Rhode Island

Looking for a fun day out with your pooch? Head to one of Rhode Island’s dog beaches! These beautiful sandy spots allow dogs to run off-leash and play in the water. With plenty of space to roam and explore, your furry friend will have a blast. Here are some of our favorites.

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Dog Beach Rules

There are numerous dog beaches in the state of Rhode Island. These areas are set aside by local governments with the specific intention of making the beach available to dogs and their owners.

The general rules for dog-friendly beaches in the state of Rhode Island are as follows:

  • Dogs must be leashed until you reach the area designated as a no-leash zone.
  • Dogs must be under voice control at all times.
  • Owners are 100% responsible for their dogs behavior at all times, regardless of the action by the other dog or owner involved. If you have a dog that jumps on people when it greets, don’t bring it to a beach where you know there will be other dogs and people.
  • Owners must pick up and dispose of their dog’s waste in a trash receptacle or designated area.
  • Owners must honor all other beach rules, such as the prohibition against barbecues, alcohol and glass containers.
  • While owners are allowed to bring food to the beach for themselves and their dogs, no roasting/grilling is permitted.