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Home > Massachusetts Dog Friendly Beaches

Massachusetts Dog Friendly Beaches



Complete listing of dog and pet friendly beaches in M
assachusetts including Carson Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Nantucket Island  and more. If you know of any additional dog friendly beaches in Massachusetts, please email us at petvr@live.com.
    

Boston: Carson Beach - Boston
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach but only during the off-season.
 
Gloucester - Boston
Dogs are allowed on the beaches only in the off-season, before May 1 and after September 15th.
 
Ipswich: Crane Beach - Boston
Dog walking is permitted October 1 to March 31. Dogs must be on leash at all times and walk only on beachfront below the high tide line.
 
Manchester: Singing Beach - Boston
Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through April 30th.  | 
 
Swampscott
- Boston
Dogs are allowed on public beaches only between October 1 and May 20. Dogs must be accompanied by the owner/keeper at all times. Dogs must be leashed to and from the high water mark. From the high water mark to the water's edge dogs may be off the leash, but under direct control and supervision of the owner/keeper. 

  
Barnstable - Cape Code
Sandy Neck, a coastal barrier beach, is approximately six miles long, varying in width from 200 yards to one half mile. There is a public beach, an off-road beach, and trails. Dogs are allowed on Sandy Neck hiking trails and the ORV beach throughout the year, as long as they remain on a leash. Dogs are allowed on all Barnstable public beaches only during the off-season, from September 16th through May 15th. Dogs are not allowed past the Gatehouse between May 15 and September 15 unless they are contained within a permitted vehicle that is traveling to the Off Road Vehicle beach. Horseback riding is permitted on the front beach (up to trail 2) which is 1.5 miles from the entrance of the beach. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, horses are allowed on the beach from Monday (noon) until Friday (noon). No weekend riding is permitted.
 
Brewster - Cape Code
Dogs are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from November 1st through June 1st.
 
Cape Cod National Seashore
Dogs on a leash are allowed year round on Cape Code National Seashore beaches except as follows: During the summer, pets are not permitted on lifeguard-protected beaches. Passing through to unprotected areas of the beach is permitted; During shorebird nesting periods, pets are not permitted in posted locations. Passing through these areas is prohibited. Pets are not permitted on designated nature trails, certain bike trails, and fresh water ponds within Cape Cod National Seashore (beaches and water ), May 15 through October 15.  
 
Chatham - Cape Code
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Sept. 16 through March 31.
 
Dennis - Cape Code
Dogs are allowed on the beaches only during the off-season, from after Labor Day up to Memorial Day. Chapin Beach will remain closed to all ORV use and closed to dogs including no dogs on leashes until further notice.
 
Eastham - Cape Code
No dogs allowed on any of the town beaches at any time from June 15th through Labor Day, except at Dyer Prince Road Beach where they are allowed before 9 a.m and after 4 p.m.
 
Falmouth - Cape Code
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beaches only during the off-season, from Oct. 1 through April 30th.  
 
Harwich - Cape Code
Dogs are allowed at Red River Beach in the Parking Lot only Memorial Day through Labor Day. After Labor Day and before Memorial Day dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach.
 
Orleans: Nauset Beach - Cape Code
From a point South of Nauset Beach parking lot to trail one, dogs are prohibited from May 15 to Labor Day. From a point South of trail one to the Chatham lnlet, all dogs must be on a leash of not more than 30 feet at all times, unless below the high tide mark, from May 15 through Labor Day. Dogs are prohibited from areas closed to vehicle or human traffic for Piping Plover protection. 
 
Provincetown: Race Point Beach - Cape Code
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round. During the summer, dogs are allowed off-leash from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
 
Sandwich - Cape Code
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from October through March.  
 
Wellfleet - Cape Code
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. during the summer season on the following beaches: Duck Harbor, Maguire Landing, White Crest Beach, Newcomb Hollow Beach and Cahoon Hollow Beach. During the off-season, from after Labor Day to the end of June, dogs are allowed on these beaches all day. No domesticated animals shall be allowed on the following Town Beaches and Landings: Powers Landing, Indian Neck Beach, Burton Baker Beach, Mayo Beach, and the Terminus of Chequessett Neck Road. No dogs are allowed to be left in any parked vehicles in any beach parking lot or in any beach area or on Nauset Road during the summer season.
 
Duxbury
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach from 8 a.m. till sunset year round, but from April 1st thru September 15th are not permitted on the front beach, known as the Resident Beach, and on the back beach north of the Powder Point Bridge. A dog permit, obtained at the Duxbury Town Hall, is required.
 
Martha's Vineyard: Eastville Point Beach, Joseph Sylvia State Beach, Norton Point Beach. 
January 1-March 31: No restrictions.
April 1-May 14: Dogs are allowed on beaches but are prohibited within 100 yards of posted nesting habitat.
May 15-August 30: Dogs are allowed on beaches but are prohibited within 100 yards of posted nesting habitat; dogs are prohibited on all beaches between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
September 1-September 15: Dogs are prohibited on all beaches between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
September 16-December 31: No restrictions.
 
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge - Nantucket Island
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach only during the off-season, from Sept. 16 through March 31st.
 
Nantucket Island
During the summer, dogs on a leash are allowed on beaches with lifeguards before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. During the winter and on beaches where no lifeguards are present dogs on a leash are allowed all day. Dogs are welcome on most ferries and on shuttle buses to and from the beach.
 
Marshfield: Rexhame Beach - Plymouth
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round. Thank you, Lisa Reich!
 
Plymouth

Dogs on a leash are allowed on the beach year round

 

 









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