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dennis: dog-friendly activites

There are lots of great dog-friendly activities in Dennis, MA. Find a beach, restaurant, hotel, or take a walk on a hiking trail.

Dog-friendly beaches in Dennis, MA

We can help you find beaches that allow dogs in Dennis, MA. Dennis public beaches are great but they don’t allow pets in the summertime.

If you want to take your dog to the beach you’ll need to view our complete list of dog-friendly beaches on cape cod.

Beaches that allow dogs in Dennis:

  • Bayview Beach
  • Chapin Memorial Beach
  • Cold Storage Beach
  • Corporation Beach
  • Dennisport South Village Road Beach (North Lot)
  • West Dennis Beach (West Lot)
  • Glendon/Dulling
  • 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 rules for Dennis beaches

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.

To learn more about Dennis beach dog rules view the town of dennis dog rules and beach regulations.


dog-friendly hotels in dennis

There are lots of great places your dog can stay with you in Dennis, MA.

Check out our updated guides to learn more:


dog-friendly restaurants in dennis

Looking for a restaurant where you can eat with your dog in Dennis, MA?

Check out our complete lists:


Dog park in Dennis, MA

Fresh Pond Dog Park

Location: 155 route 134 (westbound side), south dennis, ma

fresh pond dog park in Dennis was cape cod’s first off-leash dog park. It is a cozy fenced-in areas set aside a swimming pond and 1/2 mile dog hiking trail in the woods. It’s not big, but 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. The parking lot isn’t huge, so it gets busy in the summer.


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.


Do you know of any dog-friendly activities or pet-friendly places in Dennis that we missed? Let us know.

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