Dog Friendly Beaches in Bradenton, FL

There are 4 dog friendly beaches in Bradenton, FL. Use the links below to get an overview of each dog beach, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners.

De Soto National Memorial Beach

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Bring your pet for a dip in Tampa Bay at this friendly beach, where dogs are allowed as long as they are on-leash. Outdoor showers nearby.

Fort De Soto Dog Beach Park

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The Fort De Soto Park has large fenced areas for both large and small dogs, including dog showers for those hot days. Dogs are allowed anywhere in the park on a six-foot leash, except on any beach. The Paw Playground area is the exception -- dogs are allowed on the beach, and they are allowed off leash on that area of beach. They can also run free inside the fenced areas. On a hot summer day, you can cool off your dog by hosing him down, and drinking water is available too. The park also has plenty for two-legged visitors too -- an old Spanish fort to explore, gorgeous parks, overnight camping with plenty of amenities, and picnic areas. The north beach was named "America's #1 Beach" in 2008 & 2009 by TripAdvisor.

Picnic Island Beach Dog Park

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Dogs are welcome to play off-leash at the beach here. Just be careful as the area is not fully fenced.

Apollo Beach

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The beach at Apollo Beach has been restored and re-opened. Dogs are welcome on leashes and there are waste bag locations scattered around the area along with a few picnic tables.