Dog Friendly Activities in Saint James City, FL

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Saint James City, and 40 more nearby. 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 Saint James City.

Pet Friendly Galt Preserve
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
Pet Friendly St. James Creek Preserve
St. James Creek Preserve This dog-friendly preserve is 118 acres in size and has pine flatwoods and mangrove forest plant communities. It has had an active bald eagle nest for over 20 years. It is open to the public, but we ask that during eagle nesting season (between October 1st thru May 15th) that you do not hike past the Eagle Nest Observation Platform or make any loud noises so as not to disturb the nesting eagles, which are protected under state and federal law. Programs are offered twice a year in the fall and spring to allow visitors to learn about the preserve. Check our guided walks schedule at Leeparks.org for dates. This preserve is located on Pine Island north of St. James City. The trailhead is along Castile Rd. just off Stringfellow Rd. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Estero Bay Preserve State Park is pet-friendly. Bring your leashed pooch on an adventure on 4 miles of trails through a large area of undeveloped conservation land. The longest trail is 4.4 miles and meanders through flatwoods and tidal swamps. Exploring in the drier months is recommended as some of the trails are flooded during the rainy summer months. 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! See Details
The Beach Dog Cape Coral’s Leading Natural and Holistic Pet Store Welcome to The Beach Dog, the leading source in the Cape Coral, Florida area for natural and holistic dog and cat food. Southwest Florida residents trust us as an innovative resource for health and wellness information for their pets. See Details
Boca Grande Bike Path The Boca Grande Bike Path is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Boca Grande! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Boca Grande Bike Path. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
Don's Good Time Agility Come and have fun at Don's Good Time Agility. We are located in North Fort Myers close to Punta Gorda and Naples. Agility is Fun for you and your dog. We offer competition classes from Beginner to Advanced on natural grass surface in a safe fenced area. Training is by Don Soucy, Don has trained and coached winning agility teams as well as competing for over 15 years. Whether for competition or for just plain fun and exercise..come visit Don's Good Time Agility. Call for details 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
Paw-radise Dog Bakery Paw-radise Pet Gourmet is a natural store offering a large variety of USA holistic line of different cat and dog food, treats , and of course our homemade cookies baked on premise. We offers all natural human grade dog biscuits in a variety of flavors. We also have special hand dipped treats using carob, yogurt strawberry and peanut butter. All dog treats are baked at on site. We presently offer 15 different kind of cookies. Allergy? We also are making hypoallergenic dog treats made with different type of flour, including rice and yucca. Our food is corn, wheat and soy free. Grain free is also available. Fish oil, good shampoo, vitamins is also recommended for a healthy skin. Come and visit our hypoallergenic section at our store. See Details
Sweetwater Adventures Bring Fido to SUP on Little Hickory Bay. Sweetwater is located on Little Hickory Bay offering waterfront access to all Southwest Florida has to offer. Dogs are welcome on paddleboards, kayaks, and private fishing charters. See Details