for details. Free.
Fifth and Ocean avenues; wonderbarasburypark.com
Located on 55 acres of marshland along the
Manasquan Inlet, the Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area has a designated Dog Beach Park where
leashed canines can swim, play and dig in the sand
year-round. 7 am to dusk. Free.
391 Third Avenue; monmouthcountyparks.com
Leashed dogs are allowed on this bayside beach
year-round. On National Dog Day (August 31),
leashed dogs are allowed on the oceanside beach
between Hiering Avenue and Sherman Avenue,
and on the boardwalk.
Island Beach State Park
Dogs are not allowed on the Spizzle Creek Bird
Blind Trail, but are welcome south of the ocean
swimming areas on a leash no longer than 6 feet. 7
am to dusk, weekends; 8 am to dusk, weekdays.
Barnegat Light Dog Park
This combination ball field and dog park is the only
place on Long Beach Island where off-leash dogs
can run free. All dogs must be licensed; hole digging forbidden. 7 am to 7 pm. Free.
West 10th Street and Bayview Avenue; barnegatlight.org
Keep Your Dog
Summer By Joanna Buffum
Dogs love to play in the sun and some love
to swim, but all require attention in the
heat—just like a child. Since dogs don’t
have sweat glands like humans, but cool
off primarily by panting, they are more
prone to heatstroke. Warning signs include
sluggish behavior, heavy panting and a
bright red tongue. Here are tips to keep
your canine safe:
● Never leave your dog
unattended in a car
or in direct sunlight
● Set up shade or even
a kiddie pool for your
pet. A wet bandanna
tied around its neck
also helps. Always bring
portable water bowls.
● Apply pet-safe
sunscreen to the bridge
of the nose, tips of the
ears, and all over white
dogs and those with
● Get your dog a bright
life jacket with a snug
fit and a top handle.
You should be able to
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