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Dog-Friendly Delaware Beaches

Planning Tips for Bringing Your Furry Friend on Vacation

Pets are like family members and many travelers don’t want to leave them behind when vacationing. As with any travel planning, it is best to do your research before going on your trip.

Obeying Rules and Regulations

While the Delaware Beaches has rules in place to help ensure the region’s towns and beaches stay clean, there are many ways to have fun with your dog here. For information about beach and boardwalk pet rules and regulations in the Delaware Beaches, visit these websites.

Rehoboth
CityOfRehoboth.com/Beach-and-Boardwalk/Animals-Beach-and-Boardwalk

Dewey Beach
TownOfDeweyBeach.com/PurchaseADogLicense

Bethany Beach
TownOfBethanyBeach.com/260/Beach-Boardwalk-Regulations

Fenwick Island
FenwickIsland.Delaware.gov/Beach-Rules-Regulations

Strolling Around Town 

Parks 
Delaware State Parks—including the popular Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park along with 15 other incredible parks—are pet- friendly and provide owners and their dogs excellent opportunities to enjoy the outdoors together. Be sure to check out Gordon Pond State Park Area in Rehoboth and also the Junction and Breakwater Trail in Dewey Beach, and if you are looking to let your dog run unleashed within fenced parks, head to Millsboro Dog Park and Milford Dog Park.

Restaurants/Breweries
The laid-back, coastal setting of the Delaware Beaches is an ideal environment for enjoying a meal or drink on an outdoor patio at a restaurant or brewery with your four-legged friend. The region has many establishments that allow dogs to join their owners in outdoor areas. Please check online or call ahead of time to find out what the policy is regarding pets. 

Groomers
The area has several grooming services, including Rehoboth’s Dirty Dog Grooming Salon, Salty Dog Grooming Salon and Pampered Pet, and a short distance away is Lewes’ Seaside Pet Salon & Spa. 

Shops
It is no secret the Delaware Beaches has superb shopping—from beach to boutique and antiques to outlets, so be sure to pick up a few gifts for your pet during your visit. The Delaware Beaches has a number of local pet stores, including Salty Paws, Critter Beach and Pet Wants in Rehoboth; Yuppy Puppy in Bethany Beach; and P.U.P.S. of Lewes in Lewes.

Plan ahead and experience a positive beach getaway with your pup in Delaware Beaches!

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