Spend a Day at the Beach With Your Best Friend

Now that we are deep into spring, it’s warm enough to take Max to the beach. Unfortunately, Max hasn’t been doing very well, so I went to the beach with my friend Jennifer and her pal Earl. Just this past weekend, the first of the beautiful weekends this season, we took the subway one stop to Borough Hall. While taking a walk adjacent to the Brooklyn/Queens Expressway, we found this little beach with a long and clear view of the cityscape.

Are you interested in taking your pup on a sandy stroll? Here’s a few local beach and water options for you.

  1. Dyker Beach Park (http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/dyker-beach-park): There’s a little something for everyone at this big Brooklyn park. Golf fans can come here to play and before you know it, your kids will have their own course. But of course, us dog owners care the most about the dog-friendly beach. There’s even a place for dogs to run leash-free!
  2. Beach (http://www.bringfido.com/attraction/10947/): This small bay will be our little secret. Hidden from plain sight is a little beach where both you and your furry pals can run wild. The further along you walk, the more private it gets, although it can be packed on weekends. Make sure you pay attention to the time for the tide, unless your pup likes water.
  3. Silver Beach (http://www.bringfido.com/attraction/12063/) may be in the back of Pelham Bay Park, but this Bronx beach should be your first stop.
  4. Manhattan Beach (http://www.yelp.com/biz/manhattan-beach-new-york?osq=Dog+Friendly+Beaches): If you’re tired of the over crowded Coney Island beaches, you can walk over to this small dog-friendly beach. It’s not a swimming beach, but it’s peaceful and clean for long walks with man’s best friend.
  5. Gantry Plaza State Park (http://www.yelp.com/biz/gantry-plaza-state-park-long-island-city?osq=Dog+Friendly+Beaches): Okay, you got me, this isn’t technically a beach, but it’s an incredible pup-friendly park along the East River. You’ll forgive me once you’re looking at that view!

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