Description

Fort Lauderdale allows dogs on-leash in a large marked area of the beach. There are dog bags, water, and beach showers at this dog park. There is even a city officer on site to help with any problems and rule enforcement at the beach. The beach is close to the road, but officer and dunes are both between the beach and the road, so really, the only issue is parking. A one-weekend permit costs $7 per dog.

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Fort Lauderdale Canine Beach has received a rating of 2.4 out of 5 bones by 11 dog owners on BringFido.

  • May. 14, 2017
    Great Beach! Greg May. 14, 2017
    Great Beach!

    I've been reading some of the negative reviews of FTL dog beach and I really don't know why there are so many negative reviews. I've been going almost every weekend since November last year and the beach is great. The city moved the 'dog beach' more to the north from where it used to be. It's now much larger being located between life guard towers 15 and 16. The official rule is that dogs have to be on a leash but everyone has their dog off leash and there has never been a problem. A permit is required to have your dog on the beach but it's easy to get and not expensive. The city has even gone so far as to make as easy as paying for parking for a weekend pass. The two parking paymeters located between life guard towers 15 & 16 accept payment for an all weekend pass for $7. As for the hours: Currently in the summer the hours are 3pm to 7pm Fri, Sat & Sun. I think the city has done a great job! Well done FTL!

  • More than one year ago.
    No fun Brianna More than one year ago.
    No fun

    Hours suck. Dogs should be off leash not on that's ridiculous .

  • More than one year ago.
    Where do our Broward Taxes Actually Go?kevin More than one year ago.
    Where do our Broward Taxes Actually Go?

    We know they aren't going to enhance the personal and professional lives of taxpayers and their families. We have to pay parking and entrance to a tiny portion of a beach, for our four-legged children to enjoy the company of others on the beach?!?. Even loooooooong time head of Tourism, Nicki E. Grossman who makes approximately $200K, plus benefits and perks per year, doesn't meet the need of visitors with dogs. I've had it with Ft. Lauderdale. My dog and I are moving and going to pay taxes in a place we love and loves us: Jupiter.

  • More than one year ago.
    Just go to JupiterLee More than one year ago.
    Just go to Jupiter

    seriously, the hours and fees were enough to make me say wth so I ventured up to Jupiter where they have a 2 and 1/2 mile stretch for dogs. It's super clean, off leash and all of the people are pretty cool because they chose the be in that area whether they have dogs or not. I love it and it's well worth the trip!

  • More than one year ago.
    Come on LauderdalePete More than one year ago.
    Come on Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale needs a real dog beach. Large area, Off-leash, good hours. Sad that only Jupiter has a real dog beach in all of S. FL east coast.

  • More than one year ago.
    disappointedSharon More than one year ago.
    disappointed

    Very disappointed with the hours and day of the week

  • More than one year ago.
    Way out of touch...Phil More than one year ago.
    Way out of touch...

    How many people own dogs in South Florida....more people have dogs than kids. And yet there are no areas to take your dog for a long walk on the beach...so out of touch! Go to the west coast of Florida if you own a dog and want to visit a beach or if you want to really see a dog friendly state go to California. Living in Fort Lauderdale is great...as long as you don't bring your dog to the beach, very sad.

  • More than one year ago.
    Bad Hours/No funGail More than one year ago.
    Bad Hours/No fun

    Not dog friendly at all. The only time you can take your dog is Friday -Sat-Sunday But this is not the worse of it. THE TIME IS the worse of it. FROM 5PM TO 9 PM COME ON. We have dinners, shows to attend at those times when you are on vacation. and what if you there on a Tues-Weds V-cation.. Plus you like to be out on the water when it is hot out and cool off and your pet.and enjoy the sun and beach fun.. not hide away till after 5. We could not find anyone around to even see about a pass at all. I was told when I called that people were not cleaning up after their dogs> Well, what is the difference are they going to clean up after there dogs any better from 5 to 9, Doubt it. We have several dog beaches in Tampa bay area including Fort Desota beach. This is a wonderful dog beach and dog owners and the park keep it clean and so beautiful. You have a lot to learn Fort Lauderdale.. will not be back soon. Was not pleased with what you so call a dog Beach .UMMMMMMM. Please get with it. and everyone keep it beautiful.

  • More than one year ago.
    Only Game In TownWendy More than one year ago.
    Only Game In Town

    This is the only place you can bring your dog in Fort Lauderdale where s/he can swim in the ocean without being harrassed. You must have a ~$30/year dog permit and stay between the cones. The hours and days are restrictive. From web site: Days: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only Winter Hours: 3 pm to 7 pm Summer Hours: 5 pm to 9 pm (during Daylight Savings Time) We stopped going because of dog fights...

  • More than one year ago.
    Nice placeNyla's mommy More than one year ago.
    Nice place

    The fees are a bit off- google "canine beach fort lauderdale"- supposedly they have to be on leash but lots are off. We go often and nice and clean. Love it!

  • More than one year ago.
    A really nice timeScott More than one year ago.
    A really nice time

    I just discovered this by accident today -- about a dozen dogs playing happily on the sand and in the waves right where Sunrise Blvd meets the water. There is a park ranger there who very cordially asked to see passes. A very friendly vibe.

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