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Jupiter Beach is home to one of Florida's best off-leash beaches. Dogs are free to roam a designated section of the beach running along A1A near Ocean Cay Park. Visitors can park their cars for free in the lot at the intersection of Ocean Blvd and Marcinski Rd or in one of the spaces along A1A. Friends of Jupiter Beach (FJB) is dedicated to keeping the beach clean & dog-friendly by promoting the rules of the beach & continuous beach cleanup activities. Dogs are not allowed in lifeguard areas or Town of Jupiter parks, (Carlin Park).


BringFido Traveler Rating

Jupiter Beach (Off-Leash Beach) has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 26 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Jul. 01, 2018
    Good off leash location

    2.5 miles of leash-free dog friendly beach. It was tough to find a spot with space for my pup initially (it’s around the 4th of july though) but after walking about 1/2 mile I found a wide enough spot for her to chase a ball in the surf. Lots of dogs and most were well-voice controlled. There were poop bags and trash cans at exits. I recommend going when it’s cool out (morning or evening) so the sand won’t get too hot for your dog’s paws or your feet.

  • Apr. 04, 2018
    Loved this beach!

    We came here with our two boxers and loved it! One of the best beaches we have been to. The dog area is clearly marked, people and their dogs seemed friendly, and they had dog bags and garbage pails close by. We went 3 days in a row and the 3rd day was a little too crowded for our dogs (it was friday of a holiday weekend) but wednesday and thursday were quiet and perfect days!

  • More than one year ago.
    Great Spot!

    Happy to have a dog beach in Palm Beach County!

  • More than one year ago.

    me and my boyfriend were visiting boca raton when we found out spanish river dog beach was only for boca residents. we went out and were told juno beach was dog friendly and you didn't need a permit. they were right!! the beach was not packed at all (we went on a wednesday around noon) and we took our two dogs. they had a blast!! so glad this place was recommended :)

  • More than one year ago.
    Doggie heaven

    Parking was indeed easy to find and free.
    The beach was filled with off leash well behaved dogs!
    I kept mine on a leash most time, until he gets used to that. Still, he enjoyed meeting all the dogs and running around!

  • More than one year ago.
    Bad dog

    Saw a dog with no owner pee on someone trowel. Not good. The same dog we had a unleashed dog run around us Spaying us with sand. The owner was there and very intimidating towards us when we reacted. I love watching the dogs but some owners will change people's thinking about Beach use.

  • More than one year ago.
    Crowds were the only drawback

    Gorgeous beach, great shells, lots of space for dogs. The only problem (resulting in 4 bones) is that it was super crowded and many were non-dog-lovers. I kept hearing people comment on their surprise at the amount of dogs--it is a dog beach! I think they entered from the closest entrance and walked down beach without seeing the signs. Because there were coolers and friendly snacking people, cooper wanted to meet everyone--we had to reign him in sometimes. I will go back again in the off-season.

  • More than one year ago.
    Perfect for Picnic or Romp Day

    This is an awesome beach, highly recommended. We try to keep our dog swimming after the ball at all times. Since it's an off leash beach we keep very close watch on him, because he occasionally walks across someone's towel or shakes the water off on someone - he doesn't know he is being inconsiderate (even though I told him when he does that he should at least offer a towel, haha). Once he's good and tired I let him interact with other dogs his own size, when dogs arrive they are usually overstimulated so it's not a good idea to immediately socialize one's dog here. But 99.9% of the dog owners who frequent are super responsible. Every once in a blue moon there is a dog that likes to mix it up, so we just make sure our dog stays in the water swimming after his ball.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great dog fun!

    Beautiful off-leash dog beach! Our lab loved every minute of running and swimming. Only wish we had found a dog wash station.

  • More than one year ago.

    Most pleasant beach with the happiest dogs and owners. Responsible pet lovers unite on this beach while watching over all dogs at play. Wonderful experience! Highly recommend!

  • More than one year ago.
    I agree, best dog beach!

    Our dogs loved this beach - running off leash, playing in the water, interacting with other dogs and dog-friendly people. Our vacation was so much more fun because we could bring our dogs along. Thank you town of Jupiter for having one of the few dog-friendly beaches on the east coast of FL. We traveled 40 min each day to go to this beach and it was well worthwhile. All dogs we encountered were well behaved and dog owners were responsible, picking up after their pets and keeping them on a leash if dog was not well socialized. Highly recommended!

  • More than one year ago.

