Dog Friendly Activities in Sarasota, FL

There are 17 dog friendly activities in Sarasota. 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 Sarasota.

Pet Friendly Red Bug Slough Preserve
Red Bug Slough Preserve Red Bug Slough Preserve is a dog-friendly nature preserve in Sarasota, FL. There are several trails that you can enjoy with your pup, some of which afford views of a small lake. There are two picnic shelters were you can share a snack with Fido. Be aware that you may encounter alligators during your visit, so keeping your dog leashed is imperative. Please clean up after your pets to help protect the flora and fauna. See Details
Pet Friendly Bayfront Park and Marina
Bayfront Park and Marina Bayfront Park and Marina is a dog-friendly recreational area in Sarasota, FL. Leashed dogs are welcome on a shaded stroll around the marina and bayfront. The park also offers picnic areas, restrooms, public art, and more. See Details
Shelf Indulgence Used Book Cafe Shelf Indulgence Used Book Cafe is a dog-friendly, used bookstore and cafe in Sarasota, FL. Shop or enjoy a cup of coffee and bite to eat with Fido by your side! Dogs are welcome both outside at one of the bistro tables along the sidewalk, or inside the store. They offer a wide array of specialty coffee and tea drinks, along with a selection of pasties and fresh-to-order sandwiches and wraps with vegan options available. The shop buys and sells gently-loved books, and also offers free Wi-fi to customers. 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
Arlington Park Dog Park Arlington Park Dog Park is an off-leash area located within the Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex in Sarasota, FL. The park offers separate areas for large and small dogs to play. 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
Myakka River State Park Pets are welcome in the Old Prairie and Palmetto Ridge campgrounds at Myakka River State Park, a pet-friendly attraction in Sarasota, FL. This park also offers hiking trails, paddling, wildlife viewing, restrooms and more. See Details
St. Armands Circle St. Armands Circle is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome to wander around the outdoor sections of this shopping mall. Here, you'll find an array of shops, restaurants, salons and spas. St. Armands Circle is open every day of the week from 10am to 9pm. See Details
Sarasota Farmers Market Sarasota Farmers Market is a dog-friendly Farmers Market in Sarasota, FL. Established in 1979, this market has won numerous awards for their events and available stands to shop from, including Southern Living Magazine naming it the number one farmers market in Florida. They provide the community with a connection to local farmers, artisans, and chefs, right in the heart of town. This farmers market is open every Saturday, 52 weeks a year, rain or shine. They love seeing Fido with you and welcome leashed, friendly pets. Please note that all pets must be kept on short, non-extendable leashes and no excessive barking is allowed. See Details
Bird Key Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Bird Key Park, a pet-friendly park in Sarasota, FL. This park features a beach area, walking paths, pavilions, picnic tables, drinking fountains and more. Enjoy the view of the Sarasota Bay while you walk or sit with Fido! See Details
Potter Park Leashed dogs are welcome at Potter Park, a pet-friendly park in Sarasota, FL. This park features a playground, shelters, picnic tables and more. There are also both paved and unpaved trails for you and Fido to enjoy a walk. See Details
Sarasota Boat Tours Sarasota Boat Tours offer dog-friendly charters for an unforgettable experience on the crystal clear waters surrounding Sarasota, FL. Step aboard the Sylvan Tritoon for a memorable excursion with Fido. Tours vary in length from a 2.5 hour sail at sunset to a 6 hour cruise. Sarasota Boat Tours will need to know the number and size of your dog(s) at the time of booking. Due to the warm climate, morning boat tours are recommended if bringing pets. See Details
Payne Park Payne Park in Sarasota, FL is a dog-friendly park, home to the Payne Park Tennis Center, Skate Park, Circus Park, Café, and Amphitheater. Take Fido on a stroll along the walking path, and stop for a snack at one of the picnic tables. Enjoy public art displays, a water feature and a disc golf course. See Details
Sapphire Shores Park Sapphire Shores Park is pet-friendly. Home for the sculpture “The One That Got Away” by Charles Meyrick. The park also has bike parking, the “Little Playground”, allows leashed pets and is a great location to watch the sunset or go fishing. Enjoy the trails together and have fun next to the water. See Details
Aromatouch Technique Aromatherapy 'Aromatouch Technique Aromatherapy' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Tara. Dogs are welcome to join you during your treatment, where you'll lie comfortably, face down on the massage table, while they lie on the floor beside you. Your host will use eight essential oils and blends will be used for the treatment. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate one guest of all ages. Rates start at $60 per person. See Details
Nautical Ventures Nautical Ventures in Sarasota is pet-friendly. Bring your dog to the go-to people for fun on the water. This Florida-wide dealership that sells boats, tenders, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards should be your first stop before embarking on an adventure on the waters surrounding the Sunshine State. You can also find a variety of rentals at this location, including pet-friendly kayaks and SUPs. Nautical Ventures is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm, Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. See Details
Sarasota Minibus Sarasota Minibus is a dog-friendly boutique transport business in Sarasota, FL, for private charter. They specialize in wedding and bachelorette party services. If you have a special event that you would love your friendly family dog to be a part of, Sarasota Minibus is happy to accommodate your special request. See Details
Ken Thompson Park Ken Thompson Park is a pet-friendly recreational area in Sarasota, FL. The park features hiking and biking trails, a boat ramp, fishing pier, picnic areas and a mangrove boardwalk. A leashed Fido is welcome to join you as you explore the park. See Details
Brohard Paw Park Brohard Paw Park is the only beach area in Venice, FL, where dogs are welcome. This dog-friendly beach offers doggy and human drinking fountains, dog showers, fire hydrants, leash posts, picnic tables, and benches. Please observe the posted signage stating where the dog beach ends. See Details
Fort DeSoto County Park Fort DeSoto County Park is a dog-friendly beachside state park in Tierra Verde, FL. Escape to the white sands and crystal clear waters of this popular 1,136 acre park. There are 15 picnic shelters, restrooms, fishing piers, and playgrounds. There are several trails suitable for people and pups of any skill level. The dog park allows dogs to access the beach in a designated area, and there are two separate fenced areas near the beach for small and large dogs. The fenced dog park sections include water stations. A nominal fee is required to enter the park. See Details
Paw Patch Dog Park at Creekwood Park Paw Patch Dog Park is a fenced-in, 2-acre off leash dog park located at Creekwood Park in Bradenton, FL. The park features a doggie drinking fountain, waste bags, pavilion, and an enclosed area for small, fragile or elderly dogs. The park is closed for maintenance on Tuesday mornings from 7am until 11am. See Details
Fort De Soto Dog Beach Park The Fort De Soto Park in St. Petersburg, FL, is a dog-friendly attraction. There are two fenced areas so both large and small dogs can enjoy off-leash fun. It also has dog showers for hot days. The rest of the park allows dogs on leash, except for the beach areas. The only beach area that allows Fido is the Paw Playground. Fort De Soto also has plenty for two-legged visitors, too. There is an old Spanish fort to explore, overnight camping with plenty of amenities, and picnic areas. 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
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