dog-friendly beaches in orleans
Dogs are allowed on the main area of nauset beach only in the offseason, from Labor Day to May 15. The ORV trails at nauset beach in orleans are open to dogs all year long, including summers. but there is a catch.
Nauset beach’s off road vehicle trails south of the main parking lot are usually closed or greatly restricted for most of the summer due to piping plover nests (often memorial day through labor day). so don’t bother planning to get an orv sticker if you’re only here for a week or two, as it’ll likely be closed all season.
When nauset beach’s ORV trails aren’t closed due to piping plovers, they’re an awesome place to take your pet. here are nauset’s dog regulations:
- dogs Must be on a leash up to 30 feet, unless below high tide mark
- dogs Not allowed on areas closed to human or vehicle traffic due to nesting piping plovers’
- orv trails typically closed from the end of may through early-mid august due to piping plover menace, so plan accordingly
- dogs should be prepared to battle sharks on extended swims, great whites hunt off nauset all summer long and a splashing dog can look mighty tasty at times.
Dogs are allowed at Skaket Beach in Orleans during the offseason, from Labor Day to the Friday before Memorial Day.
Dog-friendly hotels in orleans
Governor Prence Inn
66 Cranberry Highway, Orleans, Massachusetts – 508-255-1216
The Governor Prence Inn allows dogs year round.
Orleans Waterfront Inn
3 Old County Road, Orleans, Massachusetts – 508-255-2222
The Orleans Waterfront Inn allows dogs year round.
skaket beach motel
203 cranberry highway, route 6a, orleans ma – 508-255-1514
the skaket beach motel allows dogs in the offseason (Sept-june)
Dog-friendly restaurants in orleans
The Cheese Corner and Deli
58 Main Street, Orleans, MA
The cheese corner and deli in orleans has a dog-friendly outdoor dining area. good place for some sandwiches and cheese for your picnic lunch while taking your dog to nearby nauset beach. “I could just fancy some cheese, Gromit.”
orleans dog park
there isn’t a dog park in orleans. the closest dog park to check out would be in dennis. see the full list of dog parks on cape cod