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NewGSDPUPOwner August 12th, 2010 01:00 PM

Beaches for Dogs in Ontario
I plan to take my family to a beach. My family consists of young children as well as my baby german shepherd who is 16 months old. The truth is this would be my german shepherd's first time to a beach.

I know there are provincial parks that have dog beaches. Are there any other option. I heard that Long Point has some beaches that are not in the provincial park that you can let your dog go into the water.

I need help and advise. Please!!!!! :)

Gail P August 12th, 2010 07:06 PM

It might help to know the area you are in or are planning on visiting, maybe someone can make a recommendation for your area. I take my dogs swimming all the time at a couple of spots near me. Not public beaches per se, but just remote areas on a couple of rivers though one of them is a public access point to the water where people will occasionally put a canoe or kayak in the water. Also a river flows right through my town and a lot of people take their dogs to the beaches there at Rotary Park.

I'm not sure how many of the provincial parks do have dog beaches, the only park I go to is Algonquin (in the winter for dogsledding so no swimming then ;) ) I'm pretty sure on the Algonquin website I read that dogs are not welcome on the beaches. You should be able to look up info on the parks if you google Ontario Provincial Parks.

SIL August 12th, 2010 08:13 PM

Port Burwell has a dog beach as well as 3 others. It is a Provincial Park but you don't have to be camping there to is actually outside of the Provincial Park so anyone can go there for the day for a fee.

Masha August 12th, 2010 08:24 PM

Check out Awenda National Park. It has dog beaches btu gets crowded when its good weather.

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