Do Some Digging
Do you have a dog that enjoys digging? Let her do it harmlessly by burying something in the sand and letting her unearth it, Klein says. Just be mindful of other beachgoers and their pups.
Like humans, the sun and sand can harm dogs if they get too much of it. Greer recommends avoiding beaches in the middle of the day, when the sun tends to be hottest, as hot sand can hurt your dog’s paws.
Pack plenty of fresh water for you both to drink and, if you plan to be at the beach all day, bring a tent or umbrella to provide you and your dog with plenty of shade and protection from the sun, Greer says. And of course, clean up after your dog, even if she relieves herself in the water or sand, she adds.