Wades Beach is a sandy beach which curves around a small bay on Shelter Island in the state of New York. The beach is dog-friendly for eight months of the year, but is off-limits to dogs during the busy season, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Outside of those months, you and your leashed pup can play and splash the day away on this gorgeous beach!
The best section of beach to take a pup to is accessible off Midway Road where there is a quarter mile stretch of sand pawfect for them to explore. Pet parents taking their fur babies there should remember their pup must be kept under control at all times. Since there are no amenities on the beach, be sure to bring anything you may need, including water and clean up bags, as well as snacks!
All visitors to Wades Beach are required to display a Beach Permit on their vehicle, which can be obtained from the Shelter Island Town Hall by presenting a vehicle registration document or car hire agreement. The permit is free to residents. Non-residents of Shelter Island may also obtain beach permits, but there is limited availability and a charge. A daily permit costs $25, and there are only ten issued on a daily basis. A weekly permit which is valid for seven consecutive days can be purchased for $50. A monthly pass carries a charge of $95 or a seasonal one for $230. Those visitors parking their vehicle at Wades Beach must display the permit on the left side of the rear bumper where it is clearly visible, or they risk getting a citation.
For an afternoon of sun, sand and water fun, bring your pup to Shelter Island and the pawtastic Wades Beach!