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Don't Leave Them Behind

Leaving your pet at home can be heart-breaking, especially when you see their little face looking up at you wondering where you're off to. Destinations around Central NJ open their doors to pets so you don't have to go through all that again. Don't hire a pet-sitter or leave them alone, but take them along and explore together.

Quality Inn

  609-448-7399 | Mercer County

East Windsor, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Hotels in NJ

Bring your pet on your next trip as you venture into Mercer County. The Quality Inn in East Windsor allows guests to bring up to three dogs! Don't leave any of your furry friend behind with this pet-friendly hotel in Central N... Read More

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Zoe's Beachfront Eatery

  609-884-1233 | Cape May County

Cape May, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Restaurants in NJ

Zoe’s Beachfront Eatery dog friendly restaurants in NJ Most items made from scratch
Zoe’s Beachfront Eatery is a great ocean-side restaurant that both you and your pooch will love! There is plenty of outdoor seating where dogs are welcome. Zoe’s Beachfront Eatery roasts their own turkey and beef, and they make mostly everything from scratch! It... Read More

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Cape May

  609-884-9525 | Cape May County

Cape May, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Getaways in NJ

Dog-friendly beaches and restaurants!
Cape May, New Jersey is a great pet-friendly family vacation destination in New Jersey. In Cape May, you’ll find a lot of lodging establishments that allow pets to stay in guest rooms. There are a lot of recreational options nearby where dogs are allowed. Choose from a handful of beaches at whi... Read More

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Sunset Beach

  609-898-1198 | Cape May County

Cape May, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Free parking and free admission

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Sunset Beach is a popular dog park in Cape May, New Jersey. Dogs are permitted from September 15 through April 15th. There are pet-friendly restaurants nearby as well. The beach offers free parking and free admission. See the sunken ship Atlantus, visit souvenir shops and have a lovely day out with your dog at ... Read More

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The Wonder Bar

  732-502-8886 | Monmouth County

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Restaurants in NJ

Beach Party for Pups!
The legendary Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ is doggie heaven! Enjoy “yappy hour” with your favorite furry friend at the Asbury Park oceanfront. The Wonder Bar’s Doggie Deck is a cool area for you and your dog to hang out and meet other pooches and their owners! Enjoy great food and drinks while socializing... Read More

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Island Beach State Park

  732-793-0506 | Ocean County

Seaside Park, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Dogs allowed all year round!
Dogs are permitted at Island State Beach Park in all areas except the lifeguarded swimming area and the Spizzle Creek Bird Blind Trail. All dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet. This is a great place to bring your dogs in the summer months as well as the off-season! 

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Red Roof Inn Edison

  732-248-9300 | Middlesex County

Edison, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Hotels in NJ

No fees, all the love from your pet! Sounds great, right? Staying at the Red Roof Inn in Edison guarantees a great time with your dog. They allow all dogs, big and small to enjoy a stay in their hotel. A pet-friendly hotel conveniently located right off of I-28... Read More

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Atlantic City

  609-348-7100 | Atlantic County

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Getaways in NJ

 Well-rounded vacation for everyone

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By night, Atlantic City is a nightlife-rich vacation destination, but it is also great during the day! Bring your dog with you to Atlantic City for a great, well-rounded vacation. Many hotels in the area offer accommodations for pets. Take a walk on the boardwalk, explore the outdoor shopping ou... Read More

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Asbury Park 8th Avenue Beach

  (732) 616-0749 | Monmouth County

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

 Dogs allowed all year round!

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Dogs are permitted at Island State Beach Park in all areas except the lifeguarded swimming area and the Spizzle Creek Bird Blind Trail. All dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet. This is a great place to bring your dogs in the summer months as well as the off-season! 

... Read More

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Brick House Tavern and Tap

  908-753-4892 | Middlesex County

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Restaurants in NJ

Outdoor patio is pet-friendly
Brick House Tavern and Tap features a dog-friendly outdoor patio, so feel free to bring your four-legged best friend along with your human friends to enjoy some great drinks and food. Enjoy an extensive selection of beers on tap, as well as top-quality mixed drinks and delicious food. The outdoor patio p... Read More

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Asbury Park

  609-599-6540 | We Come to You

We Come To You, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Getaways in NJ

One of the best dog destinations in NJ!

