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Fort Matanzas National Monument

Fort Matanzas National Monument in St. Augustine, FL, is pet friendly. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans at this historic landmark, including on the beach and trails. Dogs are not permitted on the ferry, in the fort, or in the visitor center, with the exception of service animals. Visit Website

Or call (904) 471-0116 for more information.


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Fort Matanzas National Monument has received a rating of 3.3 out of 5 bones by 3 canine critics on BringFido and 3.5 out of 5 by 30 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • McKenzie
    Apr 21, 2023
    Nice Nature Stop

    Brought the pups here for an afternoon stroll. They enjoyed the trail but it is pretty short. Also, despite what you may see elsewhere online, this park does not participate in the National Park Bark Ranger program.

  • Sue
    Mar 14, 2023
    Not really dog friendly

    Cannot bring dog on ferry or i to fort. You can see fort but only from a distance

  • Cher
    Sep 17, 2018
    Nice drive!

    We drive out to the fort when we visit St. Augustine. It's a lovely drive, short, and interesting views. Dogs are not allowed on the ferry to the Fort, but they are allowed on the grounds. The Fort can be seen from the dock and if you have a good zoom you can take pictures.

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