtz Beach & County Park
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Luffenholtz Beach & County Park is located 2 miles south of Trinidad on Scenic Drive. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach if they are under complete control by owner.

Trinidad: Moonstone Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Moonstone Beach is located just south of Trinidad. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach if they are under complete control by owner.

Trinidad: Houda Point Beach, Scenic Dr., Trinidad, CA 95570
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Houda Point Beach is located a couple miles south of Trinidad. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach if they are under complete control by owner.

Whiskeytown: Whiskeytown Lake, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
Whiskeytown Lake is a reservoir in Shasta County in northwestern California about 8 miles west of Redding. Dogs are allowed to swim at any of the non-sand beaches. Dogs are not allowed on the designated swimming beaches -- Brandy Creek Beach, Oak Bottom and East Beach.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/MENDOCINO COUNTY & LAKE COUNTY

Albion: Albion Flat Beach, 33621 Albion River North Side Rd., Albion, CA 95410
Albion Flat Beach is located at the back of a protected cove below a picturesque Highway 1 bridge. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Caspar: Caspar Beach/Caspar Headlands State Beach
Caspar Beach is located approximately 4 miles north of the town of Mendocino across from the Casper Beach RV Park. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Clearlake Oaks: Clearlake Oaks Boat Launch
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach west of the breakwater.

Elk: Greenwood State Beach, 6101 Hwy 1, Elk, CA 95432
Located along the Mendocino County coast about 15 miles north of Point Arena on Highway 1, Greenwood State Beach offers beach access and a picturesque view of the Pacific Ocean. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Fort Bragg: Glass Beach
From Highway 1, turn west on Elm Street (Denny’s is on the corner) and drive a few blocks to Glass Beach Drive. Park at the intersection and walk down to the beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Fort Bragg: MacKerricher State Park
MacKerricher State Park is located 3 miles north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1, near the town of Cleone. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on some beach areas, but are prohibited on Virgin Creek Beach, the northern half of Ten Mile Beach, the Seal Rocks harbor seal pup nursery area, and the Surfwood Walk-In campground.

Fort Bragg: Noyo Beach Off-Leash Dog Area
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The Noyo Beach Dog Area is located under the bridge at Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach year round.

Fort Bragg: Seaside Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Seaside Beach is approximately 6 miles north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach. The beach has vast towering rock formations some with hollowed out arches formed naturally by years of crashing waves. Seaside Beach is a great beach to bring a picnic too and sit and enjoy the majestic beauty of this northern California gem of a dog friendly beach. NO dog waste bags or trash receptacles are provided so all dog owners must carry disposable waste bags to pick up after their dogs.
Thank you, Hairy Putter!

Gualala: Gualala Point Regional Park
Gualala Point Regional Park is located 36 miles north of Jenner and one mile south of Gualala on Hwy 1. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. License required.

Gualala: Cook's Beach
A little north of town is Cooks Beach which is at 526 County Road, mile marker 3.14. Parking is limited and there is a slope to navigate to get to the beach, but is it worth it! Protected from the wind, this beautiful sandy cove is a great place to let off some steam. Please bring suitable waste bags; this is a carry in and carry out beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.
Thank you, Hairy Putter!

Lakeport: Lakeside County Park, 1985 Park Drive, Lakeport, CA 95453
Located west of Clear Lake State Park (towards Lakeport) and also off of Soda Bay Road. Dogs on a leash are allowed at the west end of the swim area.

Lucerne: Lucerne Harbor Park, 6319 E Hwy 20, Lucerne, CA 95458
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Mendocino: Big River Beach, Mendocino Headlands State Park
Big River Beach is on the south side of Mendocino. It is accessible by vehicle from Highway 1, or by trails down the bluffs. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Mendocino: Portuguese Beach, Mendocino Headlands State Park
Portuguese Beach is on Mendocino Bay on the south side of town in Mendocino. From “downtown” Mendocino, follow Main Street up-coast past the Mendocino Hotel to Heeser Street. The unsigned trail leads southwest through a fence and soon forks; the route down-coast to Big River Beach is described first. Heading east, the trail delivers you to some blufftop benches and a coastal accessway leading down to Portuguese Beach, known as Point Beach by locals. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Mendocino: Van Damme State Park
Van Damme State Park is located 3 miles south of Mendocino on Highway 1. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on trails or dirt roads or in hike-in sites.

Mendocino: Russian Gulch State Park, Point Cabrillo Dr and Brest Rd., Mendocino, CA 95460
Located north of Mendocino, Russian Gulch State Park has a sandy beach below the Highway 1 bridge where Russian Gulch Creek flows into a narrow cove. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Nice: Keeling County Park
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach south of the boat ramp.

Point Arena: Schooner Gulch Beach, Hwy 1 and Schooner Gulch Rd., Point Arena, CA 95468
Located three miles south of Point Arena on California Highway 1, near mile marker 11.3, Schooner Gulch Beach is the southern beach in Schooner Gulch State Beach State Park. This beach is in a sandy cove where Schooner Gulch Creek pours into the Pacific. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Point Arena: Bowling Ball Beach, Hwy 1 and Schooner Gulch Rd., Point Arena, CA 95468
Bowling Ball Beach is located at the northern end of Schooner Gulch State Beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Westport: Westport-Union Landing State Beach
Westport-Union Landing State Beach is located 19 miles north of Fort Bragg and 2 miles north of Westport on Highway 1. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Westport
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the following beaches: Chadbourne Gulch Beach, known locally as Blues Beach; DeHaven Creek Beach; Eddie White Beach at Westport Headlands; Pete's Beach; and Westport-Union Landing State Beach.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/SONOMA COUNTY

Bodega Bay - Area Beaches
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the following beaches: Doran Beach, Marshall Gulch, Carmet Beach, Schoolhouse Beach, Portuguese Beach, Duncans Cove, Wright's Beach, Furlong Gulch, Shell Beach, Blind Beach. Dogs are prohibited at Salmon Creek North, Salmon Creek South, Miwok Beach, Coleman Beach, Bodega Dunes Beach, Goat Rock Beach.

Bodega Bay: Doran Regional Park
Located on Hwy 1, one mile south of Bodega Bay, Doran Park has a 2-mile stretch of sandy beach Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. License required.

Forestville: Forestville River Access Mom's Beach, 10584 River Drive, Forestville, CA 95436
The wide sandy beach at Forestville River Access offers a great spot to relax and enjoy the Russian River. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Forestville: Steelhead Beach Regional Park, 9000 River Road, Forestville, CA 95436
This park on the Russian River offers seasonal fishing and river access for small craft such as drift boats, kayaks and canoes. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Jenner: Stillwater Cove Regional Park, 22455 Hwy 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Stillwater Cove Regional Park is a Sonoma County beach and park about 16 miles north of Jenner. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. License required.

Monte Rio: Monte Rio Community Beach, 20488 Hwy 116, Monte Rio, CA 95462
Monte Rio is located 4 miles west of Guerneville on Hwy 116. Leashed and licensed dogs are allowed on this Russian River beach operated by the Monte Rio Recreation and Park District.

Russsian River District Dog Guidelines
The following are designated areas where dogs are permitted on beaches adjacent to bodies of water in State Park Systems or portions of units: Marshall Gulch, Carmet Beach, Schoolhouse Beach, Portuguese Beach, Duncan's Cove, Wright's Beach, Furlong Gulch, Shell Beach, Blind Beach, Russian Gulch.

Santa Rosa: Rincon Valley Community Park Dog Park, 5108 Badger Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
The dog park features small and large dog areas, and a swimming pond.

The Sea Ranch
The Sea Ranch is a planned, private community located along the coast in Sonoma County, south of the town of Gualala and about 100 miles north of San Francisco. Sonoma County Regional Parks manages six public access trails within The Sea Ranch. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the following access trail and beaches: Black Point Beach, Pebble Beach, Stengel Beach, Shell Beach and Walk-On Beach.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY, MARIN COUNTY & ALAMEDA COUNTY

Albany: Albany Bulb
The Albany waterfront is located at the end of Buchanan Street, just west of Interstate 80. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the Albany Bulb, the west end of a landfill peninsula at the end of Buchanan Street.

Benicia: First Street Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Benicia is a waterside city located in the San Francisco Bay area just east of Vallejo. It has two off-leash beaches at the foot of First Street in the downtown area - one at the Promenade and the other south of the turnaround.
Thank you, Gretchen!

Berkeley: Tilden Regional Park, Lake Anza Road off of Central Park Drive, Berkeley, CA 94708
Tilden Park's Lake Anza has a sandy beach open during swim season from May through September. Dogs are allowed off-leash on Lake Anza’s beach in the undeveloped areas only. No dogs are allowed in the pool area, wetland or marsh.

Bolinas: Agate Beach Park
Located near the town of Bolinas, Agate Beach provides access to almost two miles of ocean shoreline at low tide. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach, but are prohibited from entering tide pools, and must stay on trails for safety and habitat protection.

Dillon Beach, 1 Beach Avenue, Dillon Beach, CA 94929
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dillon Beach on Bodega Bay is privately-owned by the Dillon Beach Resort, but for a small fee anyone can enjoy this beautiful beach.. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach if they are under voice control.

Fremont area: Shinn Pond, Niles Community Park
Shinn Pond is located at Niles Community Park in the town of Niles along side the Alameda Creek Regional Trail. The off-leash area offers long trails, big grassy areas, and a large pond where dogs can swim.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Dogs at GGNRA
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) provides trails, beaches, and open spaces for dogs -- and their owners! GGNRA is the only park in the National Park Service to designate any areas for off-leash dog use.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Dog Management Planning
On January 10, 2017, the National Park Service placed a hold on a rule for dog management and a period of review. The Final Rule would identify places in the park where dogs are welcome – both on-leash and under voice and sight control (off-leash) – as well as areas that are dog-free. It would also describe the responsibilities of dog owners to manage their dogs effectively and requirements for people walking 4-6 dogs at one time.

Livermore: Del Valle Regional Park, 7000 Del Valle Rd., Livermore, CA 94550
Located 10 miles south of Livermore, Del Valle offers swimming and all kinds of water-oriented recreation. The lake is five miles long, and dogs are free to swim in all but two designated areas: East and West Swim Beach.

Marin Headlands: Rodeo Beach and South Rodeo Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Located 3 miles northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge. Dogs are allowed off-leash under voice control from the shoreline to the crest of the dunes. Dogs are not allowed in the lagoon.

Muir Beach: Muir Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Muir Beach is located 16.5 miles northwest of San Francisco in western Marin County. Three miles west of Muir Woods along the coastline, Muir Beach is a quiet cove, beach and lagoon. There are no lifeguards at Muir Beach. Dogs are allowed off-leash if they are under voice control. Dogs are not allowed in the lagoon.

Point Reyes: Point Reyes National Seashore
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the following ocean-facing beaches year round: Kehoe Beach - north of the Kehoe Beach trail; Limantour Beach - southeast of the parking lot to the beach adjacent to Coast Camp; Point Reyes/Great Beach - from the North Beach parking lot to the south. Due to threatened snowy plover habitat, pets are not allowed on the beach south of the trail at Kehoe Beach or on the beach to the north of the North Beach parking lot. During the elephant seal pupping and mating season (December through April), pets and humans are not allowed on the beach south of the South Beach parking lot.

Point Reyes: Kehoe Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore
A .6-mile walk alongside a marsh and over a sand dune takes you to the northern end of the Great Beach, called Kehoe Beach. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on this beach to the north of the trail. Dogs are not permitted south of the trailhead as this area is protected habitat for the endangered snow plover.

Point Reyes: Limantour Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore
Limantour Beach is a long, narrow spit of sand, bound between Drakes Bay and an estuary. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the southeast end of this beach. Dogs are not permitted to the northwest as this area is protected habitat for harbor seals and the endangered snowy plover.

Point Reyes: The Great Beach/Point Reyes Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore
The Great Beach, also known as Point Reyes Beach, features over 11 miles of undeveloped ocean beach. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on this beach, but are not permitted north of the North Beach entrance as this area is protected habitat for the endangered snowy plover. And during the winter when elephant seals are present, both people and dogs are not permitted too far south of the South Beach access.

Richmond: Point Isabel Regional Shoreline
This landscaped 23-acre park at the west end of Central Avenue in Richmond offers beautiful views of the Golden Gate and Marin County and is one of the largest public off-leash dog parks in the nation. Dogs may be off-leash at Point Isabel, although owners must have a leash with them (six-foot maximum) and have their dog under voice control and within sight at all times. Dogs must be on leash in parking lots and streets.

San Francisco: Baker Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are allowed off-leash at the north end of the beach, north of Lobos Creek.

San Francisco: Crissy Field, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach (excluding the Wildlife Protection Area at the west end of Crissy field beach where leashes are required all year except from May 15 to July 1).

San Francisco: Fort Funston/Burton Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach (excluding the 12-acre closure in northwest Ft. Funston and the northern end of the Coastal trail, closed due to erosion).

San Francisco: Lands End, Golden Gate National Recreational Area
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach.

San Francisco: Ocean Beach, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are allowed off-leash (excluding the Plover Protection Area from Sloat Blvd. north to Stairwell 21 where leashes are required all year except from May 15 to July 1).The beach runs parallel to the Great Highway (north of Fort Funston). There are several access points including Sloat Blvd., Fulton Street or Lincoln Way. This beach has a mix of off-leash and leash required areas. Dogs must be on leash on Ocean Beach between Sloat Blvd and Stairwell No. 21 (roughly at Fulton). North of Fulton to the Cliff House and South of Sloat for several miles are still okay for off-leash dogs, however parts of these areas may be impassible at high tide. The GGNRA stricly enforces the on-leash area between Sloat and Fulton.

San Francisco: John McLaren Park, 100 John F Shelley Dr., San Francisco, CA 94134
Dogs are allowed off-leash in two big open dog areas, one behind the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater and one at the intersection of Mansell Street and John F. Shelley Drive. A stylishly landscaped reservoir just below the water tower provides irrigation for the park and serves as a swimming hole for dogs.

Sausalito: Dunphy Park
Dunphy Park is located adjacent to the Bay and runs along Bridgeway. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Stinson Beach: Upton Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on Upton Beach (owned by the County of Marin) which is located north of the land administered by the National Park Service. Dogs are not allowed on the National Park section of Stinson Beach.

Tomales Bay: Point Reyes National Seashore, Tomales Bay
Pets are permitted on boats in Tomales Bay and on National Seashore beaches on the west side of Tomales Bay from the northern boundary of Tomales Bay State Park to Elk Fence North Beach. These beaches include: Kilkenny Beach, Long Cove Beach, Fruit Tree Beach, Marshall Beach, No Name Beach, Tomales Beach, Elk Fence South Beach, Elk Fence North Beach. Pets are not permitted on beaches or anywhere else within the Tomales Point Elk Reserve. Pets are not permitted on Hog Island, Duck Island or Pelican Point. Pets are not permitted on beaches within Tomales Bay State Park. Please note: the only way to access the Tomales Bay beaches listed above if you are accompanied by a pet is by boat. Pets are not permitted on Marshall Beach Trail.

Tomales Bay: Chicken Ranch Beach (Sir Francis Drake Highway)
Chicken Ranch Beach is located north of Inverness, adjacent to Sir Francis Drake Blvd. and nestled along the west shore of Tomales Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/SAN MATEO COUNTY

Half Moon Bay: Mavericks Beach
A popular surfing location, Mavericks is located at Pillar Point Harbor Shore just north of Half Moon Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Half Moon Bay: Surfers Beach
Surfers Beach is located just outside the rock jetty that protects Pillar Point Harbor across Highway 1 from the community of El Granada north of Half Moon Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Half Moon Bay: Miramar Beach
Miramar Beach parallels Mirada Road in the Miramar neighborhood in Half Moon Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Half Moon Bay: Pelican Point Beach, 1001 Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Pelican Point Beach is located near the end of Miramontes Point Road in Half Moon Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Montara: Montara State Beach
Montara State Beach is located 8 miles north of Half Moon Bay on Highway One. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Pacifica: Esplanade Dog Beach
May 2017 Esplanade Dog Beach is currently closed due to lack of access. Dogs are allowed off-leash on Esplanade Beach, off of Esplanade Ave. and West Manor Drive, Pacifica CA 94044.

Pacifica: Sharp Park Beach, Montecito Ave and Beach Blvd., Pacifica, CA 94044
Sharp Park Beach has picnic facilities, pier with cafe, fishing, a walking promenade, vista point parking and nature trails. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Pacifica: Rockaway Beach, Cabrillo Hwy and Rockaway Beach Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044
Rockaway Beach is a narrow beach anchored by high bluffs at either end. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Pacifica: Linda Mar Beach (Pacifica State Beach), 5200 Coast Hwy, Pacifica, CA 94044
Pacifica State Beach is located in a wide cove in the southern part of Pacifica. The city of Pacifica manages the facilities of Pacifica State Beach and calls it Linda Mar Beach. The beach offers a recreation trail along the ocean, surfing and surf camps, restrooms and showers. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Pescadero: Bean Hollow State Beach
Bean Hollow State Beach is located 17.5 miles south of Half Moon Bay and 3 miles south of Pescadero on Highway One. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/LAKE TAHOE & NEVADA COUNTY

Lake Tahoe: Dogs at Lake Tahoe
The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) manages about 75% of the land within the Lake Tahoe Basin. Dogs on a leash are welcome almost anywhere within the LTBMU, with the notable exceptions of designated swimming beaches and areas that are restricted for wildlife protection. While your dog is not allowed on any designated swimming beaches, there are still plenty of places for both of you to enjoy the water. Dogs are allowed at the Tallac Historic Site from Valhalla Pier to Tallac Point (where the Lake of the Sky Trail meets the lakefront) in South Lake Tahoe, North Beach at Zephyr Cove Resort, Hidden and Chimney Beaches on the east shore, Coon Street Beach in Kings Beach, Ski Beach in Incline Village (from October to April only), and Echo Lakes. Also, the lakes and streams in Desolation Wilderness are another good option.

Nevada City: Kneebone Beach, South Yuba River State Park
Dogs on leash are welcome in the park, including on trails and Kneebone Beach, a swimming area on the south side of the river. The family beach next to the visitor center is the only area where dogs are not allowed.

North Lake Tahoe, Kings Beach: Coon Street Boat Launch & Beach
The Coon Street Boat Launch is located at the end of Coon Street in Kings Beach. The beach is (facing the lake) to the left of the boat launch ramp. Coon Street Beach features restrooms, picnic areas with grills and boat launch. Dogs are allowed only on the area marked as "dog beach" - the only public dog beach on the North Shore.

North Lake Tahoe, Carnelian Bay: Carnelian West Beach
The California Tahoe Conservancy’s "Carnelian West" beach shares a free parking facility and day use buoy field with Gar Woods restaurant in Carnelian Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

North Lake Tahoe, Carnelian Bay: Patton Beach
Patton Beach in Carnelian Bay is a small rocky beach with picnic tables, restrooms and a nature walk. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

South Lake Tahoe: Echo Lakes
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach. There is a water taxi that can take you and your dog across the lake. From the South Lake Tahoe Y, drive south on Highway 50 for 9.6 miles and turn right on Echo Lake Road. Park in the upper lot at The Echo Lakes Resort.

South Lake Tahoe: Kiva Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed on the beach. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Highway 89 for 2.5 miles to Kiva Beach.

South Lake Tahoe: Regan Beach, 3199 Sacramento Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Regan Beach is a city-owned beach located at Lakeview Avenue at Sacramento. The city's only water dog park is located on the East end of Regan Beach. Dogs must be under voice control at all times.

South Lake Tahoe: Tallac Historic Site
The Tallac Historic Site is open Memorial Day weekend through September. Dogs on a leash are allowed at the Tallac Historic Site from Valhalla Pier to Tallac Point (where the Lake of the Sky Trail meets the lakefront) in South Lake Tahoe. Dogs are not permitted in or near the Taylor Creek Marsh. From South Lake Tahoe Y, drive north on Hwy 50 for 3 miles and turn right at the sign for the Tallac Historic Site.

Truckee: Donner Memorial State Park
While dogs are not allowed at the China Cove Beach Area and the nature trail behind the museum, dogs on leash are allowed on the rest of the trails at this park. Dogs are also allowed in the lake.

West Shore Lake Tahoe/Homewood: Dog Swim Area
Next to Obexer's Marina, 5300 West Lake Blvd., Homewood, CA 96141 there is a pebbly, shaded beach to the left of the boat launch where dogs can swim.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA/MONO COUNTY & YOSEMITE AREA

Mammoth Lakes: Horseshoe Lake
The Horseshoe Lake Loop is a combination of dirt trail and paved multi-use path that circumnavigates Horseshoe Lake, located at the end of Lake Mary Road and the Lakes Basin Path. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the trail and on the beach.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA/SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Aptos: Rio Del Mar State Beach
Rio del Mar Beach has a wide strip of clean sand and a jetty. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Aptos: Seacliff State Beach
The beach is located at the State Park Drive exit from Highway 1 in the neighborhood of Aptos. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Aptos: Seascape Park Beach
Seascape Park is a county park at the south end of Seascape Resort, located at 1 Seascape Resort Drive in Aptos. A path opens out onto Seascape (a privately-owned beach) is a small section of an 18-mile beach, running from New Brighton State Beach in Capitola to the Pajaro River near Moss Landing. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Aptos: Beer Can Beach
Beer Can Beach is located just to the north of the Seascape Resort, at the end of Clubhouse Drive and down Via Gaviota. This beach is totally flat, and wide open. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Aptos: Hidden Beach Park, End of Cliff Drive, Aptos, CA
This 1.5 acre neighborhood park include a children's play area, lawn, picnic table, restrooms, and beach access. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Capitola: New Brighton State Beach
New Brighton State Beach is located in the town of Capitola, just south of Santa Cruz. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Davenport: Davenport Beach
The town of Davenport is located approximately 9 miles north of Santa Cruz on Highway 1. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Santa Cruz: Where to (Legally) Exercise Your Dog in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz: Its Beach/Lighthouse Field State Beach
Its Beach is the first beach up coast from the lighthouse on West Cliff Drive. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Santa Cruz: Mitchell's Cove Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Located at West Cliff Drive between Almar and Woodward in Santa Cruz, Mitchell’s Cove is the only beach in Santa Cruz County where dogs are allowed off-leash but only before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. Dogs must be on-leash during other hours. This is a small beach just west of the more popular, but not legal off-leash, Lighthouse State Beach (Its Beach).

Santa Cruz: 26th Avenue Beach
The 26th Avenue Access leads to a narrow sandy beach between Moran Lake and Corcoran Lagoon on the east side of Santa Cruz. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Santa Cruz: Moran Lake Park & Beach, East Cliff Drive near 26th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
This 9.2 acre regional park provides beach access, picnicing, surfing, fishing, and restrooms. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Santa Cruz: Seabright State Beach
Seabright State Beach is located at Seabright Avenue and East Cliff Drive. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the north side of the Santa Cruz Harbor at 7th Avenue.

Santa Cruz: Twin Lakes State Beach
The small craft harbor in downtown Santa Cruz is approximately in the middle of Twin Lakes State Beach, which extends for a distance parallel to East Cliff Drive and Portola Drive. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the East side of Santa Cruz Harbor.

Watsonville: Manresa State Beach
From Highway 1, south of Aptos, take the San Andreas Road exit and follow San Andreas Road to the beach. Manresa is the first beach access upon reaching the coast. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach only up coast of the Uplands campground. Dogs are not permitted at Sunset State Beach.

Watsonville: Palm State Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach between the Pajaro Dunes condos and Pajaro Dunes houses, but not up coast or down coast from the residences. Go past Manresa State Beach on San Andreas Road and continue past Sunset State Beach. Turn right on Beach Road toward the ocean.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA/MONTEREY COUNTRY

Big Sur: Pfeiffer Beach
Pfeiffer Beach is located in the heart of Big Sur. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. Day use only, no overnight camping.

Big Sur/Gorda: Kirk Creek Campground Beach and Trailhead
Kirk Creek Beach is part of the Los Padres National Forest and is located near the Kirk Creek Campground. There is short walk to a rocky beach from the campground. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach, in the campground, and on the Kirk Creek Trailhead.

Big Sur/Gorda: Sand Dollar Beach
Sand Dollar Beach is part of the Los Padres National Forest and is located just 3.8 miles north of Gorda. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Big Sur/Gorda: Willow Creek Beach
Willow Creek Beach is part of the Los Padres National Forest and is located 1.5 miles north of Gorda. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the day-use beach.

Carmel: Carmel River State Beach
Carmel River State Beach is a large sandy beach in the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea, one mile south of Ocean Avenue. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Carmel: Garrapata State Beach
Garrapata Beach at Garrapata State Park is located along the northern Big Sur coastline about ten miles south of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The waterfront of the park is four miles long, but the only sandy beach is at the south end. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are only allowed on Garrapata Beach.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: Carmel City Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The Carmel City Beach is a long, wide, white sand beach located at the end of Ocean Avenue. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach. This is a very dog friendly beach!

