The picturesque setting of Ditch Plains Beach is a virtual surfer’s paradise with a chic, sandy shore backed by roughed hillside terrain with touches of greenery. It’s a magical spot for swimming, surfing, and walking the dog. This is a super-popular beach with locals and worldly visitors soaking up the might Atlantic Ocean vibes.
Dog lovers will be thrilled to find this unique hideaway where pet-friendly is their eternal mantra. There are a few rules but that's what makes it a joyous area for everyone. In the off-season, all woofers are free to tickle their toes in the frothy foam while off-leash.
When the summer sun beats down on this happy hide-away, dogs have restricted access to the beach. It pays to keep an eye on the signs that from time to time have new instructions. There could be poop bags available at the entrance, but if not, bring your own and keep this touch of utopia clean and green. The code of honor is to keep the beach forever dog-friendly by following the rules and respecting others.
Parking can be an issue and often an Easthampton permit is required. There are places to park but it would be wise to check the signs.
The semi-cliff backdrop offers areas of shade but if your Boxer, little Shih Tzu, or French bulldog is coming for summer fun, they will need an umbrella or shade tent. Restrooms with outside showers are available in the town parking lot and there’s even a cool food truck ready to appease your appetite. This cruisy beach haven is a safe-zone for your pooch as roads are set back from the shore.
Take a break and head for this enchanting beach where locals are friendly and dogs are always welcome. This is the perfect spot to hang ten with some of the best surfers on the planet. Keep your eyes on the horizon and you might see a surfer dog, going off-leash and riding the waves. If you prefer swimming, there are lifeguards on duty throughout the summer months, making this classy beach the ideal setting for endless days of summer fun.