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Clearwater North Beach

Leashed dogs are allowed on the north section only of Clearwater North Beach, which starts at Somerset Street in Clearwater, FL. Bring your pooch for a stroll along the sand and in the surf, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. Although there's no parking north of Somerset, public meter parking can be found on Mandalay Ave, south of Somerset. Visit Website


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Clearwater North Beach has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 27 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 320 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Cindy
    May 9, 2024
    Beautiful Beach

    Beautiful beach that allows leashed dogs to the north only. We did see Beach Patrol so thinking they are pretty strict. Didn’t give 5 stars just because there is no dog wash area for all the sand afterwards! Also beware that none of the local restaurants are dog friendly for outside seating, apparently it’s a City ordinance but we weren’t aware and paid for more parking after paying once already for the beach, only to be turned away at Frenchy’s Rockport Grill.

  • Kate
    Jan 30, 2024
    Leashed dogs beach

    Beautiful beach for hanging out with your family including leashed pup. Only drawbacks: No washrooms nearby and parking can be challenging. We researched ahead, got dropped off at Somerset, while hubby parked car on main road and enjoyed our day thoroughly !

  • Robert
    Jan 29, 2024
    Great spot

    Our little guy loved all the sea shells and how quite it was.

  • Melinda
    Dec 16, 2023
    love the peace

    my Sassy loves it and so do i, its peaceful bring your own poopy bags and water bottle for your pet and your hogie bates to munch on,,,,in life not all can be giving take your own trash back with you, at least you have a beautiful beach you can enjoy in peace with your family and your pet, your vehicle is secured also you have bathrooms and small consigment that you can buy a bite to eat..Enjoy,,,,, life is to short to be complaining for the small stuff.....blessings!

  • Donna
    Dec 2, 2023
    Great beach for everyone!

    Even though we read great reviews about this beach, we didn’t expect how really nice this area is! Our family said we would go again even without pets!! Be

  • Aletha
    Oct 8, 2023
    Wonderful beach!

    Wonderful and quiet beach. There were a few other dogs but we were all able to have plenty of space to enjoy and water. Tasia loved it!!

  • Cassidy
    Jun 10, 2023
    Riley’s First Ocean Experience

    Just moved here from a landlocked state and took my rottie mix here to see the ocean for the first time. He is older and is slowing down but seeing him play in the waves and experience the beach reminded me of his earlier days! It was so clean and not too crowded (went on a Tuesday in may though). Other dogs were leashed and well mannered. Only downsides were no amenities (shower/wash station, poop bags etc.) And a bit of a walk from parking through a neighborhood. Will be back!!

  • Veronica
    Apr 24, 2023
    Favorite beach on Clearwater.

    Clearwater Beach is actually not dog friendly. But if you drive north, right begore the Residencial Neighborhood, dogs are allowed if kept on a leash. We parked on the street on the metered parking and walked about 3 min.
    There is not an actual dog beach with amenities such as restrooms or clean stations [ no pet waste bags], no lifeguards. However the beach is beautiful, clean, wide, and sand is white!
    There are tons of shells, they can be sharp, but we went with our 5 months puppy and everything was fine.

  • Karen
    Apr 17, 2023
    Great beach!

    Took my dog for her first beach venture. She loved it! Not too many people. Very clean. Be sure to bring your own pick up bags for poop, as there are no public dispensers.

  • Jeannie
    Mar 28, 2023
    Great beach!

    We had a great time here with our dog. Not too crowded and nice people. Beautiful beach too! We will definitely come back!

  • Jennifer
    Feb 22, 2023
    Great spot for the pups

    North part of the Beach lets u have the dogs on leash and on the beach. Great spot and easy to get to. Even found on street parking.

  • Issys
    Feb 20, 2023
    First beach day!

    Bruce had an amazing time at the beach! He loved it!

  • Julie
    Jan 11, 2023
    Amazing place for your dog

    We have been to this beach everyday of our visit to Indian Rocks Beach. Our Aussie has walked the total length of the beach that dogs are allowed. She has gone off leash when there is no one around on the beach. She has played on the water and run along the shore. we always bring a poop pick up bag when I go to a place I don’t know so I was not put out that there were no supplies. We have loved this beach. Our Aussie loves it when we pull up to the parking spot. Excellent dog beach.

