provincetown, cape cod – dog-friendly places in provincetown, ma
provincetown is a dog’s vacation paradise, ranking as the most dog friendly place in america. view the top 5 places to take your dog in provincetown
with cape cod’s only off leash dog beaches, 20+ dog-friendly restaurant patios, the mayflower bark park, and tons of dog-friendly businesses, provincetown is the best place on cape cod for your dog.
dog-friendly beaches in provincetown
the beaches in provincetown are open to on-leash dogs year round, pending restrictions for nesting shorebirds.
Provincetown is the only town on cape cod with off leash dog beaches. on town managed Beaches, dogs may be off leash from 6am-9am and 6pm–9pm.
these beaches can be accessed from several paths off of commercial street. be careful to watch for broken glass.
insider’s tip: steer cleer of the beaches off commercial street the day after the 4th of july fireworks. they are absolutely disgusting, covered with litter that poses choking hazards for dogs.
cape cod national seashore beaches in provincetown
Other great dog friendly beaches are Race Point beach and herring cove beach, both part of the cape cod national seashore.
- view the dog-friendly guide to the cape cod national seashore beaches
- learn more about race point beach
- learn more about herring cove beach
On leash dogs are allowed on national seashore beaches, however watch for signs for restricted access due to nesting piping plovers and terns.
National seashore dog rules:
- Dogs must be on a leash up to 6 feet
- Not allowed on protected (lifeguarded) areas of beach during summer
- Pets Not allowed where there are nesting shore birds
- dogs Not allowed on Province Lands bicycle trails
Please respect cape cod’s beaches. always clean up after your pet, and stay clear of shorebird nests. Provincetown is very lenient about their dog rules, and continued beach access depends on respectful dog owners.
Dog-friendly hotels in provincetown
- view full list of dog-friendly hotels in provincetown
provincetown is the most dog-friendly place on cape cod. no matter which hotel you stay in provincetown, you and your dog will be close dog-friendly beaches, restaurants, hiking trails and activities including the pilgrim bark park, provincetown’s dog park.
Dog-friendly restaurants in provincetown
Bubala’s By the Bay
183 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
Bubala’s by the Bay has a large dog-friendly patio. a great place to grab a cocktail and watch some of Provincetown’s lively characters in action as commercial street chaos rolls on past.
247 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
Central House at the Crown is a small dog-friendly patio area with the same menu as the adjacent Crown and Anchor Restaurant. Look for fresh fish and seafood offerings. Like most places in provincetown, ordering multiple afternoon drinks will really run up your tab. Dogs might get a free Pilgrim Bark Park dog bowl.
205 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
fortune cookie chinese restaurant is located in the aquarium, where dogs are allowed.
214 Commercial Street, Provincetown, Ma
frappo66 a family-style provincetown restaurant with an outdoor seating area that is pet-friendly. Gotta leave the dog outside when your go and order though.
Governor Bradford Restaurant
312 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
170 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
Joe Coffee has a dog-friendly patio.
205 Commercial Street,, Provincetown, MA
jo mama’s is located in the aquarium in the summertime, where dogs are allowed. jo mama’s has bagels, coffee, smoothies and muffins. winter hours start sept. 25th in the art house on commercial street.
john doe’s (JD’s) wood-fired pizza
258 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
jd’s has a large covered deck area is a lively place to eat in provincetown with your dog. if you go upstairs your dog may pass closely to tables, so rascally animals must be attended carefully. found that out the hard way.
293 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
lucky dogs sells hot dogs, and if your dog is really lucky someone might drop theirs and your pooch will get a tasty snack as well.
Michael Shay’s Rib and Seafood House
350 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA
328 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
cocktails? why, its barely past breakfast time. what a delightful idea! patio american grill and cocktail bar allows dogs, which is good if you get a thirst while out walking your dog on commercial street.
371 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
Pepe’s Wharf Restaurant allows dogs on the edge of their patio.
265 COMMERCIAL STreet, PROVINCETOWN, MA
15 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
293 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
twisted sisters has new york-style pizza, ice cream and smoothies.
379 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
provincetown dog park
pilgrim bark park
pilgrim bark park was recently ranked the second best dog park in America. It is located at the corner of route 6 and shank painter road, provincetown.
$200,000 buys you a nice dog park these days, evidenced by pilgrim bark park’s dog water fountain, dog memorial, and even a dog art gallery if your dog is so inclined.
provincetown itself was recently voted the most dog-friendly town in america, and pilgrim bark park is a prime example of why.
pilgrim bark park is a great stopover on your way from route 6 into provincetown, the perfect place to let your dog run off some steam before heading to the dog-friendly haven that is commercial street in provincetown.
but to some cape beach dogs, enclosed dog parks pale aside the lure of the wide open races at the dog beach of nearby provincetown harbor.
learn more about pilgrim bark park in our guide to dog parks on cape cod
dog-friendly campgrounds in provincetown
The name doesn’t lie here, this place is right on the dune’s edge. great location, it’s like camping on the national seashore. view dunes edge campground’s dog rules
Dog walks and pet-friendly hiking trails in provincetown
Long point trail in provincetown is an amazing experience for dogs and those they walk with.
You’ll pass by two historic lighthouses as you walk to the far tip of cape cod, and see an amazing stretch of beach along the way.
The path to Long Point begins off commercial street. The trail passes over a dike that is submerged at high tide. you’ll need to time your journey accordingly.
the trail itself is very remote. bring lots of water, and extra poop bags.
vets and emergency pet care in provincetown
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