For an animal-lover, there’s no greater joy than being able to take your pooch to the beach when going on vacation.

Whether you’re planning a daytrip or an extended time away, bringing your furry friend to the beach will be filled with sunshine, water, and endless hours of fun.

Below are some of our favourite dog-friendly beach spots in the US.

North Beach – California

North Beach, which is located in Del Mar, California, has been dog-friendly ever since it was founded in 1959.

Our pooch will be allowed on the entire two-mile stretch of this beautiful shoreline, and for nine months of the year. So prominent has North Beach become among pet owners that it is lovingly referred to as “Dog Beach”.

Dogs are even allowed to be off leash between Labour Day and Memorial Day.

Nags Head – North Carolina  

At Nags Head, North Carolina, dogs are welcomed all-year-round.

What makes the experience all the more pleasurable is that locals are generally very happy to see pooches enjoying the glorious beachfront.

So much so, that you can even take your pet for a dog-friendly ice cream at one of the local vendors.

Long Beach – California

Long Beach is just about the best beach to take your pooch when in the Los Angeles area.

Rosie’s Dog Beach will allow your pooch to run free and wild for many hours of sun and fun. This special spot is open daily between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Rosie’s Dog Beach forms part of Long Beach and is located in the Belmont Shore Area on Ocean Boulevard.

Hollywood – Florida

While Hollywood is home to the super-rich and famous, it’s also a haven for pet-owners looking to spend a relaxing time out, whether lazing on the sand checking out the latest Melbourne Cup odds or throwing a ball for a game of fetch.

This sun-smooched beach runs for two-and-a-half miles and you’ll get to enjoy a meal at one of the local cafés, go for a stroll, or even bike with your furry friend.

Kew Balmy Beach – Toronto

Toronto is easily accessible from just about anywhere in the US, and a mere 90-minute flight away.

Kew Balmy Beach is located just east of downtown Toronto. Not only is it a dog owner’s paradise, but it also happens to be a top Blue Flag beach destination.

Be sure to head on over to the Silverbirch off-leash area, where you and your pet will get to enjoy many hours of splash and fun every day of the year.

Carmel Beach – California

What makes this beach a special retreat is that your dog will get to dine out with you at many of the local restaurants. Many even offer food approved for dogs.

Even the hotels around Carmel Beach are mostly dog friendly.

South Padre Island – Texas

South Padre Island is the perfect getaway for any dog-owner looking to escape the scorching Texas heat.

Remember to keep your dog on a leash, and to bring along their vaccination records when visiting this sunny spot.

The scenery is breath-taking, and you’ll get to romp and run in the sun for at least 300 days of the year.

The Best Beach Spots To Take Your Dogs
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