Sea Spritz
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Thu, Sep 05, 19
Dog Friendly Beaches in New England

What's better than your little, furry, bundle of energy letting loose and running free along the shoreline? Nothing. We're so fortunate to live in a place that has numerous dog-friendly beaches. We've compiled a list (with help from BringFido) of the best beaches to bring your pup. FYI, most of these beaches require your little guy to be leashed. May we recommend Riptide Reggie's favorites to do the job?

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New Hampshire

Jenness Beach | All Year. In season: before 7am/after 9pm | Leashed | Rye, NH
Sandy Beach (Gilmore Pond) | All Year | Leashed |Jaffrey, NH
Bass BeachAll Year. In season: before 7am/after 9pm | Leashed | Rye, NH

Maine

Willard Beach | All Year. Limited to mornings in summer | Off-leash |South Portland, ME
Wells Beach | All Year with time limitations | Leashed | Wells, ME
Seapoint Beach | All Year. Mornings/Evenings June-Sep | Leashed | Kittery Point, ME
Fort Foster Park | All Year | Leashed |Kittery Point, ME
Drake's Island | All Year. Limited to mornings/evenings during June-August | Leashed | Wells, ME
Kennebunk Beach | All Year. Limited to mornings/evenings during June-August | Leashed | Kennebunk, ME
Short Sands Beach | All Year. Limited to mornings/evenings during June-August | Leashed | York, ME
Goose Rocks Beach All Year. Limited to mornings/evenings during June-August | Leashed | Kennebunkport, ME
Long Sands Beach | All Year. Limited to mornings/evenings during May-Sep | Leashed | York, ME
East End Beach at Eastern Promenade Park Off-Leash Area | All Year. Limited to mornings/evenings during May-Sep | Off-Leash | Portland, ME
Mother's BeachAll Year. Limited to mornings/evenings during June-August | Leashed | Kennebunk, ME
Schoodic Lake | All Year | Leashed | Bangor, ME
Monson Pond | All Year | Leashed | Fort Fairfield, ME
Bay View Beach All Year. Limited to mornings/evenings during Apr-Sep | Leashed | Saco, ME

Rhode Island

Compass Rose Beach | All Year | Leashed | North Kingstown, RI
Sachuest Beach | All Year. Only mornings Memorial Day-Labor Day | Leashed | Middletown, RI
Napatree Point Conservation Area | All Year. Limited to mornings and evenings May-Labor Day | Leashed | Westerly, RI
Mohegan Bluff | All Year | Leashed | Block Island, RI
Block Island Beaches | All Year | Leashed | Block Island, RI

Connecticut

Jennings Dog Beach | Oct-Mar | Off-Leash | Fairfield, CT
Compo Beach Off Leash Dog AreaOct-Mar | Off-Leash | Westport, CT
Hammonasset Beach State Park | All Year. Limited summer access. | Leashed | Madison, CT
Savin Rock West Haven Boardwalk | All Year | Leashed | West Haven, CT
Penfield Beach | Oct-Mar | Leashed | Fairfield, CT

Massachusetts

Boston Metro + 

Nahant Doggie Beach | Oct-Apr | Leashed | Nahant, MA
Castle Island Beach | Oct-Apr | Leashed | Boston, MA
Carson Beach | Labor Day-Memorial Day | Leashed | Boston, MA
Squantum Point Park | All Year | Leashed | Quincy, MA 

North Shore

Good Harbor Beach | Oct-Mar | Leashed | Gloucester, MA
Singing Beach | Oct-Apr | Off Leash | Manchester-by-the-sea, MA
Crab Beach | All Year | Off Leash | Gloucester, MA
Plum Island Beach | Oct-May | Off Leash | Newbury, MA
Wingaersheek Beach | Oct-Apr | Off-leash (on odd numbered days) |Gloucester, MA 
Plum Cove Beach | Oct-Apr | Off Leash | Gloucester, MA 
Cressy Beach | Oct-Apr | Off Leash | Gloucester, MA 

South Shore

Horseneck Beach | Oct-Mar | Leashed | Westport, MA
Marshfield Beaches | All Year | Leashed | Marshfield, MA
Fort Phoenix Beach | All Year | Leashed | Fairhaven, MA 
Fort Taber Park Beach | All Year | Leashed | New Bedford, MA
Ashland State Park | All Year | Leashed | Ashland, MA

Cape Cod

Crowes Reservation Beach | mid Sep-Memorial Day | Leashed | South Dennis, MA 
Herring Cove | All Year | Leashed | Provincetown, MA
Race Point Beach | All Year except nest season | Leashed |  Provincetown, MA
Hatches Harbor Trails | All Year except nest season | Leashed | Provincetown, MA
Kalmus Beach | Sep-May | Off Leash | Barnstable, MA
Marconi Beach | All Year | Leashed | Wellfleet, MA
Sandy Neck Beach | Sep-May | Off Leash | Barnstable, MA
Breakwater Walk | All Year | Leashed | Provincetown, MA
Craigville Beach | Sep-May | Leashed | Centerville, MA
Nauset Beach | Sep-May | Off Leash | Orleans, MA
Nauset Light Beach | All Year | Leashed | Eastham, MA
Corn Hill Beach | All Year. Mornings/evenings only during peak season | Leashed |  Truro, MA
Skaket Beach | Oct-May | Leashed | Orleans, MA
Head of the Meadow Beach |All Year. Morning/Evenings during summer | Leashed | Truro, MA 
Hardings Beach | Sep-May | Leashed | Chatham, MA
Red River Beach | All Year | Leashed | Harwich, MA
Pleasant Road Beach | Oct-May | Off Leash | Harwich, MA
Lighthouse Beach | Sep-May | Leashed | Chatham, MA
Ridgevale Beach | Sep-May | Leashed | Chatham, MA
Riverhead Beach | All Year | Leashed | Marblehead, MA

Islands

Francis Street Beach | All Year | Leashed | Nantucket, MA
Brant Point Beach | All Year. Morning/Evenings during summer | Leashed | Nantucket, MA
Jetties Beach | All Year Mornings and Evenings only | Leased | Nantucket, MA
Surfside Beach | All Year. Morning/Evening only during summer months | Nantucket, MA
Joseph Sylvia State beach | All Year. Mornings/Evenings only during summer months | Leashed | Oak Bluff, MA
Madaket Beach | All Year. Mornings/Evenings only during summer months | Leashed | Nantucket, MA
Eastville Point Beach | All Year | Leashed | Vineyard Haven, MA
Norton Point BeachAll Year. Mornings/Evenings only during summer months | Leashed | Edgartown, MA
Miacomet BeachAll Year. Mornings/Evenings only during summer months | Leashed | Nantucket, MA
Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge | All Year | Leashed | Nantucket, MA
Siasconset BeachAll Year. Mornings/Evenings only during summer months | Leashed | Nantucket, MA
Children's BeachAll Year. Mornings/Evenings only during summer months | Leashed | Nantucket, MA
Cisco BeachAll Year. Mornings/Evenings only during summer months | Leashed | Nantucket, MA
Nobadeer Beach | All Year | Off Leash | Nantucket, MA




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