Pet are prohibited from all swimming and sunbathing beaches from May 1 to September 30. Park rules and regulations also restrict pets from areas such as surfboarding and sailboarding beaches and shorebird nesting areas. The sandy dunes found along the coast are very fragile and are protected by law. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet long except for designated off-leash beach areas. To access beaches open to pets, use the pedestrian crossings located at designated parking areas. Pets are not permitted on bathhouse boardwalks. At Gordon’s Pond and Fenwick Island, access is limited to the pedestrian dune crossing located at the northern end of the parking lot. Boundary markers for areas open or closed to pets will typically be designated by signs posted at the seaward toe of the dune. The signs will be located at the extreme boundaries of the closed areas, unless affected by adverse tidal conditions.
Before you head out be sure to review Dog Beach Etiquette: The Do's and Dont's
. Need beach supplies for your dog? Visit our pet travel store to find pet travel bowls
, poop bags
, pet life jackets
, and more!