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What could be better than hitting the boardwalk or the beach with your best furry friend by your side? Fortunately for you and your four-legged sidekick, there are plenty of NJ dog-friendly attractions to choose from. Keep reading for some of our team’s favorite spring dog activities in NJ. 

Dog-Friendly Beaches Oakhurst, NJ

If you and your pooch are looking for fun in the sun, you’re in luck, because dog-friendly beaches in Oakhurst, NJ, abound. Check out these dog-friendly beaches near Oakhurst, NJ:

Asbury Park Dog Beach

Asbury Park Dog Beach welcomes dogs that are licensed and supervised from May 16 through September 14, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. only. Oakhurst, NJ, boardwalk dogs that are licensed, leashed, and supervised can stroll the Boardwalk at all times from September 15 to May 15. 

Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area

Just a short drive from Oakhurst lies an undeveloped tract on the Manasquan Inlet where dogs are welcome along the Eastern section of the beach. Visit the Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area website for details. 

Gateway National Recreation Area

Gateway National Recreation Area in Highlands, NJ, welcomes leashed pets to its bayside beaches at Plum Island and Horseshoe Cove. 

Dog-Friendly Parks Oakhurst, NJ

A trip with your pooch to a park is a great way to burn excess energy. Check out this fan-favorite among dog-friendly parks in Oakhurst, NJ, and search for more options:

Dog Park at Wolf Hill Recreation Area

Located in Oceanport, NJ, this off-leash dog park features four acres of fun for your furry friends. There are even separate areas for small and large dogs. Visit the Wolf Hill Recreation Area website for full details.

Dog-Friendly Trails Oakhurst, NJ

If nice long walks with your dog are your favorite pastime, here are some dog-friendly trails near Oakhurst, NJ, to check out:

Dorbrook Recreation Area in Colts Neck, NJ, offers a 2.3-mile paved trail where leashed dogs are welcome. 

Manasquan Reservoir in Howell is a 1,208-acre park with a 5-mile perimeter trail where you and your dogs can enjoy a long walk amid beautiful, natural surroundings.

More NJ Dog-Friendly Attractions

There’s no shortage of NJ dog-friendly attractions! Here are more options:

Wonder Bar’s Yappy Hour

Oakhurst boardwalk dogs will love bellying up to the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park during their world famous Yappy Hour, when dogs get their share of socializing in a fenced-in outdoor space. Dogs must be spayed or neutered and have proof of rabies vaccination

Swimming is for the Dogs

Green Leaf Pet Resort  in Oakhurst, NJ, features a 3,000-square-foot indoor pool staffed with trained instructors. It’s terrific exercise for all dogs, and it’s great therapy for those with arthritis or other health conditions. They even offer doggie paddle lessons! 

Get Ready for Spring Dog Activities NJ

Before embarking on NJ dog-friendly attractions, schedule a wellness visit with our team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital to make sure your pooch is protected from communicable diseases and parasites. Contact us at (732) 531-1212 to schedule your pup’s appointment.