Dogs are welcome to enjoy the public beaches and boardwalk any time during the Spring and Fall months (before Memorial Day and after Labor Day weekend). Leashed pets are allowed on the boardwalk and may be off-leash on the beach.

However, during the summer months, (Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend) pets are limited to frolicing on the north end above 42nd Street or the south end in the Sandbridge area and only at certain times - before 10 a.m. and after 6 p.m. They must don a leash and owners are required to pick up any feces.