Let your four-legged best friend run through the sand, splash in the water, shake it off, and then do it all again.
With summer approaching, you’re probably looking forward to going to the beach with your best friend — your four-legged best friend, that is. The one who would love to run through the sand, splash in the water, shake it off, and then do it all again. More families are taking their pets along on vacations, and finding beaches that permit dogs (cats don’t seem too fond of beaches) can be an important factor in selecting a destination.
“Pets are taking on an ever-important role in American lives, and for many of our residents, our pet-friendly homes are a key reason they choose to lease their home with us,” Marnie Vaughn, vice president of operations for Invitation Homes, told Travel + Leisure. That's why the house rental site decided to dig into the best dog-friendly beaches across the United States.
The beaches were chosen based on feedback from locals and cross-checked on sites like BringFido.com and local government/city pages. They considered leash laws, rules on pets being allowed in the water, and having designated dog areas.