Dog Friendly Activities in Florida

Don’t leave Fido in the hotel room when you’re on vacation. Get out and play! No matter where you’re headed in Florida, we can point you towards the nearest off-leash dog park, the most popular dog beach, a really great hiking trail, and lots of other places to play with Fido.

Pet Friendly Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens in Jacksonville, FL, is pet friendly. This 120-acre urban woodland is full of trails for you to explore and enjoy with your pooch. In addition, over 3 miles of rustic hiking trails wind quietly through a series of distinct ecological habitats. Chill out on one of the benches around the park, have a picnic and enjoy a day outside with your pup. See Details
Pet Friendly Jupiter Dog Beach
Jupiter Dog Beach Jupiter Dog Beach is home to one of Florida's best off-leash beach areas. Dogs are free to roam a designated section of the beach running along A1A near Ocean Cay Park in Jupiter, FL. This 2.5-mile stretch of pet-friendly beach is located from beach marker #26 at Marcinski Road, going north to beach marker #57 (at the Carlin Park property line) and welcomes well-behaved, obedient dogs. See Details
Gulfside City Beach Park One of the many pet-friendly beaches of Sanibel Island, Gulfside City Beach Park is located near a City of Sanibel and Federal nature preserve. This Florida 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, restrooms, and parking for an hourly fee. See Details
Lazy Dog Adventures Lazy Dog Adventures offers a few different pet-friendly excursions in Key West, FL. The first is a regular rental, which includes a kayak with your pooch across the channel and down the canal. There are plenty of birds and coconuts floating by along the way to keep your dog entertained. Option two is the doggie paddle. Several people take their dogs in the kayaks to a sandbar together. It's like a private island dog park, so your dog will be tuckered out for the rest of the day by the time you make it back to the marina. Lazy Dog is located on Stock Island, the first island north of Key West, at mile marker 4. See Details
Vilano Beach Pups are welcome to join you at Vilano Beach, a pet-friendly beach northeast of St. Augustine, FL on the A1A Scenic and historical byway. Dogs should be on a leash at all times. Owners are required to properly dispose of all pet waste immediately. See Details
Lake Eola Park Although technically not a dog park, the nearly 1-mile walking path around Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, Florida is very pet-friendly. There are several dog-related events that take place at Lake Eola Parkin Orlando, FL, each year, and almost any time of the day you'll find pet owners taking their four-legged friends for a walk around the lake. Poop bag dispensers are conveniently located on the lake path so that you can clean up after your pet. In addition to the lake path, visitors can also rent swan boats to enjoy with pets up to 5 lbs. There is also an amphitheater where concerts and other events are regularly held, as well as a couple of pet-friendly restaurants next to the lake, which will allow you to dine outdoors with your pooch. See Details
Bowman's Beach Park Bowman's Beach Park is a beautiful, secluded beach in Sanibel, FL featuring dog-friendly hiking trails. Park amenities include picnic tables, grills, bathrooms and a pavilion. Dogs are allowed on leash. Please note, there is a parking fee. See Details
Crab Island Cruises Head out to Crab Island for a day of fun in the sand and surf with your furry best friend aboard a dog-friendly pontoon rental from Crab Island Cruises in Destin, FL. What makes Crab Island Cruises unique is the fact that a driver is included in your boat rental, meaning that you can focus on having fun while someone else does the driving. Crab Island Cruises provides nearly everything you need for an unforgettable day including: boat and captain, PFDs, fuel, beach towels, float and water toys, bottled water, a case of your favorite beverage, plates, napkins, utensils, cooler with ice, beach towels, a photo book of your excursion, and more. Crab Island Cruises welcomes friendly, well-behaved dogs on all their cruises. See Details
Captain Sheri's Wild About Dolphins Captain Sheri's Wild About Dolphins offers dog-friendly eco-charter tours for dolphin viewing in the waters of Key West, FL. Enjoy a three-hour or four-hour private charter full of amenities for Fido, such as spring water, grain-free treats, water toys, a Wild About Dolphins dog tag and doggie life jackets. Your pup may even make a new friend as the captain's Golden Retriever joins most trips. See Details