Asbury Park is one of the best getaways with pets in NJ! There is so much to do with dogs here; it is one of the most pet-friendly vacations you’ll find in the area! Centrally located Asbury Park is also extremely convenient to get to from all parts of the state and surrounding states. ... Read More

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Sandy Hook

  732-872-5970 | Monmouth County

Highlands, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

The western shore of Sandy Hook is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are permitted on the Inlet side of the park at all times. There are no park amenities such as life guards or food places available on this side of the park, but your dogs will get to play freely without restrictions. Dogs are not allowed on the eastern shore of the recreation area.

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Main Street Bistro

  732-294-1112 | Monmouth County

Freehold, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Restaurants in NJ

Pet-friendly fine dining
Main Street Bistro prides itself in its award-winning chefs and artful culinary creations. The menu includes Italian, American, Mexican and Asian cuisine. The restaurant’s outdoor patio is pet-friendly, so you can enjoy fine Italian and global dining and even bring your dog with you! Main Street Bistro is a... Read More

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Somers Point

  609-927-9088 | We Come to You

We Come To You, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Getaways in NJ

Visit Longport Dog Beach

There are plenty of things to do with your pooch in Somers Point, NJ. It is home to Longport Dog Beach, one of the best beaches to bring dogs to in New Jersey! Your dogs can enjoy playing in the sand and waves without a leash at this unrestricted dog beach area. The doggie beach is open all year and no permits or tags ... Read More

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Barnegat Light

  609-494-9196 | Ocean County

Barnegat Light, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Designated area for dogs

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Barnegat Light has a designated dog park located on West 10th Street that is open to furry friends year-round. All licensed, well-behaved dogs are welcome! Dogs are allowed on Long Beach Island during the off-season (between October 1 and April 30) and on other areas of Barnegat Light beaches from October 1 through Ap... Read More

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Stone Harbor

  609-369-5102 | Cape May County

Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Dogs allowed in the morning and evening

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Bring your dogs to the beach in Stone Harbor between 80th and 84th Streets. They must be leashed and are allowed from sunrise to 9am, and then again from 6pm until sunset during summer months and other times of the year. They are not allowed on the beach during daytime hours.

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Point Pleasant Beach

  732-892-1118 | Ocean County

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

 Dogs allowed in the off-season from 8am-3pm

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During the off-season (October 1 through April 30), you can bring your dog to the beach at Point Pleasant from the hours of 8am until 3pm. Unlike most beaches, you are not limited to morning or evening hours! Enjoy an afternoon stroll with your dog at Point Pleasant. All dogs must be on a leash.

... Read More

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The Bernards Inn

  908-766-0002 | Somerset County

Bernardsville, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Restaurants in NJ

 Yappy hour during summer!

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Come in for “yappy hour” during the Dog Days of Summers at the Bernards Inn. Humans can socialize, order from a special menu and enjoy half-priced drinks while dogs indulge in healthy, gourmet treats prepared by Pastry Chef Duane Hendershot. Spend a summer evening relaxing with some drinks on the patio as your ... Read More

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Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area

  856-629-0090 | Atlantic County

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Unofficial "doggie beach" of NJ! Let your dogs enjoy some fun off-leash play in the sand and waves at Malibu Beach in Ocean City, New Jersey! Located at the far-end of Ocean City, this wildlife conservation area provides a safe and fun environment for your dogs without you having to worry about leash and timing rules. Dogs are welcome all year round at Ma... Read More

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Robin's Nest Restaurant

  609-261-6149 | Burlington County

Mount Holly, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Restaurants in NJ

Robin’s Nest Restaurant

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Enjoy a meal by the stream Robin’s Nest Restaurant is happy to cater to your needs if you bring your dog to dine with you. The outdoor patio overlooks the Mill Race waterway and includes a waterside bar. Enjoy delicious traditional American cuisine on a beautiful stream side deck with your dog, family an... Read More

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Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area

  732-922-4080 | Monmouth County

Manasquan, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area pet friendly beach in New Jersey

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Take a scenic walk with your dog

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Dogs are welcome year-round at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area in Manasquan, New Jersey. All dogs must be on a leash. This beautiful 55-acre site is a great place to walk your dog and appreciate wildlife and scenery. There is als... Read More

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Somers Point

  609-927-2053 | Atlantic County

Somers Point, New Jersey

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

 One of the best beaches in NJ for dogs!

