Spring is right ahead and that means that it’s time to start planning some beach getaways. Whether you take a trip to the beach for a weekend or just one day, there’s a list you need to make for what you’re going to bring; towels, sunscreen, a cooler, beach chairs and, of course, your dog! Your four-legged friend loves jumping in the car and taking a road trip to the beach just as much as you do. ¬†However, before you let your furry friend hop in the back seat of the car, check out some of these top 10 Dog-Friendly Beaches to consider to make your dogs (and your) trip as fun and enjoyable as possible.

1. Huntington Dog Beach, California

Huntington Dog Beach is a haven for pups to run around, leash-free for over one mile! This is a safe environment for dogs to play in the sand and splash in the ocean water

2. Montrose Dog Beach, Chicago

Located at the northwest corner of Montrose Beach at Lake Michigan, Montrose Dog Beach is usually open from the break of dawn until about 9pm. Entry is $5 to enter the dog-friendly areas and once you’re in, dogs can run around leash free!

3. Block Island, Rhode Island

If there’s one place that loves dogs, it’s Block Island. Dogs on leashes can roam around any part of the island’s beaches, and those who want to roam off the leash can do so during certain hours at in certain locations.

4. Outer Banks Beaches, North Carolina

Most beaches in North Carolina’s Outer Banks welcome dogs, but the rules are different depending on the town, so be sure to check the rules for where you’re headed.

5. Dog Beach, Fort Myers Beach, Florida

When you bring your dog to Dog Beach in Fort Myers, there’s not doubt that he/she is going to want to soak up the sun. This county park is specifically designated for dogs so they can wander, leash-free, from sunrise to sunset.

6. Anne’s Beach, Islamorada, Florida

Anne’s Beach is quiet dog beach with plenty of cool and shady areas. They offer fresh water bowl for dogs so your pup stays hydrated.

7. The Original Dog Beach, San Diego, CA

The Original Dog Beach in San Diego is the most popular beach for dogs n the whole city! Bring your dog here to run around, leash-free, any time of the day!

8. Smyrna Dunes Park, New Smyrna Beach, FL

For only $3.50 per day, all dogs are welcome to join you on-leash at this scenic inlet.  This area offers showers, bathrooms and parking.

9. 8th Ave Dog Beach, Asbury Park, NJ

Enjoy bringing your dog to 8th Ave Dog Beach During the summer! In the offseason, dogs are allowed to run around anywhere, except the boardwalk.

10.Walton Rocks Dog Beach, Jensen Beach, FL

Walton Rocks Dog Beach is a spacious off leash dog park offering ] covered picnic tables and restrooms.