  • Paul
    Jan 4, 2023
    There's better beaches

    I'm trying to be fair but to me and my 2 dogs, this beach isn't a top spot to go. First, you feel like you're castaway to the area of the beach where there's nothing. There's no dog pickup bags to clean up after your dog, no watering stations, no trash cans. Second, you need to keep your dog on a leash even when they go in the ocean? I go to several dog beaches such as Lovers Key in Ft. Meyers Beach and the dogs can run loose with no leash. If your dogs can't be trusted, then don't bring them. I've been here 1 hour and that's enough for me. I suggest you try Pass a Grille Dog Beach in St. Pete Beach.

  • Angela
    Dec 21, 2022
    Nice beach!

    really nice, relaxing beach area to take your pet! people are usually super nice and accepting of dogs being on this side of the beach. can’t really complain about much, it’s a beautiful area. the only pain is there’s no restrooms near by, but beggars can’t be choosers! i would definitely recommend this beach to visit with your furry pal!

  • Joanne
    Dec 21, 2022
    Fun day at the beach

    nice Long Beach to walk! Used pay by metered parking on street and entered down the street just like the app says. Dogs to the right. No bathrooms for people but the Salty Crab was a 10 min walk that was pet friendly. we had a nice lunch and clean bathroom. it was a fun afternoon!

  • Diane
    Dec 4, 2022
    Best beach in the area!

    Loved this beach! Bring your umbrella, chairs etc and sit on a beautiful beach with your furry friend! We walked and walked and played in the water! Fun was had by all! Quintessential gulf beach that you can enjoy with your fur baby! Leashes were required here.

  • Tulsi
    Nov 21, 2022
    Great beach for doggos

    i brought my pup here for his first beach experience and he had the time of his life. we went on a Saturday afternoon and it wasn’t busy but he ran around on a 50 ft leash, splashed in the water and played frisbee and fetch. almost everyone wanted to say hi and he even made a friend. i recommend this beach!! it was so fun, I will be returning with him

  • Janet
    Oct 21, 2022
    Great Dog Beach

    Loved that everyone was responsible with on leash and picking up. Stayed for the sunset. My blind dog is quite the beach baby to my surprise. She and my old dog had a blast without having to worry about being bothered by other off leash dogs.

  • Jessica
    Sep 2, 2022
    Nice doggie beach!

    we love coming here when we are in town! The only downside is there are no trash cans on the dog side of the beach. other than that 10/10! would recommend!

  • Tracy
    Jul 4, 2022
    Amazing beach, AND you can bring your dog!

    Beautiful beach and very dog friendly! Our little yorkie-poo loved it, and she has turned into quite a swimmer. I highly recommend!

  • Ashley
    May 19, 2022
    Clean area

    Our pup loved it here. Beach access with a short block walk to public parking. Area was clean and all others on the beach were respectful of space and cleaning up after their dogs.

  • Emerich
    May 11, 2022
    Great dog friendly beach!

    Our dogs loved it here. Some dogs were off leash so I think that’s perfectly acceptable. Highly recommend it.

  • Brad
    Mar 26, 2022
    Large dog beach and not crowded!

    We had a great time here and were able to enjoy a few hours playing and walking with our 2 dogs. The beach is at the very end of public street parking but we were able to find a close spot the 3 times we went during spring break!

  • Teri
    Feb 21, 2022

    This part of CWB is perfect for you and your furbabies to enjoy a day at the beach!

  • MER
    May 22, 2021
    A nice place

    is a beautiful beach for share with your dog, but there are not showers and the dog must be leashed.

  • Matias
    May 17, 2021
    Nice but a bit far from parking

    The beach is very nice and it is dog friendly.
    This beach is in a residential zone. It starts 1 block after public parking stops. Not bad if you are only going with a few things. In our case, we had to walk a lot with many things. Not ideal.
    Also, we saw no bathroom nearby. So I would recommend it for a short visit. We went for a couple of hours and it was great.

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