Jersey Shore locals now get a chance to enjoy bringing our pooches to the beach. We know that in the Summer, most towns will not allow this, but now, you’re free to stroll along the water with your dog on its leash.
Of course, most towns define the “off season,” with different start and end dates, so you’ll need to check their websites for more information. The Jersey Shore also has a few dedicated dog beaches, as well as coastal parks and refuges that will let your pooch come for a visit.
Here is a local favorite, not only because the beaches are wide and beautiful, but after your walk, you can meander into town for a bite at one of the many dog friendly restaurants.
ASBURY PARK DOG BEACH
September 16th through May 15th, dogs are allowed on the Boardwalk and on the 8th avenue Dog Beach all day.
During the Summer Season dogs are allowed on the 8th Avenue Dog Beach ONLY between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:30am.
For your safety and pleasure, ONLY licensed non-aggressive dogs with adult supervision are permitted on the Dog Beach.
Simple Rules from Asbury Park Dog Beach:
Clean up after your dog (use waste station)
Observe posted boundaries
Control unleashed dogs at all times
Female canines in heat not permitted
photo by Beth Servido