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Beach Guide
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and jogging paths and more.

“It’s definitely a hidden gem in Ocean City and should be on your bucket list,” Waters said. “At sunset, it’s one of the most beautiful places to take your pet.”

For a more woodsy feel, Fiesta Park, on141st Street bayside, features nature trails in a shaded setting. There is also a picnic area so pet owners can enjoy a lunch with the whole family.

For more information, visit oceancitymd.gov/oc/departments/recreation-parks/parks.

VISIT A PET-FRIENDLY BEACH

Looking to let your pet splash in the water this summer? Try Sunset Park (oceancitymd.gov) on South Division Street in Ocean City. In addition to a small pet-friendly beach, the park has restrooms, a stage with performances, exhibits, crabbing and fishing. Native shore planting areas offer a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean, Assateague Island, Sinepuxent Bay and the Ocean City Commercial Harbor.

Called “stinky beach” by locals, Homer Gudelsky Park (worcesterrecandparks.org) at the end of Route 707 on Old Bridge Road in West Ocean City, offers casual access to the waterfront and makes it possible to find a place to fish fromthe shore. The park is located directly across from the Ocean City Inlet of the Sinepuxent Bay.

Leashed pets are also welcome in parts of Assateague Island National Seashore (nps.gov/asis/index.htm), eight miles south of Ocean City. The undeveloped area is full of sandy beaches, salt marshes and coastal bays.

STROLL THROUGH A FARMERS MARKET

Don’t leave your pet at home when taking a trip to the local farmers market.

Located at White Horse Park at 239 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines, the Farmers and ArtisansMarket (oceanpines.org) is pet-friendly. The year-round market brings together fresh, local and seasonal offerings including sweet corn, cantaloupe and tomatoes. There are also story times for children and performances by local musicians.

Market shoppers are urged to bring along their own tote bags, market baskets or pull-along carts when they pop by with their pets for a trip.