    We love this beach but have had some problems because the big and little dogs are not segregated. My little 10 pounder has gotten a bit roughed up by larger dogs

  • More than one year ago.
    the best beach ever

    Great place to take your dog! Unleashed, easy to park, place to a quick shower for dogs and humans and nice people! It was worth the trip from Ft Lauderdale! Everyone is very nice with the dogs and knows that you will have them around!

  • More than one year ago.
    Favorite Place

    I love taking my dog here and he loves to go! It's usually always clean and the dogs there are friendly. It's a great time, plenty of parking and fresh water available. Must take your dog here.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great Place!

    This beach is wonderful! There is a lot of free parking. They have grills, bathrooms, and places to sit in the shade at the park. They also have a shower. People were friendly. We went on a weekday morning and there were pups running around. Very clean. No problems. Bring a lot of water and a bowl for your pup! Our pups drank more in the hour that we were there than they normally do at the dog park or just playing outside. I suggest going in the early morning when the sand isn't hot. Great place! Will definitely be back!!

  • More than one year ago.
    Best Dog Beach in Florida

    This off leash dog beach was perfect!!! We went on a Monday, it wasn't crowded. We could let our dog get her energy out by running the beach. Just what we've been looking for on our road trip!

  • More than one year ago.
    Best Dog Day at the Beach - Ever

    Read all the great reviews and decided to take a trip to the beach! Great area, convenient street parking just feet from the ocean. Not crowded and my dog's introduction to the ocean was fabulous. We all had fun. Thanks to the locals for this great, clean beach. Thanks for all the detailed reviews. Jupiter Beach is a laid back friendly beach - the kind I loved as a child. Great people with well behaved dogs. Worth the 2 1/2 hour drive from New Smyrna Beach to enjoy the sun and surf with my happy Border Collie.

  • More than one year ago.
    Awesome Off-Leash Beach

    We drive up every so often with the pooch, he learned to swim here. Free parking, poopie bags provided by Friends of Jupiter Beach. Bathrooms clean 90% of the time. No poopies on the beach, dog owners super responsible. Great place to play with rafts, paddleboards, fetch. To be avoided during major holidays - gets too busy and non-dog-lovers show up.

  • More than one year ago.
    Fabulous dog Beach

    Our favorite dog beach by far. There's a HUGE parking lot with nice bathrooms, covered picnic areas and even grills. If your coming from far there is a publix a block away where you can buy food to grill. You can make an awesome day of it highly recommend ????

  • More than one year ago.
    My Favorite Place

    Excellent beach, free parking, showers, friendly dogs and people. My dogs favorite place.

  • More than one year ago.
    super fun

    This place is heaven for doggies and their humans that love the beach/outdoors.

  • More than one year ago.
    Awesome Beach!

    beautiful, clean and friendly beach. dogs were well behaved and owners cleaned up after them. pretty big beach . loved it!

  • More than one year ago.
    Always Fun in the Sun

    Rocky and I love love love this beach! We visit about once a week and we always have a great time! There are plenty to other dogs for him to run around with but, too many that it's crazy! The beach is clean the shower just off the beach at cross over 25 is perfect for washing off the sand. Bring some water for you pup if you are planing on staying awhile.

  • More than one year ago.
    very nice

    We have visited each of the last 3 days and each time have been a fun experience. The beach was very busy as it was the weekend, lots of dogs but also lots of people without dogs, everyone seemed to coexist pretty seamlessly.
    As a bonus there were showers and doggie bags at every entrance to the beach.
    After being here I wonder why there can't be more dog friendly beaches.

  • More than one year ago.
    four paws up!?

    Thanks to a wonderful lady named Gloria in Del Ray FL car wash this morning. After playing with our pups and chatting to pass the time, we learned of this great beach just 40 min away. The beach was full of great dogs, all beautifully well behaved (as much as possible for such a fun spot). The people were all laid back and we had a great time socializing with other pet owners as our dogs all blissfully became bouncy beach bums. Even on an early morning weekday there were more than enough dogs playing. Great parking for free, off street showers to get rid of sandy fur and public bathroom s to change in. We also went to a dog friendly restaurant named quarterdecks only 5 min away. We defiant will come back.

  • More than one year ago.

    This is a very nice beach area, and one of very few that allows dogs. There was plenty of free off-road parking. The beach was very clean, and the other people with their dogs were very friendly and respectful. We met several dogs off-leash...all well-behaved. Just be careful about taking your dogs during the heat of the day. It's not an incredibly long walk from the parking to the waterfront, but the sand in between the two can get VERY hot, and dog paws could easily get burned.

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