Located just off the Rickenbacker Causeway, Hobie Beach is Miami-Dade County's only dog-friendly beach. Dogs are welcome to play in the sand and shallow water.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Hobie Island Beach Park has received a rating of 3.3 out of 5 bones by 16 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Apr. 22, 2018
    Fun day out

    When we went there wasn't any trash laying around. I found a nice shaded area away from the crowd and my doggy could go out and enjoy the waves. Definitely a fun place to hang out with your fur babies.

  • More than one year ago.
    Nice dog beach, but seen dog abuse

    We'd go here once in a while, enjoy watching dogs on the water! Unfortunately, I have seen a dog owner kick and beat his dogs with a wood. This man ties his dogs (big ones, 4 of them i think) if anyone walks a little further , he'd pull and kick each one really hard! Heart breaking! 😢

  • More than one year ago.
    Nice beach but....

    We had a good time, however my doggies and I spent more time at the sidewalk......nice beach but full of seaweed and trash so we didn't stay very long.

  • More than one year ago.
    mantenerla mas limpia

    La playa es muy linda, pero la arena y sus alrededores siempre esta sucia.

  • More than one year ago.
    Dirty Dissapointment

    was here in January and very pleased, great dog beach, so i was excited to revisit after relocation to Miami from the midwest. Serious disappointment, its dirty, garbage everywhere, overgrown algae and it even smells terrible. No excuse

  • More than one year ago.

    This beach is SO BAD! The water is soooo dirty, the sand is horrible, theres seaweed and garbage everywhere all the time!!! there's literally nothing good about this beach!

  • More than one year ago.
    Friendly Beach & Friendly Pets

    I was very pleased to find this spot. Beach is clean and plenty of palm trees to sit under. Dogs loved it and everyone was friendly. It's not a beach that has a lot of signs showing its a dog beach but essentially once you pay the toll it's the first beach on your right before the bridge. Great place and great fun. Remember to keep the pooches well hydrated.

  • More than one year ago.
    truly sad the no ones cares

    Is a great park to bring your dog the problem is that no ones care , 80% of the people coming to this beach don't pick after themselves and leave a big mess , we approach few people and encourage them to keep the park clean that way we won't lose the privilege , some people took it the right way some just don't care and show not respect , is like everything else in this world some people care some people don't and look like is really nothing the you can do ,just please if you care just pick after yourself and do the best you can to encourage your friends and those you know , make a point showing some people the you care is all you can do

  • More than one year ago.

    I went over the bridge and park on the right side by the traffic light. Beach was clean, friendly dogs were off leash & no one cared. Sand was plentiful & there were palm trees providing shade. ????????????

  • More than one year ago.
    No Security

    we were stoked by this weir person for more than 1 hour , we called the police for the time that we were there , no one was around to stop this guy with a large dog , after 1 hour and half we had ti leaved and no police or security , real frustrated situation,

  • More than one year ago.
    only dog beach around

    yes the beach is a little dirty, bits it's the only dog beach around. There are areas that are cleaner than others so move there. I took my 2 year old lab and 4 month old puppy and we had a great time. It's an incredible experience for the dogs. There is a really nice lady that sells food and drinks at the beach ( 2 dollar water bottles) so just make sure to take cash for the toll and water. I definitely recommend this place,

  • More than one year ago.
    great dog beach

    we go to the part where dogs are supposed to be on leashes but no one cares. Everyone brings their dogs to the beach here. One you go over the bridge, pull into one of the parking lots on the right. My havanese absolutely loves this beach. He loves swimming and the fact that it is pretty shallow most of the time makes it better. The only problem is trash on the beach and people leave chicken bones in the sand.

  • More than one year ago.
    No respect

    The beach was renovated two years ago, we were so happy about ity. Now it starts again that the people leave a lot trash behind even there are plenty of trash cans around. I would love to ticket them with $ 500. Maybe they learn to respect the nature, shame on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!We bring our little dog too. We do clean up after our little doggie made his business. A shame to the dog owners, which do not respect that. I see a lot dog abuse, the dogs gets hitted and kicked, the dogs get NO DRINKING WATER and have to sit oon the hot sun. There is no police around to report this dog abuser??
    We really hope that this matter will be taken serious!!!

  • More than one year ago.
    Off Leash Fun For My Dog

    This is an excellent off leash dog park in my opinion. The dogs can play in the water and on the beach. There are people on the beach without dogs, who may not understand that this is a dog beach, but it was friendly when I was there. Excellent parking. Short walk from the parking to the beach, and the beach was at least 80 feet of sand between parking lot and water with palm trees for shade and a fantastic view of the bay.

  • More than one year ago.
    i had to turn around

    I was once gonna go but when we got their we turned around. even though it was 6:00 am their were broken bottels all over. well that was before it was remodeled maybe now less people fight their.

  • More than one year ago.
    Very Disappointed

    The sand area is very short from the parking lot to the water, maybe about 15 to 20 ft. As soon as you get out of your car, you're practically already at the coast. Not a lot of space to move around; dog has to be leashed; lots of big rocks around; no picnic area or bbq grills allowed. This beach is not a good place to take your family and your dog for fun in the sun and it's definitely not worth the drive. However, it is very secluded most of the time, you're not limited to only the weekends, and you only pay $1.50 at the toll to key Biscayne

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