Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site

Park History

The area was purchased from various owners between 1971 and 1985. It includes forested Humbug Point on the ocean shore and attractive beach access. After much discussion and opposition to the original plans, the area was developed for day use in the late 1970s.

Acreage: 8.04

Annual day-use attendance: 284,872


Arcadia Beach State Recreation Site FAQ

Animals

Must I leash my dog on the ocean shore?

The short answer is no, but the handler of any domestic animal on the ocean shore does have responsibilities. Please refer to an excerpt from our ocean shore rules, below:

(2) The handler of any domestic animal must be responsible for the animal's behavior and must exercise direct control over the animal while in the ocean shore state recreation area.

(a) “Direct control” means that the animal is within the unobstructed sight of the handler and responds to voice commands or other methods of control.

(b) Domestic animal handlers must carry a leash or restraining device at all times while in the ocean shore state recreation area.

(c) Domestic animal handlers must promptly leash animals at the request or order of a park employee.

(d) Handlers must prevent their animals from harassing people, wildlife and other domestic animals.

(e) Animals may not be hitched or confined in a manner that may cause damage to any natural resources on the ocean shore.

(f) Handlers are responsible for the removal of the animal's waste while in the ocean shore state recreation area.


Statewide FAQ

Available via this link