A lot of states are strict about bringing your dog on the beach, especially in the summer when the beach is more crowded. New Jersey has a lot of dog-friendly beaches, but in the summer the amount plummets big time. We've compiled a list of summer dog-friendly beaches in New Jersey.

If you know of any other dog-friendly beaches, please let us know in the comment section below!

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Lower Township (Delaware Bay Beaches) - Dogs are permitted year-round and must be leashed.

Stone Harbor - Dogs are permitted between 80th and 84th street and must be leashed. Dogs can be on the beaches from sunrise to 9:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. to sunset.

Barnegat Light - Dogs are permitted at the dog park on W. 10th Street and must be on a leash.

Island Beach State Park - Dogs are permitted on the beach except lifeguard swimming areas. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6".

Mantoloking - Dogs are permitted on a leash between sunrise - 8:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. - sunset, except at the Lyman Street Beach.

Asbury Park (8th Avenue Dog Beach) - Dogs are permitted at 8th Avenue and Ocean Avenue before 9:00 A.M.

Manasquan (Fisherman's Cove) - Dogs are permitted on 3rd Avenue and must be leashed.

Somers Point (Longport Dog Beach) - Dogs are permitted on Route 152 and Ocean Drive Bridge from sunrise to sunset. It is also an "off-leash" beach where the dogs can run around and play in the water.

Sandy Hook (Gateway National Park) - Dogs are permitted with a $15 cost on the bay-side beaches and must be leashed.

Wildwood (Wildwood Dog Beach) - Dogs are permitted between Poplar Avenue and Magnolia Avenue.