2 dogs playing in waterBest Dog-Friendly Beaches in New York State

Always follow beach rules and remember to clean up after your dog.

Gerritsen Avenue Beach

3078 Gerritsen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

This little bay area is open to people and dogs. The beach gets crowded on weekends.

Turtle Beach

88 Dock Lane, Long Lake, NY. Only accessible by boat.

There are no lifeguards on this secluded beach that is only accessible by boat. The beach is on the northern tip of Long Lake. There are no docks so pull your boat onto the beach.

Lake George Dog Beach

57 Beach Road, Lake George, NY

This great dog-friendly beach is on a gorgeous lake surrounded by well-maintained fields. Parking is by meter and is limited.

Little Stony Point Park

3011 NY–9D, Cold Spring, NY

The park is open every day of the year from dawn to dusk. Check out their event days. Unleashed dogs are also welcomed on the trails.

East Hampton Main Beach

101 Ocean Avenue, East Hampton, NY

Dogs are welcomed off-leash anytime in the off-season. From the second Sunday in May through September 30 dogs are not permitted on the beach from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. At all other times from the second Sunday in May to September 30 dogs must be manually restrained on a leash within areas that are within 300 feet of any road and along the beaches.

Montauk Beach

629 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY

Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. from mid-May through the end of September. No restrictions apply for the remainder of the year. Montauk has no leash laws and dogs can run on the beach with supervision when permitted.

Mirror Lake

13 Mirror Lake Drive, Lake Placid, NY

Walk all the way around Mirror Lake on a beautiful 2.7 mile trail, and when you get too warm jump right in. The water is clean, the beach is sandy and the dogs are friendly.

Lake Moreau State Park

605 Old Saratoga Road, Gansevoort, NY

Lake Moreau State Park offers on-leash dog-friendly hiking trails. Dogs can play in the lake away from the main beach.

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