Dog Friendly Activities in Bradenton Beach, FL

There are 38 dog friendly activities within 20 miles of Bradenton Beach. 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 Bradenton Beach.

Pet Friendly Fort De Soto Dog Beach Park
Fort De Soto Dog Beach Park 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. See Details
Pet Friendly De Soto National Memorial Beach
De Soto National Memorial Beach 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. See Details
Pass A Grille Dog Beach Per a 2016 ordinance, leashed pups are permitted on a designated section of beach south of the Merry Pier between First and Third avenues. Limited paid parking is available. See Details
17th Street Paw Park 17th Street Paw Park is a great off-leash dog park in Sarasota, with water, shade and everything else your pooch needs to play! See Details
Bay Front Park Bay Front Park is great place to bring your leashed dog for a great shaded stroll around the marina and bayfront. See Details
Happy Tails Dog Park at G.T. Bray Park Pets will love playing off-leash at this fenced Bradenton dog park, which includes separate small dog area, drinking water, and benches for owners to rest on. See Details
Red Bug Slough Reserve Lots of shaded trails and interesting smells for the dogs! My dogs loved it there. Great to see a city preserve natural beauty and not build condos etc on it. Big pond/lake in the middle of it so the dogs could go in and cool down. Didn't see any dog water fountains but there were poop bags at the entrance off Beneva Rd and lots of trash cans throughout. See Details
Lake Vista Dog Park Your pet will love to play off-leash at this 1.5 acre, fenced dog run with water fountains. There's even a time-out area for over-excited pets. See Details
Arlington Park Dog Park Nice off leash dog park In a beautiful park. Plenty of parking. See Details
Dr. Ott's Dog Park This clean, roomy off-leash dog park attracts a loyal crowd of regulars. Includes separate small dog area, shade, benches, swings, and picnic tables. See Details
Palma Sola Causeway Park This park is dog friendly. Amenities: Dock Grills Picnic Shelter Picnic Tables Rest Rooms Trash Receptacles Water Fountain See Details
Coquina Key Dog Park This off-leash dog park includes drinking fountains and fire hydrants. Fences are six feet, so you needn't worry about your pet getting loose. See Details
Shell Key Shuttle Sunset Cruises Shell Key Shuttle is dog friendly! Bring Fido to enjoy a 1 1/2 hour sunset cruise sightseeing through residential waterways and the pristine barrier islands south of Pass-A-Grille. Call for dates; reservations are required. Dog treats included. All dogs must be vaccinated for rabies, bordetella, and distemper/parvo. See Details
Holmes Beach Dog Park at Central Park Managed by the City of Holmes Beach, this dog park has a separate small dog area, drinking water, benches, and some shade. Beware of the occasional baseball or softball coming from the nearby Birdie Tebbetts Field. See Details
Robinson Preserve With a few trails to choose from, Robinson Preserve is a lovely nature walk bordering the Manatee River and Perico Bayou. The Preserve provides waste bags, water fountains, and hoses at the parking lot, but not within the park. Do take water for your pups - the trails can get hot and there isn't much shade. Make sure to check out the observation tower, which provides clear views to Tampa Bay. See Details
Nikko Mussolini Dog Boutique and Spirits Bring Fido to this small bar, offering beer, sake, wine, champagne, and coffee for humans and delectable treats for dogs. Have a drink, meet new people, listen to music, and spend time with human and canine friends at this unique boutique and bar. See Details
Creekwood Canine Park Amenities: Doggie Drinking Fountain Free Waste Bags Pavilion Enclosed area exclusively for small, fragile or elderly dogs Dog Park Rules This park is for the enjoyment of our canine visitor. Aggressive dogs will not be allowed to remain in the park. Dogs must wear a current license tag and have a current rabies vaccination. Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the park. All dogs within the fence must be off leash. Choke collars are prohibited. Dog owners must be present, with leash, and in view of their dog at all times. Dogs must be under voice control at all times. Dog feces must be picked up and disposed of by the owner. Owners must immediately fill in any holes dug by their dogs. Feeding the squirrels is prohibited inside the dog park. People food is prohibited inside the dog park. Alcoholic consumption is prohibited in County parks. The small dog area is recommended for small, fragile, or elderly canine visitors. Children may accompany the family pet if they are under the direct supervision of an adult. In all cases, owners are responsible for the actions of their dogs. Canine and human visitors enter at their own risk. Manatee County cannot be responsible for injuries to visiting dogs, their owners, or others using the park. All special events should be requested through the Parks and Recreation Department. NO park personnel on duty in the dog park. See Details
Lakeview Paw Park Everything we could have asked for to make our pooch, and thus...us, happy while traveling and not knowing where to let her run off leash. 2 acres of fenced in shade for dogs over 20 lbs., plenty of water bowls, hose, doggie pools provided....and lots of tennis balls all over! Park has a smaller area for puppies and dogs under 20 lbs. Very pleasant discovery! Highly recommended. See Details
Apollo Beach Park Large fenced area with water facets, doggie poo bags, waste receptors and a covered pavilion with seating. The are two enclosures one for large dogs and one for small dogs. The dog park is located at one end of the city park next to the fire station. Other area of the park include a skate park, tennis and basketball courts, See Details
Retro Rosie's Vintage clothing boutique and antique housewares with shop dog on site! MilkBones available for cute dogs...which is all of them. See Details
Bone Appetite From gourmet baked goods to toys and apparel and strollers, you are sure to find the right pet supplies at Bone Appetite. Dogs are welcome. See Details
Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail) The Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Osprey! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Legacy Trail (Sarasota to Venice Rail-Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Oscar Scherer State Park Parts of Oscar Scherer State Park are dog-friendly! The 1,381-acre park is a great spot to view Florida scrub-jays and enjoy a variety of recreational activities. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are allowed in the campground and visitor recreation areas. Several campsites are not pet-friendly, so dog owners should call ahead before arriving. Pets are not allowed in buildings, on playground equipment, rental canoes, on the swimming beach or in the lake. Admission varies by vehicle occupancy and time of day. Oscar Scherer State Park is open from 8am to sundown year-round. See Details
Surferbus Bring Fido kayaking on a dog-friendly Surferbus rental. Dog owners can rent a kayak in advance through Surferbus' website, and then launch from its property. Prices vary depending on the rental, and dogs are not allowed on paddle boards. Dog owners will receive a human life jacket with their purchase, and should bring a dog life jacket for their furry friend. Surferbus is open seven days a week from 8am to 5pm. See Details