During the summer on Cape Cod the beaches are full of tourists. There is no parking, all of the beaches require stickers and/or payment for parking, and dogs are not welcome. I got around some of the issues last summer because I was living within walking distance of the shore, and I had the benefit of a yacht club membership. If I got out early enough or late enough I could get the dogs out for a walk on the beach without anyone from the yacht club complaining. Next summer I'll get a sticker for the Mashpee Town Beach, use my old strategies for Falmouth, and visit where I please after 4:00 pm (the magic hour for free access!).
Yesterday we visited at low tide - lots of exposed rocks and tide pools which Roxy did not care for - she was relieved when we moved further up on the beach where she had more comfortable footing. She loves a walk on the beach - there is always a chance of finding some fragrant dead thing and she's very interested in gulls.
How I envy these glorious vistas!!!
It's lovely to live somewhere with beautiful beaches. Our beaches are pretty crowded during summer,too. I don't mind the people, but really hate the parking situation. Carmel is still the most beautiful California beach.
Before 6 am, dogs can be on any beach, here. There's a special beach here called Dog Beach, and the dogs all seem to love it. It's a happy place for socializing dogs.
Thanks for sharing your ramble. :-)
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