Beach Buddy Tours Beach Buddy Tours offers dog-friendly sightseeing boat tours on the waters around Cape Coral, FL. Pets are welcome with prior approval, and the Beach Buddy vessels come with a Bimini top so Fido can relax in the shade. They offer multiple private sightseeing tours of varying lengths from 2.5 to 7 hours, giving you plenty of time to enjoy scenic views and search for dolphins and other wildlife. See Details
Scenic Cruise of St. Augustine Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on tours at Scenic Cruise of St. Augustine. Relax and enjoy a 75-minute cruise aboard the Victory III. The Captain-narrated tours offer a wonderful, dog-friendly way to view Saint Augustine’s historical landmarks and points of interest. Open seasonally. See Details
Theater of the Sea Bring Fido for a day of fun with your favorite aquatic friends! Theater of the Sea in Islamorada, FL, offers a variety of animal interaction programs for various ages and prices. Programs are available daily and include admission to the dolphin, sea lion and parrot shows, guided marine life tour, lagoon-side beach, and bottomless boat ride. Well-behaved dogs are welcome inside the park as long as they are cleaned up after. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Bird Show tent. See Details
St. Augustine Eco Tours Choose from a wide variety of on-the-water adventures with your furry best friend and St. Augustine Eco Tours. You and Fido can enjoy dog-friendly kayak and sailing excursions as well as guided boat tours. Just make sure your pup is friendly and well-behaved. See Details
Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens is a beautiful, dog-friendly botanical garden in Williston, FL. The park features cascading waterfalls, 50+ garden displays, koi ponds, and countless breathtaking views. Leashed dogs are welcome. If you plan on bringing your pooch, call ahead as they have a dog who lives on the property named April who can be territorial with other dogs. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that is left behind. See Details
Clearwater North Beach Leashed dogs are allowed on the north section only of Clearwater North Beach, which starts at Somerset Street in Clearwater, FL. Bring your pooch for a stroll along the sand and in the surf, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. Although there's no parking north of Somerset, public meter parking can be found on Mandalay Ave, south of Somerset. See Details
Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park Visit the site where St. Augustine began in 1565 with your pooch at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. With more than 15 dog-friendly waterfront acres to explore, you and your pup will find plenty of activities to enjoy. You can visit the planetarium, visit the Timucua Indian village, look out from the 600-foot observation deck, and make friends with the peacocks that roam the property. Just keep Fido on a leash and clean up after him in the park. See Details
Nancy Weidenhamer Dog Park Nancy Weidenhamer Dog Park, located in Destin, FL, is a dog-friendly, 1.5-acre, secure area for Fido to play. Originally known as Destin Dog Park, it was renamed Nancy Weidenhamer Dog Park in 2017 to honor the memory of its founder. Fido is welcome to run off leash at this popular neighborhood gathering spot. There is a separate area for small dogs to play. All dogs must be secured on a leash when entering and leaving the dog park. Benches and water stations are available. See Details
Cape San Blas Beaches Enjoy the beautiful dog-friendly beaches of Cape San Blas, FL, with your favorite furry friend! Play in the sand and surf, go scalloping (in season), or enjoy a cozy beach campfire with your dog by your side. Dogs must remain on leash at all times and are not allowed to dig near marked turtle nests. Doggie waste disposal stations are located at many beach access points. See Details
Key West Aquarium You and your well-behaved, leashed pup are sure to enjoy a trip to the dog-friendly Key West Aquarium in Florida. Originally built by the WPA, this historic attraction includes a touch tank, jellyfish exhibit, alligator exhibit, shark feedings, tours and more. Dogs are welcome throughout the aquarium, but must be leashed at all times. Unruly or disruptive pets may be asked to leave. See Details
Key Largo Princess Glass Bottom Boat Book a two-hour, dog-friendly tour of the Florida West Keys on a glass bottom boat with Key Largo Princess Glass Bottom Boat Tours. Dogs are welcome, and will be greeted with a water bowl! The Key Largo Princess goes out every day (weather permitting) to the underwater world of the John Pennecamp state park, where you can get up close encounter with the reef systems without getting wet. See Details
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