Monterey: Monterey State Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed at Monterey State Beach South of the Monterey Beach Resort hotel, but are not allowed at Monterey State Beach North of the Monterey Beach Resort hotel.

Monterey: Del Monte Beach, 132 Tide Ave., Monterey, CA 93940
Located East of Wharf No. 2 adjacent to Tide Avenue and Surf Way. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Monterey: Monterey Municipal Beach
Municipal Beach is the city-owned beach adjacent to the Municipal Fisherman’s Wharf 2 Pier in Monterey. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach, but only in the area under control of the City located east of Wharf No. 2.

Moss Landing: Moss Landing City Beach, 7500 Sandholdt Rd., Moss Landing, CA 95039
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach next to the harbor in Moss Landing. Dogs are not allowed at Moss Landing State Beach which is north of the harbor entrance.

Pacific Grove: Asilomar State Beach
Asilomar State Beach is located on the Monterey Peninsula in the city of Pacific Grove. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Sand City: Sand City Beach, 905 Playa Ave., Sand City, CA 93955
The small city of Sand City is surrounded on most sides by the larger city of Seaside. The entire dunes structure west of Highway 1 is being protected from development. Much of this land has already been designated as Eolian Dunes Preserve. The paved Monterey Bay Coastal Trail runs through the dunes providing access to trails that lead to Sand City Beach. The trails in the preserve are open to hiking, biking, and leashed pets.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA/SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

Avila Beach: Avila City Beach
Located in the heart of downtown Avila is a half mile of beach split down the middle by the Avila Beach Pier. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Avila City Beach before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Dogs are not allowed on Avila City Beach between the hours of 10am – 5pm. Beach Regulations

Avila Beach: Olde Port Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Olde Port beach, next to the Harford Pier, is the first beach you’ll see after crossing the bridge out of Avila and into Port San Luis. It has parking along the road and a ramp down to the sand. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach at anytime.

Avila Beach: Fisherman's Beach AKA Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Fisherman’s Beach is the last beach you come to along Avila Beach Drive as you drive farther away from the town of Avila Beach. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach at anytime.

Cayucos: Cayucos State Beach
Cayucos State Beach is located in Cayucos at the foot of Cayucos Drive. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the state beach from the south end of Studio Drive in Cayucos to Cayucos Pier.

Cayucos Beach
Cayucos Beach is the city-owned beach south of the state beach in Cayucos. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Los Osos: Spooner's Cove Beach, Montana de Oro State Park
Spooner's Cove Beach is located across from the campground. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Spooner's Cove Beach, but are not permitted on any other beach in Montano de Oro State Park.

Morro Bay: Morro Beach/City Beach
The city beach located between the iconic Morro Rock and Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Rock Beach is a wide sandy beach just north of the Rock. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the city beach.

Morro Bay: Toro Creek Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Located between Morro Bay and Cayucos six miles north of "The Rock" of Morro Bay is a section of coast owned by Chevron. Dogs are allowed to be off-leash in this one section approximately one mile long. There are parking spaces along Highway 1 between Toro Creek Road and the bridge over Toro Creek. The Old Chevron Strand Off-Leash Dog Beach

Oceano: Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area
Located three miles south of Pismo Beach off Highway 1, Oceano Dunes features 5.5 miles of beach open for vehicle use and the sand dunes available for off highway motor vehicle recreation. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Oceano: Pismo State Beach - Oceano Beach, 555 Pier Ave., Oceano, CA 93445
Oceano Beach is located in front of the Oceano Campground at Pismo State Beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Pismo Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on the Pismo Pier.

San Simeon: City Beach
San Simeon Beach is the sandy beach that spans the waterfront of San Simeon. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach and trails.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA/SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Carpinteria: Rincon Beach Park
Rincon Beach Park is 3 miles east of Carpinteria adjacent to the Santa Barbara/Ventura county line. The parking lot sits high above the sandy beach below. There is a tall stairway and a long graded ramp for access from the bluff top to the beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach North of Rincon Creek.

Goleta: Goleta Beach County Park, 5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Goleta: Ellwood Beach, 7686 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93117
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach west of the Santa Barbara Shores Drive access.

Isla Vista: Isla Vista County Park Beach
Located at Camino Corto and Del Playa Drive in Isla Vista, CA. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Isla Vista: Campus Point Beach
Campus Point Beach is a surfing beach on the east side of Goleta Point at the University of California Santa Barbara campus. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Lompoc: Jalama Beach County Park
Jalama Beach is approximately an hour drive from Santa Barbara and a 45-minute drive from Lompoc. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park. There is a fee per day per pet.

Lompoc: Ocean Beach County Park
Beach access is closed to the public from March 1st through September 30 due to the Snowy Plover nesting season. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach from Oct. 1st till March 1st.

Montecito: Butterfly Beach
Butterfly Beach is located at the end of Olive Mill Road in Montecito, across the street from the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Santa Barbara, City of
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are not allowed on the beach from the eastern City limits west to Leadbetter. Dogs may be exercised off-leash on the beach from the Shoreline Park Staircase to the eastern edge of the Arroyo Burro Estuary.

Santa Barbara County & City Beaches - Dog Laws
Santa Barbara County has 2 miles of off-leash beach and 21 beaches that welcome dogs on-leash. The leash law for beaches under Santa Barbara County jurisdiction requires dogs to be on a six foot leash. Ocean Beach and Guadalupe Beach have seasonal restrictions prohibiting dogs Mar. - Sept. The cities of Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria all have ordinances that prohibit dogs on the beach except for West Ellwood Beach in Goleta where dogs are allowed on-leash and Shoreline Park Beach to Arroyo Burro in Santa Barbara where dogs are allowed off-leash. Carpinteria's Harbor Seal Rookery only allows on-leash dogs June through November, no dogs allowed Dec. 1 – May 31. No dogs are allowed on the sand at California State Beach Parks in Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara: Arroyo Burro County Beach, aka Hendry's Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Located at 2981 Cliff Drive, entrance at Cliff Drive near Los Positas. This county park is the portal for the best known off-leash spot in the Santa Barbara area. Dogs are required to be on leash through the parking lot and bathing beach until, passing Arroyo Burro Slough, dogs are allowed off-leash below the city’s Douglas Family Preserve. The leash free area is extensive, and is at the base of a cliff. There is a self-serve dog bathing station in the parking lot.

Santa Barbara: Shoreline Park Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Shoreline Park is a popular 14.6-acre coastal bluff park located west of Leadbetter Beach. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach from the Shoreline Park Staircase to the eastern edge of the Arroyo Burro Estuary. Dogs are allowed on-leash in Shoreline Park.

Summerland: Summerland Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The beach is located approximately five miles south of Santa Barbara. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach. There is even a dog washing station for a fee.

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA/VENTURA COUNTY

Ventura County Beaches
Beaches that are within the jurisdiction of the County and the cities of Oxnard and Ventura permit dogs on leash. The City of Port Hueneme does not permit dogs on its beach.

Oxnard: County Beaches
Dogs are allowed on county beaches before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. on-leash only.

Oxnard: Channel View Park Beach
Channel View Park is a small park at the south end of Hollywood Beach in Oxnard. The park and the beach are on the north side of the entrance to Channel Islands Harbor. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Channel View Park Beach before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

Oxnard: Hollywood Beach
Hollywood Beach is located at Harbor Blvd. in Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard, CA. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Hollywood Beach before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

Oxnard: Oxnard Beach Park
Oxnard Beach Park is located on a wide sandy beach that makes up the shoreline between Hollywood Beach to the south and Mandalay Beach to the north. At the center of this stretch of beach is Oxnard Beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Oxnard: Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach stretches from the Channel Islands Harbor entrance to the Port Hueneme Harbor entrance. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Silver Strand Beach before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.

Ventura: Faria Beach
Faria Beach is located at the north end of the private gated Faria Beach Colony in Ventura County. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Ventura: Harbor Cove Beach AKA Mom's Beach
Harbor Cove Beach is located at the west end of Spinnaker Drive, just across the street from the Channel Islands National Park Visitor's Center. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Ventura: Marina Park Beach
Marina Park Beach is located at Pierpont Blvd and Greenock Lane, Ventura CA. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Ventura: Mussel Shoals Beach
Mussel Shoals Beach is located at the Mussel Shoals community along the northern Ventura County coast. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Ventura: Promenade Park at Seaside Park
Promenade Park at Seaside Park is located along the promenade near Seaside Park, Ventura, CA. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach and promenade.

Ventura: Seaside Wilderness Park
Seaside Wilderness Park is adjacent to Seaside Park, Ventura CA. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Ventura: Surfers Knoll Beach
Surfer’s Knoll Beach is located across from the restaurants and shops at Ventura Harbor Village. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach north of the parking lot.

Ventura: Surfer's Point Beach
Surfers Point Beach at Seaside Park is located at the Ventura River mouth. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Long Beach: Rosie's Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Rosie's Dog Beach is the only area along the entire 75-mile stretch of Los Angeles County coastline where dogs are lawfully permitted to romp off-leash. The beach is located along Ocean Blvd between Roycroft and Argonne Avenues. This area is not fenced in and is not a dedicated “dog beach.” The Dog Zone is in effect from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

Malibu: Leo Carillo State Park & Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the Park's day use areas, campground and north beach (north of lifeguard tower 3). As you enter the park you drive under a bridge and follow the road north of tower 3 to the second parking lot. Dogs are allowed ON LEASH anywhere north of tower 3. Dogs are not allowed on backcountry trails or south beach (south of lifeguard tower 3).

Malibu: Thornhill Broom Beach, Point Mugu State Park
The beach is located 15 miles south of Oxnard on Highway One at 9000 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the Park's day use areas, campgrounds and beaches. Dogs are not allowed on the backcountry trails or dirt roads.

Malibu: County Line Beach
Located West of Yerba Buena Road on Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Dogs on leash are allowed on the beach.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/ORANGE COUNTY

Huntington Beach: Huntington Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Huntington Dog Beach is located 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 89 miles north of San Diego. Dogs are allowed off-leash. Visitors must stay within the boundaries of Dog Beach -- the northern boundary is Seapoint St., the southern boundary is just past Goldenwest St.

Laguna Beach, City of
Dogs are allowed on city beaches before 9am and after 6pm between June 15-September 10, and during regular beach hours from September 11-June 14. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.

Newport Beach, City of
Newport Beach includes more than eight miles of beaches that stretch from the Santa Ana River jetty to Crystal Cove State Park and border Newport Bay. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are only allowed the beach before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m. year round. Dogs are never allowed on the beach or any beachfront sidewalk between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., including the ocean front beaches and bay front beaches. No dogs allowed on the beach at Crystal Cove State Park at any time.

Newport Beach: Balboa Pier Beach
Dogs are prohibited on the beaches and bay front areas of Balboa Island between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m.

Newport Beach: Balboa Peninsula Beach
Balboa Peninsula Beach is a long stretch of sandy beach south of the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach, CA. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m.

Newport Beach: Corona Del Mar State Beach
Corona Del Mar State Beach is on the east side of the Newport Harbor channel entrance in the Corona Del Mar neighborhood in Newport Beach. This is a state-owned beach that is managed and operated by the city of Newport Beach who call it Corona Del Mar Main Beach. The beach can be reached via an access road near the intersection of Iris Street and Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are only allowed on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., year round.

Newport Beach: Little Corona Del Mar Beach
Little Corona Del Mar Beach is a small beach at the end of a ravine called Buck Gully in the Newport Beach neighborhood of Corona Del Mar. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are only allowed on the beach before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., year round.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/SAN DIEGO COUNTY

Coronado: Coronado Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The beach is located in Coronado at 100 Ocean Blvd. (North Beach) at the most northern end of the beach next to the Naval Air Station. Dogs allowed off-leash year round.

Del Mar: North Beach a.k.a. "Dog Beach"
Nine months of the year, dogs are allowed along the entire two plus mile stretch of beach in Del Mar. Located north of 29th Street, North Beach "Dog Beach" stretches nearly one half mile to the border with Solana Beach. While laws restrict access to half of the Del Mar beach during the summer months, North Beach remains open to dogs; however, dogs must be kept to a six foot leash.
North Beach area (29th Street to Solana Beach border):
Dogs must be leashed June 16th through Labor Day.
Dogs allowed off-leash under voice control from the day after Labor Day through June 14th.
Main Beach area (northern end of Powerhouse Park to 29th Street):
No dogs allowed June 16th through Labor Day.
Dogs allowed on a leash from the day after Labor Day through June 15th.
South Beach area (Powerhouse Park south to Torrey Pines border at 6th Street):
Dogs must be leashed year-round.

Imperial Beach, City of
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the beach area of the City, but only on the beach areas north of Palm Avenue and south of Imperial Beach Boulevard. Dogs are not permitted in any beach area from Imperial Beach Boulevard to Palm Avenue.

La Jolla: Black's Beach
Black’s is a two-mile long stretch of beach located north of Scripps Pier, beneath the Torrey Pines Gliderport and close to UCSD. The beach resides at the base of 300-ft cliffs. Access it by walking from Shores or descending the steep, rough cliff path from above. The north portion of Black’s is clothing-optional. Dogs on a leash are allowed on beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).

La Jolla: La Jolla Cove Beach, 1160 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Cove Beach is located at the northeast end of Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla. Dogs on a leash are allowed on beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).

La Jolla: La Jolla Shores Beach, 8200 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA 92037
La Jolla Shores is a sandy beach approximately one mile long, located in La Jolla. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach after 4pm in the winter and after 6pm year round. From November 1 through March 31, dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. From April 1 through October 31, dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. At all other hours, dogs must be leashed.

La Jolla: Children's Pool Beach, 850 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037
The Children's Pool is a small beach partially protected by a seawall. During much of the year, seals and sea lions are present on or near the beach and a reserve for these marine mammals, called Seal Rock, is just offshore. From November 1 through March 31, dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. From April 1 through October 31, dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. At all other hours, dogs must be leashed.

San Diego Beaches: General Guidelines for Dogs on the Beach
Along the beach shoreline and Mission Bay, the City of San Diego has two designated Leash Free exercise areas for dogs. Dogs are allowed at Dog Beach (Ocean Beach) and on Fiesta Island (Mission Bay). In general, dogs are allowed on beaches after 6 p.m. from April 1st to October 31st or after 4:00 p.m. from November 1st to March 31st. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach, and on sidewalks and park areas near the beach, during the night and early morning hours until 9 a.m.

San Diego: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Located in Mission Bay Park, Fiesta Island offers a 5.2 mile asphalt path around the island for dogs walkers. Hours are from 6:00 a.m. - 10 p.m. everyday.

San Diego: Ocean Beach Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Located in the community of Ocean Beach, just south of the Mission Bay channel entrance at the foot of Voltaire Street. Dog Beach, San Diego's only 24 hour beach for dogs, is a sandy area at the north end of the beach. This is a dog run area where dogs are allowed off-leash at all hours of the day. Ocean Beach Dog Beach

San Diego: Chula Vista Bayside Park
Chula Vista Bayside Park is a small waterfront park on the east side of San Diego Bay in the Chula Vista area of San Diego. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).

San Diego: Mission Beach
The beach is a long wide sandy beach in the Mission Beach area of San Diego. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).

San Diego: North Pacific Beach
North Pacific Beach is north of the Crystal Pier at Pacific Beach and south of Tourmaline Beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).

San Diego: Ocean Beach City Beach
Located in the San Diego neighborhood of Ocean Beach, Ocean Beach City Beach is a wide sandy beach that has formed at the south side of the San Diego River mouth. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).

San Diego: Pacific Beach
The beach is located between Pacific Beach Drive and the Crystal Pier in the Pacific Beach District of San Diego. North of the pier is North Pacific Beach and south of Pacific Beach Drive is Mission Beach. All three of these beaches are part of The Strand. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).

San Diego: South Mission Beach
South Mission Beach is at the extreme south end of the Mission Beach Peninsula at the Mission Bay Channel Entrance. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach before 9am and after 6pm from April-Oct. (changes to 4pm Nov.-March).

Solana Beach, City of
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach year round North of the Tide Park Beach (Tabletops) stairway access (located at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Solana Vista Drive) to Cardiff State Beach and South of the Del Mar Shores Beach (Rock Pile) stairway access (located at 180 Del Mar Shores Terrace) to Del Mar. Dogs are not permitted on the beach or access at Fletcher Cove or Seascape Surf at any time of day year round.

Solana Beach: Cardiff State Beach - Seaside Beach
Located one mile south of Cardiff on Old Highway 101, Seaside Beach is a sandy beach in Cardiff State Beach at the border between Solana Beach and the Cardiff-by-the-Sea area of Encinitas, CA. Dogs on a leash are allowed at Cardiff State Beach South of San Elijo lagoon to Solana Beach, including Seaside Day Use Area.

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Littleton: Chatfield State Park Dog Off-Leash Area, 11500 N Roxborough Park Rd, Littleton, CO 80125
The Dog Off-Leash Area provides 69 acres of open space, including two ponds and miles of paved and unpaved walking trails. A valid Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA) Daily OR Annual pass is required for the use of the area. Both the $2 Daily DOLA Pass and the $20 Annual DOLA Pass are available at the Entrance Stations and the Park Office when staffed.

Fort Collins: Spring Canyon Dog Park, 2626 W Horsetooth Rd., Fort Collins, CO 80526
Located at the west end of Horsetooth Road, in the undeveloped Spring Canyon Community Park along Spring Creek. The site is a fenced 2-3 acre area with three separate areas, one for small dogs, one for all sizes and one with a swimming pond.

Loma: Highline Lake State Park
Dogs are allowed to swim in the designated area near the East boat ramp, but are not permitted on the swim beach (all the sandy area around and adjacent to the swimming area).

Longmont: Union Reservoir, 461 County Road 26, Longmont, CO 80504
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Union Reservoir is a 736 acre body of water providing many outdoor recreational activities, including camping, boating, and swimming. The one and only dog beach in Northern Colorado, a dog training area is located on the south side of the reservoir; dogs are allowed off leash and may swim in this designated area. Dogs must be leashed in all other areas of the park.

Telluride: San Miguel River Trail
The trail is 4.25 miles one way, and basically follows the San Miguel River for the length of town. The trail is dog-friendly and offers many swimming holes for dogs.

Westminster: Westminster Hills Dog Park, Simms St & W 105th Dr., Westminster, CO 80005
Westminster Hills Dog Park has a dog swimming pond.

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Branford: Branford Supply Ponds
The Branford Supply Ponds Park encompasses about 350 acres of open water and forested land that support a variety of recreational activities including birding, hiking trails, and picnic areas. The main entry to the hiking system of the ponds' – a former water supply area for the town dating back to the early 1900s – is located near a bridge and causeway separating the pair of water bodies. Dogs are allowed in the park.

Fairfield: Beach Access for Dogs
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the town beaches only during the off-season, from October 1st to March 31st. Of all the town's beaches, only Jennings Beach permits dogs off-leash.

Fairfield: Jennings Beach, 880 South Benson Road & Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach, provided they are under observation and voice control, only during the off-season, from October 1st to March 31st.

Fairfield: Lake Mohegan, 960 Morehouse Hwy, Fairfield, CT 06825
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1st to March 31st.

Fairfield: Penfield Beach, 323 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1st to March 31st.

Fairfield: Sasco Beach, 1401 Sasco Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1st to March 31st.

Fairfield: South Pine Creek Beach, 1424 S. Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1st to March 31st.

Fairfield: Southport Beach, 1505 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1st to March 31st.

Greenwich, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the Greenwich town beaches only during the off-season, from December 1 through March 31.

Groton: Esker Point Beach, 900 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT 06340
Dogs on a leash are allowed on Esker Point Beach year-round.

Guilford: Chaffinch Island Park
Chaffinch Island Park is tucked away on a winding, residential road near the mouth of the West River. Dogs on a leash no longer than 7 feet are allowed in the park.

Madison: Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443
Connecticut's largest shoreline park offers over 2 miles of beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Nov. 1 - April 1.

Manchester, Town of
The Manchester Water Department has developed an impressive system of trails on watershed properties that protect the Town’s reservoirs and their tributaries. Under authorization from the State of Connecticut, the Water Department is able to allow passive recreational activities in designated areas of these watersheds. Participants can enjoy walking, hiking and other similar passive activities on the land that surround Globe Hollow, Porter, Howard and Lydall Reservoirs in Manchester and Buckingham Reservoir in Glastonbury. Dogs are not allowed to swim, wade or bathe in public drinking water supplies or their tributaries. To accommodate aquatic-loving canines, a non-tributary pond has been made available off the watershed where dogs are allowed to swim. It is aptly named “Dog Pond”. To access Dog Pond, follow the trail furthest to the right from the Ferguson Road parking area for approximately 1/4 mile; this path will lead directly to Dog Pond.

Niantic, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on Town beaches only during the off-season, after Labor Day to Memorial Day. No dogs allowed on the beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day and dogs are never allowed on the Niantic Bay boardwalk.

Stratford, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on Town beaches only during the off-season, from December through March. Dogs not allowed on Town beaches April through November.

Westbrook, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on any town-owned beach only during the off-season, from October 1st to May 1st.

Westport, Town of
From April 1 to Sept. 30 dogs are prohibited at the beaches either in or out of vehicles except when going to and from boats at Ned Dimes Marina. Dogs at Ned Dimes Marina (Compo Beach) and E.R. Strait Marina must be on a leash. From October 1st to March 31st dogs are allowed off-leash in a designated area of Compo Beach south of the brick bathhouses delineated by a rail fence and signs and including the south beach area.

Westport: Sherwood Island State Park
Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through April 14.

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Delaware State Parks: Pets on the Beach
Pets are allowed in Delaware seashore parks, but are prohibited from all swimming and sunbathing beaches from May 1 to September 30. Pets are not allowed in areas such as surfboarding & sailboarding beaches and shorebird nesting areas. Pets must be leashed at all times in Delaware seashore parks. Pets are not permitted on bathhouse boardwalks.

Bear: Lums Pond State Park Off-Leash Dog Area, 1042 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
Not fenced, the 5-acre dog area includes a pond for swimming dogs.

Bethany Beach, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 till May 15.

Bowers, Town of
Bowers Beach is a town in Kent County, Delaware, near Dover. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Dewey Beach, Town of
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are allowed on the beach year round, but during the summer season (May 15-September 15) they are only permitted on the beach before 9:30 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m. Dogs must be licensed. Licenses are available to be purchased at the Town Hall and at the iDewey Visitor Center on New Orleans St. (bayside - near Rita's). They cannot be purchased by mail.

Fenwick Island State Park
Fenwick Island State Park is a 3-mile stretch of barrier island that lies between Bethany Beach to the north and Fenwick Island to the south. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted on swimming and sunbathing beaches from May 1 to September 30. Park rules and regulations also restrict pets from areas such as surfboarding and sailboarding beaches and shorebird nesting areas. All dogs must be licensed, and proof of a rabies vaccination is required.

Fenwick Island, Town of
The Town of Fenwick Island public beach runs from Lewes Street to E. Atlantic Street. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through April 30.

Lewes: Cape Henlopen State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted on swimming and sunbathing beaches from May 1 to September 30. Park rules and regulations also restrict pets from areas such as surfboarding and sailboarding beaches and shorebird nesting areas. All dogs must be licensed, and proof of a rabies vaccination is required.

Lewes, City of
From May 1st to October 1st dogs on a leash are only allowed on the beach before 8:00 a.m. and after 6:30 p.m. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach any time from Oct. 1st through April 30th. No dogs are allowed on any beach between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. any day between May 1st and September 30th.

Milton: Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, 11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, DE 19968
Situated along the marshes of the western Delaware Bay, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge protects more than 10,000 acres of valuable habitat for wildlife of all kinds. Roughly 80% of the refuge is a mix of fresh and saltwater wetlands stretching from Slaughter Beach in the north to the Broadkill River in the south. Dogs are allowed on the beach, but must be kept on a short leash.

New Castle County: Augustine Beach
Augustine Beach is an unincorporated community in New Castle County, Delaware, located on the west bank of the Delaware River along Delaware Route 9 northeast of Odessa. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Rehoboth Beach, City of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach and boardwalk only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st through April 30th. Dogs are prohibited from the beach and boardwalk from May 1st through September 30th. The City has both a leash law and a pooper scooper law which are enforced.

Rehoboth Beach: Delaware Seashore State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted on swimming and sunbathing beaches from May 1 to September 30. Park rules and regulations also restrict pets from areas such as surfboarding and sailboarding beaches and shorebird nesting areas. All dogs must be licensed, and proof of a rabies vaccination is required

Slaughter Beach, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round.

South Bethany, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach and boardwalk only during the off-season, from Oct. 16th through May 14th.

Sussex County: Broadkill Beach
Broadkill Beach is an unincorporated beach community in Sussex County, Delaware, located on the Delaware Bay north of the mouth of the Broadkill River. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

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Amelia Island
Dogs are allowed on Nassau County’s Atlantic coast beaches, but must be on a leash. Pet owners are responsible for immediate clean up. (Main Beach Park has a doggie trash bag dispenser near the public restrooms but bring your own bags since they can run out.) Dogs are not allowed on the beachfront in state parks (Fort Clinch and Amelia Island State Park).

Atlantic Beach, City of
The Atlantic Beach city beach is near the northern end of Jacksonville's beaches, easily accessible from A1A. Dogs on a leash no longer than 12 feet are allowed on the beach during the day and evening. Dogs must be on leash unless both adult and pet are in the water together. On Atlantic Beach if dog and owner are in the Atlantic Ocean together, the dog shall be allowed to swim unleashed and then immediately put back on the leash before returning to the beach. This does not include walking the dog in the water.

Atlantic Beach: Atlantic Beach Dog Park, 268 Aquatic Dr., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Dog park amenities include a swimming pond, dog rinsing station, fresh water drinking stations, poop bag dispensers, trash cans, and benches. Annual usage fee $50 for the first dog, $25 for each additional dog.
Atlantic Beach Dog Park on Facebook

Boca Raton: Bark Park Dog Beach at Spanish River Park, 3001 Florida A1A, Boca Raton, FL 33431
A portion of Spanish River Park, between lifeguard towers 18 and 20, has been designated as as off-leash beach on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.; 3:00 p.m. - Sunset, November to March; and 5:00 p.m. - Sunset, March to November. A permit/weekend pass is required to use the Bark Beach. To purchase a permit, applicants must provide documentation proving residency.

Daytona Beach Shores: Frank Rendon Park, 2705 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores, FL
Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

DeLand: Barkley Square Dog Park, 1010 N Ridgewood Ave, FL 32720
The dog park encompasses more than 14 acres and provides areas for large and small dogs. There is also a pond where dogs can swim.

Fernandina Beach, Nassau County Beachfront Parks
Beachfront Parks include Burney Park,1556 Gregg Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034; and Peters Point Park, 1974 So. Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Flagler Beach, City of
Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are permitted on the beach north of N. 10th Street and South of S. 10th Street.

Fort Lauderdale: Canine Beach
Canine Beach is located at Sunrise Blvd. at A1A, Fort Lauderdale FL. Dogs must be on a leash when not in the water and are only allowed Fridays through Sundays from 3-7 p.m. November-March and 3-9 p.m. April-October. A permit is required to use Canine Beach.

Fort Lauderdale: Bark Park at Snyder Park, 3299 S.W. 4th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Swimming for dogs is available at Snyder Park’s East Lake. Dog Swim is available every day during park hours. Dog Swim is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Highland Beach, Town of
Highland Beach is located in Palm Beach County. Dogs on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed on the beach.

Hollywood: Dog Beach of Hollywood
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The beach is located between Custer St and Pershing St (approximately ½ mile north of Sheridan Street). Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. During Daylight Savings Time, the hours are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dog Beach of Hollywood FL Facebook

Indian Harbour Beach: Canova Beach Park Dog Beach, 3299 Highway A1A, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
Canova Beach Park is home to Brevard County's only dog-friendly beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on a 700-foot stretch of beach located at the east end of Eau Gallie Blvd. in Indian Harbour Beach. The boundaries of the dog beach are Eau Gallie Boulevard to the north and the property line of the Radisson Suite Oceanfront Hotel to the south. The dog beach boundaries are indicated by signs.

Jacksonville Beach, City of
Dogs on a leash no longer than 12 feet are only allowed on Jacksonville Beach before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. Dogs must be on a leash and have a current rabies tag.

Jacksonville: Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, 500 Wonderwood Dr., Jacksonville, FL
Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean just north of Atlantic Beach, Hanna Park offers freshwater lakes, sunny beaches and campsites. The park offers 1.5 miles of wide sandy beaches and is also home to a 60-acre freshwater lake which is perfect for canoeing, fishing, kayaking and paddle boating! Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach year round and in the park.

Jenson Beach: Walton Rocks Beach/Dog Park
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. This off-leash dog park was established on 24 acres of beach property and is St. Lucie County’s only Dog Friendly Beach. It's located at 6501 A1A, is dog-friendly year round and dogs can be leashed or off-leash.
Thank you, Julie Vergara!

Jupiter, Town of
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are welcome only on a 2.5 mile stretch of beach, from North of the Juno Beach lifeguarded area to South of the Carlin Park lifeguarded area – crossovers 25-59. Please respect any NO DOGS ON BEACH areas. Dogs are not allowed in lifeguarded areas, Palm Beach County Natural Areas or Town of Jupiter parks.

Key Biscayne: Hobie Beach (Rickenbacker Causeway)
Hobie Beach, also known as Windsurfer Beach, is located at the Rickenbacker Causeway, right in between Brickell, Downtown Miami and Key Biscayne. Dogs must be leashed while on the beach.

Mayport: Naval Station Mayport Beach
Naval Station Mayport has a protected harbor that accommodates a vast number of vessels and aircraft year round. The base offers a white-sand beach just north of Hanna Park. Leashed dogs are permitted on the beach daily until dusk, but are not permitted south of the area around the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society building.

Miami/Bal Harbour: Haulover Park Dog Park, 10800 Collins Ave. Bal Harbour, FL 33154
Haulover Park offers clothing optional & family-friendly beaches, a dog park & picnicking just north of South Beach. A "Dog Beach Days" program allows dogs to take a dip in the ocean. On Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. dogs are allowed off leash at the unfenced beach. The site is located on the south end of the park between lifeguard towers #2 and #3 (directly across from the park’s 3.3-acre dog park).

Miami Beach: Bark Beach
Bark Beach is located between 80 & 81 Street Beach, east of the North Shore Open Space Park, entrance on Collins and 81 Street. Hours are Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dogs allowed in designated beach area only and must be on leash at all times except in designated area. Bark Beach use by pass only. Dogs must have a current rabies tag to enter the designated beach area and must be under control of owners at all times.

Neptune Beach, City of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. in the summer, and before 10:00 a.m or after 4:00 p.m. in the winter (end of daylight saving time), seven days a week Dogs must be on a leash and have a current rabies tag.

New Smyrna Beach: Smyrna Dunes Park, 2995 N. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL
Located at the northern tip of the island, Smyrna Dunes Park has beaches both on the Atlantic and Ponce Inlet. Dogs are allowed in this county park, but must be leashed at all times.

New Smyrna Beach: Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park, 6656 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach, FL
Nestled on six acres between the Halifax River and the Atlantic Ocean, the park features a boardwalk on the ocean side and a fishing pier on the river side. Dogs on a leash are allowed in this Volusia County park.

Ormond Beach: Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park, 1800 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL
Stretching from the Halifax River to the Atlantic Ocean, this 40-acre park beachfront park is located north of Ormond Beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park. There is also a four-acre dog park at Bicentennial Park that includes separate areas for large and small dogs, watering stations, benches and shade trees.

Ponce Inlet: Lighthouse Point Park, 5000 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet, FL
Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Ponce deLeon Inlet and the Halifax River, Lighthouse Point Park is a 52-acre park at the southern tip of town and is run by the County of Volusia. Dogs are allowed in the park, but must be kept on a leash and under control at all times.

Ponce Inlet: Winterhaven Park, 4589 S. Atlantic Ave., Ponce Inlet, FL
Dogs on a leash are allowed in this beachfront park.

Ponte Vedra Beach: Mickler's Beachfront Park
The park is located at the south end of Ponte Vedra Beach on Highway A1A. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Satellite Beach: Samsons Island
Samsons Island, owned by the City of Satellite Beach, Florida, is located within the City's boundaries on a 52-acre island in the Banana River. Samsons Island is only accessible by boat. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the island.

St. Augustine beaches
St. Augustine's beaches stretch from Vilano Beach north of the city to Crescent Beach in the south. Dogs are allowed on the beaches, but must be kept on a leash. Beaches include: St. Augustine Beach on Anastasia Island, Anastasia State Park and Recreation Area, Vilano Beach, North (Usina) Beach, and South Ponte Vedra Beach. Pets are prohibited on the beach at Guana River State Park.

St. Augustine: Fort Matanzas National Monument
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are welcome in the park including on the beach and on the trails. Pets are not allowed in the visitor center, on the boat, or at the fort.

St. Augustine: Crescent Beach
A St. Johns County park, Crescent Beach is situated on Anastasia Island, a wildlife refuge, just south of the intersection at A1A and State Road 206 about 15 minutes south of historic downtown St. Augustine. Dogs are allowed on the beach, but must be kept on a leash.

St. Johns County beaches
Beaches include: Anastasia State Park, Crescent Beach, Frank B. Butler County Park, Mickler's Beachfront Park, North Beach, South Ponte Vedra Beach Recreation Area, St. Augustine Beach, Surfside, Usina Beach, Vilano Beach. Dogs are allowed on the beaches but must be kept on a leash.

St. Augustine: St. Johns County Ocean Pier
Located on Anastasia Island just south of historic downtown St. Augustine, St. Johns County Ocean Pier offers visitors wide, white sandy beach to relax, play, or drive on. The pier also has many free amenities like pedestrian ramps, beach access, and a splash park. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Stuart: Santa Lucea Beach, 55 NE MacArthur Blvd., Stuart, FL
Santa Lucea Beach is located on the southern end of Hutchinson Island south of Stuart Beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Winter Park: Lake Baldwin Park, 2000 South Lakemont Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Lake Baldwin Park covers 23.16 acres on Lake Baldwin. This park is one of two city parks which boasts a sandy beach and is the only park in the city where dogs may run off leash during specific posted hours. Friends of Lake Baldwin Park

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Alligator Point Beach
Located at the easternmost end of Franklin County on St. James Island, Alligator Point is a narrow beach peninsula with eight miles of quiet shoreline. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round.

Cape San Blas, Indian Pass, Port St. Joe - Gulf County Public Beaches
Dogs on a leash are allowed on public beaches in Gulf County, but are not permitted on the beach within St. Joseph Peninsula State Park.

Cape San Blas: Salinas Park, 280 Cape San Blas Rd., Cape San Blas, FL
Salinas Park is close to the end of the Cape San Blas Road. There is a picnic area and public restrooms at this park and also a handicap accessible boardwalk. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Cape San Blas: Cape Palms Park, 6081 Cape San Blas Rd., Cape San Blas, FL
Located about five miles down Cape San Blas Road, Cape Palms Park provides public access, covered pavilions, restrooms, showers, grills, playground and covered deck. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Carrabelle: Carrabelle Beach
This white-sand beach is located just west of the City of Carrabelle on Hwy 98. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Gulf County Parks
Gulf County operates a number of parks throughout the Gulf County area facilitating a variety of outdoor recreation. Many parks offer beach access; dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Mexico Beach, City of
Dogs are not permitted on the beach within the three-mile city limits of Mexico Beach -- the area beginning on the east side of the canal on 42nd Street and extending to the Gulf County line. Dogs are permitted on the uninhabited beach west of the canal (toward Tyndall AFB). Pets are allowed on St. Joe Beach in Gulf County east of the county line at highway 386.

Panama City area: Shell Island
Shell Island is a natural, undeveloped island which lies between the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay and is located in Bay County, Florida (Panama City - Panama City Beach). You must take a boat to get there. Dogs are allowed on the center point of the island (where all the boats anchor) in a residential subdivision called "Spanish Ante," which is not in St. Andrews State Park.

Panama City Beach: Doggie Beach, City-Owned Beach
Dogs are allowed on a 400-foot piece of the shore across from Pier Park and west of the City Pier (also known as the Russell-Fields Pier) to just past Beach Access 58. Dogs must be on a leash and are permitted on the beach from sunrise to sunset each day. Dog owners must have proof their pets' vaccinations are current and the dogs must have proper ID tags. Owners must clean up after their dogs, and food in bowls is prohibited. No more than three dogs per person are allowed on the beach at any time. Rules for Dog Beach

Pensacola: Bayview Dog Park & Beach, 2001 East Lloyd St., Pensacola, FL 32503
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The dog park at Bayview Park is a protected acre on Bayou Texar for dogs to run and play. Next to the park is a fenced dog beach where dogs can cool off in the water.

Perdido Key: Dog Beach, River Road Park, 14484 River Road, Perdido Key, FL 32507
Perdido Key is an unincorporated community in Escambia County, between Pensacola and Orange Beach, Alabama. The enclosed dog park backs up to Old River in Perdido Key and provides water access for the dogs to swim and play off leash. From Oct. 1st through April 30, dogs are permitted within the park without a leash. From May 1st through September 30th, dogs must remain on a leash no longer than 8 feet.

Port St. Joe: Troy Deal Public Beach Access
Located at Cape San Blas Road; about 700 feet north of point where Cape San Blas Road turns north. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

St. George Island Public Beaches
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the public beach on St. George Island, but are not permitted on the beach within St. George Island State Park.

Walton County: South Walton Beaches
Dogs are allowed on the beaches of Walton County under certain conditions. Full-time residents and/or property owners in Walton County may obtain a permit through the Clerk of Courts office, which allows leashed dogs on the beach during designated hours. The permit runs annually from August 1 through July 31.

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Belleair Bluffs: Belleair Beach Causeway "Dog Beach"
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The city of Belleair Bluffs is located between Clearwater Beach and Indian Rocks Beach. The beach is located on the stretch of sand that lies to the south of the Belleair Beach Causeway Bridge at the east end, accessible under the high-level bridge from the boat ramp parking lot. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach.

Bradenton: De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton, FL 34209
There are several small beaches within the park. Located west of De Soto Point and northwest of the Visitor Center, the De Soto Point Beach is exposed to the current of the Manatee River and the waves of Tampa Bay. The Cove Beach located on the south side of De Soto Point is more popular because it is sheltered from most current and waves. No life guards are on duty. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Bradenton: Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St NW, Bradenton, FL 34209
Robinson Preserve is located in northwestern Bradenton, in the Palma Sola area, across the street from the Palma Sola Botanical Gardens. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park where the north shore allows for some doggie swimming.

Bradenton Beach: Palma Sola Causeway AKA "Dog Beach"
The Palma Sola Causeway is located at 9000 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34209. Dogs are not permitted on any of the island's beaches. However, dogs can swim at the Palma Sola Causeway Park located on Manatee Avenue just 4 miles east of the Anna Maria Island Bridge and about .5 miles from 75th Street. There are also picnic tables, docks, restrooms and grills.
Thank you, Cheryl!

Clearwater Beach, Town of
Dogs on a leash are only allowed on an area of the beach north of Somerset St. Dogs are not allowed on public beaches.

Dunedin/Clearwater area: Honeymoon Island State Park "Pet Beach"
Honeymoon Island State Park is located on Honeymoon Island, a barrier island across St. Joseph's Sound from Palm Harbor, Ozona, and Crystal Beach. The Pet Beach is located on the southern tip of the Island. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on this portion of the beach and on the nature trail.

Fort Myers Beach: Dog Beach AKA Lee County Off-Leash Dog Area, 8800 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The beach is located at the south end of Lovers Key just west of New Pass Bridge and north of Bonita Beach. No freshwater or amenities are available. No other Lee County beaches allow off-leash dogs; and only the City of Sanibel and the Town of Fort Myers Beach allow dogs on the beach while on-leash.

Fort Myers Beach, Town of
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beaches. Dogs must be licensed.

Naples: Keewaydin Island
Keewaydin Island is a primary barrier island located off the coast of Naples, in Collier County. The only dog friendly beach in Collier County, Keewaydin Island allows dogs on a leash. Keewaydin is only accessible by boat. The Keewaydin Express daily shuttle boat is dog friendly.

St. Pete Beach: Pass-a-Grille Beach Dog Beach
Tucked away at the southern tip of St. Pete Beach, Pass-a-Grille Beach is the longest stretch of undeveloped beach in the area. Dogs on a leash are allowed on a small strip of sand south of the Merry Pier, between First and Third avenues. Dogs are not allowed on any other public beach or beach access in St. Pete Beach.

Sanibel Island: Algiers Beach/Gulfside City Park
Gulfside City Park features beach access, a nice picnic area, and a nature trail. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Algiers Beach.

Sanibel Island: Bowman's Beach
Bowman's Beach offers some of the island's best shelling and most remote beach space. There is a quarter mile or so walk from the parking lot to the beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Bowman's Beach.

Sanibel Island: Lighthouse Park Beach
The park offers beach access, but swimming is not recommended due to causeway currents. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Lighthouse Park Beach.

Sanibel Island: Tarpon Bay Road Beach
Tarpon Bay Road Beach is located at the southern end of Tarpon Bay Road, at the intersection of Tarpon Bay Road @ West Gulf. The beach is 8/10 mile south of Periwinkle Way. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Tarpon Bay Road Beach.

St. Petersburg: Abercrombie Park, Park St. and 38th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, Florida 33709
Abercrombie Park is located just west of Park Street between 38th Avenue and 39th Avenue North. A quarter-mile path leads to the small dog beach in this city park. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park and on the beach.

St. Petersburg: Gandy Beach
Gandy Beach is located along the south side of the Gandy Bridge between Tampa and Pinellas County. Dogs are allowed on the beach.

Tampa: Davis Islands Dog Beach and Park
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Davis Islands Dog Parks are located at 1002 Severn Ave on Davis Islands. The parks are two seperate fenced in areas located at the South end of the Island, past the Peter O. Knight Airport. The dry dog park is approximately 1 acre. The dog beach is 1.5 acres with more than 200 feet of waterfront access. Friends of Davis Islands Dog Parks

Tampa: Picnic Island Park, Dog Beach, 7409 Picnic Island Blvd., Tampa, FL 33616
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Located in Port Tampa, Picnic Island Park encompasses 7.8 acres of sandy beach access. Dogs are welcome to play off-leash on the beach at this park. Just be careful as the area is not fully fenced so if your pet isn’t voice trained you may have issues. There is a children’s play area as well, with water for both dogs and humans.
Thank you, Barbara Ann Kelly!

Tierra Verde/St. Petersburg area: Fort De Soto Park, Paw Playground and Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The only Pinellas County park where dogs are allowed on the beach is the dog park at Fort De Soto park. In addition to having side-by-side, fenced-in dog parks for small and big dogs, Fort De Soto Park has a strip of beach available for dog owners and their furry friends to run without a leash. Dog owners can lay out on the beautiful, white sandy beach and let their dogs socialize with dozens of other animals. If your dog is hot and thirsty, back in the fenced in dog park is a cooling off area with a hose and two water fountains, one for humans and one for dogs. Once inside Ft. Desoto Park, turn right towards the North Beach and the Paw Playground is by the fishing pier on the left. Fort De Soto Park - Paw Playground

Venice: Paw Park, 1600 South Harbor Dr., Venice FL
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. A fenced dog play yard leads to the only beach area in the county where dogs are allowed. Located at 1600 South Harbor Dr., th park includes a fenced in area where dogs can run leash-free during daylight hours and access to a beach where dogs are allowed off-leash.

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Islamorada: Anne's Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Anne's Beach is located on a thin strip of land at the southern tip of Lower Matecumbe Island at MM 73 on the ocean side. The beach features a shallow swimming area, covered picnic tables, boardwalk and bathroom facilities. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach.

Key West: Dog Beach
Dogs are allowed on this tiny stretch of beach (about 30 feet wide) located next to Louie's Backyard at Vernon and Waddell. No restrooms or facilities.

Little Duck Key: Veteran's Memorial Park and Beach
Veteran's Memorial Park and Beach is located at Mile Marker 40 on Highway 1. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Marathon, City of
All of Marathon's beaches - Sombrero Beach and Coco Plum Beach - and parks, with the exception of the Community Park soccer and baseball fields, are dog friendly. Dogs must be leashed.

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Jekyll Island
Dogs on a leash are allowed on beaches anywhere on the island except on an area on the sound end, from the boardwalk at the South Dunes Picnic area south and around the southern tip of the island north to a point or equivalent to 2,000 feet south of the St. Andrews Picnic area. Signs are posted.

Lake Lanier Parks
The Army Corps of Engineers, Forsyth County, City of Cumming, City of Gainesville and Lake Lanier Islands operate these parks around the lake. Pets are allowed in most of the day use parks.

Lake Lanier: Tidwell Park Boat Ramps
Tidwell Park is located on the south west side of Lake Lanier. The boat ramp area provides access to the lake where dogs can swim.

St. Simons Island
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach north of First Street and west of Mallory Street after Labor Day to the Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend. From the Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

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Hawaii: Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, 74-4968 Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy #14, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beaches and trails.

Oahu: Dog Friendly Beaches
Dogs on a leash are allowed on many Oahu beaches, but must be kept on a leash.

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Boise: Redwood Park, 2675 N Shamrock Ave, Boise, ID 83713
All areas within Redwood Park, with the exception of the playground and parking lot, are available for off-leash use during designated hours: sunrise to 10:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. to sunset. Dogs must be on a leash at all other times during the day. The park offers a pond for dog use.

Dover: Balto Dog Park
Located at Dover Bay near Dover City Beach, Balto Dog Park features a boardwalk for diving dogs and a wash-down area with a solar-heated hose system.

Post Falls: Corbin Park, 129-141 S Corbin Rd., Post Falls, ID 83854
Corbin Park is located at the south end of Corbin Road, off Riverbend Avenue from McGuire Road along the banks of the Spokane River. The park offers a hiking trail with swimming holes and small patches of beaches along the way. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Sandpoint: Sandpoint Dog Beach, Lake Pend Oreille
Located on railroad and Idaho Transportation Department right-of-way as well as private land, Dog Beach is a public beach where dogs (and people) can swim. The Sagle-to-Sandpoint Community Trail passes by the beach: to the north downtown Sandpoint is just a short distance; to the south the paved trail parallels the vehicular, two-mile span of the Long Bridge crossing Lake Pend Oreille. No dogs allowed on the Sandpoint city beach.

Stanley: Alturas Lake, Sawtooth National Forest
Located in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Alturas Lake is the southernmost of the Sawtooth NRA's big lakes. There is a designated "Dog Beach" just yards away from the main beach area.

Stanley: Redfish Lake, Sawtooth National Forest
Located in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Redfish Lake is an alpine lake in central Idaho, at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains in Custer County. There is a designated "Dog Beach" about 300 yards from the Redfish Lake Lodge.

Sun Valley: Hulen Pond
Hulen Pond is located just inside the Hulen Meadows neighborhood a few miles north of the center of town. There is a public parking area (no overnights) and a trail that leads to the pond where dogs are allowed to swim.

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Batavia: West Main Community Park Bark Park, 40W101 W. Main Street, Batavia, IL 60510
Located at the southwest corner of the site, Bark Park features three acres of fenced in space, hiking trails, and a large pond where dogs can swim.

Chicago: Dog Friendly Areas - DFA
Dog friendly beaches include Belmont Harbor Beach DFA and Montrose Beach DFA. The owner or other responsible person bringing any dog into a dog friendly area must have a permit and tag issued by a participating Veterinarian for each dog.

Chicago: Belmont Harbor Beach DFA, 3200 N. Lakeshore Dr., Chicago, IL 60657
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. .15 acres, located east of Lake Shore Drive at north end of Belmont Harbor. Dogs are allowed off-leash in the fenced beach area north of Belmont Harbor, located off Lake Shore Drive just south of Recreation Drive.

Chicago: Montrose Beach DFA
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. 3.83 acres, located at north end of Montrose Beach. The beach is a fenced-off area located on the northwest corner of Montrose Beach (the point closest to the city). Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach but must remain leashed when going to and from the car, or anywhere outside the off-leash area. Everyone who uses the beach is required to have a DFA (Dog Friendly Area) tag to prove that their dog is vaccinated and in good health. The Dog Beach is open year round, during all regular Chicago Park District hours.

Evanston: Dog Beach
Evanston's Dog Beach is located just north of the Church Street launch facility, where Church St. meets the lake, and is open from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., April through November, weather permitting. Admission is restricted to dog owners or handlers with a dog beach pass. The dog must be currently licensed in Evanston or provide proof that the dog is licensed by the local government where the dog’s owner lives.

Freeport: Friends Forever Dog Park, 966 W. Rudy Road, Freeport, IL 61032
The 10-acre park includes an agility course, an area just for smaller dogs, and a huge pond where dogs can go for a swim.

Highland Park: Moraine Park Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The beach is located at 2501 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park. A portion of the Moraine Beach is designated as a fenced, off-leash exercise beach for dogs, April 1 through Oct. 31. A picture permit card is required to be allowed entrance into this off-leash area.

Lake Forest: Prairie Wolf Dog Park
Located within the Lake County Forest Preserves, the 44-acre area is fenced and features training enclosures, large fields, trails, toilets, water and a drinking fountain. Dogs are allowed to swim in a pond located through gates at the east end of the dog area. A permit is required to access this Dog Exercise Area. Annual or daily permits are available.

Libertyville: Independence Grove Dog Park
One of four designated areas in the Lake County Forest Preserves where dogs can play off-leash. This 30-acre area just for dogs features fields and wooded areas, and a large pond for swimming. A permit is required to access this Dog Exercise Area. Annual or daily permits are available.

