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Dog Friendly Activities in Destin, FL

There are 14 dog friendly activities in Destin. 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 Destin.

Pet Friendly Crab Island Cruises
Crab Island Cruises Head out to Crab Island for a day of fun in the sand and surf with your furry best friend aboard a dog-friendly pontoon rental from Crab Island Cruises in Destin, FL. What makes Crab Island Cruises unique is the fact that a driver is included in your boat rental, meaning that you can focus on having fun while someone else does the driving. Crab Island Cruises provides nearly everything you need for an unforgettable day including: boat and captain, PFDs, fuel, beach towels, float and water toys, bottled water, a case of your favorite beverage, plates, napkins, utensils, cooler with ice, beach towels, a photo book of your excursion, and more. Crab Island Cruises welcomes friendly, well-behaved dogs on all their cruises. See Details
Pet Friendly Nancy Weidenhamer Dog Park
Nancy Weidenhamer Dog Park Nancy Weidenhamer Dog Park, located in Destin, FL, is a dog-friendly, 1.5-acre, secure area for Fido to play. Originally known as Destin Dog Park, it was renamed Nancy Weidenhamer Dog Park in 2017 to honor the memory of its founder. Open from sunrise until sunset, Fido is welcome to run off leash at this popular neighborhood gathering spot. There is a separate area for small dogs to play. All dogs must be secured on a leash when entering and leaving the dog park. Benches and water stations are available. See Details
The Doggy Bag The Doggy Bag of Destin, Florida is a special place to shop for you and your favorite four-legged friend! They carry only the highest quality premium dog and cat foods, as well as a wide variety of collars, leads, toys, and dog apparel. They are also a full service doggy bakery specializing in natural and homemade goodies for dogs. See Details
Buster's Old Time Photos Step back in time to the old west of 1880, here you can be dressed in authentic Tombstone styled costumes as featured in the movie, you can be a rough looking outlaw, gambler, sheriff or southern gentleman. The ladies can be elegant southern belles wearing beautiful gowns along with hoop slips, or saloon girls with skirted corsets, stockings, garters and chokers or the most demure showgirls, still wearing corset tops but accompanied with full length skirts. We can also dress your children in appropriate costumes to go along with your chosen theme. To finish off your Western portrait we have a large range of props for you to use. The families will have fun taking part in one of our most popular themes. We love your pets! We know how important they are and we are here to help. Bring us your pets along with the family and we will make a memory that will last a lifetime! See Details
Wet-N-Wild Watersports Rent one of their dog-friendly pontoons while in Destin. See Details
Henderson Beach State Park Henderson Beach State Park in Destin, FL, is home to pet-friendly trails that you can explore with your pooch. Leashed dogs are allowed on the nature trails, but not on the beach. Dogs in attendance do require a permit. More information can be found on their website or by calling the telephone number provided. Henderson Beach State Park can be accessed every day of the week from dawn until dusk. There is a vehicle fee to enter. See Details
Dockside Watersports & Parasailing Dockside Watersports, located in the Destin Harbor, offers dog-friendly pontoon boat rentals. In addition, they also offer parasailing, jet ski rentals, sunset and fireworks Cruises, dolphin excursions, and a marina shop with everything you need to enjoy your day on the water. Call or visit the website for additional information. See Details
Destin Commons Destin Commons is a pet-friendly outdoor shopping area located in Destin, FL. Fido is welcome to join you as you walk around a vast area boasting over 95 shops and restaurants. You will find six outdoor hydration stations conveniently located throughout the center to keep Fido cool and hydrated. All restaurants with a patio are dog-friendly and many stores are too, simply ask the shop associate. Dogs are also welcome to participate in numerous events at Destin Commons, including the popular annual Halloween Haunt Costume Contest. See Details
Kitty Hawk Kites Kitty Hawk Kites is a dog-friendly outdoor activity store in Harborwalk Village, Destin, on the coast of the panhandle of Florida. These dog lovers welcome kite lovers to come and peruse the aisles of their eclectic store full of all things to get you high, in the sky that is. In addition to all the great outdoor goods, they also stock dog treats to keep Fido happy while you're inside. Kitty Hawk Kites is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 10am to 8pm. See Details
Destin Vacation Boat Rentals We offer fishing, pontoon, power, and sailboat rentals for your Destin, Florida vacation. Pet-friendly boats available! See Details
