Dogs are welcome at Vilano Beach which is northeast of St. Augustine on the A1A Scenic and historical byway. Dogs should be under voice control and in close proximity to their owner at all times. Owners are required to properly dispose of all pet waste immediately.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Vilano Beach has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 10 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Aug. 16, 2017

    Great beach and super dog friendly. Very clean beach..I love that I can walk with my dogs with no hour restrictions, that is being pet friendly. Beaches is my fav restaurant because u get the most bang for ur buck and food is good and drinks are just right. Plus I can bring my dogs...I have 4 dogs I always board 2 and take 2 I am grateful I actually found a dog friendly relaxing beach where I need not worry about beach patrol approaching me because I have a dog and I can have a mixed drink before I walk the beach line back for sun down with my that's a vacation...I am really sick of sham dog friendly beaches where I have to use a doggie day camp cause of hour restrictions, that is posing to be dog friendly. Those beaches should be excluded from Fido cause in reality hour restrictions for dogs on a beach is not pet friendly, and I have to weed through those places..I can afford a thousand dollar boarding at home per dog in a ritzy place for them , so I have been mislead by dog friendly places on Fido and come to find out the dog friendly area is an acre or less or hour restrictedblah so I will spend it in communities that welcome my behaved trained dogs like Vilano beach...and yes my dogs r professionally trained even therapy dogs. So I get pissed and posing dog friendly beaches when I have to deal with other people's yelling crying sand throwing kids. this is absolutely they most dog friendly place I have ever been . I can even go to several museums with my dog and It is so peaceful.

  • May. 31, 2017
    Nice beach

    This beach is quiet, family friendly and clean. My only complaint is its suppose to be doggie friendly, right? So where were the trash cans to throw away dog poop? Add some of those along the beach accesses and I will give you 5 stars when I return next year.

  • More than one year ago.
    great day!!

    Spent all day here with my field spaniel. It was really nice to have the car right on the beach. Lots of dogs, ALL on leashes! Everyone was well behaved!!

  • More than one year ago.
    Great beach!

    The beach is amazing. You can park your car on the beach. The address is incorrect. Look for the Publix Super Market at Vilano Beach Town Center

  • More than one year ago.
    Leashed Beach is a plus!

    After living near the Gulf it was awesome to have my pup experience some Atlantic Ocean waves (low tide only)! I loved the beaches - not crowded clean with security and life guard on duty. Most people would think the leash a negative and while sometimes it did get in the way I prefer the leash when visiting new places with new dogs. All of the dog owners and dogs were very respectful and It made for a great evening! Only down side is the added orange sand (very hot and Shelly)

  • More than one year ago.
    Rough on the feet

    From all the reviews I was so excited to go, however I was disappointed when I could barley run around with my pups because the sand was not sand, it was all crushed up shells and it hurt to walk on. The city of saint augustine however was beautiful and walking around the town with the dogs was much more fun.

  • More than one year ago.
    Lovely Beach

    Park on beach. Dog and family friendly. Keep dog on leash. Fun afternoon!

  • More than one year ago.
    Great Beach

    This is a super beach for dogs. Lots of space for running and a little sea refuse for sniffing. There is even a water shower at the entrance to clean any sand of everyone's feet.

  • More than one year ago.

    Fantastic for dogs and people!

  • More than one year ago.
    dog friendly beach

    Favorite dog beach in St Augustine, FL. can drive on the beach. 2nd favorite dog beach is the beach next to MarineLand.

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