The 11 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches Across the US

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Looking for the best dog-friendly beaches in the US? You're in luck! Whether you're planning a day trip or a week-long vacation, there are plenty of options to choose from. From the rugged coastlines of Oregon to the warm waters of Florida, these top dog-friendly beaches offer something for every pup and their owner. So grab your beach gear, pack some treats for your furry friend, and get ready to explore the best dog-friendly beaches across the US.

Tags: Beach Access, Beaches, Dog Friendly, Dog Travel

  • Wildwood Dog Park & Beach in Wildwood, United States

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      Wildwood Dog Beach in NJ is a popular destination for dog owners and their furry friends to enjoy a day out in the sun and sand. It offers a fenced-in area, poop bag stations, and a convenient shower station to rinse off after a fun-filled day.

  • Davis Islands Dog Park in Tampa, United States

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      Davis Islands Dog Park in Tampa features two separate areas - a land park and a beachfront area. The fenced water area is perfect for water-loving pups, while the park area is great for playing fetch and other activities.

  • Point Isabel Dog Park, United States

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      Located in Richmond, CA, Point Isabel Regional Shoreline is a pet-friendly park that welcomes over half a million dogs each year! With a vast expanse of over 23 acres to explore off-leash, the park provides ample space for dogs to run and play. Dogs must be kept on a leash or under voice control while in the park.

  • Cannon Beach, United States

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      Cannon Beach is a scenic coastal city in Oregon known for its stunning beach, iconic Haystack Rock, and charming small-town atmosphere. Dogs are allowed on Cannon Beach as long as they are on a leash or under voice control of their owner.

  • Dog Beach in San Diego, United States

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      Dog Beach in San Diego, CA, is a historic leash-free beach that has gained national recognition as one of the first of its kind in the United States. Situated at the mouth of the San Diego River and located in the community of Ocean Beach at the end of I-8, Dog Beach continues to be a popular destination for dogs and their owners of all kinds, celebrated for its inclusive spirit and legacy.

  • Fiesta Island Dog Park in San Diego, United States

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      Fiesta Island Off-Leash Dog Park is a vast sandy island in Mission Bay, designated leash-free for dogs to roam and play in its sandy dunes, and featuring calm bay waters for adventurous pups to take a dip. If your dog does better with a fence, there is a fenced-in dedicated dog park on the backside of the island (with Sea World to your left), clearly marked with signs.

  • Rosie's Dog Beach in Long Beach, United States

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      The only dog beach in Long Beach, Rosie's Dog Beach is a beautiful 4-acre stretch of coastline with designated off-leash hours for dogs to frolic in the sand and ocean.

  • Coronado Beach & Dog Park in Coronado, United States

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      Coronado's Dog Beach, located across from Sunset Park on Ocean Boulevard and adjacent to the North Island U.S. Naval Station, is a dog-friendly beach that offers year-round off-leash play for dogs.

  • Dog Beach | Huntington Beach in Huntington Beach, United States

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      Located between Seapoint Avenue and 21st Street along the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), the Huntington Dog Beach provides a sweet opportunity for dogs to play and socialize with other beach-loving pups while their owners bask in the sun. Leashes are optional, and the beach is open from 5 am to 10 pm.

  • Montrose Dog Park in Chicago, United States

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      Montrose Dog Beach in Chicago is a popular off-leash beach where dogs can play in Lake Michigan and socialize with other pups, while their owners enjoy scenic lake views. The park is open year-round and features fenced-in areas, waste bags, and a rinse station.

  • Jupiter Off-Leash Dog Beach in Jupiter, United States

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      Jupiter boasts one of the few remaining dog-friendly beaches in Florida, a 2.5 mile stretch from beach marker #26 at Marcinski Road to beach marker #57 at the Carlin Park property line. Dogs should be leashed while walking from the car to the beach!