Jul 28th

Dog Beaches In ME

By Darling
ME Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park Pets are allowed in all park locations except Sand Beach, Echo Lake Beach, Isle au Haut campground, ladder trails and inside public buildings. Must be under control and not left unattended.
ME Popham Beach Pets are allowed in all park locations except Sand Beach, Echo Lake Beach, Isle au Haut campground, ladder trails and inside public buildings. Must be under control and not left unattended.
ME State Parks Dogs are allowed on beach, off leash. Pet Friendly camping nearby.
ME Higgins Beach, Scarbourgh Dogs are allowed any time of day from 9/16 to 6/14 (under voice control or leash). From 6/15 to 9/15, dogs allowed only 5 pm to 9 am (under voice control or leash)
ME Kittery Sea Point and Crescent Beaches. Oct 1-May 14, dogs allowed off-leash under owners control. May 15- Sept 30, only dogs licensed to Kittery residents allowed on the beaches. with no dogs allowed from 10 am to 5 pm from June 15-Sept 10.
ME York Four: York Harbor Beach, Long Sands Beach, and Short Sands Beach all offer lifeguards and restrooms. Dogs allowed until 8:00a.m. and after 6:00pm during the summer months. Cape Neddick Beach allows dogs (seemingly all the time).
ME Ogunquit Allows dogs from October 16th to April 30th.
ME Wells Wells has 3 beaches (Moody, Wells Beach, and Drake Island). Dogs are allowed on all although Wells does not allow dogs from 8 am to 6 pm in summer.
Jul 12th

Dog Parks and Dog Friendly Places in Maine

By Stewart (Pooch Dates Top Dog)




  • Auburn, Me. 04210 Liberty (Great Falls Plaza). Open fields, trails. Location: off main st crossing between Lewiston and Auburn. (Thank you Suzanne Caron)


  • Belfast Dog Park. An off leash dog park. Location: Behind walsh field in belfast off route 1. (Thank you Melissa Wing)


  • Twin Brooks Recreation Area. Large recreation area, big fields, lots of trails. There is a brook that dogs can swim in. Very busy Saturdays and weekdays after 3 with sports practices. Location: Off Tuttle road and off of Greely Road. The Greely side is more dog friendly. Directions: Take Maine Turnpike north to Exit 6A—I-295 North. Remain on I-295 North until Exit 10, Falmouth Bucknam Road. Take a right at the top of the exit ramp. Turn right at the intersection with Route 9 and continue on Rt. 9 to Cumberland Center (under 10 minutes).  When entering Cumberland Ctr., turn Right at stoplight onto Tuttle Road. Travel for 1.7 miles—fields are on the left at Twin Brook Recreation area. (Thank you Nicole Geissler)


  • Kennebunk Dog Park. Fenced in dog area. Great place to take your little friend. All fenced in with trees, wood chips and benches. a slice of nature for mans best friend. Lots of room to roam and it's always cooler than the rest of town. Location: Sea Road. Directions: Take Summer ST. to Sea RD. Dog park is half a mile on the left, near the recycling center. (Thank you Maxwell Clark)


  • East End Beach. Dogs are allowed on the beach before 8am and after 5pm. Location: Eastern Promenade. Directions: Take Congress Street all the way to the Eastern Promenade, turn right to go down the hill to the water / boat launch area, the beach is right there.
  • Valley Street Dog Park. Small fenced in with benches and fire hydrants, and water is piped in. Directions: Off 295 Coming north and off Congress Street at west end. (Thank you Mary Coyne)
  • Dog park off Ocean Ave. Wooded fenced in dog park. Big wooded fenced in dog park with trails and a special fenced in area for smaller dogs. Location: Ocean Ave. Directions: take 295 to Washington Ave, go straight to Ocean Ave, take right. Dog park is on the left about a mile or so after you turn right. (Thank you Maxwell Clark)

South Portland

  • Hinkley Park.  Large multi acre dog friendly park with two ponds, and many trails. It's not fenced in, but once inside there is so much room to roam that many will feel comfortable leaving their dogs leashless. Location: Off Highland Ave. toward Cottage St. Directions: From Broadway, take a right onto Evans street (At the Amato's) follow to end & take a left onto Highland Ave. Hinkley Park is just over a mile down on the right. (Thank you Mike Mahoney)