You and Bruiser are inseparable, except on beach days. But come first frost, these hound-friendly seashores are yours for the taking. Here, four of our favorite brisk-weather strolls.
Crane Beach, Ipswich
On a sunny day, legions of leashed pups mingle with kite flyers and horseback riders on stunning, miles-long flats. A Green Dogs day pass ($3) buys Sir Licks a Lot the chance to run off-leash in designated areas. Dogs allowed October 1 through March 31.
Wingaersheek Beach, Gloucester
In-the-know owners trek through the North Shore salt marshes to this canine respite on Ipswich Bay. At low tide, the exposed sandbar makes for a picturesque romp. Mutts should be prepared for a robust purebred populace. Leashed dogs allowed September 15 through May 15.
Carson Beach, South Boston
For an in-city fix, leash up Bowwow and take a solitary saunter astride Old Harbor. Bonus: public restrooms for human bathroom breaks. Leashed dogs allowed Labor Day through Memorial Day.
Marconi Beach, Wellfleet
Technically always dog friendly, but high-season crowds make for a stressed pooch. The wintertime Cape slumber lets you and Tracker traverse the deep sands in peace. Leashed dogs allowed year-round in nonlifeguard areas.
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