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Are small dogs permitted on the boardwalk and or beach?
Submitted by roxanne m, cordova, Maryland October 15, 2013
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 15, 2013

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Yes, leashed dogs are allowed on the beach and boardwalk at this time of year. Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach and boardwalk from 1 October to 30 April and are prohibited from 1 May to 30 September. If you are in town on 19 October there is a pet parade and pet costume contest planned for 2pm an the boardwalk at North Division Street. Find out more about it here.

Have fun in OC!


Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: October 16, 2013

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Please, Please take bags with you to clean up any mess that your dog may make on the boardwalk, beach or ANYWHERE in OC.  According to OC regulations: animals are only allowed on the beach and boardwalk between October 1 and April 30. Any handler or owner of a dog must remove any waste deposited on public or private property not owned by the handler or owner in possession of said dog. Also, dogs must be kept on a leash when being walked in and around Ocean City. 

Also, please be sure that your condo or hotel allows pets if you are spending the night. 


Dunmore, PA

Insider since: 2008

Answered: October 20, 2013

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Hello. yes dogs are permitted on the beach and boardwalk now through the end of April.  Have a nice time!!


Johnstown Pa

Insider since: 2009

Answered: October 15, 2013

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Right now they are. Dogs are permitted on the beach and boardwalk from October 1 to May 1.  But not in peak season.


Naperville, IL

Insider since: 2011

Answered: November 2, 2013

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All dogs are permitted on the beach and boardwalk from October 1 to May 1.  Hope you and your best friend enjoy!


Bayville, NJ

Insider since: 2010

Answered: October 17, 2013

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not permitted on the beach but if you decide to walk your dog on the boardwalk they must be on a leash at all times.


Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: October 16, 2013

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Dogs are not permitted on the beach/boardwalk till October 1st.