Pup Friendly Beache...
 
Notifications
Clear all

Pup Friendly Beaches on STT and STJ

 
BytheBodhiTree
(@BytheBodhiTree)
Advanced Member

Ok, I searched this forum and the STJ national park web site -- and still the answer is unclear. STJ park says dogs are allowed on trails and maintained spaces... does this include the beach?

I know Secret Harbor in STT allows dogs -- but what about other STT beaches?

Thanks.8-)

Quote
Topic starter Posted : May 4, 2011 3:36 pm
Ericw
(@Ericw)
Advanced Member

No, dogs are not allowed on any federal park beaches, or beaches maintained by the VI government
http://stjohnsource.com/content/news/local-news/2011/03/24/vi-answer-desk-beach-access-and-dogs-beach

"
Publicly owned Magens Bay beach on St. Thomas, maintained by the semiautonomous volunteer Magens Bay Authority, forbids dogs on the beach except for seeing-eye dogs.

On St. John, no pets are allowed on the beaches within the V.I. National Park, only seeing-eye dogs, but dogs may be on hiking trails so long as they are on a leash, according to park Public Information Officer Paul Thomas.

While dogs are not legally prohibited on other public beaches, the territory does have a leash law, requiring all dogs to be on leashes of six feet or less in length when in public, with fines starting at $200.
"

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 4, 2011 3:53 pm
VIsnorkeler
(@VIsnorkeler)
Trusted Member

I have heard that Scott Beach is a dog friendly beach. I've seen dogs at Hull Bay as well.

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 4, 2011 4:20 pm
Lizard
(@Lizard)
Trusted Member

Public Trust Doctrine8-)

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 4, 2011 6:07 pm
pamela
(@pamela)
Trusted Member

Vessup Beach is dog friendly.

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 5, 2011 12:24 pm
East Ender
(@east-ender)
Expert

Secret Harbour does not allow dogs. That does not seem to keep dogs away. I love dogs, but they don't belong on beaches. The reason they are not allowed in the National Park on St John is that they dig up turtle nests.

If I get an opinion on this, I'll let ya know.;)

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 5, 2011 12:34 pm
VIsnorkeler
(@VIsnorkeler)
Trusted Member

I agree. Love dogs, but I don't want to worry about dog poo on the beach!

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 5, 2011 1:25 pm
billd
(@billd)
Trusted Member

and don't forget the dogie bar by havensight

billd

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 6, 2011 12:49 am
BeachcomberStt
(@BeachcomberStt)
Trusted Member

Dog House Pub Havensight

The bar has a FaceBook page.

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 6, 2011 4:49 am
guice
(@guice)
Advanced Member

I agree. Love dogs, but I don't want to worry about dog poo on the beach!

Maybe if the beaches had some dog bag dispensers? I make it a point now to carry a few bags with me when I take my dog out. He's on a pretty set "popping schedule" (if you may), but he does like to act on his own on occasion. And yes, that does include a few "occasions" on the beach. (damn dog)

Which reminds me, need to find a place to get some biodegradable ones here on island (running low on my state-side stock).

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 6, 2011 3:24 pm
roadrunner
(@roadrunner)
Trusted Member

I agree. Love dogs, but I don't want to worry about dog poo on the beach!

Maybe if the beaches had some dog bag dispensers? I make it a point now to carry a few bags with me when I take my dog out. He's on a pretty set "popping schedule" (if you may), but he does like to act on his own on occasion. And yes, that does include a few "occasions" on the beach. (damn dog)

Which reminds me, need to find a place to get some biodegradable ones here on island (running low on my state-side stock).

Good point. There are several beaches in California that are dedicated to dogs (like dog parks on the beach), and even those are generally poo-free because they have bags and signs everywhere. It's sad that you have to make that extra step to make people take responsibility, but it does seem to work. And if you're a dog, why live on an island if you never get to run in the sand and bite at the waves?!

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 6, 2011 5:22 pm
Ericw
(@Ericw)
Advanced Member

And if you're a dog, why live on an island if you never get to run in the sand and bite at the waves?!

So true! and chase the birds. Our dogs can't wait.

What they do here in Chicago is sell dog beach tags ($50 for the year) and that goes to the extra maintance for the dog beach... ie signage, poop bags, beach cleaning... etc. My dogs LOVE pooping in the sand :@) but we always scoop it up.

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 6, 2011 6:47 pm
BytheBodhiTree
(@BytheBodhiTree)
Advanced Member

Secret Harbor doesn't allow dogs? I've take mine there many times, and walked him right in front of the bar and in front of employees. No one has ever said anything to me. 😎

I make sure the dog goes to the bathroom BEFORE we even approach the beach. I wouldn't want to laying next to dog poop either. If the dog is not trained, it should not be on the beach. If I am there a while I take him away for a walk on the grass to make sure if he needs to go, he goes there.

It's nice to have a beach or two to take the dog to; there aren't too many open spaces for him to run and explore on STT. I'm looking forward to doing some hiking with him on STJ.

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : May 7, 2011 12:53 am
East Ender
(@east-ender)
Expert

The bar employees don't have anything to do with it. Secret Harbour Beach and Hill do not allow animals on the property. You are being granted access to the beach through their property. If you must, go to Vessup, although I don't think they belong there either.

As an aside, it always seems that the dog's *needs* are more what the owner wants...;)

Now, how quickly can we get to the Constitution and fascism?:D

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 7, 2011 12:44 pm
Lizard
(@Lizard)
Trusted Member

@) Dogs are considered Property no rights! Except they do a fashion parade.

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 7, 2011 1:00 pm
guice
(@guice)
Advanced Member

I don't know the details on Vessup, but from what I've been told by everybody, it's a dog, leashless friendly beach. I see people there all the time with their dog, sans-leash. I take my boy down there, but keep him leashed due to his puppy nature. lol

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 7, 2011 8:30 pm
Close Menu