New Dorp Beach is a lovely little neighborhood that is nestled between Midland Beach and Oakwood on the shores of the Lower Bay. This area has been settled since the mid-1600s when a colonial home known as Britton Cottage was built. This cottage would last 200 years as the area around it continued to develop
When a hospital was built in the 1870s, development intensified in the area. The old shoreline area where the hospital and cottage were is now a charming park with walking paths. A large park known as Miller Field takes up nearly half of the neighborhood. This is a lovely neighborhood to walk through and the gorgeous beach is always a favorite attraction for any dog.
There are plenty of businesses nearby for your dog to enjoy. Lada Dogy’s day spa will have your dog looking snazzy and relaxed. Bark Busters can bust barking and any other bad behavior your pup has picked up.
This area is rich in diverse terrain from pleasant neighborhood streets, to the beach, to nearby forest and marshland. Walking the streets of New Dorp Beach is very nice with plenty of attractive mature tree cover and sidewalks on both sides of the road that are divided from the road by a grassy space.
Homes are pleasant family homes, usually of two stories. Yards are intermittently fenced and it is not unusual to see a boat or RV in a yard or driveway. You will feel comfortable and relaxed enjoying a loose leash walk with your dog in this neighborhood.
To let your dog run on a loose leash over a natural grassy area while enjoying ocean breezes, head towards the coast where plenty of greenery divides the neighborhood from the beach. A sandy beach is wonderful for your dog’s joints, especially if they are older or prone to joint problems.
New Dorp Beach is rich in green space. Along the beach, there is a natural grassy area with walking trails winding through. This is a wonderful place to enjoy a natural feeling beach and shoreline with your dog.
You can explore south down the coastline to the gorgeous Great Kills Park. This expansive park has marshy areas, natural beaches, and lots of nature trails to explore on. You can follow the beach along the peninsula to Crookes Point. This lovely area has a natural beach and a small marina.
During colder New York days when the coast is less appealing, you can go inland to Latourette Park. This gorgeous park offers acres of wild forest for you and your dog to explore well-maintained walking paths. Latourette Park leads into Willowbrook Park which is only blocks away from the Staten Island Industrial Park and the William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge.