Dog Friendly Beaches in Jacksonville, FL

There are 7 dog friendly beaches within 20 miles of Jacksonville. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Jacksonville.

Pet Friendly Mickler's Landing
Mickler's Landing Mickler's Landing features wooden dune walkovers, grills, off-beach parking, showers, and restrooms on the pink, coquina-sand beach. Leashed dogs are permitted on the beach. See Details
Pet Friendly Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach Dogs are allowed on the beach during the day and evening. Dogs must be on leash unless both adult and pet are in the water together (see below). Pet owners must pick up and remove dog waste from beach and dispose of properly. No dog shall be allowed off the property of its owner unless the dog is fastened to a suitable leash of dependable strength not to exceed twelve (12) feet in length. Such leash must be attached to a fixed object or specifically held by a person capable of controlling the animal. On Atlantic Beach if dog and owner are in the Atlantic Ocean together, the dog shall be allowed to swim unleashed and then immediately put back on the leash before returning to the beach. This does not include walking the dog in the water. See Details
Jacksonville Beach Jacksonville Beach is a popular pet-friendly destination. Home to yellow sands and views of the crashing sea, dogs are allowed on the beach at any time from October 1 through March 31. However, dogs are not permitted on the beach between 9am to 5pm from April 1 through September 30. Your pooch must be leashed at all times while they are enjoying the beach and owners should clean up after their pets. See Details
Atlantic Beach Dog Park Dog friendly beach but must be on leash no longer than 12 feet long. Must pick up any poop. See Details
Neptune Beach Dogs are only permitted on Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach before 9:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. Dogs must be on a leash and have a current rabies tag. Dog owners must clean up after their dogs. Dogs are allowed anytime on Atlantic Beach, but must also be on a leash no more than 12 feet long. See Details
South Ponte Vedra Beach Recreation Area South Ponte Vedra Beach Recreation Area is located across the street from the South Ponte Vedra Fire Station, 2.25 miles south of GTM Research Reserve. Features include beach access, limited off-beach parking, picnic tables, and grills. Leashed dogs are permitted to enjoy the beach with their humans. For more information, contact Katie Martyn, (904) 209-0752. See Details
Fernandina Beach Dogs are welcome to join their owners on Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, located off the east coast of Florida. As long as Fido is on a leash, they can join you as you wander on the sands and in the surf of this popular beach. You and Fido will discover diverse restaurants, busy shops, sandy beaches, and majestic trees dotted around the rest of the island. See Details