10 Best Dog-friendly Beaches in the U.S.
Updated: Aug 19, 2022
Anyone can appreciate a day at the beach! Unfortunately, sometimes it means that your best friend will need to stay home. Check out 10 beaches from Florida to Oregon where your dogs are welcome.
Travel and Leisure ~ "There’s nothing like a nice day on the beach with your entire family. And we mean your whole family — dogs included.
Dogs have long been man’s best friend, but more than ever, people are considering their furballs just another one of the group. According to a 2019 survey by Spot On Virtual Smart Fence, 98% of people surveyed consider their dogs to be members of the family. That makes it little surprise that more people are looking to take their pets on vacation with them too, including to beach vacations around the nation. If you’re looking to travel with your pup to a gorgeous beach for your next getaway, we’re here to help. Here are 10 of the best dog-friendly beaches in America.
Huntington Beach, California
Huntington Beach is already known as one of the best stretches of sand in America for surfers, but as it turns out, it’s pretty stellar for your pup too. Your four-legged friend is allowed to join in the fun in Surf City USA on the sand between Seapoint Avenue and 21st Street. Street parking is available for $2.00 per hour in two nearby lots, and the beach is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The beach is also famous for dog-friendly events, including the So Cal Corgi Beach Day and the Surf City Surf Dog competition.
Wildwood Dog Beach, New Jersey
Fido will have a field day at this doggie beachside paradise. Wildwood Dog Beach, located in the town of Wildwood, has everything a pup would need for an excellent day at the shore. That includes a fully fenced-in sandy park area and the chance to charge into the ocean for a little swim. (Note: Dogs on the beach must remain leashed, but leashes in the park are optional.) There are also plenty of poop bags on hand, so you can leave the beach as clean as you found it.
Jupiter Dog Beach, Florida
Jupiter Dog Beach, located in Jupiter, has been a welcoming place for dogs since 1989. It’s an area that stretches for some 2.5 miles, making it a great place for pups who enjoy a long walk or a good run. Though dogs are welcome to be off-leash on the sand, officials ask that dogs remain leashed for the walk from the parking lot to the sand and that only well-behaved, obedient dogs be let off-leash.” ~ Travel and Leisure.
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