Dog Friendly Beaches in Clearwater, FL

There are 5 dog friendly beaches in Clearwater, 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.

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.

Honeymoon Island State Park Dog Beach

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Freedom to roam, white sandy beachfront, gentle lapping waves and crystalline water means happy pooches and owners alike. In addition to having their own beach on the southern tip of the island, dogs are also allowed on the nature trail. Pets must be on a 6-foot handheld leash at all times while in these areas.

Gandy Bridge Causeway

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Pets are welcome to play and swim on this St. Petersburg beach.

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.