Dog Friendly Activities in Sanibel, FL

There are 8 dog friendly activities in Sanibel. 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 Sanibel.

Pet Friendly Gulfside City Park
Gulfside City Park 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
Pet Friendly Bowman's Beach
Bowman's Beach Bowman's Beach is a beautiful, dog-friendly, secluded beach in Sanibel, FL, with hiking trails. Amenities include picnic tables, grills, pay phone, bathrooms and bike racks. Dogs are allowed on leash. See Details
Tarpon Bay Explorers Tarpon Bay Explorers is a dog-friendly rental company on Sanibel, FL. They allow dogs and their owners to rent a paddleboard, kayak, or canoe and go off on their own adventure! Dogs are not allowed on eco tours due to disruption of local wildlife. Bring your own doggy life jacket if Fido’s not a strong swimmer. See Details
J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge Explore part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystems with your pup on the Wildlife Drive through J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, FL. Dogs are allowed on the Wildlife Drive, Indigo Trail and the Bailey Tract as long as they are kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. See Details
Island Paws Island Paws was created by two girls, two dogs, and one very old calico cat. When the five of us moved to Sanibel in 2003 we had no idea that a store for our 4-legged furry friends was in our future. But, we soon realized that there was no place nearby where our pets could get all natural foods, shop for delicious treats, or experience the newest and most unique toys. So Island Paws was born.

We opened our doors in October 2004 and continue to provide the finest pet products and supplies for your best friend. Island Paws offers quality health and nutrition, gourmet treats, and unique gifts.

It is our pleasure to be able to share our love of pets with so many people. We believe that pets are a part of the family. They deserve our love and understanding, and a scratch on the belly whenever time allows!

We wish all pets and their humans a long, healthy, and happy life!
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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
Lighthouse Beach Park Lighthouse Beach Park is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome on this beach, as long as they are cleaned up after. Parking is $5 per hour, unless you purchase a parking pass. This beach has restrooms, outdoor shower, ample parking and a nice sandbar to explore with your pooch. See Details
Moke Rentals of Sanibel & Captiva Moke Rentals of Sanibel & Captiva in Florida invites you to go cruising with Fido in one of their dog-friendly, fully electric, open-air Mokes! These mini Jeep-like golf carts are street-friendly and can seat up to four people. Mokes are permitted on any public road with a posted speed limit of 35 MPH or lower. You can explore the island in style in these fun vehicles, but please be sure Fido's nails are trimmed to prevent damage to the interior. Drivers must be 21 years or older with valid driver’s license and have proof of auto insurance. See Details
Beach Buddy Tours Beach Buddy Tours is dog-friendly, offering sightseeing tours of the habitats of a vast variety of local wildlife in Fort Myers Beach, FL. 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
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 in Fort Myers Beach, FL. This dog-friendly, off-leash beach allows dogs to 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. See Details
New Wave Eco Charters New Wave Eco Charters offers dog-friendly tours. New Wave Eco Charters specializes in eco-tourism practices. They offer a number of different tours, including a number of guided sightseeing adventures. One of the most popular tours is a private excursion with a marine biologist, available on weekends. Let the captain know that you'll be bringing Fido with you when you book your sustainable charter. Dawson, the company dog, can be brought along to keep your pooch company on an adventure by special request. The prices vary depending on the tour you would like to enjoy. Check out their website or call them directly to get a breakdown and more information. See Details
Scotty's Bierwerks Scotty's Bierwerks is a dog-friendly brewery serving locals and visitors to Cape Coral, FL. Fido is welcome to accompany you beside a picnic table on the open, uncovered outside patio space. Try a local craft brew and pair it with a tasty bite from the on-site food truck which rotate daily. Sip a refreshing glass of Irish Red Ale, Oatmeal Stout or Hazy IPA in a relaxed and laid back enviroment. 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
John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail John Yarbrough Linear Park Trail is a great place to walk your dog in Fort Myers, FL. The dog-friendly trail is well shaded on the southern-most section. The trail can be accessed by sidewalk or paths at: 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
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Galt Preserve Galt Preserve offers 2.5 miles of hiking trails and boardwalks where you can walk Fido on-leash. Please be courteous and pick up after your pet. See Details
Celebrate LOVE at the Beach 'Celebrate LOVE at the Beach' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Salomon. Fido is invited to join you and your significant other for a vow renewal ceremony. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary, engagement or special occasion, this is the perfect experience to commemorate your love for each other. Your host will conduct the ceremony but you are welcome to include your own words if you would like. A Sand Ceremony is included where each person will pour a different colored sand into a vase; a lovely souvenir to remember the occasion. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 2 guests ages 18 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $75 per person. 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
Paddle Naples Paddle Naples is pet-friendly. Join them for guided kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing tours setting sail in Bonita Springs. Their paddling routes are some of the best in Southwest Florida and allow you to experience the mangroves trails and tunnels, Gulf of Mexico, and Estero Bay! During a guided eco-tour you will have the chance to be up close with marine life and it’s quite common to see dolphins, manatees, and many species of birds. Dogs are welcome to join in the paddling adventures. Paddle Naples is open Monday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm. See Details
Dog Park at Judd Community Park The Dog Park at Judd Community Park in North Fort Meyers, FL is pet-friendly. This fully enclosed off-leash park has two separate areas for small and large dogs, seating, a water fountain and pet waste stations. Beside the park is access to a narrow channel of water popular for kayaking. Restrooms are nearby. See Details
Gasparilla Island State Park Dogs are allowed in certain areas of Gasparilla Island State Park. This fisherman's paradise is separated from the mainland by Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound and is one of the Gulf Coast barrier islands. Your pooch can join you in the picnic areas, but are not permitted on the beaches or in the Boca Grande Lighthouse. Pets must be well-behaved and kept on a six-foot, handheld leash at all times. The fee for entrance into this park is $3 per vehicle and you can access it every day of the week from 8am until sunset. 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
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is dog-friendly! Well-behaved pets are welcome to explore the park on a six-foot, hand-held leash. Dogs are not allowed on the beaches and owners must bring bags to clean up after their pets. The Park features a nature trail, a picnic pavilion, restroom facilities, wildlife viewing, and geo-seeking. Delnor-Wiggins State Park is open from 8am to sundown, year-round. Admission varies. See Details
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