Malibu Beach Wildlife
FEGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP
One of the Shore’s best-kept secrets, Malibu Beach
lets dogs run free all year long. The 95.7-acre site
is home to an array of Shore birds, including black
skimmers and common terns, which nest on the
beach in summertime. Free.
Longport Dog Beach
A year-round spot where your pup isn’t required
to be on a leash. Dogs are permitted sunrise to
sunset. Bring your own water and waste-disposal
Route 152 and Ocean Drive Bridge
CAPE MAY COUNTY
Ocean City Dog Park
FOCEAN CI TY
The Ocean City beaches are off-limits to canines
during peak season, but dogs are always welcome
at Ocean City Dog Park, a 42,000-square-foot
park including three sandy areas for dogs to play in.
Dogs can frolic off-leash while their keepers relax
at picnic tables and benches. 8 am to dusk.
45th Street and Haven Avenue; oceancitydogpark.org
Stone Harbor Beach
Leashed dogs are permitted all year long on the
north end of the beach between 80th and 83rd
streets before 9 am and from 6 pm until dusk.
Poplar Avenue Beach
You can’t miss this dog-friendly seaside spot.
Just look for the 25-foot fire hydrant. Canines on
leashes are welcome on this 1,500-foot stretch
of wide Wildwood beach. Fresh water and doggy
clean-up bags are available. 6 am to dusk. Free.
487 E. Poplar Avenue; wildwoodnj.org
National Wildlife Refuge
This 11,000-acre park situated in the Delaware
Bay watershed is ideal for hiking and birdwatch-
ing—and your pup can tag along. Leashed dogs are
permitted throughout the refuge except at the Two
Mile Beach Unit. Dawn to dusk. Free.
24 Kimbles Beach Road; fws.gov/refuge/cape_may
All three shops at Sunset Beach and the Grille’s
lower deck are pet friendly year-round. Leashed
pets are permitted on the beach only off-season.
Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area and
Cape May Point State Park allow pets off-season.
lift the dog out of the
water by the handle
without the pet choking or slipping out.
● Never let your dog
swim unattended, and
make sure there’s an
easy way to get out of
the water. Non-slip
pool ramps and ladders
can save dogs from
● Exercise your dog
in the early morning
or evening when it’s
● Never force your dog
to walk on hot sand
or pavement. Try paw
booties if your dog’s
pads are extra sensitive.
● Put your dog securely
indoors before fireworks are set to go off.
● Keep your dog
away from potential
toxins such as coolant
dripping from cars,
insecticides, pesticides, citronella oil,
fertilizers and alcoholic
● If your dog suffers
consumes one of the
poisons listed above,
or faces any other
emergency, go to the
If you are at the Shore
after hours, try the Jersey Shore Emergency
Veterinary Service in
Lakewood. They are
open overnight weekdays from 8 pm to 8 am;
and weekends from 3
pm Saturday to 8 am
Monday. Contact 732-
DISPLAY UNTIL 9/12/16
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