Picture of Bayview Dog Park and Beach, a dog friendly attraction in Pensacola, FL. Photo by @cali_thesdlabradoodle.
A photo of a dog at Bayview Dog Park and Beach in Pensacola. Photo Credit: @royalragstoriches
Drove in from New Orleans. The dogs had a blast!
Picture of Bayview Dog Park and Beach, a dog friendly attraction in Pensacola, FL.
Picture of Bayview Dog Park and Beach, a dog friendly attraction in Pensacola, FL.
Picture of Bayview Dog Park and Beach, a dog friendly attraction in Pensacola, FL. Photo by @ashley_marlene.
Picture of Bayview Dog Park and Beach, a dog friendly attraction in Pensacola, FL. Photo by @cali_thesdlabradoodle.


This 1-acre acre dog park allows dogs to have water access to the inlet near Bayou Texar. There is a covered area with picnic tables so owners can be in the shade, as well as other picnic tables along the beach. Clean-up stations with bags and trash cans, showers for both dogs and people, and water bowls are available.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Bayview Dog Park and Beach has received a rating of 3.4 out of 5 bones by 19 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Jul. 26, 2019
    Great Park!

    I think this place is the perfect size - the two times we went this week there were only a handful of people and dogs, and everyone was very friendly

  • Jun. 21, 2019
    Nice Shady Spot

    The dog park was clean, had water, and a decent space for my dogs to roam.

  • Feb. 10, 2019
    Love the park itself, dog park..eh

    I love the park itself, but the dog park isn't the greatest. The people aren't super friendly and they don't really watch their dog. We typically go to the dog park on airport, and the people are a lot more friendly and watch their dogs.

  • Oct. 11, 2018
    Very disappointing

    I have to agree with everyone here. This was EXTREMELY disappointing. This is a very small area and only consisted of a few feet of waterfront. I would recommend heading to the Flora-bama Ole River grill or the Yacht Club. Their downstairs and beachfront is dog friendly

  • More than a year ago
    Great time

    My 6 month old pup had a great time splashing and running around! This was our first trip to a dog park, so I have no comparison but there was more space than I was expecting. There were lots of dogs, big and small and their owners were very friendly and my pup quickly made friends and ran off having what looked like a blast! We were in the area vacationing, if I was local we'd go all the time!

  • More than a year ago

    A very nasty, unkempt disgusting place. It is a shame that owners are not cleaning up after their pets. Don't even think about relaxing with your pet. A tiny space with large dogs knocking you over and dog mess everywhere. Never again will I ever take animal to this space.

  • More than a year ago
    dogs love it and the fleas love your dog

    I've taken my pups here a few times now but I stopped because a few neighbors said the water there had lots of bacteria and you should be very careful. Nonetheless I took them anyways because my dogs hate water. This last time I took them though, even with a Seresto fleas and tick prevention collar, my pups came back with the worst case of fleas EVER!! That was ridiculous! Be careful. Even though they have a wash area for your dog, just be careful!

  • More than a year ago
    Good Place for the Dogs and People for a meet and greet

    I have brought a number of dogs to this park over the past year ranging from 10 weeks to 2 years of age and it's always been a good experience. Like most parks, you hear about some dogs that are a bit aggressive, but that is a reflection of the owners rather than the animals. Pit Bulls tend to get the blame, because humans are more apprehensive about the breed. I find the nastiest dogs are the smaller terriers, but again, its ALL on the owners. Bring your your best friends to a place they can pal around with other dogs and have a good time.

  • More than a year ago
    bad dogs and owners

    took my older boxer and small boston terrier and before I could get to the bench to set first the boston then my boxer were attacked by the same pit bull. the owner did not even apologize for the bad and aggressive dog. I left and wont be back. love my dogs too much to take them to get beaten up.

  • More than a year ago
    Dog beach is back open!

    I just got home from taking my dog here. The dog beach is back open! Apparently there was heavy rain and flooding that closed the beach temporarily, but now its back open. There's also another fenced in dog park on the same property that is not on the beach. There were probably ~20 dogs while we were there around 5-6PM. All the other dog owners were very friendly and responsible as well!

  • More than a year ago

    The dog beach is closed. Dogs are still welcome on a leash and they have a nice dog park. Just disappointed we couldn't visit the dog beach.

  • More than a year ago
    Nice little area

    When we found this beach, we thought it'd be like the dog beach in Fort De Soto. It is a lot smaller but nice to take your dog for a swim. It is very packed though do to it's small size. There is a nice walking trail to take your dogs on to let them dry off.

  • More than a year ago
    Keep an eye on water reports

    I used to visit this park back when I was really little with our dogs... which was before there was even a dog park. This was back in 1995-1998 with our Collie part Chow. Lots of area to roam but we had to keep our dogs on a leash. We would play in the water and drink from the many fountains in the park until one day we walked over to the park restrooms and a printed out notice was posted over the water fountain. Apparently for the past two years the water was tested and harmful bacteria was present in the water supply and they advised that small children and animals don't go in the water or they might drink it accidentally. If you check the map this isn't the freshest of waters... it's near the mouth of Bayou Texar where a lot of wash off water is from local housing in either direction. So if you plan to go into the water keep on eye for posted notices or you might find out later then you wanted there was something in the water. Just a safety precaution, otherwise it should be safe enough.

  • More than a year ago
    My dogs loved it!

    We drove down from KC to go to this beach and had a great time. Nice platforms to rinse the dogs off after playing in the sand. Then we would go to the dog park across the parking lot to play for a bit while they finished drying off. Top notch.

  • More than a year ago
    Not safe for small dogs

    I no longer take my dogs to this park, my dog was viciously attacked by a pit bull. Noone even attempted to helpme as I was on the ground between my dachshund and this pit. Not until I screamed for someone to please help me. There are always several large dogs and you cannever predict what can happen. I would LOVE it if they would partition it where it would separate the big dogs from the small ones. The park is nice but not safe, there will always be idiots that dont watch their dogs and thats two bad.

  • More than a year ago
    As good as it can get here

    Since dogs aren't allowed on regular beaches, it's nice to find someplace I can take my dog and he can swim and associate with other dogs off-leash. It's not the largest park but it is definitely the best one here in NW Florida.

  • More than a year ago
    Awesome Dog Beach

    Annie and Jasmine love going there and playing with all the other dogs!! The biggest problem that I see is the people who bring little kids and babies there. Rules state no kids under 15-16 cause kids and the parents don't watch what dog they run up to and they could get hurt and who would be at fault? Owner of the dog not the kids or parents. That's what a dog park/beach is for not people. But it's an awesome place and every dog seems to like being there and good dog parents watch their dogs and we all watch all the dogs should there be a problem and problem dog/dogs are put on leash or leave the park/beach.

  • More than a year ago
    Enter at your own risk

    Great place to let your dog(s) enjoy the beach and play in the water. However, dog park rules are NOT enforced by the Pensacola Police Dept. (I called them about disruptive children in the park). Enter at your own risk. Aggressive dogs and dog owners are a threat.

  • More than a year ago
    We Love To Go Swimming

    Our Humans Take us to Bayview to go swimming, my boy even goes into the water with me! The people are always nice and even through us a ball! all in all is a great place for us to have fun and we even get a nice bath from the wash station everytime we leave to go home!

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