Most people intend to bring their pets along on vacation, including taking them to beach resorts across the country. This means researching the beaches in your area that provide the best facilities for canine pets and their owners.
Below are some of the greatest dog-friendly beaches in the United States
Cannon Beach Oregon
Northwest Oregon's Cannon Beach is great for spending the day with your dog. Here, leashed or led dogs are allowed on the beach, and sure they don't chase after Haystack Rock puffins.
Huntington Beach California
Huntington Beach is one of the best for surfers, but it's also great for dogs. Surf City U.S.A.'s beautiful sand beach stretches between Seapoint Avenue and 21st Street and has $2 per hour of street parking. Apart from the wonderful breeze, the beach offers dog-friendly activities like the Surf City Surf Dog competition.
Jupiter Dog Beach, Florida
This dog-friendly beach in Jupiter has been open to canine visitors since 1989. It's a terrific place to take your dog for a jog or a stroll, as the area spans about 2.5 miles.
Officials urge that dogs be kept on leashes from the parking lot to the beach and that only well-behaved, obedient dogs be allowed to run free on the sand.
Montrose Dog Beach Chicago
Chicago's Montrose Dog Beach allows dogs to have fun. From early morning to 11 p.m., dogs can run free on the beach.
Also, there's a wash-off facility where owners can hose off their dogs before leaving. Plus, the beach seeks donations to offer free poop bags and other facilities.
Wildwood Dog Beach, New Jersey
Your dog will have a 'ball day' at this doggie beachfront paradise. Wildwood Dog Beach, in the municipality of Wildwood, features everything a pup might want for a fun day at the beach.
This includes a fully fenced-in sandy park area and the opportunity to rush into the water for a quick swim. (Note: You must leash your dogs on the beach, but this isn't a requirement throughout the park.) They also offer plenty of poop bags to ensure the beach is as clean as you found it.
Port Jefferson Public Beach and Dog Park, New York
Thanks to Port Jefferson Public Beach, dogs in New York City can also enjoy some fun in the sun. They only need to travel around 90 minutes east to Port Jefferson on Long Island.
This beach is where dogs rule supreme, and owners enjoy all the entertainment of outdoor sports. Overall, it's a narrow length of beach, but if you go during low tide, you'll have a little more room to play.
Nothing compares to spending a pleasant day at the beach with your complete family. For animal lovers, the entire family includes your dogs too. This sound environment helps dogs to relax and enjoy themselves.