New Hampshire

Looking for a place to take your dog to the beach in New Hampshire? Here is a list of some of the best dog beaches in the state! From Hampton Beach to Seabrook Beach, there is sure to be a spot that your furry friend will love. So pack up the doggy bags and sunscreen and get ready for some fun in the sun!

Dog Beach Rules

There will usually be signs posted around the public area outlining the rules and regulations that everyone is expected to follow. We’ve compiled a list of some standard dog beach rules to give you an idea of what to expect when visiting your local dog beach in New Hampshire:

  • All dogs must be currently vaccinated for rabies, and they must display their vaccination tags on their collars at all times. (Local laws may vary)
  • Owners are required to clean up after their dogs. If a dog owner does not clean up after their dog, do not confront the dog owner but instead report them to a lifeguard or beach security immediately.
  • Dogs are never allowed around children’s play equipment or within 5 feet of people who are seated on benches and/or not in the water.
  • Beaches will usually close at sunset, or earlier if it starts to get dark earlier than 5:00 PM. However, this may vary depending on local laws and regulations.
  • Dogs cannot be left unattended in vehicles for any length of time unless the vehicle is running with the air conditioner on and/or the windows are partially rolled down.
  • Dogs must stay on leash until they enter the water and remain in the water for the entirety of their visit. Owners are encouraged to bring a long leash if their dog enjoys playing fetch with them, but it is never required.
  • All dogs are expected to be under voice control at all times. This means they should respond to their owner’s commands such as “sit”, “stay”, and/or come here”.
  • Dogs must be at least 4 months old and weigh less than 35 pounds in order to enter the beach.
  • Puppies younger than 4 months of age and/or weighing less than 20 pounds are not allowed.