- Pets and Animals
Delaware Beach leash laws
As the summer ends, and tourists go home, the Delaware Beaches relax their leash laws and pet policies. Pets are once again welcomed to get their paws sandy. Weekends at the beach are fun during this time of year and far less crowded, with many local attractions remaining open through October. If the weather is nice, the ocean is still enjoyable as water temperatures remain on the warmer side. Delaware residents often take advantage of these last few great weekends before winter's chill creeps in, leaving the beaches once again to the die-hard year-round residents who bravely stick out each winter season.
Rehoboth Beach prohibits dogs from the beach and boardwalk from April 1 through October 31 each year. In Rehoboth, dogs must be leashed at all times.
Bethany Beach prohibits dogs on the beach and boardwalk from May 15 through September 30.
Dewey Beach prohibits dogs from the beach between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. each day during the summer season.
Lewes, Delaware does not allow dogs on any beach between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. any day between May 1 and September 30.