10 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in the US

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With the hottest months of the year underway, the beach is a perfect way to get your dog outside without them becoming exhausted in the heat. These 10 beaches are some of the most stunning yet accommodating locations across the country.


Carmel Beach: Carmel-by-the-Sea California


For our Central California frenz, this beach is the place to be as there are many nearby pup-friendly restaurants with dog cuisine available.


Surfside Beach: Nantucket, Massachusetts


This wide beach with plenty of area for your pup is the perfect east coast spot to take your dog out to a nice meal at one of the surfside restaurants or take them on the local ferries.


Dog Beach: Jupiter, Florida


This near 2 mile long beach is the perfect getaway for those spending their time in the sunny state of Florida. There is also a Resort & Spa in which you can take your pup (30 pounds or less) to be pampered with luxury.


Willard Beach: Portland, Maine


Another Northeast hotspot where you can treat your pup to a VIP stay at the INNcredible Pet Package.


Cannon Beach: Oregon


Dogs are allowed to roam freely at this beach without worrying about a leash as long as they are within sight and voice distance of their owner.


Kiptopeke State Park: Cape Charles, Virginia


Unlike some others on this list, your dog must be on a leash, but that doesn’t take away from the beauty of this beach with many local dog accommodations all along the beach.


Huntington Dog Beach: Huntington Beach, California


This long stretch on the southern coast of California is one of the most popular on this list and for a good reason. Located near some of the most expensive real estate in Southern California, this is a regular spot for many events hosted for dogs with nearby accommodations for your dog.


Olympic National Park: Port Angeles, Washington


With many scenic trails and forests located in walking distance, this is the perfect place to take your dog on a long walk followed up by a relaxing time spent in the water. There are also a ton of local campgrounds and picnics that can be perfect for a little getaway with your furry friend.


Fort Funston: San Francisco, California


This is one of the most scenic beaches on this list located in the southern part of San Francisco with many nearby dog parks nearby allowing for your pup to have the time of their life.


Jekyll Island: Georgia


One of the longest dog beaches in the US, at 10 miles long, this location will allow you to take your dog out (on a leash) for miles on end. There are many local activities that accommodate to dogs, including boat rides and a Trolley ride.


Being in an environment with a ton of unfamiliar dogs can be very stressful to your dog, so to make sure that their anxiety is at an all time low, we recommend these products. Zen Drops, Calming Chews, and Zen Bites will help reduce your dogs anxiety in these circumstances and overall with regular use.

Works Cited:

“The 18 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in the U.S. | Travel | US News.” U.S. News & World Report, U.S. News & World Report, travel.usnews.com/gallery/the-18-best-dog-friendly-beaches-in-the-us?slide=17. 

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