dog-friendly activities in barnstable, ma
the town of barnstable is the largest community on cape cod. while the beaches don’t allow dogs in the summertime, there are some great activities for dogs available year round.
Barnstable offers great activities for dogs including trails for dog walks, and some interesting people- and dog-watching opportunities available in the shopping area of Main Street, Hyannis.
read the barnstable dog regulations, which cover the dog rules for barnstable’s many villages: Barnstable, including Cummaquid; Centerville, including Craigville; Cotuit; Hyannis, including Hyannis Port and West Hyannis port; Marstons Mills; Osterville; West Barnstable.
Dog-friendly hotels in barnstable
There a few hotels in Hyannis and Barnstable that allow dogs. It’s best to book early to get a room in the summer, the best options for pet owners fill up quickly. You can search Expedia.com to see what hotels have rooms available. We’ve tried other sites but that one was the easiest.
There’s also a bunch of Hyannis rental properties that are pet-friendly, including some beachfront cottages. Your best bet is to search Vrbo to see what’s available. Booking way in advance is recommended to get the best spots.
Dog-friendly beaches in barnstable and hyannis
Dog Regulations for Barnstable beaches
Beaches in barnstable allow dogs from september 16th – may 14th. pets are not allowed on Barnstable beaches during the summer season, from May 15 through September 15 each year.
Pets not allowed in protected areas that are closed due to piping plovers nesting. These dog rules apply for hyannis beaches as well.
List of dog-friendly beaches in barnstable:
857 craigville beach road, centerville; Centerville Residents only
997 craigville beach road, centerville
348 east bay road, osterville; Osterville Residents only
Eugenia Fortes (aka East) Beach
Ianough Ave, Hyannisport; Hyannisport Residents only
415 Route 149, Marstons Mills, MA
1431 Phinney’s Lane, Barnstable
290 Tower Hill Road, Osterville
670 ocean steeT, Hyannis
long beach road, centerville; Centerville Residents only
281 ocean beach ave., cotuit; Cotuit Residents only
1444 Santuit Newtown Road, Cotuit;
307 Millway, Barnstable; Barnstable Residents only
Cotuit Residents only
Orrin Keyes Beach, aka Keyes beach
175 Ocean Ave., Hyannis
85 old shore road, Cotuit; Cotuit Residents only
Sandy Neck Beach
590 Sandy Neck Road, West Barnstable; orv oversand driving permits available. more info on oversand beach driving on cape cod
480 ocean street, Hyannis
460 Shootflying hill road, centerville
Want to learn more about beaches near Barnstable and Hyannis that allow dogs? Check out our complete guide:
dog-friendly restaurants in barnstable and hyannis
Main street hyannis can get pretty busy in the summertime, and is a good place to people watch with your dog. most of the establishments aren’t looking for dogs to enter, but there are a few with outdoor patios that can accommodate people with pets.
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barnstable dog park
Dog lovers in barnstable are eagerly awaiting the opening of the barnstable dog park in the summer of 2016.
The planned 22 acre barnstable park will feature three enclosed dog areas with rounded fencing to avoid dogs getting cornered.
The dog park will be located near hathaway’s pond. See below for information on the Hathaway Pond trail, a nice place to walk your dog.
dog-friendly hiking trails and dog walks in barnstable, cape cod
Here are some of the great dog walks in Barnstable. Or view a bigger list of dog-friendly hiking trails on cape cod.
view map | view guide
Hathaway Pond trail
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Long pond trail
Old Jail Lane Conservation Area
trail map | guide | beach info
santuit trail reserve
West Barnstable conservation area
view map | note that there’s a shooting range in part of this conservation area. nearby trails are closed for hiking for some reason.
Wheelan conservation area
Know of any dog-friendly activities in Hyannis or Barnstable that we missed? Please let us know.