06/03/2014 11:11 am ET Updated Jun 03, 2014

8 Of The Best Dog-Friendly Beaches Around The Country

This post originally appeared on Vetstreet.

For many, summer means getting outside and spending quality time with four-legged friends. Sometimes that's a game of fetch in the backyard, but sometimes it's fun in the sun (and sand) at the beach.

Luckily, there are a number of beaches in the United States that let you bring your pooch — as long as you follow the rules, of course. Here are eight beaches that you can visit with your dog.

The dogs seen in the slideshow are not those reflected in this story.

8 Dog-Friendly Beaches