When you think of the bustling, metropolitan city of New York, your mind probably doesn’t quickly go to lakes and beaches. You and your canine companion still need to find ways to beat the heat during the dog days of summer. New York City puts high priority on having green spaces to escape to, so that apartment dwellers and their doggos can get outside and reconnect with nature. Along with these parks are several beaches that welcome dogs! Most New York beaches welcome puppers during the off season, and some allow dogs all year long. Here are some of the top dog friendly beaches in NYC.