Dog Friendly Activities in Fort Myers Beach, FL

There are 8 dog friendly activities in Fort Myers 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 Fort Myers Beach.

Pet Friendly Black Island Trail at Lover's Key State Park
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. See Details
Pet Friendly Beach Buddy Tours
Beach Buddy Tours Beach Buddy Tours is dog-friendly, offering sightseeing tours of the habitats of a vast variety of local wildlife. Pets are welcome with prior approval, and Beach Buddy Tours even offers a special four hour, Four Legged Friends Cruise, with a stop to swim and play on the Bonita Dog Beach. Beach Buddy Tours provides Frisbees, water toys, a water dish, clean-up baggies, and sailor bandannas for your pooch on this tour. Guests can bring a small cooler with the beverage of their choice and a sack lunch. For more information, check out Beach Buddy Tours' official website. See Details
Lover’s Key State Park Lover’s Key State Park is a dog-friendly park, where you and Fido can discover manatees, dolphins, alligators, ospreys and much more on a rented kayak. The mangrove-protected trail is certainly a sight to witness for any visitors to the area. Lover's Key State Park is open every day of the week from 8am to 8pm. See Details
Paddle Board Adventure With Dogs 'Paddle Board Adventure With Dogs' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Sheree. Meet up with your host at Bonita Dog Beach for a semi-private paddle board, picnic and play adventure on the gulf inlet at the southern tip of Lover's Key. Paddle with your pup to areas you might miss or be nervous about paddling to on your own. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 3 guests ages 11 and up. For this tour Guests do not have to know how to paddle however they should be use to an athletic activity like hiking, walking, or a sport. Rates start at $125 per person. See Details
AquaCulture Outfitters AquaCulture Outfitters is pet-friendly. This Fort Myers Beach fishing company offers guided fishing charters in Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel to Captiva. They are dedicated to providing the best fishing experience across Southwest Florida. They also have the resources to hook you up with the best guides, best captain, best boat and best spot for the ultimate fishing experience. AquaCulture Outfitters is open every day of the week from 8am to 8pm. See Details
Sundance Sailing Sundance Sailing is pet-friendly. Designed for offshore cruising, the 42′ Sundance is undoubtedly the safest, most enjoyable vessel on Fort Myers Beach. Half-day, Full-day and Sunset Cruises are available. You and your pooch can set off on your adventure from Snug Harbor, Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Sundance Sailing is open every day of the week from 10am to 7pm. See Details
Fort Myers's His Greatest Invention Scavenger Hunt Tour Fort Myers's His Greatest Invention Scavenger Hunt Tour is pet-friendly. Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture and history. Search plaques, statues and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location. If you can't find the answer, they'll guide you to the next location. Leashed pups are welcome to take part in this app-led hunt that can be completed at any time. See Details
Kayak Excursions Pelican Bay Kayak Excursions Pelican Bay is pet-friendly. Situated between San Carlos Bay and Estero Bay, Pelican Bay is a great place to paddle with your pooch. Stay close by in the protected waters of Pelican bay or venture in to the mangrove island dotted Hurricane and Hell Peckney Bays. Rentals start at $40. Dogs are welcome. Kayak Excursions Pelican Bay is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Gulfside City Park Gulfside City Park is pet-friendly. One of the many pet-friendly beaches of Sanibel Island, Gulfside City Park is located near a City of Sanibel and Federal nature preserve. The beach is also home to threatened and endangered nesting shorebirds and sea turtles during much of the year. Dogs must be kept on a leash (maximum 8 feet) at all times, and owners are required by law to clean up after their pets. There are picnic tables, wash stations, and restrooms available, and an hourly parking fee is charged between the hours of 7 am to 7 pm (free after 7 pm). See Details
Lee County Dog Beach Lee County Dog Beach, also known as Bonita Beach Dog Park, is located along the edge of Lover's Key State Park. 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 people 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 it 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. See Details
