Top 5 Dog Friendly Beaches in the US

I don’t know about you, but the perfect day would be sitting by the beach with my four-legged friend, sipping a Pina Colada, and watching the sunset. With summer here, let’s soak them up while we can. 

Instead of just day dreaming about it… we decided to put together a list of the top 5 dog friendly beaches in the United States. 

1.     Ogunquit Beach, Maine

We start in the very tip of the East coast in Ogunquit Beach in Maine. This beach has 3 dog friendly portions; the most well known being Moody Beach. This white sands beach allows dogs before 10am and after 5pm. Perfect for a morning run or evening sunset stroll! If you are in Maine, here are some other dog friendly beaches. 

2. Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina

Moving a little more south on the East coast is Hunting Island State Park. This park allows dogs at any hour of the day as long as they are on a leash.  (more on the rules for this beach here

3. Siesta Key, Florida

This beach has been rated #1  on countless lists including Trip Advisor and  the New York Times. So what makes this beach so special? With fine white sand and local shops and eateries, Siesta is connected to Venice one of the only exclusive dog and owner beaches. (More)

4. La Jolla Beach, San Diego

#lajolladogs. Yep. That’s a thing for the locals in San Diego. This pet friendly beach has several dog walking groups that meet a couple times a week. The pet friendly portions of the beach are open year round and are marked by signs upon entering.   (More)

5. Mokuleia Beach, Hawaii

Last but definitely not least is this beauty! Mokeueia is known well amongst the locals.  This is also a white sand beach and allows dogs as long as they are on a leash.  If you are lucky enough to be visiting or living in Hawaii with a four legged friend, we found this list pretty helpful! 


What are some of your favorite dog friendly beaches?

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