Dog Friendly Beaches in St. Petersburg, FL

There are 2 dog-friendly beaches in St. Petersburg, and 8 more nearby. 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 St. Petersburg.

Pet Friendly Dog Park Beach at Fort de Soto Park
Dog Park Beach at Fort de Soto Park The Dog Park Beach at Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg, FL features two fenced areas so both large and small dogs can enjoy off-leash fun. It also has dog showers for hot days. There's a designated dog beach area at the far southwest corner of the dog park. The rest of the park allows dogs on leash, except for the beach areas. See Details
Pet Friendly Gandy Beach
Gandy Beach Pets are welcome to play and swim at dog-friendly Gandy Beach in St. Petersburg, FL. This stretch of beach along Gandy Boulevard, spanning across Old Tampa Bay, is a popular spot for fishing and swimming. Please note that the area is not fenced, so dogs should be kept on a leash during their visit, and parking isn't available along the shore in an effort to protect the mangroves. See Details
Clearwater North Beach Leashed dogs are allowed on the north section only of Clearwater North Beach, which starts at Somerset Street in Clearwater, FL. Bring your pooch for a stroll along the sand and in the surf, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. Although there's no parking north of Somerset, public meter parking can be found on Mandalay Ave, south of Somerset. See Details
Honeymoon Island State Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin, FL. In addition to having their own dog beach on the southern tip of the island, dogs are also allowed on the pet-friendly nature trail. There's an entrance fee per vehicle. See Details
Dog Beach at Davis Islands The Dog Beach at Davis Islands in Tampa, FL invites Fido to splash around with other canines off leash in the designated fenced area along the shore. Located just across the parking lot from the dog park, this area is a popular spot for pets to enjoy some ocean air and exercise. Be sure to have Fido on a leash when outside of the fenced areas. See Details
Pass-a-Grille Dog Beach Leashed pups are permitted at the designated area of Pass-a-Grille Dog Beach in St. Pete Beach, FL. The portion of beach south of the Merry Pier between First and Third avenues welcomes your dog on a leash. Limited paid parking is available. See Details
Picnic Island Park Dog Beach Picnic Island Park Dog Beach is a sandy off-leash retreat for dogs in Tampa, FL. This park offers Fido ocean access and endless opportunities to play on the sand and in the water. There are also picnic tables for humans. The dog beach, located just south of the fishing pier, is a coastal open space and does not have any fully enclosed areas. See Details
De Soto National Memorial Beach Bring your pet for a dip at De Soto National Memorial Beach in Bradenton, FL. This dog-friendly recreation area welcomes leashed pups to enjoy a stroll along the trails and shoreline with you. Restrooms and water stations are available. See Details
Apollo Beach Nature Preserve Apollo Beach Nature Preserve is a dog-friendly destination in Apollo Beach, FL. This 63-acre nature preserve is home to a variety of aquatic species and seven acres are dedicated to outdoor recreation, including a 2-acre sandy beach for picnicking. Please note that swimming is not allowed. Leashed dogs are welcome but are not permitted on the observation tower. See Details
Palma Sola Causeway Park Palma Sola Causeway Park in Bradenton, FL is a sandy stretch of land popular for kayaking and picnicking. Leased dogs are welcome to enjoy this pet-friendly shoreline. Park amenities include a dock, grills, picnic shelter and tables, a restroom, water fountain, and trash receptacles. See Details