Top 9 Dog-Friendly Beaches in the Florida Keys

One of California's most gorgeous dog walks is along this spectacular length of beach on the central coast viewing the Pacific Ocean. One of the most dog-friendly beaches in the U.S.

Carmel Beach: Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Cisco Beach on Nantucket's southern coast is a popular pet-friendly spot. This beach attracts surfers and younger people with its smooth sand and high waves.

Cisco Beach: Nantucket, Massachusetts

Jupiter's dog-only beach offers tons of excitement. The 2.5-mile Palm Beaches beach stretches from beach marker No. 26 at Marcinski Road to marker No. 57 at Carlin Park's property limit.

Jupiter Dog Beach: Jupiter, Florida

This 4-acre South Portland beach welcomes dogs year-round, like many Maine beaches. This charming neighborhood beach, 4 miles downtown Portland, overlooks Spring Point

Willard Beach: South Portland, Maine

Another dog-friendly beach is Cannon Beach, so it's hard to locate an area where you can't bring your pet. If kept within sight and voice-controlled, dogs may explore the beach.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Huntington Beach is a year-round dog-friendly beach 40 miles south of Los Angeles. The popular spot has picnic tables, restrooms, and doggy waste.

Huntington Dog Beach: Huntington Beach, California

Only Brohard Beach and Paw Park in Sarasota County lets you and your dog play on the beach and in the water. A barrier connects to the Paw Park beach.

Brohard Beach: Venice, Florida

Ten miles of white sandy beach and coastal dunes line the Jersey Shore between Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Island Beach State Park is one of the remaining unspoiled North Atlantic .

Island Beach State Park: Seaside Park, New Jersey

North Carolina's Crystal Coast is home to several year-round dog-friendly beaches, including the Atlantic, Indian, Emerald Isle and Pine Knoll Shores beaches.

Crystal Coast, North Carolina