Camping with a dog should be fun. But it isn’t fun sneaking your dog into a campground and hoping no one finds out. If you dream of camping near the ocean, try these dog-friendly options that welcome leashed pets, for camping on Cape Cod.
Adventure Bound Camping, North Truro, MA
- Biking and walking trails, fishing, boating and other activities nearby.
- Rates range from $28/night for a primitive tent site, shoulder season to $169/night for deluxe trailer rental, peak
This campground is run by a national chain. Wifi hotspots, tent and RV rentals, and Coast Guard Beach is just one mile away. Pets are not allowed in tent or RV rentals.
Special Note: Fires are only allowed in the provided firepit and only local firewood (from within 50 miles of the campground) is allowed.
Shawme-Crowell State Forest Campground, Sandwich, MA
- Open Year Round
- Yurt Camping Available
- Book online through ReserveAmerica
- 15 miles of hiking and equestrian trails
- Rates vary. $12/night for residents, $14/night for non-residents. Includes parking at Scusset Beach which is usually $7/day!
Campground is part of the State Parks division. Scusset Beach is nearby, and is handicapped accessible.
Special Note: No alcohol allowed due to this being a State Property. As above, local firewood only.
Coastal Acres, Provincetown, MA
- Open April 1 – November 1
- 50’x 50′ trailer and tent spots available
- Within walking distance of downtown Provincetown
- Rates $35/night for 2. Three night minimum for reservations, overnight walk-ins allowed.
Great campground for kayaking, or wandering the heart of Provincetown. Consider renting a bike to avoid the parking issues, and to enjoy the ride out to Race Point.
Special Note: No campfires allowed. Also, they do not accept credit cards. Personal checks are accepted for reservations only.
Dunes Edge, Provincetown, MA
- Open mid-May to mid-October
- No fires or torches allowed.
- 1 vehicle/site.
- Rates vary depending on type of site and season (4 adults or a family/site), range from $35 – $54/night.
Campground is located on the dunes, 2 miles from the beachfront.
Special Note: This a small campground. 85 sites for tents, pop ups, and vans, 15 sites for motorhomes up to 30′ in length and trailers up to 24′ in length. Fee for additional people $5/night.
Points to Remember:
- Dogs aren’t allowed on State Beaches.
- Dogs cannot be left unattended at campgrounds
- You will need proof your dog is up to date with all shots
- Make certain your dog is protected from fleas and ticks
Plan your vacation with your dog in mind. It’ll probably be one of your favorite vacations!
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