puggle sleeping on beach in dennis, ma


Dog-friendly beaches in dennis

In Dennis, you can’t take your dog to the beach during the summer. No dogs are allowed from memorial day-labor day.

If you visit these dennis beaches with your dog in the offseason, please make sure to clean up after your pet. dog owners not keeping the beaches clean is the reason they restricted dog access in the first place.

Bayview Beach

Residents only

Chapin Memorial Beach

Cold Storage Beach

Corporation Beach

Dennisport South Village Road Beach

(North Lot)

West Dennis Beach

(West Lot)


Harborview Beach

Howes Street Beach

Inman Road Beach

Mayflower Beach

Princess Beach

Scargo Beach

Sea Street Beach

South Village Beach

(south side)

West Dennis Beach

(East lot)


dog-friendly hotels in dennis

Glendon Beach Cottages

91-101 Glendon Road – PO Box 844, Dennisport, Massachusetts – 508-394-5832
Glendon Beach Cottages allows dogs year round.
Glendon Beach Cottages website

Kingfisher Lodging

177 Main Street – Route 6A, Dennis, Massachusetts – 508-341-5844
Kingfisher Lodging allows dogs year round.
Kingfisher Lodging website

Seashell Motel

45 Chase Avenue, Dennisport, Massachusetts – 508-398-8965
the Seashell Motel allows dogs year round.
Seashell Motel website

The Willows Cottages

286 Old Wharf Road, Dennisport, Massachusetts – 508-428-0909
The Willows Cottages allows dogs year round.
The Willows Cottages website


dog-friendly restaurants in dennis

if you know of any restaurants in dennis that allow dogs, please email us.


Dog park in Dennis

Fresh Pond Dog Park

route 134 (westbound side), dennis, ma

cape cod’s first off-leash dog park, fresh pond dog park in dennis is a cozy fenced in with two enclosed areas set aside a swimming pond and 1/2 mile dog hiking trail in the woods. It’s a wonderful place.

fresh pond dog park is located off exit 9a of route 6, on the westbound side of route 134 in dennis, 1/2 mile after upper county road.


dog walks and dog-friendly hiking  trails in dennis

Cape Cod Rail Trail

view cape cod rail trail rules

This cape cod trail is a former railroad track beginning Dennis that stretches throughout several towns on the cape.  The paved bicycle trail has dirt sides, and is great place to walk your dog for people with difficulty walking more primitive wooded hiking trails.

The cape cod rail trail gets very busy in the summertime, so be wary of bicyclists and keep a short leash on your dog when things are busy to avoid accidental collisions.

Chapin Beach Conservation Area

Chapin beach doesn’t allow dogs during the summer season, but pet owners may follow the 4-wheel drive oversand vehicle tracks to the left of the public beach and walk the conservation area of the beach and sand flats year round.

Dogs must be on leash at all times.  Beach parking sticker required during summer beach hours.

Crowe’s Pasture Conservation Area and Beach

Crowe’s Pasture’s trails showcase wildlife in a series of nature-rich cape cod habitats. dogs must remain leashed at all times.

Dirt roads allow access, but the trails are rough. As you walk the dirt trails, make sure to watch for approaching vehicles. Easier parking can be had near the cemetary.

Indian Lands Conservation Area

Indian lands conservation area has a dirt road and wooded path. There is access to Bass River with scenic views of the river and marsh.

Note: there is private land to the left of the power lines, please stay on the marked paths.


veterinarians in Dennis, ma

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