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11 Best Dog-friendly Beaches in the U.S.

Anyone can appreciate a day at the beach! Unfortunately, sometimes it means that your best friend will need to stay home. Check out 11 beaches from Florida to Oregon where your dogs are welcome.

outsideonline ~ Cannon Beach, Oregon

No list of dog-friendly beaches would be complete without this iconic stretch of sand in northern Oregon, roughly 90 minutes from Portland. It’s primarily known for Haystack Rock, a stunning basalt monolith rising from the ocean that is one of the state’s most recognizable landmarks. The beach itself is also an excellent place for dogs to play fetch with a piece of driftwood, because they’re allowed off-leash, provided they are under voice control. Cannon Beach has miles of sand to explore and there are dog-friendly hikes, too, including eight miles of the Oregon Coast Trail, through the Sitka spruce forests in nearby Ecola State Park. (Dogs must be on leash in the park).

First Landing State Park Beach, Virginia 

As the name suggests, this is the spot where English colonists first landed in 1607, and today it’s Virginia’s most visited park, with 20 miles of multi-use trails and a 1.5-mile stretch of sand on the Chesapeake Bay. Like all state parks in the state, First Landing is open to leashed dogs (although specific rules vary by park, so be sure to double check each one). This dog policy includes its beach, with a sandy shoreline and breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay. ~ outsideonline

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