Long Beach Township is a neighbor of Ship Bottom to the north and Beach Haven to the south. This small township has an increase in population every summer, making it a pawpular place! The best time to visit the place is between the months of October through March, when pooches are allowed to visit the beach. There are not so many tourists or visitors at that time, so you will easily find a room for you and your pooch when you decide to visit Brant Beach at 6013 Ocean Boulevard. Keep your pup on his leash and enjoy a nice stroll along the shore, or let him catch a Frisbee and rescue it a few times from the water. But if you find that Fido wants to stretch his legs a little more, head to 45th Street and Heaven Avenue to let your pooch socialize with other canine companions in Ocean City Dog Park. The park features several amenities, including the double-gated entrance and three separate areas including the dog run. Remember: membership is required for visiting the park.
There are a few townships and boroughs on Long Beach Island, and Beach Haven is one of them. If you want to take a small trip from Manahawkin to Beach Haven, you will need to go through its neighbors on the north: Long Beach Township and Ship Bottom. The road will take less than half an hour. Once you arrive, you’ll want to visit Veterans Memorial Park with your pawesome pup at your side. The place is located not far from South Bay Avenue, which is the main avenue in the city, where almost all the local shopping and dining are located. Your pooch should be leashed during the visit in the park, but there are lots of trees and a nice grassy area for exploring and sniffing. If it’s a sunny day, consider ordering a cocktail at The Sand Bar in Engleside Inn, located just a short walk away from the park, and enjoy it together with your mutt at one of the many dog-friendly outdoor tables.
Hammonton is a lovely town in Atlantic County to visit with your pooch and have a great day out. Located in less than 40 miles southwest of Manahawkin, this alluring locale features a subtropical climate, and is happy to welcome two- and four-legged visitors for a day or two. The town features Hammonton Lake Park and Hammonton Lake in the western part of the area. A bit farther south, you’ll find the Hammonton Dog Park at 1137 Moss Mill Road. The park is open for non-resident visitors, which make it a convenient place to visit during your short stay. Your pooch will like playing in one of the separated areas from small and large dogs, and is sure to bark in excitement at the prospect of playing off-leash with the local pups. After a long day of play, head to the city center for some food or a snack. You can choose between the Annata Wine Bar at 216 Bellevue Avenue, which offers a relaxing atmosphere and two dog-friendly tables, and Casciano at 212 Bellevue Avenue, which serves coffee and allows well-behaved dogs to accompany their owners inside.
Barnegat Light is a sparsely populated borough in the northern part of Long Beach Island bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the East and Barnegat Bay to the West. If you want to spend some quality time with your lovely pooch, you are in the right place. Enjoy a stroll and soak up the marine atmosphere with your pup along Barnegat Light Beaches. The borough features an extensive Barnegat Lighthouse State Park in the northern part, but what you and your pooch need is Barnegat Light Dog Park at 15 West 10th Street. The place has a double-gated entrance and a plenty of room to run and play around with others. Being a non-resident, you will need a special “paw pass” to enter the park, which can be obtained at Borough Hall or online.