The Top 7 Dog-Friendly Beaches in the U.S.

This iconic stretch of beach, located along California's central coast and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is one of the most scenic places in the state to walk your pup. It's also known as one of the most dog-friendly beaches in the U.S.

Carmel Beach: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Cisco Beach on Nantucket's southern shore is one of the best places to go with your pet on the island. Surfers and younger people like this beach because it has soft sand and big waves.

Cisco Beach: Nantucket, Massachusetts

Bring your furry friend to this beach in Jupiter that is just for dogs and have a great time. The 2.5-mile stretch of beach is in the Palm Beaches in southern Florida on the Atlantic Ocean.

Jupiter Dog Beach: Jupiter, Florida

Many of Maine's beaches welcome four-legged friends year-round, including this 4-acre sandy stretch in South Portland. This beautiful neighborhood beach, 4 miles from downtown Portland, affords picturesque views

Willard Beach: South Portland, Maine

Another dog-friendly beach is Cannon Beach, so it's hard to locate an area where you can't bring your pet. If kept within sight and voice-controlled, dogs may explore the beach with their owners.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Kiptopeke State Park on Virginia's Eastern Shore is 45 miles north of Virginia Beach on Chesapeake Bay. On-leash pets are allowed on the south beach, where people may swim, boat, fish, and crab.

Kiptopeke State Park: Cape Charles, Virginia

Bring your dog to play in the waves on Southern California's Pacific Coast Highway beach between Seapoint Avenue and 21st Street. Huntington Beach is a year-round dog-friendly beach 40 miles south of Los Angeles.

Huntington Dog Beach: Huntington Beach, California