8 Of The BEST Dog-Friendly Beaches

Most have the urge to hit the beach, bask in the sun, and listen to the soothing sound of waves crashing on the shore.  But what about our four-legged friends?

While some beaches prohibit pets, others welcome them with open arms.


Cannon Beach is a charming seaside town that welcomes dogs on its beach. Dogs must be on a leash or under voice control off-leash, but they can roam, play in the sand, and surf.

Cannon Beach, Oregon


The beach is known for its clear waters, white sand, and seclusion, making it an ideal destination for pet owners who want to escape the crowds.

Cape San Blas, Florida


The beach is also home to the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition, where dogs compete in surfing and frisbee-catching events.

Huntington Dog Beach, California


Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round but must be on a leash (Leashes must be no longer than 16 feet in length.).

Jekyll Island Beach, Georgia


Montrose Dog Beach is located on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago and is the city’s only off-leash dog beach.

Montrose Dog Beach, Illinois


The beach is known for its seclusion and natural beauty, making it an ideal destination for pet owners who want to get away from it all.

Padre Island National Seashore, Texas


The beach features a large, non-fenced area where dogs can run free and play in the surf.

Rosie’s Dog Beach, California


Saint Augustine Beach is a dog-friendly beach on the east coast of Florida. Is known for its soft white sand, gentle surf, and stunning sunrises.

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida

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