the windmill in drummer boy park in dennis, ma


dog-friendly beaches in brewster, ma

Dog rules and regulations for brewster beaches:

  • Dogs and other pets are not allowed on public beaches, tidal flats, landings, and public ponds between the dates of May 1st–October 1st.
  • Dogs are allowed in the offseason only

Related links:

Map of beaches in Brewster, MA
click on a beach name to view Google map and get driving directions:

Breakwater Beach

Crosby Landing Beach

Ellis Landing Beach

Linnell Landing Beach

Paines Creek Beach

point of Rocks Landing beach

Robbins Hill Beach

Saints Landing Beach


dog-friendly hotels in brewster

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dog-friendly restaurants in brewster

Cobie’s clam shack

3260 Main Street, Brewster, Ma
cobie’s clam shack — the name says it all. cobies is an old-school clam joint located right up the street from nickerson state park in brewster on route 6A. Cobie’s has an outdoor dining area that allows dogs. Route 6a is busy here, so use caution in the parking lot.

dog parks in brewster

Brewster has lots of chatter about dog parks each year. There are lots of supporters, and lots of opponents. There’s a dog park committee. But still no dog park.

Note that off-leash dogs are not allowed in drummer boy park. view drummer boy park dog regulations

stay tuned…

dog-friendly campgrounds in brewster

nickerson state park

map of nickerson state park camping area
Click to view the full size map of nickerson state park’s ponds, camping area, and hiking trails.

Nickerson state park has some of the best dog hiking trails and ponds where dogs can swim on cape cod.

lots of ticks too, so if you’re hiking in the woods bring your bug spray and check your dog for attached visitors when you’re done.

Daily parking is $8 per cars with Massachusetts license plates, and $10 for out of state vehicles. view nickerson state park’s website for more information on camping, dog rules, and visitor parking rates.

there are many miles of hiking trails, cross country ski trails, the cape cod rail trail, and paths from many of the camping areas down to glacier-formed kettle ponds.

nickerson offers great swimming, fishing, boating, and endless acres of unspoiled cape cod nature. some of the bathrooms can get a little rugged in terms of cleanliness (and bugs!), but the campsites are both large and inexpensive for cape cod.

nickerson state park pet policy

dogs are not permitted on the main beaches at big cliff, small cliff and flax ponds, which tend to get crowded on summer days, but trails around these ponds can lead you to a deserted stretch of shoreline perfect for fetching a tennis ball. an unwritten rule in nickerson state park’s pet policy: pick up your dog’s poop please.

just remember to clean up after your dog, don’t give the rest of us a bad rap.

dogs must be leashed, and shouldn’t be left unattended at the campground.

Shady Knoll campground

Dogs are shady knoll campground, but cannot be left unattended at campsites. view shady knoll campground’s website.

Sweetwater Forest

sweetwater forest campground allows dogs – they even have Dog day care available! Adorable. view sweetwater forest’s dog rules

dog walks and hiking trails in brewster

Cape Cod Rail Trail

click to view pdf map of the cape cod rail trail

view rules | view map
The cape cod rail trail allows dogs, and is a great place to walk on a smooth surface with easily accessible parking. There’s lots of variety depending on the town and the section of trail you’re walking.

be aware of keeping a short leash when bikers come zooming past. It can get busy during the summer season.

Eagle Point

Nickerson State Park

nickerson state park trail map
click to enlarge the nickerson trail map

view map

There are some great long dog walks within roland c. nickerson state park, including paths around Big Cliff Pond, Little Cliff Pond, Flax Pond, and the remote Higgins Pond. Lots of wooded trails for exploring as well.

there’s some of cape cod’s best fishing, camping, boating, kayaking, picnicking, and bicycling too! Great for families, although ponds can get busy on hot summer days.

There is a fee for entry into the park. dogs not allowed on large beaches.

John Wing Trail

Seasonal access for leashed dogs. View details. Located next to the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Please note dogs not allowed on museum property year round.

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