Memorial Day is just a few days away, marking what often feels like the official kick-off to summer even though the official first day of summer won’t come until June 21st. With the start of summer comes longer days, warmer weather, and fun summer vacations. Beach vacations are always at the top of the list of travel destinations to hit during the summer months for some sun, sand, and relaxation.

While planning vacations, what do you do if you want to have your pet tag along? With more hotels and restaurants becoming pet friendly, it makes more sense to bring the animals along for the ride. Plus, it can actually end up saving quite a bit of money that would typically go towards pet boarding and pet sitters while out of town. And who says our pets don’t deserve a little R&R too?

When investigating summertime pet-friendly vacation options, it should be noted that many beaches across the country allow pets, though there are many that are more pet friendly than others. Invitation Homes recently did the research for pet owners and, based off various ranking factors, selected the top 10 beach destinations for furry friends in the United States. Among the factors considered in selecting these 10 beaches were the times of years pets are allowed, whether there’s space set aside just for pets, leash laws, and opinions and feedback from local and traveling pet owners that frequent the beaches. The next time you’re looking for a sandy beach to enjoy with man’s best friend, these 10 beaches should be at the top of your list!