Though doggoes are not permitted on the ocean beaches, they are welcomed with both paws on the sandy shores of all of the bay beach sections known as the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. These beaches include Plum Island, Horseshoe Cove, and Breezy Point Tip. However, it is important to note that pooches may not visit the beach from March 15th through September 15th when piping plovers inhabit these coastal seaside havens. During all other times of the year, your pooch must be leashed to enjoy these lovely beaches!
Though there is no fee to enjoy these coastal beach oases, you will need to pay for pawrking which is available via beach lots that provide direct access to each of the dog-furiendly beach zones. A day's pass is $15, but you can also purchase a season's permit for the cost of $75.
The sandy shores of the Gateway National Park Beaches are the pawrfect place to enjoy some fun in the sun. Whether you and your pupperoni relax on a blanket, build sand castles, or take a romp along the water's edge, you are bound to have a doggone amazing time! It is unknown if dogs are permitted to swim at these beaches; however, swimming is not recommended for people except at beaches with on duty lifeguards due to strong riptides and currents.
You'll want to be certain to bring along some drinking water, beach towels, sunscreen, Scooby snacks, and cleanup bags on your visit to Gateway National Park Beaches as none of these items are provided. For the safety of all animals who make these beaches their home, you will need to keep Fido out of natural habitats, and in particular, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
Does a day of fun in the sun sound appealing? Why not stop by Gateway National Park Beaches? You and your best canine pal will have a terrierific time!