Ohio may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of dog-friendly beaches, but trust us, they exist! Here is a list of some of the best beaches where your pup can run, swim, and play to their heart’s content. From Lake Erie to the Ohio River, these sandy havens provide plenty of opportunity for your dog to make some new friends (of the four-legged variety). So grab your sunscreen and water bottle, and head out for a day of fun in the sun with your furry friend on one of these great Ohio dog beaches!
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|243||We always strive to make sure our data is 100% complete but sometimes we need help. Please get in touch via the button below if you can complete or update any of the info on this page. Thanks!||Dog park||Prairie Oaks Dog Beach||Hilliard||OH||43026||2P3V+4Q Hilliard, Ohio||https://metroparks.net||(614) 208-4321||40.00||-83.26||40.0028292-83.2555389||2755 Amity Rd||4.7||134|
|244||We always strive to make sure our data is 100% complete but sometimes we need help. Please get in touch via the button below if you can complete or update any of the info on this page. Thanks!||Dog park||Heritage Trail Dog Park||Hilliard||OH||43026||3R63+J4 Hilliard, Ohio||https://metroparks.net||(614) 208-4321||40.06||-83.20||40.0615843-83.1972363||7262 Hayden Run Rd||4.6||291||6:30AM–8PM||6:30AM–8PM||6:30AM–8PM||6:30AM–8PM||6:30AM–8PM||6:30AM–8PM||6:30AM–8PM|
|245||We always strive to make sure our data is 100% complete but sometimes we need help. Please get in touch via the button below if you can complete or update any of the info on this page. Thanks!||Public beach||East Harbor State Park Dogs Friendly Beach||Lakeside||OH||43440||G6W4+Q5 Lakeside, Lakeside Marbl||41.55||-82.79||41.5469265-82.7945526||Wetlands Trail||4.4||28||6AM–11PM||6AM–11PM||6AM–11PM||6AM–11PM||6AM–11PM||6AM–11PM||6AM–11PM|
|246||State park||Harrison Lake State Park||Fayette||OH||43521||JJRH+6X Fayette, Ohio||https://ohiodnr.gov||(419) 237-2593||41.64||-84.37||41.6406131-84.3701093||26246 Harrison Lake Rd||4.6||1,014||8AM–11PM||8AM–11PM||8AM–11PM||8AM–11PM||8AM–11PM||8AM–11PM||9AM–11PM|
|247||Yoga studio||Daily Downward Dog Beach Yoga||Vermilion||OH||44089||CJ73+42 Vermilion, Ohio||https://dailydownwarddog.com||(330) 289-7026||41.41||-82.40||41.4128505-82.3973984||13019 W Lake Rd||5.0||1 review||Closed||Closed||Closed||Closed||Closed||9–10AM||9–10AM|
|248||Dog park||Bow Wow Beach||Stow||OH||44224||5HVM+Q6 Stow, Ohio||https://stowohio.org||(330) 689-5100||41.19||-81.42||41.1944176-81.4169503||5027 Stow Rd||4.7||757||8AM–8PM||8AM–8PM||8AM–8PM||11AM–8PM||8AM–8PM||8AM–8PM||8AM–8PM|
|249||Dog park||BARC - Akron Dog Park||Akron||OH||44310||4F39+WR Akron, Ohio||https://akrondogpark.org||(330) 510-1364||41.10||-81.53||41.1047883-81.5304833||499 Memorial Pkwy||4.5||255||7AM–8PM||7AM–8PM||7AM–8PM||7AM–8PM||7AM–8PM||7AM–8PM||7AM–8PM|
|250||Dog park||Portage Lakes Dog Park||New Franklin||OH||44319||XC9X+8M New Franklin, Ohio||40.97||-81.55||40.9682706-81.5508716||4.4||105|
|251||Dog park||Hueston Woods Dog Beach||College Corner||OH||45003||H6FV+VV College Corner, Ohio||39.57||-84.76||39.5747009-84.755348||Unnamed Road||3.8||8|
|252||Dog park||Dog Beach||Cincinnati||OH||45226||4H8X+CR Cincinnati, Ohio||https://greatparks.org||39.12||-84.40||39.1160374-84.4004848||Armleder Road||4.5||37|
|253||Beach||Dog Tale Beach||St Marys Township||OH||45885||40.54||-84.43||40.5430976-84.4272369||4.0||5|
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Dog Beach Rules
With hundreds of beaches to choose from in Ohio, taking your dog to the beach with you is a popular pastime for many locals. However, most dog beaches have posted rules at their entrances and for a good reason. Here are some rules that most dog beaches have in common:
A leash is required: You must bring a leash to the dog park, even if the dog beach has an off-leash area. If you need to gain sudden control over your dog, a leash may be the only way that you can do so. Additionally, many dog beaches are located near roads or highly trafficked areas.
You must pick up after your dog: It is illegal not to clean up after your dog on all beaches in Ohio. You can bring a supply of bags with you or use the waste stations located near most off-leash areas.
All dogs must have a current rabies vaccine: You will need to have proof of this, ideally with you at the dog beach. Keep your paperwork in a pocket or a bag so that you can pull it out if asked for it by a beach employee, someone driving by, etc.
Dogs should be friendly and non-aggressive: If your dog is aggressive toward other dogs, you should leave them at home. It is also good to keep anything that might agitate your dog (dog treats, noise makers, etc.) out of site and control before going into the off-leash area.
Dog beaches are for dogs: Many people enjoy bringing their kids to a dog beach. While this may seem like a fun idea, it can become dangerous if a child is interested in a dog toy that other dogs are also interested in. Refrain from swimming along with other dogs while at the beach, especially if they are dogs that you have never met before.