Beach Dog Restrictions
Can I Bring My Dog to the Beach?
Yes, however, dog owners must always keep their dogs under control, clean up after their pet and keep dogs out of protected nesting areas; there are also seasonal rules as to where and when dogs are permitted on the beach. Dog owners should also be sure to read the signage at each beach entrance before traversing the beach with their dog as well as the East Hampton Town Code Chapter 91 Sections 4L (1) through (5) and the East Hampton Village code chapter 77 sections 4N(1) and (2).
Off-Season Town Beaches
Off-season Town beaches (September 16 - May 14) restrictions on town beaches are lifted. Dog owner must at all times keep their dogs under control and always clean up after their pets.
In-Season Town Beaches
In-season Town beaches (May 15 - September 15) there are restrictions from 10 a.m - 6 p.m. on all town beaches. Between the hours of 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., on town owned ocean beaches, dogs are permitted 500 feet from a paved road end except for those beaches listed in the East Hampton Town Code section 91-5B(2)(a) through (d). Dogs traversing the beach through a restricted area must be manually restrained with a leash. Between the hours of 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Town-owned bay beaches dogs must be 300 feet in either direction from a paved road end, again they must also be manually restrained when traversing through a restricted area.
Off-Season Village Beaches
There are no restrictions, however, dogs must always be kept under control, cleaned up after and kept out of protected bird nesting areas.
In-Season Village Beaches
Restrictions from the second Sunday in May to September 30 of each year 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. dogs are not permitted. At all other times during this period, dogs must be manually restrained with a leash within areas that are 300 feet of any road end along Atlantic Ocean Beaches. Dogs must always be kept under control, cleaned up after and kept out of protected bird nesting areas.
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