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Dog-Friendly Guide to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

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Rehoboth Beach is one of the most popular destination for dog-lovers and their furry friends. The beach is a great place for dogs to get some exercise, enjoy the water, and socialize with other dogs. And, of course, there’s nothing better than watching your dog play in the surf and chase after a Frisbee. Not only is the beach good for your dog’s physical health, but it’s also a great way to relieve stress and bond with your furry friend. So next time you’re planning a trip to Rehoboth beach, don’t forget to bring your four-legged friend along for the fun.

Bring Your Dog for R&R in Rehoboth Beach!

At the Canalside Inn, we are all about spoiling our furry friends no matter the occasion. WE encourage you to bring your dog with you on your vacation and stay at the Canalside inn. The Canalside inn offers all the comfortable hotel accommodations, all while staying with your best friend.  (please review our pet policy here)  Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and surrounding areas are the perfect place to bring your dog for some R&R. 


Dog Friendly Rehoboth Beach

Dog-Friendly Golf Getaways at Rehoboth Beach: Meet Sky ‘The Inn-Keeper’ and Experience the Snowy Season!


Rehoboth Beach is the perfect spot to relax, with 5 of the top local golf courses, our inn is perfectly situated for dog and golf lovers alike!   On your visit, be sure to say hi to our unofficial mascot, Sky ‘The Inn-Keeper‘.  Sky is a two-year-old Siberian Husky.  Sky is not a typical Husky, because he usually isn’t hyper.  Like all Husky’s, his favorite activity is running.  He loves running alongside the bike when we go on weekend adventures to select Delaware state parks or beaches.   Sky is gentle and loves children, and he loves treats like all dogs!  We rescued Sky from a humane society in South Florida.  This will be his second winter in Rehoboth and we can’t wait for him to revisit the snowy season this winter!  Come by and say hello to Sky the in keeper next time you’re in town!

5) Dog Friendly Beaches In Delaware

Rehoboth Beach Dog Friendly


In Rehoboth dogs are prohibited on the beach and the board walk from May 1 to September 30. Don’t worry folks because in Dewey Beach Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round by special license.

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We enjoy bringing Sky to Dewey beach and appreciate this beach for having a pet-friendly atmosphere.  From May 15 to September 15, dogs are only allowed on the beach before 9:30 am and after 5:30 pm. Unofficially, the lifeguards don’t enforce this until their chairs are on the beach, so 10 to 5 pm.  During the off-season, dogs can be off-leash but must be under your control and be cleaned up after. A license can be obtained during business hours at (Town Hall |105 Rodney Ave, Dewey Beach, DE 19971) for $35 for a lifetime of your dog, or an 8-day license for $10, or $5 for a weekend.

In Lewes, DE dogs are prohibited from all beaches between 8 am and 6:30 pm from May 1 to September 30.




Our Neighbors in Bethany Beach say dogs are prohibited on the beach and boardwalk from May 15 to September 30. Dogs must be on leash in town.




The Delaware State Parks, Pets are allowed in our seashore parks, but Delaware State Law prohibits them from all swimming and sunbathing on beaches from May 1 to September 30. Park rules and regulations also restrict pets from areas such as surfboarding and sailboarding beaches and shorebird nesting areas.

Your Dog will Love you for the Treats!

Dog Friendly Delaware Beaches

Ice Cream Dog Treats in Rehoboth, Beach

After all the beach and sand I’m sure your dog deserves a treat!  We love to stop in to try The Original Doggy Ice Cream Bar at Salty Paws.  Not only will your dog love it, but the staff is friendly.  There are several boutiques shops on the ave that are geared for dogs, so after your pup enjoys their ice cream, you can stroll into several of the dog-friendly stores.

Are you looking for somewhere to stay with your Dog in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware?

The Canalside Inn is the perfect place to spend a beautiful beach vacation in Rehoboth Beach with your dog.  Whether you’re visiting to experience one of our couple retreats, or on vacation with your family, now you can have peace of mind knowing you can bring your best friend along!  With Restaurants around the corner, you can make The Canalside inn the perfect place to enjoy a Bed and Breakfast experience with your best friend.   Contact us to book your stay at the Canalside Inn and see what Delaware beaches have to offer.

Rehoboth Beach Dog FAQ's

Yes, Well-behaved, leashed pets are allowed in the common areas.

Rehoboth Beach allows dogs on the boardwalk, but with certain restrictions. Dogs are allowed on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk from September 16th to April 30th, and must be on a leash at all times. However, during the peak summer season from May 1st to September 15th, dogs are not allowed on the boardwalk or the beach. It’s important to check and follow the local regulations and leash laws to ensure a pleasant experience when visiting Rehoboth with your furry friend.

Pets are allowed in the park and on the pet-friendly portion of the beach all day, every day. Dogs must be kept on a leash. However, dogs are not allowed on the boardwalk, swimming beach, and designated swimming areas during the summer months, May 1–Sept. 30.

Yes, Bethany Beach is pet-friendly and allows dogs on the beach, but with certain restrictions. Please check the local regulations and leash laws before bringing your dog to Bethany Beach to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for both you and your furry friend.

Yes, dogs are allowed on Lewes Beach, Delaware, but with certain restrictions. Dogs are allowed on Lewes Beach before 8:00 a.m. and after 6:30 p.m. from May 1st to September 30th. During the peak summer season from October 1st to April 30th, dogs are allowed on Lewes Beach at any time, but must be leashed. Please check and adhere to the local regulations and leash laws when bringing your dog to Lewes Beach for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Yes, Cape Henlopen State Park, located near Lewes, Delaware, allows dogs in designated areas. Dogs are allowed in certain sections of the park, including the Gordons Pond and Herring Point areas, but they must be on a leash at all times and owners are required to clean up after their pets. There are also designated dog-friendly beaches within Cape Henlopen State Park where dogs are permitted to play off-leash, but only during specific times of the year. It’s important to review and follow the park’s rules and regulations regarding dogs to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors.

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