St. Charles: East Side Sports Complex Dog Park, 3565 Legacy Blvd off Kirk Rd., St. Charles, IL
The .84 acre dog park offers access to the site’s pond where dogs are allowed to swim.

Wilmette: Gillson Park Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The beach is located at the south end of Gillson Park in Wilmette. Dogs must have a permit to use the Dog Beach and must be on leash at all times in Gillson Park while on their way to the dog beach. All other times they may be off-leash. The beach has specific hours. To use the Dog Beach owners must purchase a tag for their dog—fees are $33 for residents ($6 for each additional dog), and $184 for non-residents ($61 for each additional dog). Tags may be purchased at the Park District Administrative Office in Village Hall, 1200 Wilmette Ave. Permit tags are good for one year.

Winnetka: Centennial Park Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The Winnetka Park District operates an off-leash dog beach at Centennial Park, located south of Elder and Sheridan Rd. Anyone wishing to bring his/her dog to the dog beach must have a valid pass. Dogs must be leashed at all times while in the park (Centennial Park is not part of the dog beach); they may be released from their leash only when they enter the fenced-in area leading to the beach. There is a limit of two dogs per person at the beach at a time.

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Chesterton: Indiana Dunes State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on non-swimming beaches only.

Chesterton, Lake Michigan: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
The national lakeshore beaches to the east of the Indiana Dunes State Park (Kemil Beach, Dunbar Beach and Lake View Beach) are open to pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Pets are not permitted on the national lakeshore beaches to the west of the state park (Porter Beach, Portage Lakefront Beach and West Beach). Pets are permitted in parking areas and trails near the beach area, but must stay off the actual beach. Dogs must be on a leash at all times, even when swimming in the lake.

Fort Wayne: Fox Island County Park, 7324 Yohne Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46809
Fox Island is a 605 acre park located in southwest Allen County. There is a Dog Beach where you dog can go swimming; this is the only area in the park where dogs are allowed off-leash.

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Iowa City: Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park, Peninsula Park, West End of Foster Road, Iowa City, IA
The 11 acre dog park features three separate areas: one for small dogs, Lucky Pawz Playground for all dogs, and Emma' Run Training and Agility Area. There is a large pond about 15 feet deep for use by all dogs. The west side of the pond is shallow where dogs can wade in. All dogs using the park must have a park permit tag. Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park on Facebook

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Shawnee: Shawnee Mission Park Dog Off-Leash Area
Located east of the observation tower on John Barkley Drive, the 53-acre off-leash area features a dog swim area along with wood chip and natural surface trails through grassland and wooded areas.

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Cameron Parish
Cameron Parish is home to more than 26 miles of natural Gulf Coast beaches. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Grand Isle: Grand Isle State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted at the designated swimming areas.

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Maine State Parks
Pets on a leash are allowed on Maine State Park beaches only during the off-season, from October 1st through March 31st. Pets must be leashed at all times. Find a Maine State Park

Bar Harbor: Hadley Point Beach
Hadley Point Beach is a short drive from the downtown Bar Harbor district. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Biddeford, City of: Biddeford Pool and Fortunes Rocks Beach
Dogs and horses are not allowed on any part of the City's public beaches between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Rotary Park, from May 25 to September 15 of each year. From September 16 to May 24, and during operating hours, dogs may be off leash and under voice command.

Boothbay Harbor: Barrett Park, Lobster Cove Rd., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Barrett Park features a large lawn, covered gazebo, restrooms, and two rocky beaches off Linekin Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Brooksville: Holbrook Island Sanctuary
Bordering Penobscot Bay in Brooksville, Holbrook Island Sanctuary protects many different ecosystems. Dogs on a leash no longer than 4 feet are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st to March 31st.

Camden: Laite Beach
Just 1/2 mile from downtown Camden off Bay View Street, Laite Beach overlooks Camden's outer harbor and Curtis Island. Between May 1 and September 30 dogs are only allowed in the park and on the beach from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cape Elizabeth: Crescent Beach State Park
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1st through March 31st.

Castine: Backshore Beach
Dogs are allowed on the beach under voice control or on a leash.

East Boothbay: Grimes Cove Beach, Ocean Point, East Boothbay, ME
Grimes Cove is a small pebble beach and boat launch at the tip of Ocean Point in East Boothbay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Edmunds Township: Cobscook Bay State Park
Located of U.S. Route 1 approximately 6 miles south of Dennysville and 6 miles north of Whiting, Cobscook Bay State Park is surrounded on three sides by the salt waters of Cobscook Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1st through March 31st.

Georgetown: Reid State Park
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1st through March 31st.

Kennebunk: Gooch's Beach, Middle Beach, Mother's Beach
From June 15th until the day after Labor Day dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach before 9 a.m and after 5 p.m. At other times of the year, dogs are allowed on the beach but must be kept on a leash.

Kennebunkport; Arundel Beach aka Colony Beach
Arundel Beach is a 150-yard stretch of sand and pebble beach at the mouth of the Kennebunk River on Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport, just about a mile south of Dock Square in the heart of the village. There is a small gravel parking lot, but no facilities. From June 15 through September 15 dogs on a leash are allowed on Colony Beach before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m. At other times of the year, dogs are allowed on a leash.

Kennebunkport: Goose Rocks Beach
Goose Rocks Beach comprises close to three scenic miles of wide, smooth sandy beach. There are no lifeguards or facilities. From June 15 through September 15 dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach before 8:30 a.m. and after 6 p.m. At other times of the year, dogs are allowed on the beach but must be kept on a leash. For more info call the Kennebunkport Town Office at 207-967-4243.

Kittery: Seapoint and Crescent Beaches
Dogs are allowed off-leash and under control of their owner on Crescent and Seapoint beaches before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m from June 15 through Sept. 10 of each year.

Kittery: Fort Foster Park
Fort Foster Park is located on Pocahontas Road on Gerrish Island in Kittery Point. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park except are prohibited from Pier Beach east of the Pier for approximately 400 feet or as designated by signs.

Lamoine: Lamoine Beach
Lamoine Beach is a very long beach with a picnic area and parking lot. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Lamoine: Lamoine State Park, 23 State Park Road, Lamoine, ME 04605
Lamoine State Park is a 55 acre park offering an oceanside setting with picnic and campsite areas, hot showers, a dock, boat access, and a pebble beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st through March 31st.

Lubec: Quoddy Head State Park, 973 South Lubec Rd., Lubec, ME 04652
Dogs on a leash no longer than 4 feet are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st through March 31st.

Old Orchard Beach, City of
From Memorial Day through Labor Day of each year, dogs are only allowed on the public beach before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. (before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. in Ocean Park). During the rest of the year dogs are allowed on the beach at any time.

Ogunquit, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed within the Ogunquit Beach Area and Marginal Way only during the off-season, from October 1st to March 31st. Dogs are not permitted within the Ogunquit Beach area or the Marginal Way from April 1st to September 30th, or in the Ogunquit River Estuary at any time.

Phippsburg: Popham Beach State Park, 10 Perkins Farm Lane, Phippsburg, ME 04562
Dogs on a leash no longer than 4 feet are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st to March 31st.

Portland: East End Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach only during the off-season, from the day after Labor Day to the day before Memorial Day.

Saco, City of:
Dogs are allowed on Saco municipal beaches, Bay View Beach and Kinney Shores Beach, at any time. Dogs must be on leashes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in July and August. At all other times, dogs must be on leash or under their owners' control. Within Ferry Beach State Park, dogs are not allowed on the beach proper, but are allowed in the park interior.

Saco: Ferry Beach State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 4 feet are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st to March 31st.

Scarborough: Ferry Beach, Pine Point Beach (Hurd Park), Higgins Beach
Dogs are restricted from certain beach areas from April 1st to the day after Labor Day:
Higgins Beach - the restricted area is defined as that part of the beach from Champion Street to the Spurwink River - no dogs allowed.
Ferry/Western Beach – the restricted area is defined as that portion of the beach commonly known as Ferry Beach, beginning at the southerly end of the municipal parking lot and extending south to Ferry Rock and thence southeast the full length of the beach commonly known as Western Beach – no dogs allowed.
Pine Point Beach – the restricted area is defined as that portion of the beach from the main beach access path at Hurd Park north to the Scarborough River - dogs on leash only.

Scarborough: Scarborough Beach State Park
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1st through March 31st.

Seal Harbor/Acadia National Park area: Little Long Pond Off-Leash Area
This off-leash area is located just outside Acadia National Park, on the south side of the island close to Seal Harbor. Privately owned by the Rockefeller family and generously shared with the public, it has rolling meadows, shaded trails and a pond in which dogs are allowed to swim.

Sears Island
Sears Island is located off the coast of Searsport in Waldo County, Maine at the top of Penobscot Bay. Dogs are allowed on the beach.

South Portland: Spring Point Shoreway
The Spring Point Shoreway runs 1.6 miles from Fisherman’s Point to Bug Light Park and features two sandy beaches. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park and along the shoreline.

South Portland: Thomas Knight Park
Dogs are allowed off-leash in the park from 6 a.m to 9 p.m. year round. There is some water access along the edge of the park and also a small beach that can be accessed by a rather steep path through the grass. Dogs on the pier or floats must be on kept on a leash.

South Portland: Willard Beach
Willard Beach overlooks Casco Bay and is sandwiched between Fisherman’s Point and the SMCC campus. From May 1 through September 30 dogs on a leash are only allowed on the beach between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and 7 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. From October 1- April 30, dogs are allowed off-leash from 7am - sunset.

Southport Island: Hendricks Head Beach, Beach Road, Southport Island, ME
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Hendricks Head Beach is a long, sandy beach with views to Hendrick’s Head Light. Dogs are allowed off-leash at any time with voice control and a leash on hand.

Stockton Springs: Sandy Point Beach
Located in between Prospect and Stockton Springs in Waldo County, Sandy Point Beach is a 100-acre public preserve with a small beach, and relatively warm water that’s good for swimming. Sandy Point has no public facilities, no lifeguard, and limited parking. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Wells, Town of
In the Town of Wells, there are three beautiful sandy beaches open to the public: Wells Beach, Crescent Beach and Drake's Island Beach. From June 16 to September 15, dogs are only allowed on the beach from 6 p.m. till 8 a.m. Dogs must be on a leash and under charge of a responsible person.

Wells: Drake's Island Beach
Drake's Island Beach extends from the enormous rock jetty at the entrance to Wells Harbor northward to join with Laudholm Farm Beach. From June 16 to September 15, dogs are only allowed on the beach before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Dogs must be on a leash and under charge of a responsible person.

Yarmouth: Sandy Point Beach
Dogs are allowed at Sandy Point Beach only during the off-season, from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Yarmouth: Royal River Park
Located in the center of town, the Royal River Park provides a mile long walkway along the river bank complete with waterfalls and scenic vistas. Dogs are allowed off-leash in the park April 1–Oct.31, 9a.m.– 6p.m,; and Nov. 1 – March 31, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all other times. "Picnic Park” is a designated off-leash area in Royal River Park available at any time the park is open for public use.

York: Long Sands Beach, Short Sands Beach, Harbor Beach
From May 20th through September 15th no dogs are allowed on York beaches between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Between May 20th and September 20th dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only from 6 p.m. to sunrise. Between May 20th and September 20th dogs are allowed off-leash between sunrise and 8 a.m. as long as the dog is under the voice control of its owner or responsible party. At other times of year, dogs are allowed off-leash on beach so long as owner is present with a leash at hand.

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Pets in Maryland State Parks
Maryland State Parks welcome pets on a leash. Dogs may be off-leash and under voice control while swimming in designated areas or hunting (with the appropriate permit). Pets are allowed year-round in undeveloped areas, in day use and picnic areas, and in campgrounds. Pets are allowed on swimming beaches in the following parks:
Assateague (day after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend)
Cunningham Falls Houck Area (day after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend)
Deep Creek Lake (day after Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend)
Elk Neck (day after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend)
Greenbrier (October 1st to April 30th)
Gunpowder Falls Hammerman Area (day after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend)
Herrington Manor (day after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend)
New Germany (day after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend)
North Point (day after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend)
Sandy Point (October 1 - April 30)

Annapolis: Sandy Point State Park
Sandy Point State Park is located along the Northwestern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Pets are allowed in the boat ramp area to board vessels and in the day use area from October 1 to April 30.

Assateague State Park
Assateague State Park is Maryland's only oceanfront park. It is located on Assateague Island, a barrier island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Sinepuxent Bay on the west. Pets are allowed in day-use areas during the off-season, from the day after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend.

Assateague Island National Seashore
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the Maryland portion of the National Seashore, but are not permitted in the backcountry, on nature trails, on the lifeguard-protected beach, north of the State Park to the Ocean City Inlet, and the entire Virginia portion of Assateague Island, even in a car.

Boonsboro: Greenbrier State Park
Greenbrier State Park features a 42-acre man-made lake and beach. Pets are allowed in the day-use area and lake only during the off-season, from October 1 to April 30.

Chesapeake Beach: Bay Front Park Beach (Brownie's Beach)
Bay Front Park is a small swimming beach located on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay one-half mile south of Chesapeake Beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Crisfield: Janes Island State Park
Accessible only by boat (canoes and small power boats), the island portion of the park – Janes Island – includes over 2,900 acres of saltmarsh, over 30 miles of water trails, and miles of isolated pristine beaches. Pets are allowed in the day use area, marina area, on trails and on the island.

Deep Creek Lake: Deep Creek Lake State Park
Pets are allowed to swim from shoreline in all areas except swimming beach, docks or fishing piers and are allowed in all day-use areas and lake (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area from Memorial Day weekend until after Labor Day). Please keep in mind that the Garrett County Leash Law applies in the park.

Edgemere: North Point State Park
North Point State Park is located in Baltimore County on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Dogs are permitted in North Point State Park, except in the “developed area” from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. The “developed area” includes the wading beach, picnic areas, main parking lot (or parking lot B), visitor center, gazebo, trolley station, water fountain and fishing piers.

Grantsville: New Germany State Park
New Germany State Park has diverse forests with ten miles of multi-use trails and a small lake suitable for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating. Pets are allowed in day-use area and lake (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area from Memorial Day weekend until after Labor Day).

Lexington Park: Elm's Beach Park
Elm's Beach Park is located on the Chesapeake Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Lusby: Flag Ponds Nature Park
Flags Pond Nature Park is located on the Chesapeake Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park which includes a sandy beach.

Middle River: Gunpowder Falls State Park, Hammerman Area
Located in Middle River, Gunpowder State Park's Hammerman Area offers picnicking, pavilions, playgrounds and a swimming beach. Pets are allowed in all undeveloped areas of the park and in Dundee Creek Marina area. Pets are allowed in Hammerman Area (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area from Memorial Day Weekend until after Labor Day).

North East: Elk Neck State Park
The park boasts 2,188 acres of sandy beaches, marshlands, and heavily wooded bluffs overlooking the North East River, the Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay. Dogs are allowed in all day-use areas, including North East Beach area (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area from Memorial Day weekend until after Labor Day).

Oakland: Herrington Manor State Park
Herrington Manor State Park encompasses 365 acres and offers swimming, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, hiking, tennis, volleyball and 20 furnished log cabins for rental use year round. Pets are allowed in day-use area, except on the sandy beach from Memorial Day weekend until after Labor Day.

Ocean City, City of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach and boardwalk only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st through April 30th.

Pasadena: Downs Park Dog Beach, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Situated on the Chesapeake Bay in Downs Park, the beach is a small area that is not fenced. Dogs are allowed off-leash.

Scotland: Point Lookout State Park
Maryland's only beachfront state park, Point Lookout is a peninsula formed by the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. After Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend pets are allowed on paved portion of causeway, on beach north of the causeway entrance of Tanner's Creek on Bay side, and beach south of causeway on the Bay side.

Stevensville: Dog Beach at Matapeake Park
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park. A winding trail through the woods ends at the Dog Beach, on the sandy banks of Chesapeake Bay, where dogs are allowed to swim. Pets are not allowed on the public beach.

Stevensville: Terrapin Nature Park, 191 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666
This 276-acre nature park features a 3.25-mile oyster chaff walking trail, which meanders through wildflower meadows, wetlands, tidal ponds, woodlands and sandy beaches. Dogs on a leash are allowed in all areas of the park.

Towson: Paw Point Dog Park at Robert E. Lee Park
Robert E. Lee Park is a city/county park encompassing 450 acres of woodland, wetlands, serpentine barrens, rare plants and rocky plateaus surrounding Lake Roland. Paw Point is a membership-only park within Robert E. Lee Park. It is a fully fenced, 1 acre off leash swim and play park.

Thurmont: Cunningham Falls State Park, Houck Area
Located in the picturesque Catoctin Mountains, Cunningham Falls State Park is divided into two separate but unique areas. The William Houck Area located three miles west of Thurmont on Route 77 has the lake area, falls and camping area. In the Houck Area pets allowed anywhere in the day-use area except for sandy portion of the beach and lake from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

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Massachusetts State Parks, Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) - Dogs in DCR Parks
In order to avoid negative impacts on water quality and to protect sensitive habitats, DCR’s regulations provide that from May 1 to September 15 of each year, unless otherwise posted, dogs are not allowed on coastal beaches or in designated swimming areas of inland beaches. In addition, under federal and state law, beginning April 1 and extending through September 15 of each year, unless otherwise posted, dogs are not allowed on coastal beaches designated as priority nesting habitats for shorebirds.

NORTH SHORE/CAPE ANN & WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

Amherst: Conservation Areas
Dogs must be leashed at all times except between the hours of dawn and 10am at the Mill River and Amethyst Brook Conservation Areas. Dogs off leash within these hours must be under voice control at all times. Dogs are prohibited from the Puffer’s Pond south beach and are not allowed in the water of Puffer’s Pond. Dogs must be leashed on all conservation areas from April 1 through June 30 to protect ground-nesting bird species.

Beverly, City of
From and including Memorial Day to and including Labor Day of each year, leashed dogs are allowed on the beaches only between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Danvers: Sandy Beach, 44 River Street, Danvers, MA 01923
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the town beach, Sandy Beach.

Gloucester, City of
Public beaches in Gloucester include Cressy’s Beach, located at the lower end of Historic Stage Fort Park; Good Harbor Beach, located on Thatcher Road, Rte 127A; Half Moon Beach, located in historic Stage Fort Park; Niles Beach, located on Eastern Point Road in East Gloucester; Pavilion Beach, located on the Eastern end of Stacey Boulevard in the area known as “The Fort”; Plum Cove Beach, located on Washington Street in the northern section of the City; and Wingaersheek Beach, located in the western part of Gloucester at the end of Atlantic Street off Rte. 133 and Concord Street. Dogs are allowed on Gloucester public beaches only during the off-season, from October 1 to April 30 annually. Dogs must be leashed except on even numbered days at Good Harbor beach and odd numbered days at Wingaersheek beach. Dogs are also allowed on Plum Cove Beach on consecutive days in the off season. Gloucester Beaches

Ipswich: Crane Beach
Dog walking is permitted on the beach from October 1 through March 31. A portion of the beach to the left of the westernmost (town of Ipswich) boardwalk has been designated as a leash-free zone.

Ipswich: Pavilion Beach, 136 Little Neck Rd (Bayview Rd), Ipswich, MA 01938
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Labor Day to Memorial Day.

Manchester: Singing Beach, 121 Beach Street, Manchester, MA 01944
Dogs on a leash are allowed on any beach in Manchester only during the off-season, from Oct. 15 through April 14. Each person is limited to a maximum of two dogs.
Thank you, Andrea!

Manchester: Black Beach, 15 Ocean Street, Manchester, MA 01944
Black Beach is located on Ocean Street near the Coolidge Reservation. There are no amenities at this beach other than trash barrels. There are no parking spaces at this beach. Dogs are permitted on the beach from October 15 - April 15.

Nahant, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st through April 30th, except on the beach on Castle Road opposite the Coast Guard Station may be used year round for the exercise of dogs not on a leash.

Newburyport: Plum Island
Plum Island is located off the northeast coast of Massachusetts, north of Cape Ann. It is a barrier island approximately 11 miles in length. Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 15 to May 15.

Rockport, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on Rockport beaches only during the off-season, from Sept. 16 to June 1.

Salem: Salem Willows Park, 173 Fort Ave., Salem, MA 01970
Two sandy beaches. Free on-street parking and parking lot. Restrooms, play areas and concession stands. No lifeguard. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Salisbury: Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Beach Rd. Rte. 1A, Salisbury, MA
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from September 16th to April 1st.

Swampscott, Town of
Dogs are allowed on Swampscott public beaches only during the off-season, between October 1 and May 20 and the following restrictions apply; Dogs must be accompanied by the owner/keeper at all times. Dogs must be leashed to and from the high water mark. From the high water mark to the water's edge dogs may be off the leash, but under direct control and supervision of the owner/keeper. The pooper/scooper by-law will apply to the water's edge. Signs shall be erected on all public beaches of the Town of Swampscott stating “No dogs allowed on beaches between May 20 and October 1." No animals allowed on Whales/New Ocean Beach at any time.

BOSTON BEACHES

Boston/South Boston: Carson Beach
Access the beach from Day Boulevard, South Boston. A walking path traces the water's edge from Castle Island to the Kennedy Library. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach but only during the off-season.

Boston/East Boston: Constitution Beach
Constitution Beach features a new bathhouse, large playground, picnic area, tennis and handball courts. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach but only during the off-season.

Boston/Dorchester: Malibu Beach and Savin Hill Beach
Malibu Beach and Savin Hill Beach are public beaches in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston MA. Malibu Beach offers protected swimming and bathhouse. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach but only during the off-season.

Boston/Dorchester: Tenean Beach
Tenean Beach is a popular swimming beach with playground facilities, tennis and basketball courts. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach but only during the off-season.

SOUTH SHORE

Duxbury, Town of
From April 1st to September 15 all dogs are prohibited from the front beach, known as the Resident Beach, south to the poles delineating the start of the 4x4 beach. From April 1st to September 15th all dogs are prohibited from the back beach north of the Powder Point Bridge adjacent to the Resident Parking Lot.

Hingham: Stodder's Neck Park
Located on the Weymouth/Hingham line near the Shipyard, the park offers many small access paths leading down to the water. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Hull: Nantasket Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Sept. 16th to June 1st.

Marshfield: Green Harbor Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round. Where to Walk Your Dog in Marshfield
Thank you, Lee Hannula!

Marshfield: Rexhame Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round.
Thank you, Lisa Reich!

Plymouth, Town of
A seasonal partial ban on dogs at Long Beach initiated by the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is in effect from April 1 through September 30 and affects all Town properties north of the “Day Parking Area”, which is a 4x4 parking area located approximately one mile north of the main parking area. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Ryder Way and the beachfront from the main parking lot north to the Day Parking Area, excluding areas closed for shorebird nesting.

Quincy, City of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the city-owned beaches only during the off-season, from Nov. 1 through April 30.

Quincy: Wollaston Beach
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) manages Wollaston Beach including lifeguards and maintenance. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Sept. 16th till May 1st.

Scituate, Town of
The Town of Scituate operates five oceanfront beach areas with six designated swimming areas. These include Egypt Beach, Humarock Beach, Minot Beach (two areas), Peggotty Beach, and Sand Hills Beach. Dogs are not allowed on any public or beach within the town of Scituate from June 15th to September 15th from 10am-6pm. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach at all other times.

Westport: Horseneck Beach State Reservation, 5 John Reed Road Westport, MA 02791
No dogs are allowed on Beach and Recreation Areas, owned or under the control of the Town of Westport during the six months of May through October inclusive. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Nov. 1st through April 30th.

CAPE COD

Barnstable, Town of
Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from September 16 through May 14th.

Barnstable: Sandy Neck Beach Park, 425 Sandy Neck Rd, W Barnstable, MA 02668
Sandy Neck Beach Park, a coastal barrier beach, is approximately six miles long, varying in width from 200 yards to one half mile. All dogs must be leashed (15 feet or less) from March 1st until September 15th. At all other times, dogs must be kept leashed or under direct voice control of the owner or keeper. Dogs are not allowed on Bodfish Beach (including the beach parking lots), from May 15th through September 15th. Bodfish Beach is the section of public bathing beach located in front of the Sandy Neck parking lots that is designated by “Lifeguard On Duty” signs. Dogs are allowed on the Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Beach year round. Vehicles with ORV permits are the only ones authorized to drive past the Gatehouse with a dog in the vehicle from May 15th to September 15th.

Brewster, Town of
Dogs are only allowed on public beaches, tidal flats, landings, and public ponds during the off-season, from Oct. 2nd through April 30th.

Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod National Seashore manages a total of six ocean beaches in the the following towns: Eastham (Coast Guard and Nauset Light beaches), Wellfleet (Marconi Beach), Truro (Head of the Meadow Beach) and Provincetown (Race Point and Herring Cove beaches). Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed year round on Cape Cod National Seashore beaches except as follows: During the summer, pets are not permitted on lifeguard-protected beaches. Passing through to unprotected areas of the beach is permitted; During shorebird nesting periods, pets are not permitted in posted locations. Passing through these areas is prohibited. Pets are not permitted on designated nature trails, certain bike trails, and fresh water ponds within Cape Cod National Seashore (beaches and water ), May 15 through October 15.

Chatham, Town of
Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from September 16 through April 30. The exception is Pleasant Bay (Jackknife), North Chatham where dogs are allowed on the beach before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

Dennis, Town of
Dogs are not allowed on the beaches any time from Friday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Responsible owners are welcome to visit beaches with their dogs the rest of the year, as long as the dogs remain leashed, restrained, or under voice control. Chapin Beach Conservation Area: Although Chapin public beach prohibits dogs during the summer season, dog owners may follow the 4 wheel drive tracks to the left of the public beach and walk the conservation area of the beach and sand flats year round. Dogs must be on leash at all times. Beach parking sticker required during summer beach hours. Crowe’s Pasture Conservation Area and Beach: Dogs are allowed on the beach, but must be on a leash at all times.

Dennis: Fresh Pond Dog Park
Fresh Pond Dog Park has a good-sized fenced enclosure and a half-mile walking trail through cedar and maple woods. Dogs are not permitted to swim in Fresh Pond Reservoir; swimming in the adjacent Little Pond is permitted, however.

Eastham, Town of
Dogs are not allowed on any of the town beaches or in parking lots at any time from June 15th through Labor Day. FOR HOLDERS OF VALID EASTHAM BEACH STICKERS ONLY: No dogs are allowed in the Dyer Prince/Rock Harbor Area between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. between June 15th and Labor Day. Dogs on a leash will be allowed in the Dyer Prince/Rock Harbor Area only before 9:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. between June 15th and Labor Day. Automobiles using this area must have a valid Town of Eastham sticker. In Wiley Park, no dogs will be allowed on the beach and/or in the playground from June 15th through Labor Day. Dogs are allowed on the walking trails throughout the year.

Falmouth, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beaches only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through April 30th.

Harwich: Red River Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed at Red River Beach only during the off-season, after Labor Day and before Memorial Day. From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day dogs are allowed at Red River Beach in the parking lot from dawn to 9 a.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to dusk. Red River Beach is the only Harwich beach with daily parking available to non-residents.

Orleans, Town of
From April 1 through Labor Day, dogs are not allowed at certain areas of the beaches for the following locations: North of Nauset Parking Lot; South of Nauset Parking Lot to Trail #1; South of Trail #1 to Chatham Inlet - Must be on leash of not more than 30 ft. at all times April 1st - Labor Day (means off leash after Labor Day); Skaket Beach; and Nauset Beach. From Labor Day Friday before Memorial Day - Columbus Day dogs are not allowed at Rock Harbor.

Provincetown: Race Point Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Race Point Beach is located on the Atlantic Ocean side of Provincetown. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach year round, but must be kept on a leash and out of lifeguard protected areas.

Provincetown: Herring Cove Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore
Part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, Herring Cove Beach provides miles of beaches along the Massachusetts Bay side of Provincetown. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Provincetown, Town of
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. From Memorial Day through Nov. 1 dogs are allowed off-leash on town beaches from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m and from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. From Nov. 2 through the day before Memorial Day dogs are allowed off-leash on town beaches from 6 a.m to 9 p.m. Dogs must be leashed on Town owned beaches at all other times. All Dogs must be licensed and have a current rabies vaccination.

Sandwich, Town of
There are two saltwater and three freshwater beaches in Sandwich. Dogs on a leash are allowed on town beaches only during the off-season, from Sept. 16 to May 15.

Truro, Town of
Dogs are not permitted on town beaches between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. from the third Saturday in June through Labor Day. Dogs on a leash are allowed on beaches any time after Labor Day and before that third Saturday in June. No dogs are allowed in protected shorebird nesting areas when posted (usually from spring through early summer).

Wellfleet, Town of
Dogs must be leashed at all times on Town beaches and landings between May 15th and October 15th, and are not allowed on the lifeguarded portions of Newcomb Hollow, Cahoon Hollow, White Crest and Maguire Landing at LeCount Hollow between the hours of 9am and 5pm during the summer season except to walk from the parking lot to a point beyond the end of the guarded beach. Pets are never allowed on the following salt water beaches and landings: Burton Baker, Indian Neck and Nauset Road, Mayo Beach and Powers Landing. Pets are not allowed in the following freshwater ponds or on the beaches of these ponds: Gull Pond, Long Pond, Great Pond, Duck Pond, Higgins Pond, the Sluiceway, Spectacle Pond, or Dyer Pond from May 15th through October 15th. Pets shall be kept away from bathers at all town landings and beaches at all times. Pets are not allowed to be left in any parked vehicles in any beach parking lot or in any beach area or on Nauset Road during the summer season.

MARTHA'S VINEYARD

Martha's Vineyard: Eastville Point Beach, Norton Point Beach.
January 1-March 31: No restrictions on dogs.
April 1-May 14: Dogs are allowed on beaches but 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 are prohibited within 100 yards of posted nesting habitat by federal and state regulation AND Dogs are prohibited on all beaches between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
September 1-September 15: Dogs are prohibited on all beaches between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
September 16-December 31: No restrictions on dogs.
Beaches of Martha's Vineyard

NANTUCKET ISLAND

Nantucket Island
Dogs are not permitted on beaches where lifeguards or endangered species habitat are present. Dogs on a leash are allowed on most of Nantucket's non-lifeguarded beaches year round. Dogs are not permitted on Surfside Beach or Jetties Beach at any time from June 15 - Sept. 15. Dogs must be leashed on all beaches at all times. Nantucket Beach Map

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Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas with Pet-Friendly Shorelines
The following parks allow some form of pet-friendly water access: Brighton Recreation Area, Burt Lake State Park, Grand Mere State Park, Harrisville State Park, McLain State Park, Mears State Park, Otsego Lake State Park, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Port Crescent State Park, South Higgins Lake State Park, Tawas Point State Park, and Warren Dunes State Park.

Bark River: Fuller Park, 850 Hwy M-35 South, Bark River, MI 49807
This waterfront park is located on the Bark River and Lake Michigan. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach and dunes area.

Boyne City: Tannery Beach
Located at 862 Front St. in Boyne City, Tannery Beach offers public access to the water where dogs can swim.

Eagle River: Seven Mile Point Beach
Located on the north shore of the Keweenaw Peninsula in the Upper Peninsula, Seven Mile Point Beach is comprised of 32 acres and nearly 2,000’ of gorgeous Lake Superior shoreline, including sand and cobble beach. Friendly dogs are allowed on the beach.

East Tawas: Tawas Point State Park Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. A dog-friendly section of shoreline is available on Tawas Bay between the campground and the lighthouse. This area is enclosed by fencing and is the only shoreline-area in the park where pets are allowed. Pets are prohibited in all other beach-areas as well as the Sandy Hook Trail.

Empire: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are generally permitted within the Lakeshore except in certain limited areas designated as "no-pet" areas. These areas can be identified by a "No Pets" sign. Pets are allowed on the following beach areas: From Platte River Campground / Railroad Grade trail north to Peterson Road; from Esch Road north to the Lakeshore boundary (south of Empire); from the Lakeshore boundary north of Empire to just south of the North Bar Lake stream outlet; from Maritime Museum east (but not on the Maritime Museum grounds) to the Lakeshore boundary (west of Glen Arbor); from the Lakeshore boundary north of Glen Arbor around Pyramid Point to CR 669; from CR 651 north to the Lakeshore northern boundary; and Glen Lake Picnic Area.

Ferrysburg: North Beach Park Dog Beach
North Beach Park offers swimming along 745 feet of Lake Michigan shoreline. Dogs are allowed in the park only during the off-season, from October 1 through April 30. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet and under control.

Gaylord: Otsego Lake State Park Dog Beach
There is a section of pet-friendly shoreline on Otsego Lake, however it is only accessible via a flight of stairs near site 64. During times of high water, this area becomes even less accessible. Dogs must be on a six foot leash and under an owner's immediate control at all times.

Grand Haven: Grand Haven City Beach
The city beach is located between The Bil-Mar restaurant and Grand Haven State Park beach on Harbor Drive on the south end of the beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the City owned beach before and after the summer swimming season and year-round south of the swim buoys to the City limits (south of Grand Avenue). Dogs are not allowed north of the southernmost swim buoy during the summer.

Grand Marais area: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the following areas; Sand Point, in the parking and picnic areas, beaches and road; Miners Beach, in the parking and picnic areas, beach and trail to the beach; Twelvemile Beach Campground, in the campground, picnic area and Lake Superior beach areas directly in front of campgrounds; and Hurricane River Campground, in the campground, picnic area, and Lake Superior beach directly in front of campground.

Hancock: McLain State Park Dog Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on a portion of the Lake Superior shoreline at F.J. McLain State Park.

Harbor Springs: Zoll Street Beach
Located between Wequetonsing and Walstrom's marina, this beach has a long, shallow area that is great for dogs to play in the water. There are sandy and grassy areas and picnic tables.

Harrisville: Harrisville State Park Dog Beach
There is a pet-friendly section of shoreline available at the north end of the camper's beach. This section of shoreline is available via a foot trail near site #103. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and under an owner's immediate control at all times.

Holland: Tunnel Park
Located along the shoreline of Lake Michigan, this 22 acre park offers swimming, sunbathing and picnicking. Dogs are allowed at Tunnel Park but only during the off-season, from October 1 through April 30. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet and under control,

Howell: Brighton Recreation Area Dog Beach
There is a pet-friendly section of shoreline available on Chilson Pond. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and under an owner's immediate control at all times.

Indian River: Burt Lake State Park Dog Beach
Dogs are not allowed on the swimming beach, but there is a designated area where dogs can go into the water, located near campsite lot number 42, off Road 1, at the west end of the park. The road leads to the beach and dog run. Pets must be on a 6 foot or less leash and attended at all times.

Lake Orion: Orion Oaks Dog Park, 2301 W Clarkston Road, Lake Orion, MI 48360
The dog park is a 24-acre fenced enclosure located in Orion Oaks Country Park, featuring a small dog area, including two trails, picnic shelter, drinking water, field area, new parking lot; and access to Lake Sixteen for swimming (dogs only).

Lansing: Howard and Erna Soldan Dog Park, Hawk Island County Park, 1601 E. Cavanaugh Rd., Lansing, MI 48910
The Soldan Dog Park is an off-leash dog park adjacent to Hawk Island. The park consists of more than 15 acres of diverse natural area complete with trails and a large pond for swimming dogs. The Soldan Dog Park requires the use of an electronic pass card (key FOB) for access into the dog park.

Ludington: Buttersville Park Beach, South Lakeshore Drive, Ludington, MI
Located between Lake Michigan and Pere Marquette Lake just south of Ludington, Buttersville Park has a picnic area with grills, playground, restrooms, and a pavilion. Further into the park, a wooden seating area offers a breathtaking view of the Lake Michigan shoreline. Climb the steps down to the expansive beach, perfect for swimming and sunning. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Ludington: Loomis Street Boat Ramp
Located at the end of Ludington Avenue, the Loomis Street Boat Ramp has a small Lake Michigan beach area where dogs are welcome off-leash. This area is a short walk from downtown.

Ludington: Ludington State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Ludington State Park. Dogs are not allowed in park buildings or swim beaches, but are welcome in the campgrounds and hiking trails. There is an area called Sargent Sand Lake along Piney Ridge Road that is not an actual beach--but it is on State Park property and dogs are allowed in the water there. They can also go into the water at Lost Lake, north of Beechwood Campground, and the sandy shoreline on the south side and to the east of the dam.

Manistee: Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area, Huron-Manistee National Forest
Nordhouse Dunes is a National Wilderness Area within the Manistee National Forest. It is the only congressionally designed wilderness area located along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Michigan's lower peninsula. No dogs allowed on the swimming beach, but they are allowed on the rest of the beach in designated areas only.

Munising area/Upper Peninsula: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on Miners Beach and on the beaches of Sand Point.

Munising: Grand Island National Recreation Area
Grand Island is part of the Hiawatha National Forest, located in Lake Superior just off the north shore of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula about one-half mile from the mainland community of Munising, Michigan. The Island's massive 300-foot high sandstone cliffs, lush forests, and white sand beaches comprise approximately 13,500 acres surrounded by the largest fresh water lake: Superior. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Muskegon: Norman F. Kruse Park Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The park has about one mile of Lake Michigan Beach. The city has allocated a section of the beach along the northern part of the park just for dogs. The location of the dog beach is Sherman at Beach in Muskegon.

Onekama: North Point Beach
Located at the end of 2nd Street off of Portage Point Drive, Onekama, MI. Dogs are welcome on the beach.

Ontonagon: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Dog Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on a section of the shoreline.

Ottawa County Parks
Ottawa County Parks & Recreation welcomes dogs to most of its properties. Dogs must be controlled on leashes ten foot or less, except in off-leash areas. Seasonal restrictions apply at some properties.

Pentwater: Charles Mears State Park Dog Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the southernmost section of shoreline at Mears State Park.

Port Austin: Port Crescent State Park Dog Beach
A section of pet-friendly shoreline is available near the mouth of the Pinnebog River. This area is accessible via the steel bridge that connects to the hiking trails closest to the campground. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and under an owner's immediate control at all times.

Roscommon: South Higgins Lake State Park Dog Beach
South Higgins Lake State Park contains almost one mile of shoreline along Higgins Lake, which is a large spring-fed body of water known for its clarity and fishing potential. There are two pet-friendly areas of shoreline at South Higgins Lake State Park. The first is for campers-only and is near the west campground. The second area is in the day use area. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and under owner's immediate control at all times.

Saline: Mill Pond Dog Park, 565 W. Bennett St., Saline, MI 48176
Located at Mill Pond Park, the dog park is a leash free 1-acre fenced area located south of the play structure. Access to the pond is available for dogs that like to swim. The dog park is fenced on three sides, with the waters of the Saline River forming the other side.

Sawyer: Warren Dunes State Park Dog Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed north of the northernmost swim buoy at the beach, providing 2.5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. The dog-friendly beach, accessible from the northernmost of the park's three parking lots, is well marked and open year 'round. Dogs are not allowed on swimming beach or near dunes.

South Haven Township: Deerlick Creek Park & Beach
Located at the end of 13th Ave. in South Haven, Deerlick Creek Park has Lake Michigan beach access. Dogs are allowed on the beach.

Stevensville: Grand Mere State Park Dog Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the entire length of the Lake Michigan shoreline (1 mile).

Traverse City, Old Mission Peninsula: Mission Point Lighthouse & Park
Mission Point Lighthouse is located at the end of Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City. The 120-acre Lighthouse Park preserves the very tip of the peninsula and is home to Mission Point Lighthouse. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach and trails, if under control.

West Olive: Kirk Park Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Stretching along Lake Michigan's shoreline for over 1/3 mile, this park boasts 68 acres of sandy beach, high bluffs and wooded dunes. There is an off-leash beach at the southernmost area of the park. The area is accessible from the south beach stairs, and dogs must remain on leash to and from the off leash beach. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet and under control.

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Bloomington: Bloomington Off-Leash Area, 111th Street between Nesbitt and Hampshire Avenues, Bloomington, MN
This 25-acre off-leash recreation area features a very large grassy area, hills, trees and a pond for dogs that like to swim.

Burnsville: Alimagnet Dog Park, 1200 Alimagnet Pkwy., Burnsville, MN 55337
Dogs are allowed to swim in the pond, a natural wetland that grows duckweed in the summer. Gravel is purchased and spread on the beach by volunteers to control erosion and minimize muddy paws.

Chanhassen: Lake Minnewashta Regional Park - Off-Leash Area
Lake Minnewashta Regional Park is a 340 acre park situated on the shores of Lake Minnewashta. Facilities include an off-leash dog area. The off-leash area has about .8 mile walking trails, a separate small dog area for dogs under 25 pounds, a fenced pond, two large open spaces for interactive play with other dogs and a water fountain for humans and pets.

Duluth: Park Point (Minnesota Point), 45th Street & Minnesota Avenue, Duluth, MN
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Maplewood: Battle Creek Dog Park, Battle Creek Regional Park, Lower Afton Rd E (McKnight Rd S), Maplewood, MN 55119
The dog park has miles of wooded trails, two small ponds and one larger swimming pond that is fenced off.

Minneapolis: Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park, 5399 South Minnehaha Park Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55417
The 6.58 acre dog park is located on the south end of Minnehaha Park, 54th St. and Hiawatha Ave. It features woodland, river shore, open fields, and marked paths. A trail through the woods leads to a sandy beach along the Mississippi River where dogs can swim. The Recreation Area itself is off leash, but not the paths leading there. A permit is required to use the Off-Leash Recreation Area.
Minnehaha Off-Leash Recreation Area

St. Paul: Meeker Island Dog Park, 471 Mississippi River Blvd N, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Meeker Island Dog Park is located along the Mississippi River at the bottom of the bluff and can be accessed from the entrance along the Mississippi River Blvd trail. It features a dog run and a dog beach. There is no fence surrounding the park, which is bordered by the Mississippi River and the steep river bluffs.

White Bear Lake: White Bear Lake Dog Beach at Matoska Park, 4858 Lake Ave., White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Dogs are allowed to swim in a designated area near the park's swimming beach. White Bear Lake Dog Beach

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Bay St. Louis
There’s a little more than two miles of beach in Bay St. Louis where dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed.

Hancock and Jackson Counties
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beaches in Hancock and Jackson counties. These beaches include: Lakeshore Beach, Lakeshore Drive, Bay St. Louis, MS; Bay St. Louis Beach, St. Charles Street, Bay St. Louis, MS; Buccaneer State Park Beach, State Park Road, Waveland, MS; Waveland Beach, Vacation Lane, Waveland, MS; Front Beach, Ocean Springs, MS; East Beach, Ocean Springs, MS; Pascagoula Beach, Pascagoula, MS.

Ocean Springs: Front Beach and East Beach
There are two public beaches in Ocean Springs. Front Beach, with sugary white sand and shallow depths, is more popular for sunbathing and water activities. East Beach is a more residential beach dotted with piers. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Front Beach and East Beach.

Ocean Springs: Gulf Islands National Seashore, Mississippi District - Davis Bayou
The Mississippi Areas of Gulf Islands National Seashore are mostly located on barrier islands accessible only by boat. The only mainland location is the Davis Bayou Area, which is located at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Park Road, three miles east of downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi. From I-10, visitors can take Exit 50 or 57 toward Ocean Springs. There are no swimming beaches in the Davis Bayou Area. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach in the Davis Bayou Area. Pets are not permitted on the north and south beaches of the Mississippi barrier islands. Gulf Islands National Seashore Pet Information

Pascagoula: Pascagoula Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on Pascagoula Beach, but only on the section of the beach between Pascagoula Street and Hague Street.

Waveland: Buccaneer State Park Beach
Buccaneer State Park is located on the beach of the Gulf of Mexico approximately 50 miles from New Orleans. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

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Columbia: Dog Park at Twin Lakes Recreation Area, 2500 Chapel Hill Road, Columbia, MO 65203
Lakeside Dog Park offers an off-leash area for all dog sizes during the spring through fall season. It is fenced on three sides, with the lake serving as the west boundary. Dogs can enjoy playing in the 16-acre fishing lake. This area is closed during the winter - generally December through February. During this time all dogs and their owners are directed to use the Off-Season Dog Park, set up to help safeguard dogs from falling through the lake ice.

Columbia: Dog Park at Garth Nature Area, 2799 N. Garth Ave., Columbia, MO 65202
The 3-acre dog park at Garth Nature Area is fully fenced and has a pond where dogs can swim.

Columbia: Grindstone Nature Area, Leash-Free Area for Dogs, 2011 Old Highway 63 South, Columbia MO 65201
This beautiful nature area offers dogs almost 200 acres to roam off-leash. This park has woods, open fields, bluffs, and Grindstone Creek running through the middle of the property. However, dog owners must keep their off-leash dogs away from the Hinkson Creek Trail that also runs through the property.

Wentzville: Broemmelsiek Park, 4301 Wilson Road, Wentzville, MO 63385
Broemmelsiek Park features a 4.5 acre Off-Leash Dog Area with a large pond for dogs to swim.

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Billings: Lake Elmo State Park Dog Park, 2300 Lake Elmo Drive, Billings, MT 59105
Located on the west side of the lake in Lake Elmo State Park, the dog park is a 200-square-foot fenced in area that includes a water area for dogs. Dogs must be leashed in all other areas of Lake Elmo State Park.

Bozeman: Canine Beach at the Bozeman Ponds, 700 S Fowler Ave, Bozeman, Mt 59718
Located on the west side of the Bozeman Ponds, the Canine Beach is a great place to take your dog for some exercise and swimming. Only the enclosed canine beach section of Bozeman Ponds is a designated off-leash park; leashes are required on all other beach areas.

Whitefish: Hugh Rogers Wag Park, E Second St, Whitefish, MT 59937
The 5-acre dog park includes an agility course, a small dog area, and a swimming pond for dogs.

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Papillion: Walnut Creek Lake & Recreation Area Leash-Free Dog Exercise Area
Located south of Highway 370 and west of 96th Street, the Walnut Creek Lake & Recreation Area is a 450 acre mixed-use recreation area with a 105 acre reservoir. The Leash-free dog exercise area is a native 3+ acre area, fenced on three sides with water on the fourth for dogs to play in. Dogs must be on leash in the rest of the park.

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Lake Tahoe/Incline Village: Chimney Beach
Chimney Beach is located along the northeastern Nevada portion of the lake, about a 13-mile road drive from the southern stateline. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Lake Tahoe/Incline Village: Ski Beach at Incline Village, 967 Lakeshore Blvd., Incline Village, NV 89451
Ski Beach has a boat launching facility, picnic areas, a bocce ball court and volleyball court. Dogs are only allowed on Ski Beach between mid-October and mid-April. Dogs are not permitted on Incline Beach or Burnt Cedar Beach at any time.

Lake Tahoe/Incline Village: Skunk Harbor
Skunk Harbor's beach can only be accessed by hiking an easy 1.5-mile long trail. The trailhead for this hike is located 2 miles north of the Highway 50/28 junction. Look for a green gate on the west (lake) side of the road. Watch out for parking in the turnout: the sheriff's department will ticket you mercilessly even if you obey the "fire access - keep clear" sign. Follow this road down to a fork at about 1 mile. The left fork will continue to Prey Meadows while the right fork continues on to Skunk Harbor on the Lake's shore. Great secluded cove with sandy beach that dogs love! And a good 3 mile roundtrip hike for you.
Thank you, Eric!

Lake Tahoe/Stateline: Nevada Beach
Dogs are permitted at the South end of Nevada Beach in Stateline, Nevada. The beach is adjacent to trails and meadows, just south of the campground.
Thank you, champthe dog!

Lake Tahoe/Zephyr Cove: North Beach at Zephyr Cove Resort, 460 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Zephyr Cove Resort sits on National Forest land and is managed by Aramark. While dogs aren't permitted on the main beach at Zephyr Cove, dogs are allowed on north beach of the resort which is part of the Tahoe National Forest and allows dogs. North Beach is located approximately 100 yards north of the parking lot at Zephyr Cove Resort.

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Bristol, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from the day after Columbus Day through April 30th.

New Castle: New Castle Beach
New Castle Beach is located between the Great Island Common and Ocean Street. Dogs on a leash are allowed on town beaches only during the off-season, from September 16th through May 14th. Dogs are never permitted at state beaches or state parks.

Rye, Town of
Dogs are allowed on Rye Town beaches before 9:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. from the Saturday before Memorial Day until the Saturday following Labor Day. (At other times of the year these hourly restrictions do not apply.) Dogs are not allowed on Jenness State Beach or any state owned beach in New Hampshire.

Seabrook, Town of
From Memorial Day to Labor Day dogs on a leash are allowed on town beaches only after 6 p.m. and before 8 a.m.

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Allenhurst, Borough of
Dogs are allowed on the beach and boardwalk only during the off-season, from Oct. 2nd till May 1st.

Asbury Park: Asbury Park Dog Beach AKA 8th Ave. Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Asbury Park Dog Beach is a municipally sanctioned portion of the Asbury Park beach where dogs are allowed to run off leash and swim during the off-season, Oct. 1st through May 15th. Dog Beach is located on the ‘surfers beach’, otherwise known as the 8th Ave. beach. During the Summer Season dogs are only allowed on the surfing beach north of of 8th Ave. between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. Dogs must be licensed. No dogs allowed on the boardwalk from May 1st - Sept. 30th.

Atlantic City, City of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach and boardwalk only during the off-season, from September 15 till Memorial Day.

Avalon, Borough of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 to March 1. Dogs are not permitted on the beach, boardwalk or dunes anytime between March 1st and September 30th.

Avon-by-the Sea, Borough of
Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st through May 1st.

