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Jupiter Dog Beach

Jupiter Dog Beach is home to one of Florida's best off-leash beach areas. Dogs are free to roam a designated section of the beach running along A1A near Ocean Cay Park in Jupiter, FL. This 2.5-mile stretch of pet-friendly beach is located from beach marker #26 at Marcinski Road, going north to beach marker #57 (at the Carlin Park property line) and welcomes well-behaved, obedient dogs. Visit Website

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Jupiter Dog Beach has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 54 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 305 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors praise Jupiter Dog Beach as a fantastic, clean, and spacious off-leash dog beach with free parking and amenities. They highlight the well-behaved canines, friendly owners, and beautiful surroundings, though some note the sand can get hot during the day.

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  • Haley
    Jun 19, 2024

    Literally the most fun we have ever had at a beach!!! It’s an off leash dog beach and everyone is so incredibly friendly and you can tell they are there for their dogs, not the dog just joining in on the humans beach trip. It was great. So fun! 10/10 recommend!!!!

  • Edith
    Feb 5, 2024
    Just fantastic !

    So many thanks to the municipality to understand pet’s owners ! Great spot ! Fantastic beach !

  • Kerry
    Feb 4, 2024
    Best Dog Beach

    This beach was the best dog beach I've been to so far! The place was very well kept, and all the dogs and people seemed very well behaved and respectful of others. This is a beautiful beach where your dog can run off leash. I went in April, and the water was a bit chilly, but it was very comfortable to sit in the fluffy sand. I got lucky in finding a close parking space that day, but I could see parking being an issue if you're not comfortable with parallel parking and don't want to park a long way away. Our day was great though, and we will absolutely go back!

  • G
    Jul 9, 2023
    Best dog beach around

    Great dog beach, no parking fee, lots of dogs, off leash and on leash. Less crowded in the AM. The beach itself is pretty large and nice. The water was clear and free from seaweed!

  • Christine
    Apr 22, 2023
    Beach Day!!

    I took my dog Sassy for a beach day and she had sooooo much fun!! I loved that it was off leash and I could go in the water also!! she played with other dogs and swam and played in the sand. plenty of parking, plenty of beach and plenty of water to wash off the dogs after. I have driven and hour and a half just to bring her to THIS beach!!

  • Rhonda
    Feb 16, 2023
    Two And A Half Miles of Beach Bliss

    The beach is easily accessible and you don’t have to pay for parking. The dogs that we have met have always been well supervised. Mac always meets new friends here.

  • Vicki
    Feb 15, 2023
    Jupiter Dog Beach

    it was wonderful, close parking, clean restrooms, big open clean beach what else could you ask for?

  • Rebecca
    Jan 13, 2023
    Best dog day EVER

    Found this off leash dog beach from Bring Fido (Thank you!). It was amazing! so many dogs running around and playing! It’s hard to find places that are acceptable for off leash. I think that’s why the beach was super clean….everyone picks up after. I didn’t see any trash or poo on the beach at all. My girls had a great time in the water and playing with other dogs. Obviously bring fresh water and bowl…salt water doesn’t taste too great.

  • Lauren
    Dec 30, 2022
    Best Days Ever!

    We took our poodle on 3 different days during a recent visit. Her absolute joy was contagious! She had an amazing time running and playing with other dogs. Great people and well behaved dogs. The beach is clean.
    The only caution was the number of Portuguese man o' war washed up on the beach - watch your paws!

  • B
    Dec 6, 2022
    One of very few off leash beaches in FL

    2.5 miles. Just about very block there is a staircase with spigot, shower, and a bench. Some shade in late afternoon / evening on the beach. Not much else. Restrooms at one end / at the park. Free parking.

  • Kylan
    Sep 4, 2022
    Awesome Dog Beach

    we had an amazing time here! great dog beach. please be careful with the hot sand! as long as dogs are close to the water they are happy.

  • Olivia
    Jun 11, 2022
    Amazing beach!

    We just got back from our awesome beach trip to Jupiter. We had such a great time and Jupiter was such a nice area with awesome state parks and public beach access! Stayed at Jonathan Dickinson State Park and drove to the off-leash dog beach every morning and evening. It was never crowded at those times and plenty of street parking available. I don’t think it was even crowded during the day! Everyone was so nice and friendly and all the dogs were great. Highly recommend taking the pups with you to dinner at Papichulo and Carmine’s pizza. Both had amazing food and have dog friendly porches! We loved Papichulo so much we went twice! Another note is we hung out on the intercoastal side of Coral Cove Park one day and there is a sign that I think says no dogs, but there were lots of dogs there anyway. So, if you wanted to take your furriend to the calm intercoastal just make sure they are well behaved. I think the overlying theme was, don’t let your dogs be destructive of the beautiful natural habitats or disturb any wildlife. There are lots of turtle nests on the beach but the girl recording nests was telling me they are too far down for dogs to reach them by digging, but still I never saw any dogs disturbing the nests which was great. We loved Jupiter and will be back!!

  • Alyssa
    Jan 28, 2022
    We had so much fun!!

    Great beach! Lots of room to run and play in the waves. We walked about a mile down and back and our fur baby loved every minute of it. One of the best ones I’ve been to. Lots of well behaved dogs there. We will be back soon!!

  • Janice
    Jan 15, 2022
    Perfect! It’s what you are looking for!

    it’s what every dog owner wants. gorgeous beach. off leash. nice people. you are not jammed one on top of another. loved it. like every place you get the dopey owners (can’t blame the dogs) who are just plain clueless. but enough space to move on. we had a fantastic day. they have a shower area so you can rinse off. the parking is free. really done well.

