If you're a dog owner you may be wondering if there are dog-friendly beaches in this area. There are, and they're right at the Jersey Shore! Yes, you and your pup are welcome, even during summer. Typically, dogs are not allowed on the beach during the on-season. For good reason, too. Crowded beaches with people who may or may not like dogs are probably not a god idea for your pup. In order to prevent issues, beach towns tend to only allow dogs on beaches from (roughly) October to April. But, there is a way for you to take your dog to the beach without freezing solid. And that is the beautiful world of dog-friendly beaches. A world of sand and sun and happy doggies frolicking in the water. These beaches are close enough for a day-trip from Philadelphia, and your dog will thank you. The spring and summer get pretty dang hot. It's only fair to let your fur-baby get in on the fun of a shore trip. A tip, though. Be prepared for sand, and a lot of it. As long as you account for a wet and sandy puppy, it'll be a good time. But that's the fun of it, right? Letting your dog enjoy something you enjoy, too. It's okay that they get a bit messy on ya! If you're looking to make a vacation of it, don't fret. There are also dog-friendly rentals in every shore town. So you and your furry friend can stay and lounge in style. Make the trip to check out one of these awesome dog-friendly beaches.