Tired of going to the beach without your furry friend? Need a new place to walk your dog? Don't worry, Ontario's Southwest has sniffed out the region's dog friendly beaches. Spoil your pup this summer with a trip to one of the beaches listed below.

Take your pet on an adventure to Rock Point Provincial Park. Explore the natural sand at the pet friendly, west end side of the beach while you soak in the summer sun or take a dip in the beautiful north shore of Lake Erie.

Rock Point Swimming dogPhoto provided by @samallan40

Bring the whole family out for a day trip and discover the breathtaking beach at Pinery Provincial Park. This beach is equipped with a separate section for dogs (must be leashed), a sandbar for everyone to cool down at, and some of the most stunning sunsets.  Located on the shores of Lake Huron, this beach will make you never want to leave as you spend the day splashing away with your family and your best canine friend. 

Pinery Provincial Park dogPhoto provided by @sundaethegolden

Port Burwell Provincial Park is often referred to as the jewel of Lake Erie's north shore. With an awesome dog beach, exercise area, and 1.1 kilometers of hiking trails that provide views of Lake Erie, it's easy to see why this beach is so popular. This summer, take in the beautiful views of the lake, sit back and relax with your pooch as you soak in the sun.

Dog Blog Elgin

Beautiful sandy beaches, a designated dog beach, and Ontario's second-oldest provincial park Rondeau Provincial Park is a destination you don't want to miss out on this summer. Unwind as you lay out on the sand and get your vitamin D, play with your furry bestie, and enjoy a day away. Make sure to keep in mind that dogs must be leashed on the beach and supervised while swimming.

Dog Blog

 Long Point Provincial Park is home to one of the largest bird and waterfowl migration areas in North America. It has a beautiful sandy beach on Lake Erie, a dog-friendly area, and is recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve.  Spend the day hanging out with your pet as you enjoy the scenery surrounding Long Point.

Walking Dog on Beach

Planning your summer trips? Check out Southwest Ontario's go to beaches here.