We went camping at Assategue Island in Maryland. The National Park bit of the beach allows dogs. I guess considering there are wild horses on the beach who leave a much bigger mess than a dog they decided it would be fine. My husband took Moab out into the ocean for a swim. It was quite an experience for Moab. It was a bit of a shocker for him. After his swim he was dried off real good and took a long nap in my husbands arms. We all had a good time at the beach and camping. We will definitely be back since I can't find many beaches that allow dogs. FYI they also allow campfires on the beach.