Naples Dog Park Naples Dog Park is at Riverside Circle near the intersection of Central Avenue and Goodlette-Frank Road. The park's site is on the northeast corner of Goodlette-Frank Road and Central Avenue. The park is within walking distance of downtown. The park is approximately 2.5 acres and has separate off-leash areas for large and small dogs, benches, water fountains for both man and beast, a shaded structure, dog washing stations, poop-bag dispensers, waste cans and plenty of running room. See Details
Bowman's Beach Beautiful, secluded beach with hiking trails. Amenities include picnic tables, grills, pay phone, bathrooms and bike racks. Dogs are allowed on leash. See Details
Rover Run Rover Run is located at Veterans Community Park. It is the only dog park in Collier County. Small and large dogs have separate fenced-in areas. See Details
Causeway Islands Park Causeway Islands Park is pet-friendly. Consisting of two spoil islands built and used to link the mainland to Sanibel Island, this causeway bisects San Carlos Bay a short distance from the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River that allows bay and gulf side access. Leashed pets are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Waggin Tails Dog Park at Rotary Park Rotary Park is adjacent to a wildlife preserve and includes a nature center, with facilities for pet owners, that host multiple programs regarding native plants, native animals, xeroscaping and water conservation. Wagging Tails Dog Park includes an area for small and large dogs, as well as several park benches and shaded areas for owners to socialize while their pets play off leash and interact with other dogs. Dog registration and an annual fee are required to use the city's only dog park. Completed forms and annual dues can be paid in the Rotary Park office from 8 am - 3:30 pm daily. See Details
Pooch Dog Park at Judd Park This fenced off-leash dog park is a local favorite in Fort Myers, with separate areas for large and small dogs, shade trees, and water. See Details
Barkingham Dog Park This fenced, off-leash dog park includes separate areas for large and small pets, doggie water fountains, agility equipment, and a dog rinsing station. See Details
J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge Explore part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystems with your pup on the Wildlife Drive through the J.N. Ding Darling. Dogs are welcome on the Wildlife Drive when kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. See Details
Bonita Springs Dog Park A 6 1/2 acre off-leash dog park with separate fenced areas for small, medium, and large dogs. See Details
Woof-A-Hatchee Dog Park at Wa-Ke Hatchee Community Park Woof-A-Hatchee Dog Park is located in Wa-Ke Hatchee Community Park. This roomy park gives your dog space to run, play, and make new friends. The park is an off-leash, fenced area complete with a separate space for puppies or shy dogs, restrooms, watering stations, and dog-waste disposal stations. See Details
K-9 Corral at Estero Park Your pet will thank you for bringing them to this fenced off-leash dog park with separate small dog area, grass, sand pits, shade trees, and water fountains. See Details
Shell Factory and Nature Center The Shell Factory Dog Park, known as Doggy Heaven, provides a great place for your four legged friends to spend the day. Since the Shell Factory property is dog friendly (pets not allowed in Cap't Fishbones or Nature Park), Doggy Heaven was a natural addition. Admission is free and the Park is open all day. Doggy Heaven is also home to SunCoast DockDogs and the SW Florida Weiner Dog Club. Upon entrance to the Park you will see a large pool used for Dock Dog jumping events and Dog rehabilitation. The Shell Factory also promotes 'Doggy Church' which is held every Sunday at 9.30 am right at the Dog Park. After Church your dog can enjoy the agility course or cool off in the Doggy Fountain (may be held at Party House dependent on weather). No matter what breed or size, Doggy Heaven provides a great place to spend time with your four legged friend. Remember, the entire Shell Factory property is Dog Friendly so be sure to stop by Dog Bones Cafe or visit our Retail Store and browse many Dog related items. See Details
John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail is a great place to walk your dog. The trail is well shaded on the southern-most section. The trail can be accessed by sidewalk or paths at: Six Mile Cypress Slough Parkway, Daniels Parkway, Crystal Drive, and Colonial Boulevard. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Public parking is available at several nearby recreational facilities (parking fees may apply): Lakes Regional Park (1.5 mi.), the Lee County Sports Complex (1 mi.) and the City of Fort Myers Neighborhood Trailhead Park (2.1 mi.). See Details