Cape Cod is the purrrfect place to bring your pet on vacation. This pet friendly community has almost anything you will need to take care of your pet. Pets are welcome in almost everywhere in town and you will find tons of other animals in the cape as well. So, if you are thinking that you want to bring your furry friend with you on vacation, it’s time to check out these paw-some spots.

1. Bark Beaches

There are seven beaches in the Cape Cod National Seashore boasting endless stretches of white sands, and all are among the most dog-friendly beaches in Cape Cod. Dogs on a 6′ leash are allowed year-round except in lifeguard protected swimming areas and posted shorebird nesting areas. The world-famous Nauset Beach and Skaket Beach allow pets during the off-season from Labor to Memorial Day. Harbor Beach in Provincetown also allows leashed pets all year round and your pooch can run completely free chasing the waves from 6am to 9am.

2. Pets Play in the Park

The “Second Best Dog Park in America” is in Outer Cape Cod, in pet-friendly Provincetown. Throw your pooch the tastiest bone ever and take him for a romp around Pilgrim Bark Park. Divided into two parks for smaller and larger dogs, Pilgrim Bark Park remains in tune with the artsy and eclectic buzz of Provincetown with local artists adding a touch of their creativity, a combination of art, history and function where your pooch can truly run free.

3. Sail Away with Me

Every dog has its day and this just might be the most memorable one of all! Set sail on a delightful cruise with your pooch. Dog Gone Sailing Charters, Dolphin Fleet and SeaSalt Charters all offer a variety of trips including whale-watching and dolphin cruises, sunrise and sunset sails and even charter fishing trips.

4. Meet New Friends

There are many adventures in Outer Cape Cod that are not pet-friendly so plan a play date for your pooch to give you a bit of time to explore while he romps and plays at the incredible Provincetown Pet Resort. It’s doggy day care at its finest with over 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor play areas, toys, large screen TV’s playing cartoons, cool water pools and comfy nap areas! Rest assured your pooch will have the play date of a lifetime.

5. Dogs Love to Sleep at Home

We are putting the vacation back in vacation homes! When you stay in one of our dog-friendly Cape Cod vacation rentals with all the creature comforts of home, stunning water views and wide open spaces, you may simply want to relax and unwind, put some fresh seafood on the grill and do nothing!