Old Orchard Beach in Maine is a great dog friendly beach. During the off season from the day after Labor Day to the day before Memorial Day, dogs are allowed all day. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day dogs are permitted before 10:00 AM and after 5:00 PM, which is very generous compared to other Maine beaches. Please note though that between Memorial Day and Labor Day dogs are not allowed in the public way from the top of Old Orchard Street to the beach, including the area known as "The Square" from 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM.
Old Orchard Beach offers seven miles of long sandy beach, with plenty of room for running and playing even during high tide. However, be warned that this is a popular tourist destination and the beach can be crowded during the summer. During the tourist season there is metered parking on the street and private lots can range from $10 to $30 depending on the day. During the off season, there is plenty of free parking.
To learn more about other dog beaches in Maine including nearby beaches in Scarborough and Saco, please visit our Dog Friendly Places page.