What can we say that hasn’t been said about the pet-friendly Jersey Shore? It's all about unplugging, unwinding, un-everything. It’s about relaxation and kicking back. And there is absolutely no reason not to bring your pet with you. You’ll want to check out our pet-friendly lodgings, of course. But once you check in, it’s time to have fun. You and your pup can visit Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse, and run around (him on leash) on their two-acre lawn or check out the museum.

Or, if you’re staying in the Cape May area, visit Historic Cold Spring Village, a living history museum that encompasses 30 acres and 26 restored historic buildings that recreate the “homespun” era of 1789 to 1840. Your pet is welcome to accompany you throughout the village on leash. And if you’re scoping out places to stay or enjoying the off-season quiet in April, you don't want to miss Ocean City’s Doo Dah Parade, which features more bassett hounds than you can shake a stick at.

But really, what do you go to the shore for but to go to the beach? We’re no dummies, so check out our pet-friendly guide to the beaches of the Jersey Shore. From Sandy Hook to Cape May, we’ve given you the lowdown on where and when you can take your pet to the beach.

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Jersey Shore

Pet Policy: Pet Policy: We are a pet friendly Bed and Breakfast. Not all of our rooms are suitable for dogs. Any size dog may stay in our cottage. A reservation must be made by phone at 609-709-5791, when you will be bringing a pet. A fee of $50 per dog will be added to your reservation for up to 2 pets. A portion of the pet fee is used at the end of the year as a donation towards our local animal shelter. Dogs cannot be left alone to bark in the IGH building. Not all of our guests have pets, so if your dog is barking while it is left alone and upsetting our other guests, we will ask you to bring your pet with you while you are here or you can ask if our pet sitting service is available that day. (A fee will be charged for pet sitting) If you bring a pet to the Island Guest House, they must be walked off of the property and cleaned up after. Dogs must be leased while inside and outside of the bed and breakfast. Dogs are not allowed to be in the kitchen or the Seaglass room where our guests eat breakfast. Pet damage such as scratching, chewing, urine, etc. your credit card used for your reservation will be used to fix any damage. Pets must have all current shots. Aggressive or continuously barking pets will be asked to leave without a refund. The pet owner is responsible for damage to person or property at the Island Guest House. Aggressive pets will be asked to leave without a refund. The pet owner is responsible for damage to person or property at the IGH.

Policy Confirmed: 03/16/2023 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/16/2023

Rates: $215 to $499 depending on room type or cottage & time of season

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Pet Policy: No fee, all sizes and pets welcome.

Policy Confirmed: 02/21/2023 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 02/21/2023

Pet Amenities: Pet-friendly room on 1st floor w/private exterior entrance.

Pet Policy: There is no size/weight limit. All are welcomed. $25.00 per pet per day. We ask that your pet be crated when you are not in the room. Up to 3 pets allowed in each unit. Pets are not allowed in the pool area.

Policy Confirmed: 03/11/2023 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/11/2023

Points of Interest: Huge, spacious beach which expands 14 feet per year. Convention Hall and two mile boardwalk is just one and a half blocks from Tide Winds. Walking distance to multitudes of shops, restaurants, amusements, nightclubs, and entertainment. Minutes away from Cape May, Stone Harbor and Atlantic City. Family fun with fishing, boating, water activities and wildlife centers. Morey's Amusements voted best in the USA

Rates: $75.00 +

Featured Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Jersey Shore


Awesome 5 Bedrooms

Ocean City, NJ 08226

Pet Policy: friendly pet are highly welcome which attracts $50

Description: This second floor shore home has all the size and convenience you could hope for to make your family's vacation enjoyable. Renters comment on how roomy and comfortable the home is. Enjoy the 12x26 rear deck and make use of the gas grill. There are 5 separate bedrooms that sleep a total of 13 people (no one stuck with a sofa bed) , a full kitchen, very large dining room and a large comfortable living room. You also have use of the 8 complimentary beach tags. The home is located on Atlantic Avenue between First Street and St. Charles; a very quiet neighborhood. You will be one and half blocks from the beach and boardwalk, and within a two block walk of a deli, pizza shop, ice cream shop and one of the finest restaurants on the island; The Island Grill.Off-season weekends starting at $275/night with a two night minimum. Contact owners.There are 3 tvs with DVD. There are also 5 ceiling fans.The First Street beach has a breakfast lunch shop (Browns Restaurant), first aid station, foot shower and bathroom facilities.Our home has a fully enclosed outside shower and dressing area, and a locked storage area under the outside stairs to store your beach items. We prefer family rentals. If your group exceeds 13, we also have a third floor available at an additional cost which sleeps 6 and has a bedroom, living area, kitchenette and full bath. Contact owners for availability and pricing.

Type: Home