Many pet owners are so devoted to their pets they wouldn’t dream of leaving them behind when they go on vacation. Luckily, traveling with animals to Cape Cod has never been easier!
There are now plenty of fantastic pet-friendly accommodations Opens a New Window. on Cape Cod, but all have different rules and requirements. Be sure to always inform the hotel or inn you where you’ll be staying that you're bringing your pet along, even if they advertise as pet friendly; many places only designate certain rooms for furry friends.
As a luxury alternative for your pet, the year-round Provincetown Pet Resort Opens a New Window. is a great option, with a 4,000-square-foot outdoor play area, grooming, cage-free boarding and a pet supply store.
The beaches of the Cape Cod National Seashore are open to leashed dogs year round. (Stay away from shorebird areas and lifeguard-protected beaches; visit the website Opens a New Window. or Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham for a guide to pet-friendly spots.) Off-season, most Cape Cod towns allow dogs on the beach—depending on the town, “off season” begins sometime between Labor Day and mid-October, and runs through mid-May. No dogs are allowed at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge in Chatham between May 1st and September 15th on the Morris Island section, and dogs are never allowed on South Monomoy Island.
Other outdoor options for playing with your pooch include walking our miles of bike trails Opens a New Window. , or letting your pet romp around at one of several dog parks!
Falmouth Dog Park Opens a New Window.
257 Brick Kiln Road, Falmouth
Fresh Pond Dog Park Opens a New Window.
On Route 134 South, between traffic lights at Upper County Road and Route 28, South Dennis
Mashpee Dog Park Opens a New Window.
156 Ashumet Road, Mashpee
Pilgrim Bark Park Opens a New Window.
Route 6 and Shank Painter Road Provincetown
Yarmouth Dog Park Opens a New Window.
482 Buck Island Road, West Yarmouth
Barnstable Dog Park - Opening Soon!
Click here Opens a New Window. to read the Cape Cod Travel Guide article “10 Ways to Spoil your Dog on Cape Cod.”