Belmar, Borough of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st through April 30th. Animals are not permitted on Belmar’s boardwalk at any time (except that dogs may cross the boardwalk to get access to the beach from October 1 and April 30th).

Brigantine Beach, City of
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1 to May 29th. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the North-End Beach any time.

Bradley Beach, Borough of
Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from September 16th through April 30th. Dogs and other domestic animals may be unleashed at the beach but must be accompanied by the owner and under voice control.

Cape May, City of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the months of November through March, and only allowed on the 1.3 miles from the intersection of the midpoint of Madison Avenue and the Beach to Third Avenue. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.

Cape May: Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from September 1st to April 30th. Some areas with designated dog training areas allow dog training all year. A person may exercise or train dogs in designated dog training areas from May 1 to August 31 inclusive, only on the following select WMAs: Assunpink, Glassboro, Pequest, Tuckahoe, Black River, Hainesville (water dogs only), Salem River, Whittingham (upland and water dog areas), Clinton, Manasquan, Winslow, Colliers Mills, Millville, Stafford Forge. All dogs must be properly licensed. A person may exercise or train dogs on any WMA from September 1 to April 30. There shall be no exercising or training of dogs on any WMA on the Friday before the opening day of the regular small game season. Dog Training, Exercising & Hunting on Wildlife Management Areas
Thank you, Dana!

Cape May: Sunset Beach, Lower Township
Sunset Beach is a beach located near Cape May Point, along the Delaware Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from September 15 to April 15th.

Hewitt: Wawayanda State Park
Wawayanda State Park is a 34,350 acre state park in Sussex County and Passaic County in northern New Jersey. From Memorial Weekend to Labor Day, while lifeguards are on duty, visitors can swim in Lake Wawayanda. Dogs are not allowed on the immediate beach area, but they are allowed in the water 200 yards to the left of the swim area.

Long Beach Island
Dogs on a leash are allowed on Lower Township beaches only during the off-season, from Oct. 2nd through April 30th.

Long Beach Island: Barnegat Light Beaches
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 2nd through April 30th. Long Beach Island, NJ, Dog Information

Lower Township along the Delaware Bay, Cape May Area
Dogs are prohibited on the beach from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the summer season. The ordinance only impacts township beaches. This includes most of North Cape May, where a public beach runs from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry to Emerson Avenue. The mid-day ban begins on Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day. The rest of the year dogs are permitted on leash. Lower's beaches literally run along the coast and are quite narrow compared to Cape May's. Follow directions to the Ferry terminal, then make a right rather than turn into the Ferry complex.
Thank you, Anthony!

Manasquan, Borough of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Nov. 1st till April 1st.

Manasquan: Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area
Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area beach is situated along the Manasquan River, just west of the inlet and ocean. This 55-acre site, the last undeveloped tract on the Manasquan Inlet, is a great place to fish, walk on the beach, or go sunbathing. A portion of the beach is designated as dog free. Dog owners can enjoy the front (east) portion of the beach while the back (west) portion of the beach is preserved for other beach activities. This delineation of beach activities is in effect year round, all daylight hours. Signs are posted so that visitors will know which portion of the beach is designated for dog access. Dogs must be on leash at all times while at this park.

Mantoloking, Borough of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on beaches between May 15th and October 1st only between sunrise and 8 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to sunset, but are not permitted at any time between May 15th and October 1st on the Lyman Street beach and access way or in or upon the area known as North Lagoon (adjacent to Bergen Avenue). From October 2nd to May 14th dogs are allowed on beaches and access ways unleashed, but only when under the direct and immediate control of a responsible person.

Ocean City, City of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1 to April 30. Dogs are not allowed on the Boardwalk at any time of the year.

Ocean Grove
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the town beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st through May 1st.

Port Monmouth: Bayshore Waterfront Park
Located in Port Monmouth next to Monmouth Cove Marina, Bayshore Waterfront Park offers preserves a thriving coastal landscape on Sandy Hook Bay, offering maritime shrublands, tidal creeks, salt marshes, dunes, mile of beach and scenic views across the water. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Sandy Hook: Gateway National Recreation Area
Gateway National Recreation Area at Sandy Hook is a dog friendly beach on the Inlet side of the Hook. Dogs on a leash are allowed on bay-side beaches at Plum Island and Horseshoe Cove throughout the year. Dogs are not permitted on Ocean-side beaches at Sandy Hook Unit from March 15 through September 15 (piping plover season); swimming beaches at Staten Island Unit's Great Kills Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day; at Jacob Riis Park, Fort Tilden and Breezy Point Tip (all within Jamaica Bay Unit) between March 15 and September 15 (piping plover season); or on any part of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at any time of year.

Sea Bright, Borough of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from the day after Labor Day until the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Due to the nesting areas of Piping Plovers and other endangered species, the Borough prohibits dogs, cats, and any other animals (except service animals) from April 1 through Labor Day in the following areas: North Beach (north from Ship Ahoy Beach Club to the public access stairway at Via Ripe) and South Beach (from the Monmouth Beach/Sea Bright border to the Driftwood Beach Club). These additional areas shall be modified by signage or fencing when and if the endangered species expand or decrease their habitat.

Sea Girt, Borough of
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through March 14. Dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk.

Seaside Heights: Sunset Beach
Sunset Beach is the Seaside Heights bayfront area along Route 35. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the bay beach year-round, but are not allowed on the ocean beach at any time.

Seaside Park: Island Beach State Park
Island Beach State Park is a narrow barrier island stretching for 10 miles between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay. From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, dogs are not permitted on the Ocean Swimming Beaches (lifeguarded areas). Dogs are permitted South of the Ocean Swimming Areas during this time period but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Pets are not permitted on the Spizzle Creek Bird Blind Trail at any time.

Ship Bottom, Borough of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 2nd to May 1st.

Somers Point, Egg Harbor Township, Ocean City Area: Longport Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. A mile-long stretch of sand on the Egg Harbor Township side of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge is dog friendly. This narrow strip of sand at the base of Egg Harbor Township end of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge has been designated for dogs year round. Formally known as the Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area, it is more commonly called “Dog Beach" and is located on Bay Drive, just off of the Longport Causeway in South Jersey. The beach is on the left, just prior to going on the bridge into Ocean City. Dogs are allowed on the beach and beachgoers are expected to clean up after their pets (and themselves). The beach is open daily, year round and is an awesome place to go! Longport Dog Beach Map
Thank you, Heather!

Spring Lake, Borough of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October 1 through May 14. From May 15 to September 30 no dogs are allowed on the beach except in the fenced area near Pitney Avenue from sunrise to 9 a.m. Dogs are not allowed on the boardwalk at any time.

Stone Harbor, Borough of
From October 1 to June 1 dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only from 7:00 p.m. to sunset.

Ventnor City, City of
Dogs are not allowed on the boardwalk, but, dogs are allowed on the beaches between October 1 and May 15 in the area of the beach washed daily by the high tide.

Wildwood: Wildwood Dog Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. May 2017 Wildwood NJ has closed its dog beach, but officials say they're working to secure another site that is bigger and more open than the Poplar Avenue location along the boardwalk. The fenced-in area at Poplar Avenue and the Boardwalk, encompassed about a city-block and allowed pups under the supervision of their owners to run freely and frolic in the surf. The dog beach will be expanded and moved slightly south on the oceanfront when it re-opens sometime in June. The new dog beach - that will also include the giant hydrant - will be located about a block away on the oceanfront between Maple and Glenview Avenues, and will take up nearly two blocks.

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Atlantic Beach, Village of
Atlantic Beach is a village off the South Shore of Long Island in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. It is located on Long Beach Barrier Island. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through March 31. Dogs are not permitted on the Boardwalk at any time.

Brooklyn: Prospect Park Dog Beach
Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet in all places, at all times between 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. All other times dogs may be off leash in the Long Meadow, the Nethermead, and the Peninsula, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m; 5 a.m until 9 a.m. Swimming is allowed only at the Dog Beach and in the Lake from the off-leash area known as the Peninsula but only during off-leash hours. Dogs are NEVER, EVER allowed off-leash in the water after off-leash hours.

Brooklyn: Coney Island & Brighton Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach and the boardwalk only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st to May 1st.

Brooklyn: Manhattan Beach
Located east of Brighton Beach. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st to May 1st.

Brooklyn: Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier
Just below the pier at Louis Valentino Junior Park is a small sandy beach that humans use as a kayak launch point and dogs use for swimming.

East Hampton, Village of
There are five beaches in the Village of East Hampton: Main Beach, Two Mile Hollow Beach, Georgica Beach, Wiborg Beach, and Egypt Beach. A valid parking permit is required from May 15 through September 15, and permits are free to residents of the village. From May 15 through Sept. 15th dogs and other animals are only allowed on the beach before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. At all other times during the period from May 15th through Sept. 15th each year, dogs must be on a leash within areas that are within 300 feet of any road end along the beaches.

East Islip, Long Island: Heckscher State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach, access in undeveloped areas only. Dogs are not permitted in bathing and picnic areas, in buildings or on walkways.

East Patchogue: Mud Creek Dog Park, 341 Roe Ave., East Patchogue, NY 11772
The off-leash beach at Mud Creek County Park was created as a result of the partnership between LI-DOG and the Suffolk County Parks Dept. Facing onto the Great South Bay, Mud Creek Dog Park offers a sandy beach where dogs are officially allowed to run, play and swim off-leash. There are no amenities such as water, benches or garbage cans. May temporarily close March 1st through June 30th to protect potential nesting birds.

Fire Island: Fire Island National Seashore
From March 15 through Labor Day dogs are not permitted on Fire Island National Seashore's ocean beaches (Lighthouse, Sailors Haven, Watch Hill, Talisman, and Wilderness) and in the Fire Island Wilderness. During the summer when ocean beaches are closed to pets, dogs on a leash not longer than 6 feet are allowed on bayside beaches at the Fire Island Lighthouse, Sailors Haven, Talisman/Barrett Beach, and Watch Hill. Dogs are not permitted in buildings, on ocean beaches from March 15 through Labor Day, in picnic areas, or in areas closed for wildlife protection. Leashed pets are allowed on ferries and water taxis.

Fire Island: Fire Island Lighthouse
The Fire Island Lighthouse is on the western part of Fire Island National Seashore, adjacent to Robert Moses State Park. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the bayside beach at Fire Island Lighthouse. Dogs are not permitted at Robert Moses State Park.

Fire Island: Sailors Haven
Sailors Haven is home to one of the best known areas of Fire Island National Seashore—the Sunken Forest. It is located near the center of the island, across the Great South Bay from Sayville, New York. Dogs are not permitted on the ocean beach at Sailors Haven from March 15 through Labor Day. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the bayside beach.

Fire Island: Barrett Beach/Talisman
The Barrett Beach/Talisman area is located near the center of Fire Island National Seashore. It is across the Great South Bay from Bayport and Sayville, Long Island. At this time, it is only accessible by private boat and foot, and by charter ferry service from Patchogue or Sayville. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the bayside beach.

Fire Island: Watch Hill
Watch Hill is located on the western edge of the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness, directly across the Great South Bay from Patchogue, Long Island. It is accessible by Watch Hill Ferry, private boat, and foot only. Dogs are never allowed on lifeguarded beaches. However, dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the bayside beach.

Fire Island: Village of Ocean Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Sept. 16 through May 14.

Gateway National Recreation Area
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on bay-side beaches at Plum Island and Horseshoe Cove throughout the year. Dogs are not permitted on ocean-side beaches at Sandy Hook Unit from March 15 through Labor Day (piping plover season).

Ghent: Borden's Pond Conservation Area, 1628 Route 203, Ghent, NY
Dogs must be on leash at all times, except when swimming.

Ithaca: Tomkins County Dog Park
Tomkins County Dog Park is located just north of the Allan Treman State Marine Park the southwestern edge of Cayuga Lake behind the Hangar Theater. Part of the park is on state park land, and some is on city land. The beach, which is on state land, is used by dogs for swimming.

Lake George, Village of
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The Dog Beach in Lake George Village is exclusively for dogs and their owners to enjoy the lake & sandy beach during the summer months. The beach is located on Beach Road, next to Million Dollar Beach, in the heart of Lake George Village. It is open in the summer only, from Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend.

Montauk: Camp Hero State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park year round.

Montauk Beaches
Montauk beaches include: Ditch Plains Beach, Fort Pond, Gin Beach, Kirk Park Beach, South Edison Beach. Dogs are not allowed on the beaches between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from May 15 through the end of September. No restrictions apply for the remainder of the year. Montauk has no leash laws and dogs may run on the beach with supervision when permitted.

Montauk: Hither Hills State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, access in certain areas of the park only: north of Montauk Parkway, East of Napeague Harbor and west of overlook parking. Dogs are not permitted in the camping, bathing and picnic areas, in buildings or on walkways. There is a two-pet maximum in campsites that allow pets.

Montauk: Montauk Point State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach, access in certain parks only. Dogs are not permitted in the camping, bathing and picnic areas, in buildings or on walkways.

Montauk: Shadmoor State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park year round.

New York: Dogs in New York City Parks
From May 1 to October 1 dogs are not allowed to enter any bathing facilities, including New York City beaches. From October 1 until May 1 dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the sand and boardwalk at Rockaway Beach, Coney Island & Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Midland Beach, and South Beach. No dogs are allowed on the sand at all New York City beaches. Leashed dogs are allowed on the boardwalk/promenade at Orchard Beach, Coney Island, Brighton, Midland, South, and Manhattan Beaches.

Port Jefferson: Port Jeff Dog Beach, 12 Buena Vista Rd., Port Jefferson, NY 11777
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH.

Port Jefferson: Jeanne Garant Harborfront Park, 101A E Broadway (at E Main St), Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Harborfront Park is located on the water behind the Town Community building. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Queens: Rockaway Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach and boardwalk only during the off-season, after Labor Day weekend to Memorial Day weekend.

Sag Harbor, Village of
Havens Beach is a Sag Harbor Village beach on Sag Harbor Bay. It is the village’s only beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on Havens Beach only during the off-season, from the Tuesday following Labor Day to the Thursday preceding Memorial Day.

Southampton: Town Beaches
Beach Parking Permits are required at all Town Beach Recreation Facilities beginning May 28 thru Labor Day. They may be purchased throughout the season at all Town beaches. Dogs are allowed at all town-owned beaches only during the off-season, from October 2nd till April 1st. All dogs must be under immediate supervision and control at all times and are not allowed within 50 feet of any areas posted for protection of piping plovers and other endangered species. Town of Southampton Beach Parking Information and Map

Southampton: Town Access Road Beaches (unprotected waterfronts)
Dogs are allowed on Ocean and Bay Beach Areas within 150 feet of an Access Road regulated as "Parking-by-Permit Only" area before 9 a.m. and after 6 p/m. All dogs must be under immediate supervision and control at all times and are not allowed within 50 feet of any areas posted for protection of piping plovers and other endangered species.

Staten Island: Wolfe's Pond Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st to May 1st.

Staten Island: South Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st to May 1st.

Staten Island: Midland Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st to May 1st.

Staten Island: Cedar Grove Beach
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st to May 1st.

Tonawanda: Bark Park at Ellicott Creek Park, 1 Ellicott Creek Dr., Tonawanda, NY 14150
Bark Park is an off-leash dog exercise area (“Bark Park”) located within the island area of Ellicott Creek Park in the Town of Tonawanda. The park includes a swimming area for dogs.

West Bay Shore: Gardiner County Park
This huge park has wooded trails, a pond and access to the Great South Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

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Atlantic Beach, Town of
Atlantic Beach is located on Bogue Banks, a barrier island bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Bogue Sound. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach strand, but are not allowed in lifeguard protected areas beyond 20 feet from the water’s edge.

Bald Head Island
Bald Head Island is located minutes from Wilmington on the southernmost of North Carolina's barrier islands. Dogs are allowed on the beach must be leashed from sunset to sunrise of every day during turtle season (May 1 through November 15). All other times, pets are permitted off-leash but must remain under direct supervision at all times.

Brunswick Islands: Pets on Brunswick Beaches
The Brunswick Islands are located on the southernmost portion of North Carolina's Atlantic coast; Brunswick beaches include Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Bald Head Island, and Caswell Beach. Pets are welcome on all of Brunswick Islands' beaches. Leash laws may apply for specific beach locations.

Carolina Beach, Town of
From April 1st to Sept. 30th, dogs are allowed on the beach from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. From Oct. 1st to March 31st, dogs are allowed on the beach at all hours. All dogs are required to be on a leash at all times. Carolina Beach Pet Rules

Carolina Beach: Freeman Park, 1800 Canal Drive, Carolina Beach, NC 28409
Freeman Park is the undeveloped north end of Carolina Beach, stretching from the end of Canal Drive all the way to the inlet near Masonboro Island. Dogs are required to be on a leash between April 1st and September 30th. Between October 1st and March 31st, dogs are allowed off-leash so long as they remain under voice command.

Emerald Isle, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round. Horseback riding is allowed on the beach between September 15 and April 30 only (closed to horseback riding during Easter week). Horseback riders should use the beach vehicle access ramps to access the beach.

Holden Beach, Town of
From May 20th to September 10th, dogs on a leash are only allowed on the beach before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. daily. Dogs must be on a leash at all times on the island.

Kinston: Rotary Dog Park, 716-722 Old Pink Hill Rd, Hwy 11/55 South at US 70 Bypass, Kinston, NC 28502
The dog park features large ponds, fenced-in areas and open areas for dog training and exercise.

Kure Beach: Fort Fisher State Recreation Area
Fort Fisher State Recreation Area is located in New Hanover County five miles south of Carolina Beach. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not allowed in bathhouses, changing areas, rinsing stations, swimming areas, restrooms, visitor centers, rental boats or group campsites.

Kure Beach, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on beach strand only during the off-season, from October 1st to March 31st. Dogs are prohibited from the beach strand during the period of April 1st through September 30th of each year.

Oak Island, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round. From October 15th until March 15th dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Dogs must be leashed at all other times.

Ocean Isle Beach, Town of
Dogs are allowed on the beach strand with the following restrictions: Dogs are not allowed on the beach strand from 9:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. No dogs allowed at any time in Public Access/Parking Areas. All dogs must be leashed or fenced at all times.

Onslow Beach: Onslow Beach Recreation Area
Onslow Beach Recreation Area is a stretch of undeveloped beach at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, NC. All dogs, horses or other animals are required to stay within the authorized area and observe all posted rules and regulations. Animals are not permitted on any swimming beach, and are only allowed beach access at the designated Pet Beach located south of the SNCO pavilion. Pets are not permitted to run freely anywhere at Onslow Beach Recreation Area and must be kept on a leash that does not exceed ten (10) feet in length. Maximum of 2 pets per person.

Sunset Beach, Town of
From the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, dogs are not allowed on the beach from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. and before 8 a.m. from the Friday immediately preceding Memorial Day through Labor Day, dogs are permitted on the strand if leashed and under the control of the owner. After Labor Day and before the Friday immediately preceding Memorial Day, dogs are permitted on the strand if leashed and under the control of the owner or some other person assuming responsibility for the owner

Wrightsville Beach, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach strand only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st to April 1st.

OUTER BANKS

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a 72-mile stretch of the Outer Banks from Nags Head to Ocracoke Island. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beaches in established off-road vehicle use areas, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches or in buildings.

Cape Lookout National Seashore
Cape Lookout National Seashore is a 56 mile long section of the Outer Banks running from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beaches and may be allowed on some public ferries (check with ferry operators). Pets are not allowed inside any other buildings in the national seashore.

Corolla, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round.

Duck, Town of
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are allowed on the beach year round, and are allowed off-leash on the beach as long as they are under control of the owner. The Town maintains no public beach access. Access to the Town beach is limited to residents, renters, and their guests. The Town of Duck does not allow public street parking, and there are no public parking areas at beach accesses.

Kill Devil Hills, Town of
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day of each year, dogs are not allowed on the public beach between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. At all other times, dogs are allowed on the public beach, but must be kept on a leash.

Kitty Hawk, Town of
Dogs are allowed on public beaches. From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. dogs on a leash no longer than 6 ft. are allowed on the beach. At all other times during the year, dogs must be restrained on a leash retractable to 12 feet. Dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other people on the beach. Unleashed dogs must be controlled by the handler, who must remain within 30 feet of the dog at all times. A leash must be with owner/handler at all times.

Manteo, Town of
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 ft. are allowed on the beach year round.

Nags Head, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round.

Ocracoke Island
All of Ocracoke’s beaches belong to the National Park Service and fall under the guidelines of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach year round. Dogs are prohibited on designated swimming beaches. You must take a ferry to get to Ocracoke Island. Pets are allowed in personal vehicles as they board the ferries and can get out and walk on the main deck of the ferry, but must be leashed at all times.

Southern Shores, Town of
From May 15th to September 15th dogs are only allowed on the beach between the hours of 6:00 p.m-9:00 a.m. Dogs must be on leash at all times.

TOPSAIL ISLAND

North Topsail Beach, Town of
Dogs are allowed on the beach year round, but must be on a leash and under the control of the owner at all times. The leash is not to be longer than twenty-five (25) feet in length (retractable).

Surf City, Town of
Dogs on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed on the beach year round.

Topsail Beach, Town of
From May 15th through Sept. 30th dogs on a leash no longer than 20 feet are allowed on the beach. At other times the dog must be under voice command of a responsible person, but does not have to be on a leash.These regulations apply to the entire town including the beach.

NORTH DAKOTA
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OHIO
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Pets in Ohio State Parks - Dog Swim Areas
Pets are permitted in most day use areas, with the exception of swimming beaches, and must be on a leash. Pets are not permitted on swimming beaches, but dog swim areas are provided adjacent to the dog parks at the following parks:
Alum Creek State Park, 3615 S. Old State Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015
Mosquito Lake State Park, 1439 State Route 305, Cortland, Ohio 44410
Portage Lakes State Park, 5031 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio 44319
Salt Fork State Park, 14755 Cadiz Road, Lore City, Ohio 43755
Lake access for dogs is offered at the following parks:
A.W. Marion State Park, 7317 Warner Huffer Road, Circleville, Ohio 43113
Deer Creek State Park, 20635 State Park Road 20, Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143
Harrison Lake State Park, 26246 Harrison Lake Road, Fayette, Ohio 43521
Lake Alma State Park, 422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, Ohio 45692

Akron: Portage Lakes State Park, Dog Park, 5031 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio 44319
The Dog Park has lake access for dogs to swim and play in the water.

Blanchester: Tom Harvey Memorial Dog Park, 11704 SR 730, Blanchester, OH 45107
Nine acres, all fenced: five-acre grass area with swimming pond.

Circleville: A.W. Marion State Park, Dog Park
The Dog Park offers lake access for dogs to swim and play in the water.

Columbus: Big Walnut Dog Park, 5000 East Livingston Ave. Columbus, OH 43227
The dog park is a 3 acre enclosed area with separate large and small dog areas, and pond access for swimming.

Cortland: Mosquito Lake State Park, Dog Park
Mosquito Lake Dog Park is a 5 acre off-leash dog park, surrounded by a split wood and mesh fence. It includes a swim area for dogs. Mosquito Lake Dog Park

Delaware: Alum Creek State Park, Dog Park
The Alum Creek Dog Park is on a 4-acre site along the reservoir near the marina. The grounds include a fenced area with water access for dogs that enjoy water sports and two additional fenced areas for small and large dogs. Alum Creek Dog Park

Fairport Harbor: Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park
Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park has about 700 feet of shoreline on Lake Erie. Dogs must be on a leash and are allowed only on the paved parking lot and in the designated dog swim area. The dog swim area is located at the east end of the beach between the two signs clearly marked “Dog Swim Area.” This is the only place dogs are allowed on the sand. Dogs not in the swim area must remain on the sidewalks, parking lots or grassy areas. You must leash your dog when it is out of the water and you must carry the leash with you at all times.

Fayette: Harrison Lake State Park
Lake access for dogs offers a place for pets to swim and play in the water.

Galloway: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, 1775 Darby Creek Dr., Galloway, OH 43119
The Pleasant Valley Area features three trails, totaling 2.25 miles. Leashed pets are permitted on all three trails, and there is a special dog swimming area southwest of the parking lot.

Geneva: Geneva State Park
Dogs on a leash are allowed in the water outside of the designated swimming beach.

Groveport: Walnut Woods Metro Park Dog Park
Located in the Buckeye Area of Walnut Woods Metro Park just east of Groveport, the 4-acre dog park has separate areas for large and small dogs and a fenced doggie swimming pond.

Kelleys Island: Kelleys Island State Park Beach
Kelleys Island is located in the western basin of Lake Erie, about four miles north of Marblehead and twelve miles from Sandusky in Erie County. Dogs on a leash are allowed in beach areas. Dogs are not permitted at the swimming beach, but can use the "long-beach" section of the park. A ferry ride is required to get the island, leashed dogs are allowed on the Kelley's Island Ferry.

Lore City: Salt Fork State Park, Dog Park
A dog swim area is provided adjacent to the dog park at Salt Fork.

