9 Dog-Friendly Beaches In Kentucky That Are Perfect For Summer Adventures

The Bluegrass State is a very family-friendly place, and that hospitality extends to our furry family members, too. You can bring your pup along to many of Kentucky’s most beloved attractions, including several superlative state parks and even some of its most swoon-worthy accommodations, for a fun adventure the whole family will enjoy. But when the dog days of summer strike, it’s best to answer with a trip to one of Kentucky’s beautiful beaches. This summer, take your pup to one of these nine dog-friendly beaches in Kentucky — your furry friend will thank you!

Please note: while the beaches and resorts listed below are dog friendly, each has its own rules regarding leashes and specific areas where pets are and are not permitted. As such, please check websites for specific rules before you head out!

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Have you visited any of these dog-friendly beaches in Kentucky before? Did any of your favorite Fido-friendly beaches make the list? Share your experiences — and pup pics! — in the comments below.

Address: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, 238 Visitor Center Dr, Golden Pond, KY 42211, USA
Address: Moors Resort & Marina, 570 Moors Rd, Gilbertsville, KY 42044, USA
Address: Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Campground, 727 Gilbertsville Hwy, Gilbertsville, KY 42044, USA
Address: Buckhorn Lake, Kentucky, USA
Address: Lake Cumberland Marina, 2108 State Hwy 1383, Russell Springs, KY 42642, USA
Address: America's Paradise Resort, 1024 Paradise Dr, Murray, KY 42071, USA
Address: Laurel River Lake, Kentucky, USA
Address: Jamestown Resort & Marina, 3677 S, KY-92, Jamestown, KY 42629, USA
Address: Kentucky Lakes / Prizer Point KOA, 1777 Prizer Point Rd, Cadiz, KY 42211, USA