If you’re looking for a great place to take your furry friend for a day at the beach, look no further than Maryland. There are plenty of dog beaches in this state where you and your pooch can enjoy some fun in the sun. Here are some of the best ones to check out.

Common Dog Beach Rules

Rule #1: pick up after your dog. No one wants to step in doggie droppings while they’re visiting the beach for some exercise and fun. To keep the peace pick up the poop with a plastic bag or hand pick up.

Rule #2: keep your dog in sight at all times. It’s important that you don’t wander off and let your pet run free. You never know what can happen to them if they are not under your supervision. Be aware of the dogs who are around you, especially if there is more than one of them.

Rule #3: in heat. A female dog in heat is more likely to be harassed by males who are at the dog beach, which can result in fighting and injury.