dog viewing a beach in barnstable, cape cod


dog-friendly places in barnstable, ma

the town of barnstable is the largest community on cape cod. while the beaches don’t allow dogs in the summertime, there are some great activities for dogs available year round.

Barnstable offers incredible trails for dog walks, and some interesting people- and dog-watching opportunities available in the shopping area of Main Street, Hyannis.

read the barnstable dog regulations, which cover barnstable’s many villages:

  • the village of Barnstable, including Cummaquid
  • Centerville, including Craigville
  • Cotuit
  • Hyannis, including Hyannis Port and West Hyannis port
  • Marstons Mills
  • Osterville
  • West Barnstable

dog-friendly beaches in barnstable

dogs are allowed on beaches in barnstable from september 15th – may 15th. pets are not allowed on beaches during the summer season, or in protected areas that are closed due to piping plovers nesting.

Coville Beach

857 craigville beach road, centerville; Centerville Residents only

Craigville Beach

997 craigville beach road, centerville

Dowses Beach

348 east bay road, osterville; Osterville Residents only

Eugenia Fortes (aka East) Beach

Ianough Ave, Hyannisport; Hyannisport Residents only

Hamblin Pond

415 Route 149, Marstons Mills, MA

Hathaway’s Pond

1431 Phinney’s Lane, Barnstable

Joshua Pond

290 Tower Hill Road, Osterville

Kalmus Beach

670 ocean steeT, Hyannis

Long Beach

long beach road, centerville; Centerville Residents only

Loop’s Beach

281 ocean beach ave., cotuit; Cotuit Residents only

Lovell’s pond

1444 Santuit Newtown Road, Cotuit;

Millway Beach

307 Millway, Barnstable; Barnstable Residents only

Oregon Beach

Cotuit Residents only

Orrin Keyes Beach, aka Keyes beach

175 ocean ave., Hyannis

Ropes Beach

85 old shore road, Cotuit; Cotuit Residents only

Sandy Neck Beach

590 Sandy Neck Road, West Barnstable; orv oversand driving permits available. more info on oversand beach driving on cape cod

Veterans Beach

480 ocean street, Hyannis

Wequaquet Beach

460 Shootflying hill road, centerville

Dog-friendly hotels in barnstable

Cascade Motor Lodge

201 Main Street , Hyannis, Massachusetts – 508-775-9717
the Cascade Motor Lodge in hyannis allows dogs year round.

Comfort Inn Cape Cod

1470 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, Massachusetts – 508-771-4804
the quality Inn Cape Cod is pet friendly and they allow dogs year round.

Comfort Inn Cape Cod website

Harbor House Inn

119 Ocean Street, Hyannis, Massachusetts – 508-771-1880
the Harbor House Inn allows dogs year round, reservations required. tucker the dog will greet you on your arrival.

Lamb and Lion Inn

2504 Route 6A, Barnstable, Massachusetts – 508-362-6823
the Lamb and Lion Inn allows dogs year round. special dog package available.
lamb and lion inn website

Marston Family Bed & Breakfast

70 Marston Ave., Hyannisport, Massachusetts – 508-775-3334
the Marston Family Bed & Breakfast allows dogs year round. dogs must be kept on a leash or run while inside.

the marston family bed and breakfast has a few pets of their own to welcome you: their cat Lucy lives in the house and avoids guest pets, and their beagles, Riley and Clover, live in the barn.
Marston Family Bed & Breakfast website

Simmons Homestead Inn

288 Scudder Avenue, Hyannisport, Massachusetts – 508-778-4999
the Simmons Homestead Inn allows dogs year round
simmons homestead inn website

dog-friendly restaurants in barnstable, cape cod

Main street hyannis can get pretty busy in the summertime, and is a good place to people watch with your dog. most of the establishments aren’t looking for dogs to enter, but there are a few with outdoor patios that can accommodate people with pets.

Cape Cod Beer

1336 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis, MA

Friendly, leashed, vaccinated dogs are always welcome at Cape Cod Beer. Additionally, they hold “Yappy Hour” — a monthly social for beer loving dogs and their beer loving owners — on the 2nd Tuesday each month from 4pm to 6pm. Cheers!

Schooner’s Restaurant

372 main street, Hyannis, MA

Schooner’s restaurant has some outdoor seating right on main street, so you can see the hyannis tourist rush with your dog resting at your ankles.

Alberto’s Ristorante

360 main street, Hyannis, MA
alberto’s has some tasty italian meals, with sidewalk tables that are dog-friendly.

Regatta of Cotuit at the Crocker House

4631 falmouth road, Cotuit, MA
the regatta of cotuit at the crocker house has outdoor seating that is dog friendly in the summertime.

barnstable dog park

barnstable dog park conceptual drawing
Image source:

Dog lovers in barnstable are eagerly awaiting the opening of the barnstable dog park in the summer of 2016.

The planned 22 acre barnstable park will feature three enclosed dog areas with rounded fencing to avoid dogs getting cornered.

The dog park will be located near hathaway’s pond.  See below for information on the Hathaway Pond trail,  a nice place to walk your dog.

dog-friendly hiking trails and dog walks in barnstable, cape cod

Bridge Creek

Crocker Neck

view map | view guide

map of hathaway's pond trail
map of hathaway’s pond trail

Hathaway Pond trail

view map | view guide

Long pond trail

view map | view guide

Old Jail Lane Conservation Area

view map

Otis Atwood

view map

Sandy Neck

trail map | guide | beach info

map of the trails at sandy neck beach in barnstable
map of the trails at sandy neck beach in barnstable

santuit trail reserve

view map

West Barnstable conservation area

view map | note that there’s a shooting range in part of this conservation area. nearby trails are closed for hiking for some reason.

Wheelan conservation area

view map | view guide

veterinarians and dog care in barnstable, cape cod

View list of veterinarians in barnstable, ma


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Instagram