Beach and Boardwalk Dog Rules

Provided by The City Of Asbury Park

From May 16 to September 14
Dogs in Asbury Park can enjoy the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach during specified hours:

  • The Eighth Avenue Dog Beach is technically open but the entrance to the Dog Beach at Deal Lake Drive is temporarily closed starting May 16, 2020 due to construction of the north end. We expect construction to be finished by mid-summer. During that time, dog owners may use the entrance at the very north end of Asbury Park beach at the border of Loch Arbour and walk down to the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach. Please note, dogs are not permitted on beaches other than the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach or on the Boardwalk per City Ordinance.
  • Dogs that are licensed and supervised are allowed on the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach from May 16 to September 14 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. only. Dogs must be off the beach by 8:30 a.m. Dogs may be off leash on the Eight Avenue Dog Beach if properly supervised. Dogs that become aggressive or uncontrollable must be immediately leashed and removed from the area. Dog handlers must always and immediately clean up after their dogs.
  • Dogs are not permitted on beaches other than the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach.
  • Dogs are not permitted on the Boardwalk from May 16 to September 14.

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

  • 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.
  • Dogs that are licensed and supervised are allowed on the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach at all times from September 15 to May 15. Dogs may be off leash on the Eight Avenue Dog Beach if properly supervised. Dogs that become aggressive or uncontrollable must be immediately leashed and removed from the area. Dog handlers must always and immediately clean up after their dogs.
  • Dogs are not permitted on beaches other than the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach.

Please Remember:

  • 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 Eight Avenue Beach).
  • Dog handlers must remain with their dogs and supervise their dogs at all times.
  • Dog handlers must always and immediately clean up after their dogs.
  • Dog handlers are strictly liable for any incidents that occur involving their dogs.

WONDER BAR YAPPY HOUR

Wonder Bar on Ocean Avenue is the place where you and your pup can share a cold one. At Yappy Hour you can bring your dog to socialize and play while you socialize and play. Dogs can run free and interact, cool off in the pool or share your lounge chair with you. It’s fantastic. For the schedule and rules of happy hour, visit their Facebook page.

DOGS ON THE BOARDWALK

From October 1 through May 15, four-legged friends (as long as they’re licensed and supervised) are welcome on the Boardwalk and the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach.

From May 16 to October 14, dogs are allowed on the Eighth Avenue Dog Beach from 6 pm to 8:30 pm.

If your dog is unleashed, please make sure they’re on their best behavior! And please be on your best behavior, and clean up after your pup.