Dog Friendly Activities in Fort Myers Beach, FL

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Fort Myers Beach, FL. Use the links below to get an overview of each attraction, 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 Fort Myers Beach, FL, or call 877-411-FIDO to speak with one of our pet travel experts!

Bonita Beach Dog Park

Dog Beach is a strip of beach land on the outside edge of Lover's Key State Park along the Fort Myers/Bonita Springs line. It’s an off leash beach to let your dog run free and frolic in the shallow, calm water of the Gulf of Mexico. There are no fences, leashes or worries. Just plenty of dogs of all sizes to play with. Many visit that don't even have dogs, but enjoy watching them run and play with their furry friends on land and water. You can't see if from the main road, but follow the signs around the trees and a clearing will open up to Dog Beach. During high tide you may have to wade through some water to get to it so be prepared. There is a portable toilet, and no running water so remember to bring some for your pet. Please follow the rules to make it a safe, clean enjoyable place for all. For more information visit www.leeparks.org or call 239-533-7275.

Black Island Trail at Lover's Key State Park

Pets are not allowed on the beach, but they are permitted in other areas such as on the trails and paths that wind through the park. For safety of other visitors & wildlife, dogs need to be well-behave and on a six foot, hand-held leash at all times. The Black Island Trail is 2.5 miles of hiking or biking adventure through a maritime hammock along the canal banks of Black Island.

Fishing Buddy Charters

Fishing Buddy Charters is dog friendly! Fish the fruitful backwaters of Estero Bay, Sanibel Island and Pine Island Sound. Depending on the time of year, you'll catch popular Snook, Red Fish, Grouper, Tarpon and Trout species. There are plenty of other fish in the sea like Flounder, Pompano, Mackerel and more! They also offer sightseeing tours of the habitats of a vast variety of local wildlife. It is not uncommon to spot Manatee, Dolphin, Sea Turtles, Rays, Shark, Bald Eagles, Pelicans, Egrets, Osprey, Herons and more! Your trip begins at one of 4 standard pick-up locations: Bowditch Point Park on Fort Myers Beach, Punta Rassa Boat Ramp in Fort Myers, the Sanibel Island Boat Ramp or the Yacht Club in Cape Coral. Feel free to bring a small cooler with the beverage of your choice and a sack lunch.

Gulfside Beach (aka Algiers Beach)

One of the many pet-friendly beaches of Sanibel Island, Gulfside Beach (or Algiers Beach) makes a great escape for you and Fido. A portion of the beach is located near a nature preserve. Dogs are allowed on a leash, and owner's must clean up after their pets. There are picnic tables and restrooms available, and an hourly parking fee is charged between the hours of 7 am to 7 pm (free after 7 pm).
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