Mt. Sterling: Deer Creek State Park, Dog Park
Deer Creek State Park in Pickaway County became the sixth state park to add an exercise area and associated swim beach exclusively for canines. Dogs are allowed off-leash in the enclosed dog park and beach. Otherwise, dogs are required to be on a leash when visiting a state park.

Stow: Bow Wow Beach Dog Park at Silver Springs Park
This 7.5 acre fenced-in dog park includes a 3 acre lake with a sandy beach, a dog washing area, and a separate small dog area for dogs 35 pounds and under.

Wellston: Lake Alma State Park, Dog Park
Located just outside of the Hocking Hills in Vinton County. Dogs on a leash are allowed throughout the park, with the exception of swimming beaches. A Dog Park and "Dog Beach" allows dogs to be off leash, and swim in the designated area.

West Jefferson: Prairie Oaks Metro Park, 3225 NE Plain City-Georgesville Rd, West Jefferson, OH 43162
Prairie Oaks encompasses nearly 500 acres of lush prairies and grasslands. Darby Bend Lakes is a water recreational area, featuring three beautiful lakes. Visitors can enjoy trails, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, non-motorized boating and picnicking. There is a long stretch of dog beach at the Darby Bend Lakes area of Prairie Oaks Metro Park.

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Oklahoma City: Paw Park Dog Park, 3303 NW Grand Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116
The Dog Park has two fenced play areas — one for dogs under 30 pounds and the seniors, and one for larger dogs. Water stations, trees, benches, lots of room to run and a pond make it the perfect play area! The Paw Park is bordered on the north by a Duck Pond. The Dog Park’s area of the pond has been roped off and a fine-grade gravel beach has been built to give dogs a large area for swimming and playing in the water.
Thank you, Cindy Downes!

Mountain Park: Great Plains State Park
The park is nestled in the shadows of the Wichita Mountains, on the east shore of Tom Steed Lake. Dogs on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed on the beach.

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Oregon State Parks and Beaches
All beaches in the State of Oregon are designated public recreation areas, and are jointly managed by both the State of Oregon and the local municipalities whose boundaries encompass portions of the beach. Beaches that are within the boundaries of an Oregon state park require all pets on a leash not more than six feet long and kept under physical control at all times. If you are on a beach outside of the boundaries of an Oregon state park, leashes are not specifically required, but physical control must be maintained. Where beaches have been designated Western Snowy Plover nesting sites or wildlife habitat areas, all beach pedestrians must stay on the wet sand and all pets must remain on a six foot leash and kept under physical control. Pet control in wildlife habitat areas apply to both Oregon State Park and Ocean Shore areas. Designated areas are well signed to warn beach visitors of wildlife habitat areas. Find an Oregon State Park

Western Snowy Plover Management in Oregon
There are 16 beaches designated for western snowy plover management in Oregon. OPRD and its partners enact seasonal recreation restrictions in shorebird conservation areas to protect shorebirds. Only part of the beach is affected - the dry sand above the high tide line is set aside to either help nesting plovers, or to encourage them to start nesting. The wet sand still remains open to pedestrian and equestrian use. Dogs, motorized and non-motorized vehicles (including bicycles), and kites are prohibited on shorebird conservation areas with active nesting during the seasonal restrictions. These activities are too risky to the birds; however, there are many beaches adjacent to the plover areas where visitors can enjoy these forms of recreation.

Bandon: Bullards Beach State Park
Bullards Beach is located 2 miles north of Bandon. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Bend: Riverbend Park Dog Off-Leash Area, 799 SW Columbia Street, Bend, OR 97702
Located adjacent to Riverbend Park is a fenced dog off-leash area where dogs can swim in the Deschutes River.

Brookings: Harris Beach State Park
Harris Beach State Park is located on the north side of Brookings. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feets are allowed on the beach.

Brookings: McVay Rock State Recreation Site
McVay Rock State Recreation Site is located on Highway 101 south of Brookings. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Brookings: Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor
Samuel H. Boardman State Scenic Corridor is located 4 miles north of Brookings. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Cannon Beach: Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site
Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site is located 3 miles south of Cannon Beach. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Cannon Beach, City of
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are allowed on the beach, as long as they are on a leash or under voice control of the owner.

Cannon Beach: Ecola State Park
Ecola State Park is located 2 miles north of Cannon Beach. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Cannon Beach: Hug Point State Recreation Site
Hug Point State Recreation Site is located 5 miles south of Cannon Beach. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Coos Bay: Sunset Bay State Park
Sunset Bay State Park is located 12 miles southwest of Coos Bay. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Corvalis: Siuslaw National Forest beaches
Dogs are prohibited on beaches in both wet and dry sand areas within most Plover nesting areas from March 15 - September 15, except on the following beaches: Siltcoos Estuary NORTH of Siltcoos Beach Day Use OHV Staging Area; Tahkenitch Creek Estuary for the Umpqua Dunes area extends to 2.8 miles south of Umpqua Beach #2 and 1.75 miles south of Umpqua Beach #3. Map of dog friendly beaches in Western Snowy Plover Management Areas (South Coast)

Depoe Bay: Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area
Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area is located 2 miles north of Depoe Bay. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Florence: Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park
Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park is located 14 miles north of Florence. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Florence: Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint
Heceta Head Lighthouse State Scenic Viewpoint is located 13 miles north of Florence. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Gold Beach: Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint
Pistol River State Scenic Viewpoint is located 11 miles south of Gold Beach. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Lincoln City, City of
Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beaches as long as they are under voice control.

Lincoln City: D River State Recreation Site
D River State Recreation Site is located on US 101, Lincoln City. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Lincoln City: Roads End State Recreation Site
Roads End State Recreation Site is located 1 mile north of Lincoln City. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Manzanita: Nehalem Bay State Park
Nehalem Bay State Park is located 3 miles south of Manzanita Junction. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Manzanita: Oswald West State Park
Oswald West State Park is located 10 miles south of Cannon Beach. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Portland: Sellwood Riverfront Park, SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202
There is an area in the middle of the park open during certain times of the day for off-leash dogs. Dogs can swim in the river, but the beach is not within the off-leash area so dogs are prohibited on the beach. Sellwood Riverfront Off-Leash Area Map and Hours

Sauvie Island
Sauvie Island is located approximately 10 miles west-northwest of Portland. Both of Sauvie Island’s public beaches, Walton and Collins, are dog-friendly, though dogs must be leashed at all times.

Seaside Beach, City of
Located about 90 miles west of Portland. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Troutdale: Sandy River Delta Trailhead
The Sandy River Delta is a multi-use recreation area open to a variety of recreation uses. Dogs must be on leash in parking lot and on confluence trail; dogs may be off-leash elsewhere in the park. Many of the trails lead to either the Sandy River or the Columbia River where dogs are allowed to swim.

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Erie: Presque Isle State Park
Presque Isle State Park is a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that juts into Lake Erie, 4 miles west of the city of Erie, in Millcreek Township, Erie County, PA. Dogs on a leash may only swim in unguarded swimming areas. At the following guarded beaches, leashed dogs are permitted in the tree line area: from Beach 1 to Barracks Beach, Beach 6, from Beach 7 up to Presque Isle Lighthouse, Beach 9, Beach 10 and Beach 11. In the following unguarded areas, leashed dogs are permitted on the sand and in the water: from the east end of Barracks Beach to the West end of Beach 6, from the east end of Presque Isle Lighthouse to the west end of Beach 9, from the east end of Beach 9 to the west end of Beach 10, from the east end of Beach 10 to the Restricted Area on Gull Point, from Thompson Bay to the north side of Beach 11 and from the south side of Beach 11 to the North Pier.

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Rhode Island State Beaches
State beaches do not allow dogs during the on-season from April 1 to September 30. Town beach rules may vary, but they are generally posted at the beach.

Block Island
Dogs on a leash are allowed year round on Block Island's public beaches. Dogs are not permitted near the The Frederick J.Benson Pavillion, located at the heart of Crescent beach, where food is served. Pets are allowed on the Block Island Ferry, free of charge. The high speed ferry allows pets in the cabin in a pet carrier only; pets that are not in pet carriers must be on a leash and are required to stay on the outside decks.

Charlestown: East Beach State Beach
East Beach is a narrow, three mile long undeveloped beach that separates Ninigret Pond from the Atlantic Ocean. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 till April 1.

Middletown, Town of
From May 1st through September 30th, dogs on a leash are allowed on town beaches only between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. From October 2nd through April 30th, dogs on a leash are allowed on the town beaches.

Narragansett: Roger W. Wheeler State Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 till April 1.

Narragansett: Salty Brine State Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 till April 1.

Narragansett: Scarborough State Beaches (North and South)
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 till April 1.

Newport: Easton's Beach
Located adjacent to the famous Cliff Walk, Easton's Beach is Newport's only ocean beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 2 till Memorial Day.

South Kingston: East Matunuck State Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 till April 1.

Tiverton, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beaches.

Westerly: Misquamicut State Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 till April 1.

Westerly: Napatree Point
Napatree Point is a 1.5 mile barrier of sand that starts at the Watch Hill business district in Westerly and separates the Little Narragansett Bay from the Ocean. The beach and dunes are marked off with ropes to indicate bird nesting areas. Authorities ask that these areas be avoided by people and by their pets. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach from May 1st to the day after Labor Day, between 6 p.m. and 8 a.m as well as in the off-season.
Thank you, Isaac Newman!

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Charleston: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC 29412
The dog park at James Island County Park has a large lake in which your dog can swim and play.
Thank you, Skye!

Edisto Beach, Town of
Dogs are allowed on the town beach, but must be on a leash on the sandy beach from May 1 through October 31. Otherwise, dogs must be within verbal command of owner, on a leash, or in a secure area within the town limits. On State Park property, state law requires that dogs be on a leash year round.

Edisto Island: Edisto Beach State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach year round. State law requires that dogs be leashed at all times.

Folly Beach, City of
Dogs are allowed on the beach but must be kept on a leash at all times. From May 1st through September 30th, dogs are allowed on the beach only before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. From October 1 through April 30, dogs are welcome on the beach at all times but must be on a leash and under control.

Garden City/Garden City Beach
Garden City aka Garden City Beach is Horry County's southernmost beach community. It is located directly south of Surfside Beach and approximately 10 miles south of Myrtle Beach and lies partly in Horry County and partly in Georgetown County. In Garden City Beach (Horry County) dogs are not allowed on the beach between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m from May 1 through Labor Day. At all other times dogs are allowed on the beach but must be on a leash no longer than 7 feet. In Garden City Beach (Georgetown County) dogs are allowed on the beach but must be leashed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. During other hours dogs may be off leash but must be under voice control. Garden City Beach map

Georgetown County Beaches
Public beaches in Georgetown County include the town beach in Georgetown and a portion of Garden City Beach. Dogs must be leashed from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. During other hours dogs may be off leash but must be under voice control. No horses on the beach from March 1 to Oct. 31.

Harbor Island
Harbor Island is a small resort island located 14 miles (22 km) east of Beaufort, South Carolina. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round.
Thank you, Kim!

Hilton Head Island
Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 1 through Thursday before Memorial Day and between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30. Dogs must be on leash or under positive voice control at all other times.

Horry County Beaches
Horry County has approximately 14 miles of public beaches along the Grand Strand, including the following beaches: Just south of the town limits of North Myrtle Beach to the Dunes Club in Myrtle Beach (includes Shore Drive, but excludes the town of Briarcliff Acres); South of Springmaid Pier to the town limits of Surfside Beach (includes the Myrtle Beach State Park and the campgrounds); South of the town limits of Surfside Beach through Garden City Beach to the Georgetown county line. From May 1 through Labor Day dogs are not permitted on the beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all other times dogs are allowed on the beach but must be on a leash no longer than 7 feet. Horses are only allowed on the beach from November 1 through February 28 in the designated equestrian zone, which is the central portion of the beach and is south of Myrtle Beach and north of Surfside Beach.

Hunting Island: Hunting Island State Park
Hunting Island is a secluded barrier island located near Beaufort. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach and on the trails, but are not allowed in the cabins or the cabin areas, or on the pier.

Isle of Palms, City of
Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach from 5 a.m until 9 a.m April 1st through September 14th and 4 p.m until 10 a.m September 15th through March 31st. Dog owners must have leash in hand and have their dog under voice command. At all other times, dogs must be on leash and under complete control, even in the water.

Kiawah Island, Town of
Dogs are allowed off leash on the beach year round in the designated “dog use area” located between the eastern boundary of the Beach Club and the Ocean Course pedestrian access provided they are under voice command (fines apply). Dogs must be leashed from March 16th –October 31st from the Critical Habitat Area west of the Beachwalker County Park to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. Dogs may be off leash from Nov. 1st – March 15th from the Critical Habitat Area west of the Beachwalker County Park to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. Dogs are prohibited in the designated critical habitat areas at all times. Kiawah Island Dog Leash Law Map

Myrtle Beach, City of
From May 1st through Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the beach only before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. From the day after Labor Day to April 30th each year, dogs are allowed on the beach at any time of day. At all times when dogs are allowed on the beach, they must be on a leash no longer than 7 feet.

Myrtle Beach Area/Murrells Inlet: Huntington Beach State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the south end of the beach year round. Dogs are prohibited in buildings, including Atalaya and on the north end of the beach. The north end extends from the beach access at the north parking lot to the jetty.

Myrtle Beach: Barc Parc South
Located off Mallard Lake Drive near Grand Park and The Market Common, Barc Parc South is a leash-free, 14-acre fenced play space for dogs which includes a large retention pond where dogs can swim.

North Myrtle Beach, City of
From May 15-September 15 dogs are not allowed on the beach between the hours of 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Leash law is in effect at all times; maximum leash length is 7 feet. Pet owners must pick up and properly dispose of pet waste.

Pawleys Island, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round.

Seabrook Island
Dogs are allowed on the beach, but must be on leash above the high water line at all times. Below the high water mark, there is a designated area of 550 yards to the east of Boardwalk #1 where dogs may be off leash at any time of the day from November 1st through April 30th. From May1st through October 30th dogs may be off leash before 10:00 AM or after 5:00 PM. East of the designated off leash area, no dogs –either on or off leash – are permitted at any time. Seabrook Island Dog Owners Group

Sullivan's Island, Town of
From May 1-September 30 dogs are not allowed on the beach from 10 a.m to 6 p.m., but are allowed off-leash from 5 a.m to 10 a.m. and on-leash from 6 p.m to 5 a.m. From Oct. 1-April 30 dogs are allowed on the beach off-leash from 5 a.m to 12 noon and on-leash from 12 noon to 5 a.m. All dogs on the Island (residents, day visitors and vacation renters) must have a current Town issued dog permit in order to visit the Island, including the beach. Dog permits available at Town Hall.

Surfside Beach, Town of
Surfside Beach is a small seaside community located the heart of South Carolina’s Grand Strand area. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the public beach only during the off-season, from Sept. 16 through May 14. Horses and other large animals are not allowed on the beach.

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TENNESSEE
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Knoxville: PetSafe Dog Park at Tommy Schumpert Park, 6400 Fountain City Road, Knoxville, TN 37918
The PetSafe Dog Park is a 2.5 acre dog park featuring separate spaces for large and small dogs, a dog swimming area and jumping dock, water fountain and dog waste stations.

Knoxville: Concord Dog Park, 10909 South Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922
Concord Dog Park is a four-acre dog park featuring a dog swimming area and jumping dock, separate spaces for large and small dogs, paved ADA accessible trails, stone and grass run areas, water fountain and dog wash station, and public restrooms.

Memphis: The Outback Off-Leash Dog Area, Shelby Farms Park
Shelby Farms Park lies in the heart of Shelby County in Memphis, Tennessee on 4,500 acres of green space and 6.5 miles of urban trail. Providing more than 100 acres of area designated for off-leash activities, the Outback is a multi-use area featuring trails, ponds, and lakes where dogs can swim.

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Austin: Auditorium and Vic Mathias Shores, 800 W. Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704
Auditorium and Vic Mathias Shores features a 4.5 acre off-leash dog area. Located at the western end of Auditorium Shores, the designated off-leash area provides off-leash dogs with a dedicated play zone and unimpeded access to the water. Features of the dog park include 3 distinct water access areas.

Austin: Red Bud Isle 3401 Redbud Trail, Austin, TX 78703
Red Bud Isle is a 13 acre off-leash dog park situated on a peninsula surrounded by Lady Bird Lake. The point is a great place for dogs to swim.

Austin: Barton Springs Spillway, 2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
This spring-fed swimming hole lies just past the humans-only Barton Springs pool. Dogs and their owners can swim together in the Barton Springs spillway. The waterway east of Barton Springs Pool is open for swimming, but parts of Lady Bird Lake west of the pool are prohibited from use.

Brownsville: Boca Chica Beach
Located just east of Brownsville, Boca Chica is a sandy peninsula separated from Mexico by the Rio Grande River and detached from South Padre Island by the Brazos Santiago Pass. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Corpus Christi: North Beach
North Beach is located near Corpus Christi downtown, north just past the Harbor Bridge. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Corpus Christi: McGee Beach
McGee Beach is located downtown on Shoreline Blvd. along the seawall on Corpus Christi Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Corpus Christi: Padre Island National Seashore
Padre Island National Seashore is a national park located just outside of Corpus Christi that includes about 70 miles of undeveloped beaches and natural habitat. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed almost everywhere in the park, including on the beach and all areas where you can drive on the beach. Pets are not permitted on the deck of Malaquite Pavilion and its facilities, the boardwalk that goes from the deck down to the beach, and the short stretch of beach directly in front of the Pavilion. But even there, pets and their owners can still access the beach using a pet access trail that goes from the parking area down to the beach. This trail is located on the north (left) side of the Pavilion. Once you reach the beach, the area to the left is open to pets and their owners (the beach to the right is not). Horses and pack animals are allowed only on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico side of the park, except for the beaches in front of Malaquite Campground and Malaquite Pavilion.

Crystal Beach, Bolivar Peninsula
Dogs on a leash are allowed in the beach.

Dallas: NorthBark Dog Park, 4899 Gramercy Oaks Drive, Dallas, Texas 75287
The dog park features separate areas for large and small dogs, and a large pond where dogs can go swimming.

Dallas: White Rock Lake Dog Park, 8000 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75218
White Rock Lake Dog Park features a large dog play area, a small dog play area, and combined sized swimming area.

Freeport: Bryan Beach
Bryan Beach, located on the barrier island at the end of Farm-to-Market Road 1495, is the only beach technically within Freeport's city limits. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round.

Galveston Island: East Beach AKA R.A. Apffel Park
Located on the far eastern side of Galveston Island, East Beach is the largest beach in Texas. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Galveston Island State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not allowed in designated swimming areas or in any Texas State Park building.

Galveston Island: Seawall Urban Park
Located along the island’s famous Seawall Boulevard, this urban park stretches more than 10 miles offering plenty of beach as well as the nation’s longest continuous sidewalk – great for running, biking or people watching. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Galveston Island: Stewart Beach
Stewart Beach is located at 6th Street and Seawall Boulevard. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Georgetown: Lake Georgetown
Built on the north fork of the San Gabriel River, this 1,310-acre lake is home to three public parks that offer off-leash lake swimming (although not at the improved beach) as well as fishing, boating, camping, and hiking. Public facilities include Jim Hogg Park, Cedar Breaks Park, and Russell Park. Stretching nearly 17 miles, the Good Water Trail traces the lake and can be accessed at the different parks. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the trail, but must be under voice control.

Houston: Congressman Bill Archer Dog Park, 3201 State Highway 6 North, Houston, TX 77084
The dog park features two doggie swimming ponds.

Houston: Danny Jackson Family Dog Park, 4828 1/2 Loop Central Dr., Houston, TX 77081
The dog park features swimming ponds, separate large and small dog area, shaded benches, a double gated entrance.

Houston: Gene Green Beltway 8 Dog Park, 6500 E Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77049
The dog park has a swimming pond.

Houston: Millie Bush Dog Park, George Bush Park, 16756 Westheimer Parkway, Houston, Texas 77082
The dog park occupies 15 acres and includes three small lakes for dogs to swim.

Houston: Upper Horsepen Creek Park & Dog Park, 9402 Barker Cypress Rd., Houston, TX 77095
The dog park is on the north side of the park and is perched up on a hill. The park has all the amenities - wash station, human bathrooms, doggy waste bags and trash bins, human and doggy water fountains, a nice obstacle course, paved and covered seating areas and benches along the short walking trail within the dog park, and water access! This dog park is adjacent to the lake with a section fenced off into the water. It is graded so the dogs can easily go in/out of the water. It is also fenced about 10yds into the water to help ensure your dog stays in the dog park. The water is clean (I would swim in it). The lake is stocked and is a popular destination for fisherman.
Thank you, Alex O!

Katy: Katy Dog Park, 5718 2nd Street, Katy, TX 77493
The dog park offers 14 acres with lots of grass and trees, park specific wading pool for dogs, custom dog showers and water fountains.

La Porte: Sylvan Beach Park, 636 N Bayshore Dr., La Porte, TX 77571
Sylvan Beach Park is a 31.4 acre park located just east of South Highway 146 in La Porte. It features a skate park, boat ramp, a pay-to-fish pier, and two pristine white sand beaches. Dogs on a leash no longer than 5 feet are allowed in the park and on the beach, but are not permitted on the pier.

Matagorda: Matagorda Bay Nature Park
Located seven miles south of Matagorda at the end of Texas 2031, Matagorda Bay Nature Park is a 1,600-acre park and preserve at the mouth of the Colorado River on the Matagorda Peninsula. It has about two miles of Gulf of Mexico and two miles river frontage and hundreds of acres of coastal marshes and dunes. Dogs are allowed in the park, but must be kept on leashes at all times while in the designated camping and picnicking areas. Outside the designated camping and picnicking areas, dogs must be kept under their owners' direct control.

Matagorda: Matagorda Beach
Matagorda Beach stretches 22 miles from the mouth of the Colorado River. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Missouri City: Kitty Hollow Park Bark Park, 9555 Highway 6, Missouri City, TX 77459
Located inside of Kitty Hollow Park (across from Sienna Plantation), the dog park is designed to accommodate both large and small breed dogs with mirroring fenced in areas that include: swimming ponds, agility equipment, dog wash, shaded areas, lots of open space for dogs to run, and a walking trail.

New Braunfels: Cypress Bend Park
Cypress Bend Park is located on the Guadalupe River where dogs are allowed to swim.

Port Aransas: Mustang Island State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not allowed in designated swimming areas or in any Texas State Park building.

Quintana: Quintana Beach County Park, 330 5th St., Quintana, TX 77541
Quintana Park is a 52-acre beachfront park located on the upper Texas gulf coast with day-use amenities and overnight facilities. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Rockport: Rockport Beach, 210 Seabreeze Dr, Rockport, TX 78382
Dogs are not permitted inside the beach since it is a bird sanctuary. However, dogs are permitted on a leash at a small beach area just outside the entrance to the Rockport Beach.

Sabine Pass: Sea Rim State Park, 9335 S Gulfway Drive, Sabine Pass, TX 77655
Located at the far southeast corner of Texas, Sea Rim State Park has 5.2 miles of Gulf shoreline and 4,000 acres of marshlands. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park and on the beach.

Seabrook: El Jardin Beach, 500 El Jardin Dr., Seabrook, TX 77586
El Jardin park is a city-owned beach with park benches, picnic tables, barbecue pits, electrical outlets and a parking lot. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

South Padre Island, City of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beaches within the town of South Padre Island.

South Padre Island: Isla Blanca Park, 33174 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Isla Blanca Park features over a mile of pristine beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

South Padre Island: Andy Bowie Park, 7300 Park Rd 100 N, South Padre Island, TX 78597
Andy Bowie Park offers two large surf side picnic pavilions, BBQ areas, RV sites, food concessions, beach rental concessions, fishing area, swimming area, restrooms and showers, and access to a pristine beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round.

Spicewood: Pace Bend Park, 2805 N Pace Bend Rd., Spicewood, TX 78669
Pace Bend Park has nine miles of shoreline along scenic Lake Travis. The north and east side of the park have shallow beaches. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Surfside Beach, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round. Horses are not allowed on the beach from May 15 through Sept. 15. They are allowed on the weekdays from April 1 through May 15 and Sept. 15 through Oct. 31. They are then allowed every day on the beach from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.

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Park City: Willow Creek Park Dog Park, 4460 Split Rail Lane, Park City, UT 84098
Willow Creek Park (run by Basin Recreation) is an enclosed 2.4 fenced area, which includes a pond. Pond features entail a zero entry point on the east bank and a floating dock for dogs.

Salt Lake City: Parley's Historic Nature Park Off-Leash Dog Area, 2750 S. Heritage Way (2700E), Salt Lake City, UT
Nestled where I-80 and I-215 meet on the east side of Salt Lake City, Parley's Historic Nature Park is an off-leash park located next to Tanner Park. Dogs must be kept on a leash on the trail leading to the off-leash area. Dogs may swim in the river that runs through this area.

