Islands & Beaches
12 Dog-Friendly Beaches to Visit in the U.S.
Play fetch on the sand at these standout dog-friendly beaches.
Despite the American love for canine companions and a recent uptick in pet-friendly travel, finding dog-friendly beaches is no easy feat. However, there are select pockets along the United States’ vast coastlines where furry family members are indeed welcome and have free rein to swim, dig, roll, run, and live their best four-legged lives.
Below, we highlight 12 dog-friendly beaches that humans will also love—on the East Coast, West Coast, Gulf Coast, and even inland (hello, lake beaches). On this list, you'll noticed a few things we've prioritized: places that allow pups year-round (versus seasonally), have leash-free policies, and could easily prompt the zoomies on any given visit.