Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park
- KatieJan. 31, 2021Great Outing
wonderful place to walk the dogs on the beach or on a trail around the lake. $5 admission but well worth it.
- KMay. 22, 2020Nice Mix Of Forest Trails And Beach
We hiked 3 miles through Florida “forest”. Trails are marked, intersect with biking trails. Other side of the park is a beach. $5 for entrance. Dogs must be leashed.
- DeniseFeb. 15, 2020I want to live here!
So much to do in this park! I visited from Indiana in February. It was very windy and about 67 degrees. Perfect for my 11-year-old golden retriever but still a little chilly for me. He enjoyed playing on the beach with other dogs. I was told by a local that the dogs could play off-leash in the water but other than that they need to be on a leash. It was very clean. They had bathroom facilities near the beach including an outdoor shower that I made my dog stand under to get off some sand (pointless lol). Next year I plan on coming back and staying at the campground.
- Lysa & Molly Fire DogMore than a year agoA ton of activities for your dog and you
When looking for dog-friendly beaches in the Jax area, we found this lovely park on BringFido.com. It did not disappoint! We spent our first afternoon running and playing on the beach/in the ocean, chasing seagulls and sandpipers, and walking the 1.5 miles of oceanfront. Molly is 10 months old, and this was her first intro to the beach/ocean. She's hooked! Bring doggie clean-up bags. I didn't see any available at the park/beach. The 2nd afternoon, we hiked the 4.5-mile South Loop trail around the park, and cooled off in the ocean again. 99.9% of the trail was covered by the tree canopy, so we did not bake in the sun, though it is FL and it is hot. The several hiking/biking trails are well marked and easy to follow. No hiking boots needed, since it's sand ... tennis shoes are fine. It is a beautiful park, and they alternate the days on which mountain bikers can ride the individual trails, so you can choose a trail sans bikers. The $5 per car/day entrance fee is well worth it. The park is well maintained and not overly crowded. Dogs are welcome everywhere on a leash (8' or less). We will definitely be back! Loved it!
- HaleyMore than a year agoGreat Park! Lots to do!
My husband and I went here with our 8 month old puppy. There was a $5 entry fee, but definitely worth it. We only checked out the boardwalk and beach area, but there were lots of trails and a dog park as well. Lots of greenery around, upon arriving at the beach we saw a wild sea turtle in the dunes. A few minutes later we saw multiple groups of dolphins swimming and playing close to shore. Our pup took his first dip in the ocean and enjoyed running around in the soft, white sand. Would definitely go back and explore some more next time we visit!
- CharlotteMore than a year agofantastic day out!
Lots of trails and paths to follow alongside the lake, plus miles of beach to walk along. Dogs allowed pretty much everywhere as long as they are leashed. BBQ pits to use near the lakeside.