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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Attention Dog Owners: Asbury Park Dog Beach & Boardwalk Information

Attention Dog Owners

Dog Regulations

Please remember, dogs are not permitted on any portion of Asbury Park Beaches other than the Asbury Park Dog Beach at any time. See below for Asbury Park Dog Beach hours.

From May 16 to September 14 
 Dogs are not permitted on the Boardwalk. Dogs in Asbury Park can enjoy the Asbury Park Dog Beach during specified hours.

  • AP BOARDWALK: Dogs are not permitted on the Boardwalk from May 16 to September 14.
  • AP DOG BEACH: Dogs that are licensed and supervised are allowed on the Asbury Park Dog Beach May 16 to September 14 in the evenings and early mornings from 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m only. Dogs MUST be off the beach by 8:30 a.m. To help protect our beaches, please keep dogs off dunes. Dogs may be off leash on the Asbury Park Dog Beach if properly supervised. Dogs that become aggressive or uncontrollable MUST be immediately leashed and removed from the area. Use the Deal Lake Drive beach entrance or the entrance at the north end of Fisherman’s Parking Lot to access the Asbury Park  Dog Beach – do not use the 8th Avenue entrance from the Boardwalk. Dog handlers must always and immediately clean up after their dogs.

From September 15 through May 15 
Dogs in Asbury Park can enjoy the boardwalk and Asbury Park Dog Beach.

  • AP BOARDWALK: Dogs that are licensed, supervised, and leashed are welcome on the Boardwalk at all times from September 15 to May 15. Dogs MUST be leashed at all times while on the boardwalk.
  • AP DOG BEACH: PLEASE NOTE: Dogs that are licensed and supervised are allowed on the Asbury Park Dog Beach at all times from September 15 to May 15. To help protect our beaches, please keep dogs off dunes. Dogs may be off leash on the Asbury Park Dog Beach if properly supervised. Dogs that become aggressive or uncontrollable MUST be immediately leashed and removed from the area. Use the Deal Lake Drive beach entrance or the entrance at the north end of Fisherman’s Parking Lot to access the Asbury Park Dog Beach – do not use the 8th Avenue entrance from the Boardwalk. Dog handlers must always and immediately clean up after their dogs.

Please Remember:

  • Dogs are not permitted on any portion of Asbury Park Beaches other than the Asbury Park Dog Beach. See above for Asbury Park Dog Beach hours.
  • Dog owners must always and immediately clean up after their dogs. Violators are subject to summonses and fines up to $1,000.
  • All dogs must wear collars with valid dog licenses.
  • All dogs must be on a leash (unless in the designated off-leash area on the Asbury Park Dog Beach).
  • Dog owners must remain with their dogs and supervise their dogs at all times. 
  • Dog handlers are strictly liable for any incidents that occur involving their dogs.

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