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4 Fun Off-Leash Dog-Friendly Beach Parks in Florida

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  • Get the most out of your vacation
    Get the most out of your vacation
    Besides having the best beaches in the world, Florida offers visitors tons of fun whether you are traveling on a budget, creating family memories, looking for pet-friendly vacations or taking a singles retreat. Take a look at the food, fun, events and entertainment waiting for you.Continue Reading
  • Get the most out of your vacation
    Get the most out of your vacation
    Besides having the best beaches in the world, Florida offers visitors tons of fun whether you are traveling on a budget, creating family memories, looking for pet-friendly vacations or taking a singles retreat. Take a look at the food, fun, events and entertainment waiting for you.Continue Reading
  • Get the most out of your vacation
    Get the most out of your vacation
    Besides having the best beaches in the world, Florida offers visitors tons of fun whether you are traveling on a budget, creating family memories, looking for pet-friendly vacations or taking a singles retreat. Take a look at the food, fun, events and entertainment waiting for you.Continue Reading
Dog Beaches at Venice Florida

Many of Florida’s visitors enjoy vacationing with their four legged family members, so we often get asked about the area’s best dog-friendly beach parks. Here are four our favorite off leash dog-friendly beach parks.

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1. Bonita Beach Dog Park, Fort Myers Beach

Dog Beaches at Bonita SpringsHours: Sunrise to sunset

Located on the outside edge of Lover’s Key State Park, Dog Beach is a strip of beach along the Fort Myers/Bonita Springs line. It’s an off-leash beach to let your dog run free along the shallow Gulf waters. There are no fences, no leashes and plenty of dogs of all sizes to play with. In fact, many travelers visit Bonita Beach Dog Park just to watching them run and play along the water.

Dog friendly beaches in Ft MyersThe park isn’t visible from the main road so follow signs around the trees to Dog Beach. Just a little warning, during high tide you may have to wade through a little water. There is a portable toilet, and no running water so remember to bring some for your pet.

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2. Paws Dog Park, St Augustine Beach, Florida

Dog friendly beaches in St Augustine Paws ParkHours: Sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted

The Paws Dog Park in St Augustine features a separately fenced area for small dogs with drinking water available, while large dogs have ad additionally shaded bench and a mock fire hydrant. Dogs must be healthy, sociable, current on all vaccinations and license with tags on collar, and under their owner’s control at all times. Owners must clean up after their pets, and keep them leashed when not in designated off-leash areas.

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3. Paw Park and South Brohard Beach, Venice, Florida

Dog Beaches at Venice FloridaHours: Open daily, 7 a.m. – dusk

This dog friendly beach provides dog drinking fountains, showers on decks for dogs only, fire hydrants and leash posts along with a designated small dog area. This fenced dog play yard leads to the only beach area in the county where dogs are allowed. Other amenities are picnic tables, benches, showers, drinking fountains for humans and dogs.

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4. Holland Park Dog Park, Palm Coast

Dog friendly beaches in St AugustineHours: Sunrise to sunset, unless otherwise posted

Located at the James F. Holland Memorial Park between pavilions #2 and #3, the Holland Dog Park offers a large fenced area with benches and water fountains for both dogs and their owners. Dogs must be healthy, sociable, current on all vaccinations and license with tags on collar, and under their owner’s control at all times. Dogs must be leashed when not in designated off-leash areas.

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