Dog beach
Dog beach


Keeywadin Island is a sanctuary for wildlife and recreation. The 8-mile long barrier island is one of southwest Florida’s largest unabridged barrier islands. Please note: Dogs are allowed on the beach, but they MUST be leashed. There are no facilities on the island and a boat is needed to get on and off the island. There are several boat rental companies that would allow dogs in the Naples area. If staying at the Naples Bay Resort & Marina, the hotel does offer boat rentals straight from their property's marina. Pure Naples at Tin City also allows dogs on their rentals (not on sightseeing cruises). If you are coming from Marco Island, there are rental boats available from Rose Marina. Guests who stay at the Boat House Motel often rent a boat for several days and tie up their rental at the Boat House Motel's free boat slip.


BringFido Guest Rating

Keewaydin Island has received a rating of 2.8 out of 5 bones by 4 canine critics on BringFido.

  • More than a year ago
    Cool if you're out on a boat

    This is a island off the southern tip of Naples, but can only be accessed by boat. It's a short hop over a channel from either Naples or Marco, but you can't walk or swim it. A dingy or canoe would do. Once there, it's anything goes, no one is there. Great for camping, fishing, shell collecting...

  • More than a year ago
    Off leash but need a ride

    I am in the middle of relocating to Naples so my dogs haven't been here yet. However I have been to and passed by Keewaydin island several times and dog are off leash there, so if you have a means to get there, paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing or motor boating you can make it a nice family trip ;-)

    However once I am fully installed I will offer doggy trips there, which should be latest spring 2015

  • More than a year ago
    Try Sanibel Island

    Naples with a lot of resident dog owners, it is sad to see no dog access beaches in an accessible location. I have been coming to Southwest Florida for over 25 years, always to Sanibel Island..pet friendly beaches...

  • More than a year ago
    How do I get there?

    I wanted to go but couldn't figure out how to get there - except for going by boat - since there is no connection to the mainland. The provided address is not near the beaches on Keewaydin Island. I wonder who provided this info.

Submit a Review

Traveler Photos

We've dug up 3 pictures of dogs at Keewaydin Island for you below. Enjoy!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Run on the Beach
Woman and Dog Ride on a Boat
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Enjoy the Beach

Want to feature your creature? Upload a photo of your pet at Keewaydin Island! You can also share by using the hashtag #bringfido on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Add a Photo

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using BringFido, you agree to our privacy policy.