DISCOVER YOUR DESTIN-Y! Scavenger Hunt 'DISCOVER YOUR DESTIN-Y! Scavenger Hunt' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Kat & Alan. Discover Destin with your pooch. First, receive instructions and warm up for the event. Then, depart with your dog on a tour of the sights and sounds of Destin, Florida. Take part in fun activities and complete clues along the way. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 30 guests of all ages. Rates start at $22 per person. See Details
Destin Pontoon Boat Rentals Book a pontoon boat for a day on the water with your furry friends. Go to Crab Island or just cruise around the bay and harbor. Only smaller dogs will be able to join us and we do require advanced reservations. See Details
Luther's Pontoon, Waverunner, & Kayak Rentals This Destin rental company has dog-friendly pontoons, Waverunners and kayaks for rent. They offer total fun and enjoyment on the water, especially to Crab Island. 20 ft Pontoon Boat, 24 ft Pontoon Boats, 28 ft Pontoon Boat, Waverunners, Kayaks, & Paddleboards are available. See Details
Blue Crab Water Sports Blue Crab Water Sports is pet-friendly. Rent a boat with your pooch and explore the waters of Destin together. They love dogs on board, but remind renters that they will be responsible for any damage that is caused by pups on board and they hold no responsibility for the animal to swim or be controlled once on the craft. Bring your own life jacket on board. They are open every day of the week from 9am to 6pm. See Details
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, a former WWII gunnery and bombing practice range, is a dog-friendly natural area. Longleaf pines, some of which are over 300 years old, surround a number of the trails in the area, including the Red Cedar Trail that is lined with stunning red cedars; the Sand Pine Trail that follows the Eastern Shore of Puddin Head Stream; and the Rocky Bayou Trail that runs along the shoreline of the Bayou. Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Liza Jackson Dog Park The dog park at Liza Jackson Park in Fort Walton Beach is divided to small and large dog areas. There are water fountains for the dogs are located inside of the fences as well. Rules are posted on the outside of the fence. See Details
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Dogs are welcome at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, named after the sand dunes in the area which supposedly have the appearance of boat sails dipping up and down. Unfortunately, Fido isn't welcome on the beaches or in any of the cabins at the park, but you can take Fido with you to enjoy the old-growth pine forests, sandy scrub land, dunes, and wetlands on one of the many hiking trails. There are ten miles of pathways that weave around the area and you can access all of the trail heads from the main car park. The fee for entry into the park is $6 per vehicle and you can enter every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
The Village of Baytowne Wharf The Village of Baytowne Wharf is a pet-friendly venue. Affectionately known as the "heart and soul" of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, it has more than 12 restaurants, 15 retail stores and several nightlife venues, and has become the gathering place for everyone visiting, living or working along the Emerald Coast. All canines must be on a leash. Owners are required to clean up behind their pets. Waste stations are located throughout the Village. They also hold several dog-friendly events throughout the year including an Annual Mardi Gras Dog Parade. Each establishment has its own rules for being dog-friendly; inquire with each before taking Fido inside. See Details
Walton County Dog Park Walton County Dog Park is a pet-friendly park in Santa Rosa Beach. Bring your dog for some off-leash fun in the fenced, 2-acre dog park, which includes separate small dog area, chairs, shade trees and running water. See Details
Niceville Dog Park Bring your pet to play off-leash at this shady, fenced dog park which even has its own doggie drinking fountain. See Details
3 Dogs & a Chick We offer a wide variety of fun, healthy and unique merchandise for dogs, cats and pet lovers. This includes freshly baked treats, premium foods, birthday cakes, eco-friendly products and so much more. Dogs are always encouraged to shop alongside their owners...we hope to see you soon! See Details
Air Force Armament Museum Dogs are welcome to join their owners at the Air Force Armament Museum. Located at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, this pet-friendly attraction is the only museum in the world dedicated to the collection, preservation and exhibition of artifacts and memorabilia associated with Air Force Armament. Air Force Armament Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm. See Details
Oak Tree Nature Preserve Walking trails. Beautiful spot with around 1-mile worth of hiking trails. Dogs must be on-leash. There are several garbage cans throughout the trail. See Details
T.J. Brooks Park T.J. Brooks Park is pet-friendly. Located at Lincoln Avenue and Echo Drive this 7 acre park is described by some as simply “serenity”. A 1,600 foot walking trail circles a pond located in the middle of the park. This newly-constructed park currently features pavilions, additional benches, rest room facilities and a dog park. See Details