Please be advised that pets are not permitted on the Chincoteague end of Assateague Island. Not even in the car.
But the Garden and Sea Inn is located near two other pet-friendly beaches.
The Guard Shore beach is just 20 minutes away on the Chesapeake Bay. This beach has quiet surf and is virtually unknown except by locals.
The northern end of Assateague Island (near Ocean City) is about 50 minutes away on the Atlantic Ocean. Here you can enjoy playing in the surf with your dog and watching the wild ponies all on the same day.