Pet-Friendly Ocean City
Bring Your Pets to these Places in Ocean City
A trip to Ocean City is perfect for the whole family. For you, your family might include your four-legged friend. Don’t leave man’s best friend behind when you visit Ocean City; bring your pet along. Ocean City has plenty of places to have some fun with your pet.
Pet-Friendly Places in Ocean City
Here are some pet-friendly places that you can bring your dog.
Ocean City Boardwalk and Beach
From Oct. 1 to April 30, pets are allowed to be on the Ocean City Boardwalk and Ocean City’s beach. This is the perfect opportunity to go for a run on the boardwalk with your pet or simply lounge on the uncrowded beach. Pets must be on a leash at all times.
Ocean City Dog Playground
Ocean City has a sanctuary just for dogs. The Ocean City Dog Playground, at 94th Street, is the perfect place to have some fun with Fido. The park is divided into two areas: one for small dogs and one for large dogs. Access cards are required to utilize the dog park.
Assateague Island and Assateague State Park
Both Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park allow pets in certain areas.
Pets are permitted in specific areas of the Maryland side of Assateague Island. This is a great place to take your dog on a hike and explore the area’s pristine natural environment.
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Bring your pet to play on the beach at Assateague State Park. Pets are allowed in the marina area, camp loops G, H and I, and in the day-use area after Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend.
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After spending the day exploring Ocean City with your pet, you’ve both worked up an appetite. Instead of taking them back home or leaving them in the car, bring your pet to one of Ocean City’s restaurants that allow dogs.
Bayside Skillet is a local favorite for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The year-round restaurant even allows pets to dine with you. Bayside Skillet features a covered deck, that’s heated in the cold weather, to keep both you and your pet warm. When the weather is warm, the deck opens up so you and your dog can dine under the sun.
Ocean City has several hotels that are not just close to the area’s most popular attractions, but also allow pets. The La Quinta Inn and Suites Ocean City and Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel are pet-friendly hotels that are just steps away from the beach. Be sure to confirm specific pet policies and prices with each hotel.
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For more of the comforts of home that you and your pet will enjoy, book one of Ocean City’s rental properties. Ocean City has condos, apartments and beach houses that not only feature the amenities you’d have at home, but also allow you to bring your pet along on your vacation.
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