Beverly is a moderately populated city in Essex County, Massachusetts that's known for its rivalry with the nearby city of Marblehead. Beverly proudly boasts that it's the "birthplace of the U.S. Navy", a claim contested by Marblehead and a few other cities. Beverly has also been considered the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, since it was home to the nation's first cotton mill. Whether these claims are all bark and no bite is hard to say -- why don't you and Fido visit to find out for yourself?
Apart from its two animal hospitals, Beverly has a few dog-friendly places to see. Stop and smell the flowers at Lynch Park Rose Garden. You and your furry friend are welcome to explore as much as you like, as long as your dog stays leashed and you clean up after them.
Want to grab a bite to eat after all that walking? Enjoy a scrumptious meal at The Indo, Taqueria La Victoria, Gusto Cafe, or the Scotty Dog. All establishments welcome leashed dogs at outdoor tables. Or, if you're just looking to grab something quick, Beverly is also home to a Dairy Queen and Panera Bread.
Looking for some surfside fun in the sun? The closest dog-friendly beach to Beverly is Nahant Dog Beach, located 10 miles from Beverly in Nahant. Keep in mind that this beach welcomes dogs during the off-season, from October to April. Officially, dogs need to be leashed on this beach, but many visitors let their pups off-leash. Use your best judgment, and be sure your dog is well-behaved and responds to voice commands. Waste bags and trash cans are available at this well-maintained beach, but you'll need to bring your own water.
A little bit further down the coast of South Boston is another beach that you can visit with your precious fur baby. Castle Island Beach is a little fur-ther afield at 31 miles away, but your pooch will feel like royalty at this furrific beach! Pups are welcome on this beach on-leash during the off-season. The beach is pretty spacious, and there are always plenty of other dogs to play and socialize with here. This beach is usually pretty crowded, so keep your pup safe by keeping him on a leash. If you're looking for a good ol' fashioned dog park, you'll also find the South Boston Bark Park in this neighborhood.
Fresh Pond Reservation Dog Park is around 27 miles away from Beverly, in the Cambridgeport neighborhood of Cambridge. This park has a designated off-leash area that is only for resident pets. All the other dogs can walk in the area on-leash. There are even two ponds here where doggies can swim! Dogs are not allowed on mowed lawns and some of the paved paths. Be aware that the parking is only for Cambridge residents as well. Make sure you clean after your pup if you decide to visit this grassy, well-shaded park.
If you are just looking for a regular fenced park area where your pup can run off-leash in a safe environment, you should consider the Danehy Dog Park. The park is located around 27 miles from Beverly, in the Neighborhood Nine area of Cambridge. This park, like most, offers separate areas for large and small breeds. The ground is covered in gravel, so no muddy paws! Drinking water and benches are provided for your convenience. The surrounding park is gorgeous, so once you're all done at the dog park, leash up and explore the rest of the grounds.