Take the whole family, including the dog, to these pet-friendly Michigan beaches.

The summer can get pretty hot here in Michigan, not just for us humans, but for our dogs and animals as well. When planning a vacation in the Mitten, many times people have to decide whether or not to bring the family dog or dogs. Some places welcome our beloved pets with open arms.

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Instead of boarding your dog or finding someone to take care of them while you're on vacation, why not bring them along? Below you'll find a list of all the pet-friendly beaches throughout Michigan that will help you with vacation planning. Just keep in mind that pets much be kept on a six-foot leash even if they are in the water.

Where are the pet-friendly beaches in Michigan?

If you are planning a vacation for the entire family, including your pets, these are the areas in Michigan with pet-friendly beaches:

  • Burt Lake State Park in Indian River
    • The pet-friendly beach can be found at the south end of the park.
  • Dodge #4 State Park in Waterford Township
    • Pets are welcome at the beach just outside of the designated swim area.
  • Harrisville State Park in Harrisville
    • Located in the modern campground, this pet-friendly beach is open to non-campers as well.
  • South Higgins Lake State Park in Roscommon
    • A section of the shoreline near the day-use area (east boundary of the park.)
    • In the campground (west side of the boat access site.)
    • One in the campers-only area (west boundary of the campground.)
  • Tawas Point State Park in East Tawas
    • Between the lighthouse on Tawas Bay and the campground.
  • Wilderness State Park in Carp Lake
    • Take the small path down to this pet-friendly beach near the picnic area.

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Source: Michigan.gov

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