A dog’s life is about more than just playing fetch; it’s also about the freedom of running on the beach, chasing waves and digging in the sand. As a dog lover, there’s nothing better than taking your pooch to the beach for a swim and some fun in the sand. Luckily, Connecticut is home to several beaches that are perfect for dogs. From Long Island Sound in the east to Lake Lillinonah in the west, here are the best dog beaches in Connecticut.

Dog Beach Rules

Dogs are a popular addition to any beach experience, but it’s important to remember that not all beaches allow dogs. Check the website of the beach or do a search online to make sure that the beach is dog friendly before going. Also before bringing your furry friend to the beach, make sure to check the rules and regulations that pertain to dogs.

Most dog beaches require that dogs are under voice control and supervised at all times. This is for the safety of both the dog and the people around them. It’s also important to be aware of any aggressive Dogs situations and be ready to leave the beach on short notice, if necessary.

Different beaches will have different rules, but most require that all dogs must be up-to-date on all shots and licenses as well as wearing their rabies tags. Owners must quickly clean up after their dogs and keep them leashed where indicated.