Don't worry if you're looking to vacation in Ocean City, Maryland with your furry friend. There are plenty of pet-friendly lodging options to choose from. Many hotels and resorts in the area welcome pet travelers, but it is always a good idea to double-check with their policies before booking. You can also find vacation rentals and campgrounds that cater to pet owners, offering perks like fenced-in yards and pet-friendly beaches. Some hotels even go the extra mile to make your pup feel welcome with doggy treats, water bowls, and comfy dog beds.
Pet Friendly Restaurants
Restaurants and cafes offer outdoor seating areas, perfect for your furry friend to enjoy the sea breeze. Pet friendly menus are available at certain locations.
Pet Friendly Beaches
Dogs are allowed at certain sections of Assateague Island National Seashore. Pets must be kept on leash and please remember to pick up after your pets! Visit Assateague Island National Seashore's website for more information.
The Ocean City Dog Playground is a fully-fenced area designed to give dogs a safe space to run and enjoy the outdoors in Ocean City! The Dog playground is the only permitted area to let your dog off-leash within the town limits. A Dog Playground Pass is required. See rates and more information here.
Pet Stores, Groomers & Clinics
Plan your vacation with your pets stress-free! Local pet stores, groomers, and clinics are available nearby for any pet need. Please review our Pet-Friendly Resource Guide for contact information and locations. Please remember to call beforehand to check for hours or appointments.
Pet Itinerary Ideas
Pet Friendly Questions
Are dogs allowed on the beaches or boardwalk in Ocean City?
Pets are only allowed on the beach and boardwalk between October 1 and April 30. Any handler or owner of a dog must remove any waste deposited on public or private property not owned by the handler or owner in possession of said dog. Also, dogs must be kept on a leash when being walked in and around Ocean City.
During peak-season and year-round, a Dog Playground is available at 94th Street and bayside so your pet can let loose and enjoy their time in Ocean City. For more information, check out the Ocean City Dog Playground.