I realize from other posts that people are saying salt water beaches arent the best places for dogs. We are bringing our dog still and staying in a rented house. I dont want to bring her to the beach all day, just someplace we can bring her maybe in the late afternoon when its not as hot and hopefully a spot where she could swim to cool down. I plan to have her vaccinated for Lyme before that and will use Frontline since I know the ticks down the Cape can be pretty bad.
With the Seashore I believe that it depends upon bird nesting times.
Have you booked your accommodations yet? If not then take a look at Ptown which is quite dog-friendly.
Thanks. Yes, we have already booked a house that is letting us bring the dog. But maybe we will take a day and go up to a beach in P-town so that the dog can come along. I have young kids too. Are any of those beaches listed better for kids? Their ages are 7 & 9.Edited: 01 May 2015, 10:48
If you plan to visit P-town, take the dog with you ... there is a VERY SUNNY dog park at the intersection of Shankpainter Road and Rte 6.
In town, many business put out water bowls and in front of town hall, there is a 'doggy drinking fountain'.
Usually by summer time, nesting season is over and dogs ARE welcome on the National Seashore Beaches, outside of the life-guarded areas. We like Herring Cove with our labradoodle. Despite her lab roots, she is NOT a swimmer, but she like to sit for a bit (under an umbrella at the sunniest times) and 'see and be seen'
Here in Falmouth, I have given up on Frontline and the vet agrees. It doesn't seem to be doing the trick. Activyl treatment is going to be the next attempt, but it's going to be wait and see how it works. My Lab is positive for Lyme disease but is asymptomatic so the vet says there's no reason to do anything about it as long as it's not bothering her.
There are a few wonderful places for dogs to walk and swim in Orleans year round. Kent's Point, and also the shore around from Mill Pond to Tonset (picking up after your dog is a big TO-DO). In Eastham you can go to Wiley Park (but you have to park on Herringbrook road and enter there - that's if you don't have a town sticker)
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