Pet Friendly Beaches in Florida

Picnic Island Beach Dog Park, Tampa

Picnic Island Beach Dog Park is located near the boat ramp and pier at Picnic Island Park. It is deemed to be the best dog friendly beach in the area. There’s a huge fenced in area where your furbaby can go off leash and have a lot of fun playing with other doggie friends present there. There are big trees at the side of this beach. So, you have a place to sit if the day gets too hot. There’s even a hose off spot near the gate to wash off your pupper before you load him/her up in the car. Dogs are allowed to swim in the water at Picnic Island Beach Dog Park so if you have a furkid who loves splashing around in the water, then this is the beach for you. Make your day at the beach even more memorable by watching the sunset with your family/friends.

Haulover Beach Park, Miami Beach

Miami Beach is a city with some of the most gorgeous beaches of the country. One of those beaches is Haulover Beach Park. So, if you’re looking for that perfect pet friendly beach vacation, then Haulover Beach Park needs to feature in your bucket list. The beach is open to dogs from 8 A.M. to 3 P.M., between tower number two and three. This place is pretty perfect for pets and their pawrents both. At this beach, there are a few rules and regulations in place so that the high standards of the place are being maintained. When you and your pupper visit the beach, you would need to adhere to these important rules and regulations. Ex. Only two dogs per person are allowed. If you have more than two dogs, you would have to be accompanied by other people who can keep an eye on the dogs. You would need to monitor your dog at all times. You would need to clean up after them if they make a mess. You would have to fill up the holes in the sand if they dig any. You would need to keep your dog under control and stop them if they display any aggressive behavior.

Bonita Beach Dog Park, Fort Myers Beach

Bonita Beach Dog Park is a beautiful dog friendly beach with a dog run and clean shallow waters. The best thing about this beach is that it is an off leash beach. So, it is frequented by pawrents who love to see their furbabies run free with the wind. They have a great time jumping around in the water and at the shore with their doggie friends. The beach has restrooms for humans and showers for the puppers. It also has free parking. While at the beach, if your doggo needs to go potty, you would need to clean that up. So, make sure that you carry plenty of disposable poop bags with you.

Key West Dog Beach, Key West

Beaches in Key West offer picture perfect vistas, beautiful weather and tons of things to do. Key West Dog Beach is no different. However, what sets it apart from other beaches in the city is that it is the only beach that allows dogs to get in the water and also to go off leash. What better way is there to spend a day at the beach with your little darling than to splash around in the water and watching him/her play with other doggies? Just don’t forget to clean up after your pup if s/he makes a mess.

Disclaimer: Due to Covid-19 related restrictions, the services and business hours of some of the places mentioned above may be different than usual.