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Barnard: Silver Lake State Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the undeveloped area of the beach, but are not permitted on the sand beach or in the swimming area.

Salisbury: Branbury State Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the undeveloped area of the beach, but are not permitted on the sand beach or in the swimming area.

Stratton: Snowmaking Pond
Stratton Snowmaking Pond is a popular swimming hole offering breathtaking views of Stratton Mountain Resort and surrounding green peaks. Dogs are allowed.

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Arlington: Shirlington Park Dog Park, 2601 South Arlington Mill Drive, Arlington, VA 22206
A shallow stream that runs through the park offers a place for dogs to swim.

Arlington: Glencarlyn Dog Park, 301 S Harrison St., Arlington, VA 22204
Glencarlyn Dog Park is a designated off-leash area with a stream where dogs can play in the water.

Charlottesville: Chris Greene Lake Park, 4748 Chris Greene Lake Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911
Chris Greene Lake Park has a 1 acre fenced in area for dogs to run off-leash, with a roped water access for dogs to swim.

Colonial Beach, Town of
Dogs on a leash are allowed on public beaches and the boardwalk only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through March 31.

Gloucester Point: Gloucester Point Beach Park, 1255 Greate Rd., Gloucester Point, VA 23062
Gloucester Point Beach Park has a large, shady and grassy park area with picnic areas and a shelter, a swimming area and sandy beach. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Hampton: Buckroe Beach & Park, 100 1st Street South, Hampton, VA 23664
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Sept. 16th to May 15th.

Mathews: Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve, Route 609, Mathews, VA 23109
Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve is a sandy spit of low dunes and salt marsh habitat separating the eastern side of Winter Harbor in Mathews County from the Chesapeake Bay. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Norfolk, City of
No dogs or domestic animals are allowed on beaches from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. seasonally, beginning the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Dogs and/or domestic animals must be maintained on a leash no longer than 8 feet.

Virginia Beach: False Cape State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted access through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. If you would like to take your dog to False Cape State Park you must enter either by boat (canoe, kayak, motor boat, etc.) or through the North Carolina border.

Virginia Beach: First Landing State Park
First Landing State Park offers 20 miles of trails and 1.5 miles of sandy Chesapeake Bay beach frontage. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach. Please be sure to bring documentary evidence of rabies vaccination (required in Virginia Beach).

Virginia Beach, City of
Dogs are allowed on the public beaches and boardwalk any time during the Spring, Fall and Winter months (before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend). Dogs are allowed off leash on the beaches only if they are under direct positive voice control and do not run uninvited to people or other dogs. Leashed pets are allowed on the boardwalk and may be off-leash on the beach. From the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend pets are only allowed on the beach at the north end above 42nd Street or the south end in the Sandbridge area and only at certain times - before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. During the summer season, dogs are also allowed on the boardwalk from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. only and must be on a leash. This time of year, dogs are prohibited on the resort beach at all times (south of 42nd Street and north of Sandbridge).

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Bainbridge Island: Fay Bainbridge Park, 15446 Sunrise Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Fay Bainbridge Park is a 17-acre marine camping park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Bainbridge Island: Pritchard Park, 4192 Eagle Harbor Drive NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Pritchard Park is a 50-acre complex on Bainbridge Island, on the southern coast of Eagle Harbor. Though the current policy at Pritchard Park requires all animals to be on leashes, many visitors to the park bring their dogs and let them roam off-leash.

Bainbridge Island: Fort Ward Park, 2241 Pleasant Beach, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Fort Ward Park is a 137-acre marine park with 4,300 feet of saltwater shoreline on Rich Passage. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Bainbridge Island: Rockaway Beach, 4002 Rockaway Drive NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Rockaway Beach is a 5-acre beachfront conservancy park with views of Seattle and the Cascades. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Beaver: Lake Pleasant Beach County Park, 204 Lake Pleasant Park Rd, Beaver, WA 98305
Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on any designated swimming beach.

Belfair: Belfair State Park, 3151 WA-300, Belfair, WA 98528
Belfair State Park is a 65-acre, year-round camping park on 3,720 feet of saltwater shoreline at the southern end of Hood Canal in western Washington. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Bellingham: Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98226
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The beach is designated an off-leash park year round, but only during certain hours, from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Bellingham: Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98226
There is a fenced off-leash area near the ballfields in the southeastern part of the park. Trails as designated at the east end of the Park between the fenced off-leash area and Galbraith entry on E. Samish. A dog water exercise area near the ballfields area (east side of lake) is signed for dog training/exercise. Dogs are restricted to entering Lake Padden only in this area.

Bellingham: Sunset Pond
Sunset Pond is located on James Street Road, north of Woodstock Way, in the Irongate Neighborhood. All trails and the water are designated for water exercise and training area.

Bellingham: Larrabee State Park, 245 Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229
Larrabee State Park is a 2,748-acre camping park that has 8,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on Samish Bay. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Blaine: Birch Bay State Park
Birch Bay State Park is a 194-acre camping park with 8,255 feet of saltwater shoreline on Birch Bay and 14,923 feet of freshwater shoreline on Terrell Creek. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Bremerton: Illahee State Park, 3540 NE Sylvan Way, Bremerton, WA 98310
Illahee State Park is a 75-acre marine camping park with 1,785 feet of saltwater frontage on Port Orchard Bay. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on any designated swimming beach.

Brinnon: Dosewallips State Park, 306996 US-101, Brinnon, WA 98320
Dosewallips State Park is a 1039-acre, year-round camping park with 5 miles of shoreline on Hood Canal and the Dosewallips River. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Clallam Bay: Pillar Point County Park, Pillar Point Rd, Clallam Bay, WA 98326
Located 35 miles west of Port Angeles, Pillar Point County Park contains 4.3 acres of land, vault toilets, concrete launch ramp for small boats, and saltwater beach access. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park and on the beach.

Clallam County Parks/Olympic Peninsula
Clallam County manages parks in various parts of the County, primarily oriented around water. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in the parks and on the beaches, but are not permitted on any designated swimming beach.

Coupeville/Whidbey Island: Fort Casey State Park, 1280 Engle Road, Coupeville, WA 98239
Fort Casey Historical State Park is a 998-acre marine camping park with 10,810 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound (Admiralty Inlet); it includes Keystone Spit, a 2-mile stretch of land separating Admiralty Inlet and Crocket Lake. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Coupeville/Whidbey Island: Fort Ebey State Park, 400 Hill Valley Dr., Coupeville, WA 98239
A 645-acre camping park on Whidbey Island, Fort Ebey State Park has three miles of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a freshwater lake for fishing, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Coupeville/Whidbey Island: Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
Dogs on a leash are welcome in the Reserve's beaches, trails and most public parks. There is an off-leash dog park located in the Reserve.

Des Moines: Saltwater State Park, 25205 8th Place S., Des Moines, WA 98198
Saltwater State Park is set on a stretch of shoreline between Tacoma and Seattle. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Edmonds: Marina Beach Off-Leash Dog Area
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Located south of Marina Beach at 498 Admiral Way. The Marina Beach Off-Leash Dog Area is one of the few off-leash dog areas that provides access to a beach on Puget Sound where dogs can swim and play in the water. Dogs are not allowed in Marina Beach Park.

Everett: Howarth Park
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Dogs are allowed off-leash on the beach area north of the railroad pass. This off-leash dog park offers 100 feet of unfenced beach area at the north beach.

Federal Way: Dash Point State Park, 5700 S.W. Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA 98023
Set on the Puget Sound in Western Washington, Dash Point State Park is a 398-acre camping park featuring 3,301 feet of saltwater shoreline. The beach provides unobstructed views of the Puget Sound. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Federal Way: Steel Lake Park, 2410 S. 312th St., Federal Way, WA 98003
Dogs on a leash no longer than 20 feet are allowed on the beach.

Federal Way: French Lake Dog Park, 31531 1st Ave S, Federal Way, WA, US 98003
French Lake Dog Park is a large, 10 acre off-leash park with a pond where dogs can swim.

Freeland/Whidbey Island: Double Bluff Beach
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Located south of Freeland at the end of Double Bluff Road. Dogs allowed off-leash in an area west of the developed area. Dogs must be leashed as they cross an area close to the parking lot.

Freeland/Whidbey Island: South Whidbey State Park, 4128 S. Smugglers Cove Road, Freeland, WA 98249
South Whidbey State Park is a 347-acre day use park with 4,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Admiralty Inlet. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Gig Harbor: Narrows Park, 1502 Lucille Pkwy NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Narrows Park has 1,315 feet of sandy-rock beach that faces onto the Narrows Passage with excellent views of the Narrows Bridge and Tacoma. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Gig Harbor: Kopachuck State Park, 10712 56th St. N.W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Kopachuck State Park is a 109-acre marine park with 5,600 feet of saltwater shoreline on Henderson Bay. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Grayland: Grayland Beach State Park, 925 Cranberry Beach Road, Grayland, WA 98547
Grayland Beach State Park is a 412-acre, year-round, marine camping park with 7,449 feet of spectacular ocean frontage, just south of the Town of Grayland. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Hoquiam: Ocean City State Park, 148 SR 115, Hoquiam, WA 98550
Ocean City State Park is a year-round, 170-acre camping park, featuring ocean beach, dunes and dense thickets of shore pine. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Ilwaco: Cape Disappointment State Park, 244 Robert Gray Dr., Ilwaco, WA 98624
Cape Disappointment is a 1,882-acre camping park on the Long Beach Peninsula, fronted by the Pacific Ocean and looking into the mouth of the Columbia River. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Kent: Lake Fenwick Park, 25828 Lake Fenwick Road, Kent, WA
Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in the park.

La Push: First Beach
Located within the Quileute Indian Reservation, and surrounded by the Olympic National Park and Quileute Needles National Wildlife Refuge, First Beach is a sandy, crescent-shaped shoreline. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

La Push: Second Beach
Located in Olympic National Park. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

La Push: Third Beach
Located in Olympic National Park. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Lakebay: Penrose Point State Park, 321 158th Ave. KPS, Lakebay, WA 98349
Penrose Point State Park is a 165-acre marine and camping park on the shores of Puget Sound, with over 2 miles of saltwater frontage on Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Lakebay: Joemma Beach State Park, 20001 Bay Road KPS, Lakebay, WA 98459
Joemma Beach State Park is a 122-acre marine camping park with 3,000 feet of saltwater frontage on southeast Key Peninsula. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Long Beach Peninsula
Leash laws are not typically enforced on the beach, provided dogs are controlled and well-behaved. However, there is an 8-foot leash law in Pacific County and also within the city limits of Long Beach and Ilwaco, and Washington State Parks.

Lopez Island: Spencer Spit State Park, 521 A. Bakerview Road, Lopez Island, WA 98261
Spencer Spit State Park is a 138-acre marine and camping park situated on Lopez Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Mercer Island, City of: Luther Burbank Park
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. The Luther Burbank Park Off-Leash Area (OLA) is a 1.25 acre fully fenced area at the north end of the park with 3 access points to Lake Washington. Amenities include a separate area for small dogs, and a doggie hose down area.

Mercer Island, City of: Groveland Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st through April 30th.

Mercer Island, City of: Clarke Beach
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st through April 30th.

Mercer Island, City of: Calkins Landing
Calkins is a non-guarded beach with available space for picnics. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1st through April 30th.

Mount Vernon: Bay View State Park, 10901 Bay View-Edison Rd, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
Bay View State Park is a 25-acre camping park with 1,285-feet of saltwater shoreline on Padilla Bay. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Mukilteo: Lighthouse Park, 609 Front St., Mukilteo, WA 98275
Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park which includes the historic Mukilteo Light Station and a rocky beach. Dogs are not allowed inside the lighthouse.

Nordland/Marrowstone Island: Mystery Bay State Park, 7875 Flagler Road, Nordland, WA 98358
Mystery Bay State Park features 685 feet of saltwater shoreline on Mystery Bay and offers a spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

North Bend: Rattlesnake Lake
Located at Cedar Falls Rd SE (Snoqualmie Valley Trail), North Bend, WA 98045. Dogs are allowed off-leash as long as they are under voice control.

Oak Harbor/Whidbey Island: Joseph Whidbey State Park
Joseph Whidbey State Park is a 112-acre day-use park with 3,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan De Fuca in northern Puget Sound. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Oak Harbor/Whidbey Island: Deception Pass State Park, 41020 SR 20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Deception Pass State Park spreads over 4,134 acres, a marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Ocean Park: Leadbetter Point State Park
Leadbetter Point State Park features beach frontage on the Pacific Ocean and Willapa Bay. It borders the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge which has about five miles of ocean beach and several miles of bay beach. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Ocean Park: Pacific Pines State Park
Pacific Pines State Park is located on the western side of the Long Beach Peninsula. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Ocean Shores: Griffith-Priday State Park
Located 21 miles northwest of Hoquiam on the Pacific coast, Griffiths-Priday State Park is a 364-acre marine park with 8,316 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Pacific Ocean and 9,950-feet of freshwater shoreline on the Copalis River. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Ocean Shores, City of
All the beaches at Ocean Shores allow dogs on leashes. There is an off-leash beach that is south of the Taurus entrance to the beach. "Dog Beach" is about 2 miles South, on Oceanshores Blvd. on the Tauras beach access road. This "Dog Beach" stretches for quite a while, heading south to the Butterclam Beach access, towards The Jetty beach. The Jetty beach allows dogs on a leash.

Olympia: Tolmie State Park, 7730 61st Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98506
Tolmie State Park is a 105-acre marine day-use park with 1,800 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Olympic National Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the following beaches: Kalaloch beaches between the Hoh and Quinault Reservations (including Ruby Beach, Beach 1, 2, 3, and 4) and Rialto Beach, 0.8 mile north to Ellen Creek only (day use only).

Olympic National Park: Kalaloch and Ruby Beach
Kalaloch and Ruby Beach are located on the southwest coast of the Olympic Peninsula, accessible directly off of Highway 101. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beach.

Olympic National Park: Rialto Beach
Located 12.5 miles west of US 101 in Olympic National Park, Rialto Beach runs north from the Quillayute River mouth to Hole in the Wall, an iconic sea arch 1.6 miles from the beach access point. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on Rialto Beach one-half mile north to Ellen Creek, but not beyond.

Pacific Beach: Pacific Beach State Park, 49 Second St., Pacific Beach, WA 98571
Pacific Beach State Park is a 10-acre camping park with 2,300 feet of ocean shoreline. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Port Angeles: Clallam Bay Spit County Park, 16716 Frontier St, Port Angeles, WA 98363
Clallam Bay Spit is a 33-acre park located where the nutrient-rich water of the Clallam River empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park and on the beach.

Port Angeles: Freshwater Bay County Park, 2298 Freshwater Bay Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363
Located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca 10 miles west of Port Angeles, Freshwater Bay County Park totals 21.07 acres and has 1,450 lineal feet of public tidelands. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park and on the beach.

Port Angeles: Salt Creek Recreation Area, 3506 Camp Hayden Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363
Salt Creek Recreation Area provides camping spots, most overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and open all year long. The park provides access to Tongue Point and Striped Peak along with sandy beaches, upland forests, rocky bluffs, and several trails. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park and on the beach.

Port Ludlow: Port Walow Shine Tidelands State Park, Shine Tidelands State Park Road, Port Ludlow, WA 98365
Shine Tidelands State Park is a 13-acre day-use park with 5,000 feet of tideland along Bywater Bay. At high tide, there is little beach available to the visitor. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Port Townsend: North Beach Park, 5880 Kuhn St., Port Townsend, WA 98368
North Beach Park offers access to the shoreline of Juan de Fuca Strait and Fort Worden State Park. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.

Port Townsend: Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Fort Worden Historical State Park is a 433-acre multi-use park with more than 2 miles of saltwater shoreline and a wide variety of services and facilities. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Poulsbo: Kitsap Memorial State Park, 202 N.E. Park St., Poulsbo, WA 98370
Kitsap Memorial State Park is a 58-acre camping park with 1,797-feet of saltwater shoreline. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Redmond: Marymoor Park Dog Park, 6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA 98052
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Marymoor Park Dog Park covers 40 acres and includes fields, woods and a river, with well maintained access beaches, paths, walkways and bridges. Five river access points are available for dogs that like to swim and water retrieve.

San Juan Island National Historical Park
San Juan Island National Historical Park is composed of 2,141 acres of woodland, prairie and saltwater shoreline in two units on San Juan Island. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on all beaches and park trails.

San Juan Island: Jackson's Beach
Jackson's Beach is the closet beach to downtown Friday Harbor. Dogs are allowed on the beach and in the water.

Seabeck: Scenic Beach State Park, 9565 Scenic Beach Road N.W., Seabeck, WA 98380
Scenic Beach State Park is an 88-acre camping park with 1,500 feet of saltwater beachfront on Hood Canal. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Seattle: Warren G. Magnuson Park Off-Leash Area
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Seattle’s biggest fully-fenced back yard for canines, the Magnuson off-leash area contains 9 acres and is the only one inside city limits with water access (Lake Washington’s freshwater shoreline).

Sequim: Cline Spit Beach County Park, 1-199 Cline Spit Rd., Sequim, Washington 98382
Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on any designated swimming beach.

Sequim: Mary Lukes Wheeler County Park, 314 Ward Rd., Sequim, WA 98382
One of only four freshwater parks in the County system, this Dungeness River access property consists of approximately 10 acres and 3,000 lineal feet along the west bank of the Dungeness River. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in the park.

Sequim: Marlyn Nelson County Park AKA Port Williams Beach, 2499 Port Williams Rd., Sequim, Washington 98382
Marlyn Nelson County Park is a one-acre county park with approximately 1,200 linear feet of public tidelands. The park has a saltwater boat launch, picnic tables, public beach access, vault toilet (accessible), and a parking area. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on any designated swimming beach.

Sequim: Dungeness Recreation Area, 554 Voice of America West, Sequim, WA 98382
Dungeness Recreation Area is known as the portal to the Dungeness Spit. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach.

Sequim: Sequim Bay State Park, 269035 Highway 101, Sequim, WA 98382
Sequim Bay State Park is a year-round, 92-acre marine camping park with 4,909 feet of saltwater coast in the Sequim "rainshadow," just inside Puget Sound on the Olympic Peninsula. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Shelton: Potlatch State Park, 21020 N. US Highway 101, Shelton, WA 98584
Potlatch State Park is a 57-acre camping park with 5,700-feet of saltwater shoreline on Hood Canal. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Shelton/Harstine Island: Jarrell Cove State Park, E. 391 Wingert Road, Shelton, WA 98584
Jarrell Cove State Park is a 43-acre marine camping park with 3,500-feet of saltwater shoreline on the northwest end of Harstine Island in south Puget Sound. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Shoreline: Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th Street, Shoreline, WA 98177
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Open seasonally Nov. 1st - March 15th, the Saltwater Off-Leash Park is an unfenced area approximately 300 feet of beach beginning just south of where the bridge exits onto the sand. This 1.2 acre site offers sandy beaches, water access and nearby restrooms and parking.

Tacoma area: Chambers Creek Regional Park
OFF-LEASH DOG BEACH. Located within the City of University Place immediately north of the Town of Steilacoom, this 930-acre site includes over two miles of saltwater shoreline, two and a half miles of urban creek and canyon and breathtaking mountain and Puget Sound views. The area of the beach directly south of the overpass is a dog off-leash permitted area.

Union: Twanoh State Park, 12190 WA-106, Union, WA 98592
Situated on the shoreline of Hood Canal, Twanoh State Park features one of the warmest saltwater beaches in Washington state. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Westport, City of
Westport has 18 miles of pristine sandy beach along the Washington coast line to enjoy everything from surfing to clamming, to campfires and building sandcastles. Dogs are allowed on the beach and may be off-leash if under voice control.

Westport: Westport Light State Park, 1595 Ocean Ave., Westport, WA 98595
Westport Light State Park is a 626-acre-acre day-use park with 1,215 feet of shoreline on the Pacific Ocean and Half Moon Bay, with beach access to both shores. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

Twin Harbors State Park, 3120 Highway 105, Westport, WA 98595
Twin Harbors State Park is a 222-acre camping park on the Pacific coast, 4 miles south of Westport. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach, but are not permitted on designated swimming beaches.

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Pets in Wisconsin State Parks
Pets are only allowed on designated "dogs allowed" beaches in Wisconsin State Parks. Pets are permitted in most campgrounds, trails, roads, and outlying areas of the parks.

Algoma: Crescent Beach
Complete with groomed sand and a half-mile boardwalk, Crescent Beach is nestled in the heart of Algoma, a Lake Michigan shoreline community in Northeast Wisconsin located at the southern end of the Door Peninsula. The “dog walk area” just south of the Visitors Center at 1226 Lake Street in Algoma welcomes dogs year round. From October 1 through the end of March dogs are allowed on the rest of the beach and boardwalk.

Ashland, City of
Ashland is located on the southern shore of Lake Superior in northwest Wisconsin. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beaches year round. There is also an unofficial "dog beach" known as The Hot Pond, located at 11 Ave. W, on the north side of Hwy 2.

Belgium: Harrington Beach State Park, 531 County Road D, Belgium, WI 53004
Dogs are not allowed on the beaches, but there is a designated pet swim area at south beach. Pets must be leashed on south beach when not swimming. There is also a designated scenic pet picnic area near south beach.

Brookfield: Fox Brook Park, 2925 N. Barker Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045
Fox Brook Park features a dog swimming area on the northeastern shore of the lake, at the watercraft launch site. The dog swimming area is open to all park users; its use is included in the park admission fee.

Dodgeville: Governor Dodge State Park, 4175 State Highway 23 N, Dodgeville, WI 53533
Dogs are not allowed on the beaches, but there is a pet swim area next to each swimming beach. There are also designated pet picnic areas close to each beach where pets are permitted. Dogs must be on leash unless they are in the water.

Eagle: Kettle Moraine State Forest—Southern Unit
There are special pet swim areas at Ottawa Lake, on the left side of the boat launch, and at the Oak Hollow pet swim area at the Whitewater Lake Recreation Area. Dogs must be on a leash unless they are in the water.

Lake Geneva: Library/Elm Park, 900 Block of Main Street, (Highway 50), Lake Geneva, WI
Library/Elm Park is located along the Geneva Lake shoreline. There is a designated dog swimming area in Library Park at the municipal boat docks.

Pleasant Prairie: Dog Swim Area at Prairie Springs Park, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie, WI
A Dog Swim Area at Lake Andrea inside Prairie Springs Park is located on the north side of the lake, just east of the boat launch.

Sheboygan, Lake Michigan: Kohler-Andrae State Park, 1020 Beach Park Lane, Sheboygan, WI 53081
Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed only on one designated dog beach north of the park nature center. Pets are not allowed on the bathing beaches, picnic areas, playgrounds, buildings, or nature trails.

Sherwood: High Cliff State Park, N7630 State Park Rd., Sherwood, WI 54169
High Cliff State Park has two pet picnic areas -- one is in the lower park, near the park office, with a swimming area in the pond, the other is near the pavilion.

Stoughton: Lake Kegonsa State Park, 2405 Door Creek Road, Stoughton WI 53589
Dogs are not allowed at the beach, but there is a pet beach (swim) area. Pets must be on leash unless they are in the water. Normally the beach has a pier to teach pets to jump into the water, but the pier is out when water levels are high.

Stoughton: Viking Park Dog Exercise Area, 2525 County Hwy B, Stoughton, WI 53589
The Yahara River winds through Viking Park, separating the park from the surrounding countryside. Viking Park offers a small picnic shelter, a nature trail, and a dog exercise that includes a dock with water access.

Sturgeon Bay, Lake Michigan: Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Road, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235
Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are restricted to the area of the beach about a 0.75-mile walk from the parking lot. To reach this area, walk your pet from the parking area down the Red trail and then onto the beach. Pets are not permitted on the section of beach from the nature center to the third beach access from April 1st to November 1st.

Two Rivers, Lake Michigan: Point Beach State Forest, 9400 County Highway O, Two Rivers, WI 54241
Point Beach provides an area south of the lighthouse where dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on the beach. There is a dog path near the park office parking lot which leads down to the beach.

Waunakee, Lake Mendota: Governor Nelson State Park, 5140 Cty Hwy M, Waunakee, WI 53597
Dogs are not allowed on the beach, but there is a pet swim area located off the Morningside Trail. Pets must be on leash no longer than 8 feet unless they are in the water. Normally the beach has a pier to teach pets to jump into the water. Pets are allowed in all areas of the park except buildings, picnic areas, beach areas, and areas posted as pet free.

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Casper: Morad Park Off Leash Dog Area, 2800 Wyoming Blvd SW, Casper, WY 82604
Dogs can swim in the North Platte River that runs through the park. This area is unfenced.

More Information on Dog Friendly Beaches
Dog Beaches of the Eastern Seaboard
This excellent resource is a compilation of all the places from Maine to Florida where dogs are allowed on the beach for at least some part of the year.