Best Dog Friendly Beaches in the U.S.

Best Dog Friendly Beaches in the U.S.

If you love the beach and your dog like us at Ruff Roaster Coffee, it's only natural to want to combine the two. Beaches are not only great places to unwind, take a swim and enjoy a good book, they're also amazing opportunities to give your dog an incredible day out of the house or the yard. A beach day with your dog can be filled with long enjoyable walks, new smells, the occasional zoomies sprint, fresh air, and maybe even a swim! While not every beach in the U.S. is dog friendly, there are plenty of beaches across America that do allow dogs to run, play, and even swim. Here are some of the top dog-friendly beaches in the country.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Located on the northern coast of Oregon, Cannon Beach is a popular destination for dog owners. The beach is known for its stunning natural beauty, with miles of sandy shoreline and towering rock formations. Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round, but must be kept on a leash at all times.

Huntington Dog Beach, California

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Huntington Dog Beach is a 1.5-mile stretch of sand in Southern California that's dedicated to dogs. Here, your furry friend can run off-leash and play in the surf to their heart's content. There are even doggy showers to rinse off after a day of sand and saltwater.

Montrose Dog Beach, Illinois

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Located in Chicago, Montrose Dog Beach is a popular spot for city-dwelling dogs and their owners. The beach is open from sunrise to sunset and offers plenty of space for dogs to run and play off-leash. There's even a dog-friendly bar nearby where you can grab a drink after a day at the beach.

Fort De Soto Park, Florida

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Fort De Soto Park in Florida is a 1,136-acre park that includes a dog-friendly beach. Dogs are allowed on the beach, as long as they're on a leash, but they can also explore the park's nature trails and even take a dip in the park's designated dog swim area.

Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts

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While many of the beaches on Cape Cod don't allow dogs during peak season, there are some dog-friendly options. The Cape Cod National Seashore allows leashed dogs on certain sections of the beach year-round. This beautiful stretch of coastline is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll with your pup.

Coronado Dog Beach, California

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Located just across the bay from San Diego, Coronado Dog Beach is a great spot for dogs who love to swim. The beach has a designated dog area where your furry friend can run and play off-leash, and there are also plenty of dog-friendly restaurants and cafes in the area.

Block Island, Rhode Island

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Block Island is a beautiful destination off the coast of Rhode Island that's known for its stunning beaches. While dogs aren't allowed on most of the island's beaches during peak season, there are a few dog-friendly options. Ballard's Beach and Scotch Beach both allow leashed dogs year-round.

These are just a few of the top dog-friendly beaches in America. If you're planning a beach vacation with your furry friend, be sure to check the local regulations before you go to ensure that you're both welcome on the sand!

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