  • Jessica
    Dec 21, 2021
    Great Beach !

    One of the best beaches We’ve seen so far !

  • Eliane
    Dec 21, 2021
    Wonderful beach

    Great Beach. Nice and clean and absolutely no parking issues.

  • Victoria
    Oct 6, 2021
    Finally A Great Dog Beach

    2.5 miles of dog friendly off-leash beach means you can be free to let your dog run and play. My pup still struggles with recalls so we maintained a long lead 90% of the time and saw a few other people do the same. On a packed weekend it felt good to give my furbaby a chance to shine off leash for a few minutes and gain that success walking along the water. Only thing about this beach is the vast amount of broken shells to walk on doesn’t get better until you’re quite close to the water. Absolutely love that this dog beach is dog friendly all the time and it’s easy to locate. Free parking is another win, bring plenty of water for you and the pup as I didn’t see close by fresh water anywhere. I also didn’t see any flags warning about rip currents so keep an eye online for the potential, there can be some rough breaks at this beach.

  • Sergio
    Sep 28, 2021

    I always go during the week and it’s perfect for my dog. not to much over stimulation for her and plenty of space and room. very clean and parking is never an issue. come 2-3 times. week. worth the 40 minute drive for both of us to relax

  • Pamela
    Sep 8, 2021
    Great beach for dogs and humans!

    my dog is afraid of the waves so she watched me anxiously as I went briefly into the water. She did enjoy it and said hello to some of the other dogs. it was very hot so next time I will set up an umbrella so we both have some shade. a very nice beach and free parking!

  • Johnna
    Jul 14, 2021
    Best Dog beach

    I lived in Juno and this is the best dog beach you could ask for. You can let your dog run free, no leash. The owners are responsible, unlike some places. It’s the largest dog beach I’ve been to. You can walk for an hour or more going down the beach with your dog. Juno beach usually isn’t too crowded, so it’s also a great beach in general.

  • Jammie
    May 29, 2021
    Calling ALL DOG LOVERS-A MUST GO!!!!

    Exceptionally clean, Bluepearl beaches overflowing with beautiful shells & clear vibrant turquoise ocean waves that our boxer puppies enjoyed splashing into with us! Furry friends of Jupiter beach as well as the vast majority of the locals welcomed us as if we were family! We definitely will return time and again on future family holidays.

  • Denise
    Mar 26, 2021
    Nice beach and dog friendly

    We came from WI with our 4lb dog and we got to enjoy the beach without leaving our dog in the hotel room.

  • Jose
    Feb 5, 2021
    Best dog beach in the state!!

    We’ve traveled to several different dog beaches around the state from St. Augustine to Tampa to Key West and everywhere in between. Jupiter Beach is by far the best in the state! Plenty of doggy bags to pick up your pup’s poop, well behaved dogs, free parking, and amazing views; what’s not to love?

    The dog beach is not fenced off from the rest of the shoreline so be sure to keep an eye out for the signs on the beach that let you know where the dog portion ends. There are not any water fountains near the area where we normally set up camp so be sure to bring a water bottle for your pupper when they tire out.

  • Brie
    Dec 12, 2020

    Jupiter beach is the best dog beach! So many dogs for your pooch to play with and relax with your faves!

  • Julie
    Oct 11, 2020
    Truly off leash dog beach

    Yay! Finally a beach where there is enough room for lots of dogs to play and swim- off leash - and have their own space. 2 miles !!!!! of beautiful wide beach gently sloping into the ocean.
    Worth 5+ stars. Thank you Jupiter!

  • Ashlee
    Oct 9, 2019
    Amazing dog beach

    Doggie bags are always full lots of trash cans huge beach amazing water and a lot of responsible dog owners

  • Jeff
    Sep 26, 2019
    Favorite Doggie Beach Ever

    My wife and I live in Hollywood, Fl and make the hour drive up to Jupiter to take our furry kiddos !! This is by far the BEST dog beach I have ever been to . Friendly people , well behaved doggies ,free parking and dog poop bags are provided at no expense . Two paws up for Jupiter Doggie Beach !!! 🐾🐾🐶🐶♥️♥️

  • Allie
    Apr 8, 2019
    Jupiter Dog beach

    This beach was great for our pups to run around and get a little wet! Bring drinking water and possibly an umbrella bc there’s no real shade except across the street. But dogs were all running around and it was so nice to have them be able to do so! GREAT TIME!

  • Megan
    Jul 1, 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.

  • Jamie
    Apr 4, 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!

  • Josh
    More than a year ago
    Great Spot!

    Happy to have a dog beach in Palm Beach County!

  • Emily
    More than a 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 :)

  • Raluca
    More than a 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!

  • Joe
    More than a 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.

  • Cooper
    More than a 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.

  • Wendy
    More than a 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.

  • Jan
    More than a 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.

  • Jessica
    More than a 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!

  • Claudette
    More than a 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!

  • Erin
    More than a 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

  • Ginger
    More than a 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!

  • Molly
    More than a 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.

  • Molly
    More than a 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!!

  • Katlheen
    More than a 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!

  • Sara
    More than a 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.

  • Wendy
    More than a 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.

  • Victoria
    More than a 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 ????

  • Clair
    More than a year ago
    My Favorite Place

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

  • Deya
    More than a year ago
    super fun

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

  • Deborah
    More than a year ago
    Awesome Beach!

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

  • Ashley
    More than a 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.

  • Darren
    More than a 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.

  • Katie
    More than a 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.

  • Barbara
    More than a 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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