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Where to Take Your Dog to the Beach in Connecticut

I love taking Bodie on vacation. She gets really anxious when shes stuck in Brooklyn for too long, so we try to get her out of the city as often as possible. Sometimes it’s to visit family, sometimes it’s for a hike or a camping trip, sometimes it’s a dog trip to Eva’s Play Pups farm in Pennsylvania. But when she’s really really lucky, it’s a trip to beach. Delaware was awesome. We thought about just going back and doing the same trip again, but we thought it would be fun to try a different beach and different trip. This time, to Mystic, Connecticut.

Mystic’s dog beach called Esker Point Beach. It’s not very big but it does allow dogs all year long to visit the beach all day long. This is pretty rare around these parts, so regardless of the quality of the beach (as long as it’s clean and safe), it’s already awesome.

We spent only a short 36 hours in Mystic, but we still got around quite a bit. Here were our favorite spots.

Esker Point Beach

There’s a good size parking lot, bathrooms, volleyball nets, and a big grassy shady area off to the side with picnic tables, space for laying out, and for frisbee. We loved hanging out in the shade since it was a hot and humid weekend.

Esker Point beach | Mystic, ConnecticutEsker Point beach and marina | Mystic, ConnecticutEsker Point beach and treelined paths | Mystic, ConnecticutBodie in the shade | Esker Point Beach, Mystic, Connecticutesker-beach-through-trees--mystic-connecticutEsker beach | Mystic, ConnecticutWading in the seaweed | Esker Point, Mystic, Connecticut

Copp Family Dog Park

About a ten minute drive away from the beach, there’s a big green space called Copp Family Park. And there’s a pretty sizable really wild feeling dog park inside the park. Check it out here.

Copp family dog park | Mystic, Connecticut

Twisters Ice Cream on the Mystic River

Ice cream. Summer sunsets. Dogs allowed. Enough said.

Twisters Ice Cream at sunset | Mystic, ConnecticutMarina views from Twisters Ice Cream | Mystic, ConnecticutDusk at Twisters Ice Cream | Mystic, ConnecticutBodie along the water at sunset | Mystic, ConnecticutBodie and me

Mystic Marina for Sunset

Because sunset. And sunsets are always dog friendly.

Sunset over the marina | Mystic, ConnecticutSunset details | Mystic, Connecticut

And for everyone who read this whole post/looked all the photos – a bonus photo.

I present to you the happiest dog to ever go on a roadtrip. (sarcasm)

Bodies car seat in the Mazda CX5 | Mystic, Connecticut

You’re welcome.



  • Umina Restaurants
    August 1, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    lovely dog and the place looks so relaxing!

  • Kiersten
    March 17, 2018 at 3:32 am

    Wow! Your dog looks very nice. I have one named Roben. I usually take him to the park and other normal days work. He enjoys travel very much.

  • Maria
    February 22, 2019 at 4:15 am

    Yeah, your dog looks nice, i would like to have the same.


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