Willard Beach- South Portland, Maine- This beach is open to dogs year round, but only between 7 am.-9 pm.. However, In the summer months May 1st- September 30th dogs are only allowed 7 am.- 9 am. and 7 pm.- 9 pm.
Seapoint Beach- Kittery Point, Maine- Dogs are not allowed on this beach between 10 am.- 5pm. June 15th- September 10th. However, parking is for Kittery Point residents only.
Drake's Island- Wells, Maine- Dogs must remain on leashes and are not permitted during peak season 8 am.- 6 pm.
Jenness Beach- Rye, New Hampshire- Dogs are allowed off leash on this beach, but only if they are in full control.
Doggie Beach- Nahant, Massachusetts- This dog beach is an off-leash beach.
Herring Cove- Provincetown, Massachusetts- With multiple beaches stretching miles long you are sure to find a perfect spot on the beach. Dogs must remain leashed at all times.
Good Harbor Beach- Provincetown, Massachusetts- Dogs are allowed on the beach anytime while being kept on a leash and in the summer between 6 am.- 9 am. they can also be off leash.
Sachuest Beach- Middletown, Rhode Island- Dogs are allowed all season long, but between Memorial Day and Labor Day they are only allowed between 5 am. - 7:45 am.
Mohegan Bluffs- Block Island, Rhode Island- This will provide you and your pup an amazing view, but dogs must be leashed at all times.
Jennings Dog Beach- Fairfield, Connecticut- This is a full off leash dog beach open from October 1st to March 31st.
Montauk Beach- Montauk, New York- Dogs are allowed on the beach off leash, but not between May 15th through September 30th.
Larchmont Dog Beach- Larchmont, New York-Dogs are allowed off-leash, but it is recommended you go during low tide.
East Hampton Main Beach- East Hampton, New York- Dogs are allowed off-leash in the off season time, but from the second Sunday in May to September 30th, dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9 am. - 6 pm. and can must be on leash during the remaining hours of the in season period.
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Silver Beach- Bronx, New York- This off-leash dog run is located inside Pelham Bay Park.
Wildwood Dog Beach- Wildwood, New Jersey- Dogs must be leashed, but this beach is just over the board walk and a full block wide.
Sunset Beach- Cape May, New Jersey- Dogs are only allowed on the beach from September 15th to April 15th, but the sunsets are one in a million.
Longport Dog Beach- Somers Point, New Jersey- This beach allows dogs off-leash and is open year round.
8th Avenue Dog Beach- Asbury Park, New Jersey- Dogs are allowed on the beach and boardwalk all day October 1st through May 15th, but during the summer you can only access it 6 pm. - 8:30 am.
Cape Henlopen State Park- Lewes, Delaware- Dogs are allowed in the seashore beaches all day, but are not allowed on the boardwalk or ocean beach May 1st to September 30th.
Dewey Beach- Dewey Beeach, Delaware- Dogs are allowed anytime in off season, but during the summer dogs are allowed on the beach before 9:30 am. and after 5:30 pm. but they must have a license.
Assateague Island- Ocean City, Maryland- Dogs are only allowed on the Maryland side of the beach and not on any of the trails. Bonus with this beach is it is a wild horse island.
Downs Memorial Park Dog Beach- Pasadena, Maryland- This dog beach is located inside of the Downs Memorial Park, and costs $6 to park.
First Landing State Park Beach- Virginia Beach, Virginia- This beach is in the First Landings State Park, and is open year round. You can also tour through the historic sites in this park.
Ocean View Beach- Norfolk, Virginia- Dogs are not allowed on the beach Memorial Day to Labor Day from 10 am.- 6 pm.
Freeman Park- Carolina Beach, North Carolina- Dogs must be on leash from April 1st to September 30th, but can be off-leash October 1st to March 31st.Fee is $10 to enter.
Oak Island Beaches- Wilmington, North Carolina- These beaches consist of three separate pet friendly beaches.
Topsail Beach- Topsail Beach, North Carolina- Dogs are allowed off-leash except May 15th to September 30th they must be leashed.
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Myrtle Beach State Park- Myrtle Beach, South Carolina- Dogs are allowed on the beaches in the park 10 am.-5 pm. May 1st to Labor Day.
Burkes Beach- Hilton Head Island, South Carolina- This beach allows dogs before 10 am. and after 5 pm. Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Isle Of Palm Beaches- Isle of Palms, South Carolina- Dogs are allowed on beaches off leash 5 am. to 8 am. April 1st to September 14th and 4 pm. to 10 am. September 15th through March 31st. All other times the dogs must remain on-leash.
Jekyll Island Beach- Jekyll Island, Georgia- From the visitor's guide: "Pets must be under immediate control of their owners and on a leash no longer than 16’ at all times." **Updated 7/5/16** Thanks to a tip from Jessica from Jekyll Island!
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Saint Simon's Island Beach- Saint Simons Island, Geogria- Dogs are allowed on-leash on the beach except for Memorial Day to Labor Day when they are not allowed on the beach between 9 am.-6 pm.
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32 Dog Beaches on the East Coast That Will Welcome Your Dog With Open Arms

It’s summertime and there’s no better place to bring your dog than to the beach.  Forget about leaving your furry guy or girl at home!  Here’s a list of some of the best beaches you can take your dog to on the East Coast. This list includes beaches from the rocky coastline of Maine down to the warm sandy beaches of Georgia. Take a day trip and visit one close to you, or maybe take a road trip to see the whole coast with your pooch. Just don’t forget your sunscreen and water toys for your pup!

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