It’s the best time of year to go to the beach! During the fall, winter, and spring, the beach is a dog’s dream. The sand is cool and comfortable, the brisk wind is energizing, the crowds have dispersed, and most importantly, pups are permitted. From mid-September to mid-March most beaches in and around NYC are welcoming of dogs. It might sound surprising, but we can’t think of a better way to spend a March morning than making a trip to the Rockaways. If you have a pup small enough to fit in a carrier you can even take the A train there! The sensory experience of the beach for a dog is unlike any other: the feels, smells, and sights will make your pup totally silly. If it’s too chilly to swim, it doesn’t matter, the beach is still an exciting adventure.