In memory of a much-adored Bulldog named Rosie, there is a stretch of sandy shore and sea where woofers can go-off leash and have the time of their lives. The location is a portion of Long Beach, set aside for dogs of all shapes, sizes, and breeds to feel the sand under their paws or splash about in the sea.
This is a fun place for dogs to meet new puppy friends and have the freedom to romp around the beach. You can access litter bags at the site but it pays to bring plenty with you.
Rosie’s Dog Beach is open from 6 am to 8 pm so plenty of time for morning exercise or good-times after work. The idea for this doggy playground came from Justin Rudd, a super-motivated animal lover who saw the need and inspired others to answer the call. The beach opened in 2001 and since then has been a high-point for dog owners wanting to bring their pet-pals to play in the silky sand and sea. Rosie's Dog Beach is a paws-paradise with a limit of one dog per owner. If you have two pooches, it's suggested you bring a friend along.
The beach is not fenced with only cones to indicate barriers, so it’s important to supervise your pooch. The dog area is part of Belmont Shore Beach and generally is a busy summer destination. It’s free to park before 6 am and after 6 in the evening but other times, the meters will be charging.
Doggy etiquette makes the beach a happy hangout with no bullying or aggression. If you didn’t know woofers could smile, spend awhile watching them dance around the waves and search for bones in the sand. This is a magical place where woofers can enjoy the sun, sea, and surf. Temperatures can soar, so keep them hydrated and bring an umbrella or pop-up tent if you plan to stay a few hours. The warm, Atlantic waves are gentle for all pups who love water fun.