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Dog Friendly Beaches in Cape May New Jersey

Dog-Friendly Beaches in Cape May

  • Cape May City

Dogs are allowed through the months of November, December, January, February and March. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and be accompanied by their owner or caretaker. The owner or caretaker shall carry a dog waste disposal device. Any owner or caretaker of a dog who permits such dog to leave animal waste on the Boardwalk, Promenade, beach without disposing of same shall be subject to penalties.

  • Cape May Point

Dogs are permitted from November 1 through March 14. Dogs must be leashed at all times on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Dogs must be accompanied by an owner over 12 years of age. Dogs are prohibited at Cape May Point State Park and the Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge in an effort to protect vulnerable chicks of the federally-threatened Piping Plovers and Least Terns.

  • Higbee Beach

Allows dogs from September 1 to April 30. Higbee is owned by the State of New Jersey and is open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m for all visitors and their pets to use.

  • Sunset Beach

Allows dogs September 15 to April 15

  • Delaware Bay Area

Leashed animals are permitted anytime of the day during the off-season. Animals are prohibited at the beach between the hours of 11:00 am and 4:00 pm in-season (Memorial Day – Labor Day). Dogs are to be leashed at all times when they are off of the premises of the possessor and it is mandatory that people clean up after their animals. Lower’s beaches run along the Bay coast and are quite narrow compared to Cape May’s. Follow directions to the Ferry terminal, then make a right rather than turn into the Ferry complex.

For information on Cape Mays Dog Park

http://www.capemaycity.com/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=103&TPID=12934

 

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