Dogs running through waves and catching Frisbees are a classic beach movie scene.
But if you own a dog in the mid-Atlantic region, I am sure you have encountered the same issue we have: No Dogs on the Beach!
We found a welcome mat for our sixth family member, Gizmo, in late April during a family trip to Ocean City, Md. We stayed at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel where everyone treated Gizmo like royalty. The hotel had a floor reserved for pets and he was welcome up and down the Boardwalk.
Dogs are allowed on the beach from Oct. 1 through April 30 in Ocean City. Go here for more info: http://ococean.com/helpful-info/town-ordinances
Our solution: Travel with pets in the offseason. It saves money as hotel room rates are lower than in the summer and it lets the “whole” family enjoy the trip.