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Dogs are allowed all year round at this awesome dog beach near Ocean City, NJ. And unlike many other NJ pet friendly beaches, you don’t have to keep your buddy on a leash! Let you dog roam freely on this beautiful beach. Dogs are allowed to play whenever they want as long as they ar... Read More

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Quality Inn

 609-448-7399 | Mercer County

Pet Friendly Hotels in NJ

East Windsor, New Jersey

Bring your pet on your next trip as you venture into Mercer County. The Quality Inn in East Windsor allows guests to bring up to three dogs! Don't leave any of your furry friend behind with this pet-friendly hotel in Central N... Read More

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Zoe's Beachfront Eatery

 609-884-1233 | Cape May County

Pet Friendly Restaurants in NJ

Cape May, New Jersey

Zoe’s Beachfront Eatery dog friendly restaurants in NJ Most items made from scratch
Zoe’s Beachfront Eatery is a great ocean-side restaurant that both you and your pooch will love! There is plenty of outdoor seating where dogs are welcome. Zoe’s Beachfront Eatery roasts their own turkey and beef, and they make mostly everything from scratch! It... Read More

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Cape May

 609-884-9525 | Cape May County

Pet Friendly Getaways in NJ

Cape May, New Jersey

Dog-friendly beaches and restaurants!
Cape May, New Jersey is a great pet-friendly family vacation destination in New Jersey. In Cape May, you’ll find a lot of lodging establishments that allow pets to stay in guest rooms. There are a lot of recreational options nearby where dogs are allowed. Choose from a handful of beaches at whi... Read More

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Sunset Beach

 609-898-1198 | Cape May County

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Cape May, New Jersey

Free parking and free admission

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Sunset Beach is a popular dog park in Cape May, New Jersey. Dogs are permitted from September 15 through April 15th. There are pet-friendly restaurants nearby as well. The beach offers free parking and free admission. See the sunken ship Atlantus, visit souvenir shops and have a lovely day out with your dog at ... Read More

Visit Website View Details

The Wonder Bar

 732-502-8886 | Monmouth County

Pet Friendly Restaurants in NJ

Asbury Park, New Jersey

Beach Party for Pups!
The legendary Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ is doggie heaven! Enjoy “yappy hour” with your favorite furry friend at the Asbury Park oceanfront. The Wonder Bar’s Doggie Deck is a cool area for you and your dog to hang out and meet other pooches and their owners! Enjoy great food and drinks while socializing... Read More

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Island Beach State Park

 732-793-0506 | Ocean County

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Seaside Park, New Jersey

Dogs allowed all year round!
Dogs are permitted at Island State Beach Park in all areas except the lifeguarded swimming area and the Spizzle Creek Bird Blind Trail. All dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet. This is a great place to bring your dogs in the summer months as well as the off-season! 

... Read More

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Red Roof Inn Edison

 732-248-9300 | Middlesex County

Pet Friendly Hotels in NJ

Edison, New Jersey

No fees, all the love from your pet! Sounds great, right? Staying at the Red Roof Inn in Edison guarantees a great time with your dog. They allow all dogs, big and small to enjoy a stay in their hotel. A pet-friendly hotel conveniently located right off of I-28... Read More

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Atlantic City

 609-348-7100 | Atlantic County

Pet Friendly Getaways in NJ

Atlantic City, New Jersey

 Well-rounded vacation for everyone

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By night, Atlantic City is a nightlife-rich vacation destination, but it is also great during the day! Bring your dog with you to Atlantic City for a great, well-rounded vacation. Many hotels in the area offer accommodations for pets. Take a walk on the boardwalk, explore the outdoor shopping ou... Read More

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Asbury Park 8th Avenue Beach

 (732) 616-0749 | Monmouth County

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Asbury Park, New Jersey

 Dogs allowed all year round!

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Dogs are permitted at Island State Beach Park in all areas except the lifeguarded swimming area and the Spizzle Creek Bird Blind Trail. All dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet. This is a great place to bring your dogs in the summer months as well as the off-season! 

... Read More

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Brick House Tavern and Tap

 908-753-4892 | Middlesex County

Pet Friendly Restaurants in NJ

South Plainfield, New Jersey

Outdoor patio is pet-friendly
Brick House Tavern and Tap features a dog-friendly outdoor patio, so feel free to bring your four-legged best friend along with your human friends to enjoy some great drinks and food. Enjoy an extensive selection of beers on tap, as well as top-quality mixed drinks and delicious food. The outdoor patio p... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Asbury Park

 609-599-6540 | We Come to You

Pet Friendly Getaways in NJ

We Come To You, New Jersey

One of the best dog destinations in NJ!

Asbury Park is one of the best getaways with pets in NJ! There is so much to do with dogs here; it is one of the most pet-friendly vacations you’ll find in the area! Centrally located Asbury Park is also extremely convenient to get to from all parts of the state and surrounding states. ... Read More

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Sandy Hook

 732-872-5970 | Monmouth County

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Highlands, New Jersey

The western shore of Sandy Hook is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are permitted on the Inlet side of the park at all times. There are no park amenities such as life guards or food places available on this side of the park, but your dogs will get to play freely without restrictions. Dogs are not allowed on the eastern shore of the recreation area.

