A dachshund lounging on the beach.

There’s nothing better than heading out on an adventure with your pet. Luckily for you and your pooch, there are plenty of pet-friendly destinations in and around Oakhurst, NJ. The team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital rounded up the best spots to explore with your furry friend. 

Pet-Friendly Destinations in and Around Oakhurst, NJ

Here are 5 indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy with your pet in the Oakhurst area.

1. Asbury Park Dog Beach

Enjoy the sand and surf with Fido at the Asbury Park Dog Beach. From September 15 through May 15, you and your pup can play on the Asbury Park Dog Beach and Asbury Park Boardwalk whenever you want. Just bring a leash and make sure your pup is licensed. Dogs can be off-leash at Asbury Park Dog Beach but not on the boardwalk. 

From May 16 through September 14, dogs are still allowed on the dog beach from 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. But you’ll need to keep them off the boardwalk until tourist season winds down. 

2. Wonder Bar’s Yappy Hour

Make happy hour a hundred times more fun by bringing your dog to Wonder Bar during Yappy Hour. Your pup will get to play with pawsome friends while you chat with fellow pet parents, a cold drink in hand. Dogs must be neutered or spayed and current on their rabies shots. See the Wonder Bar website’s Yappy Hour page for details. 

3. Wolf Hill Off-Leash Dog Park

Pack a picnic lunch and bring Lassie to the Wolf Hill Off-Leash Dog Park near Oakhurst, NJ. Let your pups run free in the spacious, grassy enclosure while you lounge in the sheltered picnic area. You’ll find yourself returning time and again to meet up with new friends!

The dog park is open seven days a week between 9am and dusk. Each pet parent can bring up to two dogs—just make sure to carry two leashes and pick up any poop right away.

4. Dorbrook Recreation Area

Load your dog into the car and drive east for a fun day at the Dorbrook Recreation Area near Oakhurst, NJ. This beautiful outdoor activity center features a 2.3-mile trail through tall grasses and woodlands. You’ll have to keep your pet leashed, but furry friends are most definitely welcome at this Monmouth County gem. 

5. Green Leaf Pet Resort Swimming Pool

Get your splash on with Fido at the Green Leaf Pet Resort right here in Oakhurst, NJ. Your pup will enjoy the spacious pool and trained swimming instructors to help him learn the doggy paddle. With a You & Yours swimming package, you can hop in the water too!  

Preparing for Pawsome Adventures

Bring your pup in to see our team [link to Our Team] at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital before heading to these pet-friendly destinations. We’ll make sure your furry family member is up to date on vaccines and ready to play! Contact us at (732) 531-1212 to get started.