dog-friendly beaches in orleans
For more info on dog-friendly beaches in towns near orleans, visit our page on dog-friendly beaches on cape cod.
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).
In recent years special rules to allow vehicles to pass known plover nests have been implemented. But to be safe, before going to get a sticker it is wise to check with the town to verify that the beach is open.
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 for nauset beach are typically affected from the end of may through early-mid august due to piping plover breeding, so plan accordingly as special rules apply during these times
- watch out for great white sharks – there’s tons of them at Nauset!
- In the offseason, off-leash dogs are allowed in the OSV area of Nauset beach
Dogs are allowed at Skaket Beach in Orleans during the offseason, from Labor Day to the Friday before Memorial Day.
Dogs allowed after Columbus Day up until the Thursday 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
Dog walks and pet-friendly hiking trails in orleans
Kent’s Point Conservation Area
Paw Wah Pond Conservation Area