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Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Pet Friendly Beaches in NJ

Want to get some fresh ocean air with your dog but don't know where you can go in New Jersey? Here is a list of NJ beaches that are pet-friendly!

Southern Shore Region NJ
Sunset Beach Cape May
799 Sunset Blvd, Cape May, NJ

Sunset Beach dog friendly beach NJ Free parking and free admission
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 Sunset Beach.

Central Shore Region NJ
Island State Beach Park
Ocean County, NJ

Island State Beach Park New Jersey dog-friendly beaches 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!

Central Shore Region NJ
Asbury Park 8th Avenue Beach
8th Ave and Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ
No phone number available

Asbury Park 8th Avenue Beach pet friendly beaches in NJ One of the best dog parks in NJ!
Dogs are permitted in the early morning and evening hours all summer long at the 8th Avenue Beach in Asbury Park! Bring your dogs to play between the hours of 6pm and 9am during the summer months. Dogs are allowed on the beach all day during the off-season. You can let your dogs loose, but please use discretion if your dogs are not used to other dogs or not well-trained yet.

Northern Shore Region NJ
Sandy Hook
Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook, NJ

Sandy Hook pet friendly beach in NJ Dogs permitted on western shore
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.

Central Shore Region NJ
Barnegat Light
10th Street, Barnegat Light, NJ

Barnegat Light pet friendly beaches in New Jersey Designated area for dogs
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 April 15. All dogs must be on a leash.

Southern Shore Region NJ
Stone Harbor
80-84th Streets, Stone Harbor, NJ

Stone Harbor beaches in New Jersey that are pet friendly Dogs allowed in the morning and evening
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.

Central Shore Region NJ
Point Pleasant
Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant, NJ

Point Pleasant beaches in NJ that are pet friendly Dogs allowed in the off-season from 8am-3pm
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.

Southern Shore Region NJ
Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Malibu Beach Wildlife Management Area NJ pet friendly beach 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 Malibu Beach. It is unofficially-known as a “doggie beach” and it’s one of the best places to bring dogs in the area!

Central Shore Region NJ
Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area
383 Third Ave, Manasquan, NJ

Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area pet friendly beach in New Jersey Take a scenic walk with your dog
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 also an off-leash dog area at Thompson Park in Lincroft, which is located nearby.

Southern Shore Region NJ
Longport Dog Beach
Somers Point, NJ

Sandy Hook pet friendly beach in NJ One of the best beaches in NJ for dogs!
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 are supervised by a responsible person. This is one of the best beaches to bring dogs to in NJ!

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Pet Friendly Beaches in New Jersey

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