... Read More

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Main Street Bistro

 732-294-1112 | Monmouth County

Pet Friendly Restaurants in NJ

Freehold, New Jersey

Pet-friendly fine dining
Main Street Bistro prides itself in its award-winning chefs and artful culinary creations. The menu includes Italian, American, Mexican and Asian cuisine. The restaurant’s outdoor patio is pet-friendly, so you can enjoy fine Italian and global dining and even bring your dog with you! Main Street Bistro is a... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Somers Point

 609-927-9088 | We Come to You

Pet Friendly Getaways in NJ

We Come To You, New Jersey

Visit Longport Dog Beach

There are plenty of things to do with your pooch in Somers Point, NJ. It is home to Longport Dog Beach, one of the best beaches to bring dogs to in New Jersey! Your dogs can enjoy playing in the sand and waves without a leash at this unrestricted dog beach area. The doggie beach is open all year and no permits or tags ... Read More

Visit Website View Details

Barnegat Light

 609-494-9196 | Ocean County

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Barnegat Light, New Jersey

Designated area for dogs

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Barnegat Light has a designated dog park located on West 10th Street that is open to furry friends year-round. All licensed, well-behaved dogs are welcome! Dogs are allowed on Long Beach Island during the off-season (between October 1 and April 30) and on other areas of Barnegat Light beaches from October 1 through Ap... Read More

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Stone Harbor

 609-369-5102 | Cape May County

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Dogs allowed in the morning and evening

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Bring your dogs to the beach in Stone Harbor between 80th and 84th Streets. They must be leashed and are allowed from sunrise to 9am, and then again from 6pm until sunset during summer months and other times of the year. They are not allowed on the beach during daytime hours.

... Read More

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Point Pleasant Beach

 732-892-1118 | Ocean County

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

 Dogs allowed in the off-season from 8am-3pm

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During the off-season (October 1 through April 30), you can bring your dog to the beach at Point Pleasant from the hours of 8am until 3pm. Unlike most beaches, you are not limited to morning or evening hours! Enjoy an afternoon stroll with your dog at Point Pleasant. All dogs must be on a leash.

... Read More

Visit Website View Details

The Bernards Inn

 908-766-0002 | Somerset County

Pet Friendly Restaurants in NJ

Bernardsville, New Jersey

 Yappy hour during summer!

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Come in for “yappy hour” during the Dog Days of Summers at the Bernards Inn. Humans can socialize, order from a special menu and enjoy half-priced drinks while dogs indulge in healthy, gourmet treats prepared by Pastry Chef Duane Hendershot. Spend a summer evening relaxing with some drinks on the patio as your ... Read More

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Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area

 856-629-0090 | Atlantic County

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey

Unofficial "doggie beach" of NJ! Let your dogs enjoy some fun off-leash play in the sand and waves at Malibu Beach in Ocean City, New Jersey! Located at the far-end of Ocean City, this wildlife conservation area provides a safe and fun environment for your dogs without you having to worry about leash and timing rules. Dogs are welcome all year round at Ma... Read More

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Robin's Nest Restaurant

 609-261-6149 | Burlington County

Pet Friendly Restaurants in NJ

Mount Holly, New Jersey

Robin’s Nest Restaurant

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Enjoy a meal by the stream Robin’s Nest Restaurant is happy to cater to your needs if you bring your dog to dine with you. The outdoor patio overlooks the Mill Race waterway and includes a waterside bar. Enjoy delicious traditional American cuisine on a beautiful stream side deck with your dog, family an... Read More

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Fisherman's Cove Conservation Area

 732-922-4080 | Monmouth County

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Manasquan, New Jersey

Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area pet friendly beach in New Jersey

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Take a scenic walk with your dog

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Dogs are welcome year-round at Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area in Manasquan, New Jersey. All dogs must be on a leash. This beautiful 55-acre site is a great place to walk your dog and appreciate wildlife and scenery. There is als... Read More

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Somers Point

 609-927-2053 | Atlantic County

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Somers Point, New Jersey

 One of the best beaches in NJ for dogs!

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Dogs are allowed all year round at this awesome dog beach near Ocean City, NJ. And unlike many other NJ pet friendly beaches, you don’t have to keep your buddy on a leash! Let you dog roam freely on this beautiful beach. Dogs are allowed to play whenever they want as long as they ar... Read More

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