Cocoa Beach

Dogs are welcome on Cocoa Beach between 4th Street South and the north side of Murkshe Park. Waste disposal points are available at the pet-friendly entrance and owners are reminded to clean up after their pooch when visiting. Although Fido must be on a leash under six feet for the duration of their visit, the dog park at Lori Wilson Park is a leash-free area; more information can be found on the Lori Wilson Dog Park page on our site. Dogs are not allowed on the beach at Lori Wilson, only in the designated Dog Park. Dogs are permitted on this area of beach from 6am to 10am and 5pm to 7pm during standard time, and 9pm during daylight savings time. Visit Website

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Reviews

BringFido Guest Rating

Cocoa Beach has received a rating of 3.7 out of 5 bones by 10 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Patty
    Oct. 8, 2021
    Great spot!

    awesome spot came on a Thursday very few people

  • Larry
    Aug. 31, 2021
    Wonderful Time

    My dog and I enjoyed our time at this beach. Got their at 5pm and it was not hot or crowded. My dog's first time at the ocean -- she loved it. People were friendly and respectful with their dogs. Parking is $3 per hour. The only downer is no showers for people or dogs. Drove down to 16th for the shower -- but it was not sufficient for showering a dog. Would appreciate any recommendations for showering a dog at Cocoa Beach.

  • Mark
    Mar. 23, 2021
    Nice Beach

    we were in the area on vacation and wanted to take our dogs to the beach. We found this listing and thought we would give it a try. After some frustration and google searching and stopping to talk to a few people walking their dogs we found it. People please read the paragraph with information about the beach. DO NOT USE THE ADDRESS AT THE TOP FOR FINDING THIS BEACH. Follow A-1 to Fourth Street South and turn left towards the ocean. There is a small parking lot there. This lot is the very north access to the dog friendly portion of the beach. We walked our dogs south along the beach for close to half a mile and didn’t reach the south edge of the dog portion of the beach.
    They enjoyed it a lot and so did we!!!

  • Jami
    Oct. 30, 2020
    Went To Shepard’s Park NO Dog Sign

    Google map from app and had sign saying no dogs or you get fine.

  • Joanne
    Oct. 7, 2020
    Nice 1st Dog Beach Experience

    This is my first dog beach experience, and it went very smoothly despite accidentally walking outside of the restricted time. We just did a cursory Google search, and it didn't mention a time restriction. There were no beach patrols the whole weekday I was there and barely any other visitors or dogs around. A local told me the beach patrol will give you a warning, and that they've never been fined when entering outside of the designated times.

    Other than being a little worried about mistakenly breaking the rules, the beach was great. It was very clean, and not crowded at all. We saw like maybe 5 other dogs there the whole day. I just wish there was a place to shower off the sand for people and dogs afterward, and maybe if there was an off-leash beach area somewhere nearby. The Lori Wilson dog park is a little bit of a drive away, but has no beach access.

  • Faith
    Nov. 28, 2019
    Perfect location!

    Visiting from PA - we went early to abide by the timelines on Thanksgiving Day! The beach was quiet, which I’m assuming due to the holiday, but people walked by here and there - very friendly! The beach was immaculate and the only sign of dogs was the paw prints our pup left! He absolutely loved it. Beach entrance and rules clearly listed. They have dog bags and a spot to take a bag, leave a bag. You do have to pay to park so bring coins or a card to charge.

  • Nicholas
    Oct. 25, 2019
    We Love The Beach!

    Everyone is quite friendly at the beach, love letting our dog run around through the waves! Wouldn’t want to go until after 5 pm anyway as it makes perfect cooler (for Florida anyway) weather.

  • Lindsey
    Oct. 22, 2019
    Perfect Place To bring The Dogs

    Living by the beach and being a dog lover it’s a shame that I can’t bring my dogs along to the beach more often. But, I also understand how quickly pets can make problems if not watched after properly by their owners. That being said, I haven’t come across any unattended pet messes yet.

    I’ve seen a lot of reviews complaining about the time limits, but I’m happy to just be able to go to the beach with my dogs. I’ve only been in the morning, but I’ve gone during the week and on the weekends. I’ve always gotten a parking spot, and the beach is never crowded. Sure it would be great to go anytime of day, but it would be much worse if we couldn’t take the dogs at all.

    Signs on the beach and at the boardwalks signify the dog friendly areas. I enter 4th Street South, Cocoa Beach into my GPS. You’ll find a boardwalk with meter parking by the beach entrance. Bring money for parking, bring stuff to wash/clean feet and paws, and bring bags for any dog messes. There are no washing stations or restrooms, but there are trash bags.

  • Izy
    Aug. 22, 2019
    Love Love Love!

    We love cocoa beach! It’s an awesome place to bring your dogs! You can go on 4th street to access and once on the beach head to the right. There’s dog potty bags right by the boardwalk. I believe the times are in the morning till about 10am and at night from 5 pm and on. My only complaint is they can’t be there all day.

  • Beach
    Jul. 3, 2019
    Limited area and hours in Cocoa Beach

    Dogs are welcome on Cocoa Beach ONLY between on the beach south of 4th Street South and the north side of Murshke Park. For visitors that may not know where this is, it is 4 blocks south of Coconuts and then south to Murshke Park. And the only times dogs are permitted on this area of beach are from 6am to 10am and 5pm to 7pm during standard time, 9pm during daylight savings time. Waste disposal points are available at the pet-friendly entrance and owners are reminded to clean up after their pooch when visiting. Although Fido must be on a leash under six feet for the duration of their visit, the dog park at Lori Wilson Park is a leash-free area; more information can be found on the Lori Wilson Dog Park page on our site. Dogs are not allowed on the beach at Lori Wilson, only in the designated Dog Park. If you bring your dog to the beach other than the designated area and times, you are subject to a $50 fine. Beaches are patrolled by Beach Rangers.

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