These Dogs Are True Beach Bums

Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Park/DogVacay.
We have no doubt that a dog’s idea of paradise includes warm sand and pristine waters. If you’re looking for the perfect pup-friendly beach for a Labor Day getaway, check out our list of favorites throughout the U.S. And while you’re at it, how about some swimsuit inspiration from the DogVacay office dogs?

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Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Park/DogVacay.
The Beach: The Original Dog Beach, San Diego, CA
This beachy haven is open 24/7 for dogs to romp and play to their hearts’ content.

The Look: Ellie’s rash-guard top is stylish and practical for an ocean-side overnighter.
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Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Park/DogVacay.
The Beach: Brohard Paw Park, Venice, FL
With drinking fountains, fire hydrants, and showers just for dogs, this beach is like an all-inclusive getaway for your pooch.

The Look: Riley’s printed sundress is perfect for the stifling Florida heat!
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Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Park/DogVacay.
The Beach: Fisherman’s Cove Conservation Area, Manasquan, NJ
This park spans 55 scenic acres perfect for fishing, sunbathing, and strolling along the beach.

The Look: Ernie’s bright windbreaker is the perfect outer layer, especially when conditions get breezy and cool.
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Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Park/DogVacay.
The Beach: Fort Funston State Park, San Francisco, CA
Your pup will have a blast hunting down the biggest driftwood and watching hang gliders float in the distance.

The Look: Tino’s throwback rainbow swim trunks fit right in with San Fran’s retro vibe.

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Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Park/DogVacay.
The Beach: Oak Island, NC
An entire island just for pups? Yes, please! Oak Island is an ideal spot for families looking to vacay with their dogs.

The Look: Willis’ terry robe is cozy, bright, and ideal after a swim.
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Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Park/DogVacay.
The Beach: Jekyll Island Beach, Jekyll Island, GA
Because the majority of this doggy haven is intentionally undeveloped, this is the perfect place for pups and pup parents seeking some quiet time.

The Look: Maggie’s floral one-piece is just right for summering off the coast of Georgia.
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Photo: Courtesy of Caroline Park/DogVacay.
The Beach: Arroyo Burro Beach, Santa Barbara, CA
Locals call it Hendry’s Beach, and it’s a popular place to watch for whales and jump the waves.

The Look: Batman’s look for the central Cali coast — classic stripes with a touch of Hello Kitty!

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