Minnesota may be known for its frigid winters, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do outdoors! In fact, the state has a number of beautiful dog beaches where Fido can run and play.

Finding a dog-friendly beach is not always easy, which is why we researched the dog beach options across the state of Minnesota. Here are some of the best ones.

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Dog Beach Tips

Before heading out to the beach with your dog, it’s a good idea to do some planning. Here are some helpful tips before heading out to a dog beach in Minnesota.

  1. Bring your pup’s favorite toy to help them feel more comfortable
  2. Bring a picnic lunch and snacks for yourself so you don’t have to leave the beach
  3. Keep an eye on your dog at all times for their safety and to avoid disturbing other beach goers or natural wildlife
  4. Don’t forget about sunscreen! You should apply it before heading out into the sun, even if you’re wearing clothes that cover up most of your skin
  5. Keep an eye on your dog’s water intake – dogs need hydration just like humans do
  6. Be mindful of other visitors at the beach who may not be aware of how much space is needed when walking around someone with a pet on leash