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Florida’s Dog Friendly Beaches
Florida has 4 of the top ten dog Friendly Beaches in the United States
Cape San Blas, Florida
It was easy to choose Cape San Blas as one of the Best Dog Friendly Beaches in the United States. This cape has 20 miles of beautiful beaches on Florida’s gulf coast which is located 35 miles east of Panama City and just outside the town of Port. St. Joe. In 2002, the state park at the end of the cape was one selected as the best beach in America by Dr. Beach. One resident of the area, has this to say about the area, Cape “San Blas and Indian Pass Beach are "definitely dog friendly" and even though Gulf County says "dogs on beach must be leashed" it is definitely not enforced. "However, it is common beach courtesy here to leash your dog when you see another dog or persons coming, and unleash after passing, assuming your dog is under complete control." During the off season, you can sometimes walk a mile or two on the beach without seeing another person or dog.
St. George Island, Florida
St. George Island is located just across the bay from historic Apalachicola. St. George Island offers the area's choicest beach vacation homes. This twenty-nine mile stretch of paradise is no wider than a mile at it's widest point and provides access to both the seafood rich waters of Apalachicola Bay, and the emerald green waters of the Gulf. St. George Island beaches have been consisently ranked as one of the top in Florida. One third of the island is Florida state park land which does not allow dogs. But the rest of the island offers public pet friendly beaches, which do allow dogs on a leash or off-leash and under direct voice control.
Dog Island, Florida
I'm sorry, but this place has to be considered. The main beach is Dog Park Beach. This beach maybe hard to get to, but its on our list. This island is a small remote island that is accessible only by boat, ferry or airplane. Dogs are allowed on the beach, but must be on leash. This island is south of Carrabelle on the FLorida Panhandle and is about 50 miles east of Panama City.
Grayton Beach State Recreation Area, Florida
Grayton is a beautiful 400-acre oceanfront park and was one selected as the best beach in America by Dr. Beach. Today, its currently being restored from Hurricane erosion. It is located on S.R. 30-A, south of U.S. 98 between Destin and Seaside. Hours are 8 a.m. to sundown. Pet policy from the Web site, says, "Pets are not allowed in camping areas, on bathing beaches, in concession areas and may be restricted in other designated areas of the park. Where pets are allowed, they must be kept on a six-foot, hand-held leash and well-behaved at all times."
Pet Friendly Festivals
Sunday, December 18
Star Barks’ 2nd Annual Holiday Party
711 W. Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33458
Pictures with Santa!, Pet Caricatures, Pet Adoptions with Peggy Adams Animal Rescue and Greyhounds Abound, plus Doggie Eggnog, cake, goody bags and lots of fun!
South Florida’s Dog Parks
Bark Park at Snyder Park
3299 SW 4th Ave., Fort Lauderdale
Dr. Paul's Pet Care Center Dog Park
2575 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs
Happy Tails Dog Park at Seminole Park
6600 SW 16th St., Plantation
Markham Park Dog Park
16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise
Pembroke Pines Dog Park
9751 Johnson St., Pembroke Pines
Poinciana Dog Park
1501 S. 21st Ave., Hollywood
PALM BEACH COUNTY
751 Banyan Trail, Boca Raton
2975 Greenbriar Blvd., Wellington
The Dog Park at Lake Ida Park
2929 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach
Amelia Earhart Park
401 E. 65th St., Hialeah
3045 Shipping Ave., Coconut Grove
Dog Chow Dog Park at Kennedy Park
2400 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove
Flamingo Bark Park
999 11th St., Miami Beach
Pine Tree Bark Park
4400 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach