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Bayfront Park and Marina

Bayfront Park and Marina is a dog-friendly recreational area in Sarasota, FL. Leashed dogs are welcome on a shaded stroll around the marina and bayfront. The park also offers picnic areas, restrooms, public art, and more. Visit Website

Or call (941) 263-6386 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Bayfront Park and Marina has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 4 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Katelyn
    Jun. 19, 2022
    Cool Spot

    Just stopped by here on the way home. It was a cool spot. It was a short, but nice walk around the marina. There is a couple of small beach areas for the pups to swim. I wouldn’t want to swim there due to the large rocks and seaweed, but our two dogs loved it. It was exactly what we hoped for, a walk for the dogs and a quick dip in the water for them to cool off. There is also a giant statute of the iconic kiss “Unconditional Surrender”, which was great for a photo.

  • Cindy
    Feb. 7, 2022
    Great place to walk dog

    We ended up here by accident. We went out exploring and ended up in Sarasota downtown area. we needed a place to let our dog out and we discovered this jewel on Fido.com. Walking along the bay and seeing all the boats was a treat. The statue in the middle of the park was fun but sort of freaked out our dog! People were very friendly. There are benches and swings throughout the park. We plan to go back.

  • Susan
    More than a year ago
    Bayfront Park

    The park the previous reviewer talked about is not Bayfront Park. It's Bird Key Park. It's on a causeway between Sarasota and St. Armand's Key. Bayfront Park has LOTS of dog-friendly amenities. There's an open area to run, a walking path, beach access to Sarasota Bay, poop bags, dog water, and lots of furry friends to play with. A pet-friendly restaurant, "O'Leary's" that has live music nightly is located in the general area. And it's very close to downtown Sarasota. Sometimes when there is an event, it's hard to find parking. But you can always park on the east side of US 41 and walk to Bayfront Park.

  • Taressa
    More than a year ago
    Dog Beach?

    There isn't any sand there. There are concrete block construction of the coastline area, this creates slimy, slippery moss, not as much trouble for the furries as it is for their humans. Wear scuba shoes. There are water fountains for dogs and humans as well as picnic tables and benches. Very pretty area. Getting in and out is a bit difficult.

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