5 Of The Top Dog-Friendly Beach Options in Maine 

Old Orchard Beach

Old Orchard Beach is one of the most dog-friendly beaches in Maine. The only thing we’d caution is that there isn’t free freshwater nearby, so you should bring your own. 

Acadia National Park

Sand Beach and Echo Lake are the two popular spots for dogs in Acadia National Park, but pets are only allowed in the off-season. 


By the time you reach Wells Maine, you’re getting a sense of how dog-friendly Maine really is with a helpful brochure listing all dog access times and leash rules. 


Scarborough Beach State Park is under different management than other state parks, so the rules are slightly different too. 

Land Trust

If you hope to explore the islands with your pet pal, check out the Island Heritage Trust dog rules. Some properties might prohibit dogs for wildlife safety.

Swipe Up for MORE  Dog-Friendly Beach Options in Maine