Dog Friendly Destin, FL

Need help deciding where to stay, play, or eat with your dog in Destin, FL? Get the scoop on our favorite pet friendly hotels, restaurants, and activities in Destin, FL below! Or give us a call at 877-411-FIDO to book your dog-friendly vacation in Destin, FL now.


Need to find a place to stay with Fido in Destin, FL? No problem. There are 42 pet friendly hotels in Destin, FL. You'll find information on all the most popular pet friendly hotels, vacation rentals, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds in Destin, FL below.

Summerplace Inn

Summerplace Inn welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $50 per pet, per stay, plus a $100 refundable deposit. Pet-friendly rooms are limited. Guests traveling with pets must call (877) 411-3436 prior to booking to verify availability of a pet-friendly room or risk not being able to check in with a pet and/or incurring any associated cancellation penalties.

Beachside Inn

Beachside Inn welcomes two dogs of any size for an additional fee that is included in the room rate. Guests traveling with pets must book rooms with "Pet Friendly" in the description or risk not being able to check in with a pet and/or incurring any associated cancellation penalties.

Pineapple Cabana

Pets are allowed with prior approval from the homeowner only. Please inquire for information on pet fee and other restrictions.

Henderson Beach State Park Campground

Dogs are allowed at Henderson Beach State Park Campground and trails for no additional fee, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside your vehicle, and properly cleaned up after. Dogs are allowed at tent sites but not the cabins or beach. Pets cannot be left unattended at the campsites. For more information on pet restrictions, please call (850) 837-7550.


Don't leave Fido in the hotel room when it's time for dinner. There are 54 dog friendly restaurants in Destin, FL! A handful of our favorite sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, bars, and other eateries in Destin, FL that welcome Fido to join at an outdoor table are listed below. Bon appetit!


Get out and play! There are 9 dog friendly activities in Destin, FL. You'll find information on our favorite dog parks, beaches, hiking trails, tours, stores, and lots of other "animal attractions" below.

Destin Dog Park

This 1.5 acres fenced dog park has a separate area for small dogs. There is plenty of benches, shade, and drinking water available.

Henderson Beach State Park

Leashed dogs are allowed on the nature trails, but not on the beach.

The Doggy Bag

The Doggy Bag of Destin, Florida is a special place to shop for you and your favorite four-legged friend! We carry only the highest quality premium dog & cat foods. We also are a full service doggy bakery specializing in natural and homemade goodies for dogs. The Doggy Bag offers a wide variety of collars & leads, as well as fun toys and doggy apparel.

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 pontoon rental from Crab Island Cruises. 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.

Dockside Watersports & Parasailing

Dockside Watersports, located in the Destin Harbor, offers dog-friendly pontoon boat rentals. In addition, they also offer parasailing, jet ski rentals, sunset and fireworks Cruises, dolphin excursions, and a marina shop with everything you need to enjoy your day on the water. Call or visit the website for additional information.


When traveling with dogs, one thing is certain. Poop happens. Luckily, there are 15 pet services in Destin, FL that can help you out with poop bags (or anything else you may need). You'll find information on the most popular pet stores, pet sitters, trainers, groomers, and other pet businesses in Destin, FL below.

PetSmart Destin

PetSmart is the #1 retailer of pet food and supplies in the United States, with more than 1000 stores across the country. In addition to pet food and supplies, you'll also find a Banfield Veterinary Clinic, PetsHotel/Doggie Daycare, grooming, training, and animal adoptions at this location.

DogVacay Destin

Find the perfect pet sitter near you to watch your pup while you're in Destin! Our partners at DogVacay know that even when you're traveling with your dog, you can't take him everywhere. That's where DogVacay's thousands of vetted and insured pet sitters across the country come in. Sitters can watch your pup for a few hours, a whole day, or overnight - in your hotel room or in their home. All reservations included pet insurance and 24/7 customer care, and you'll get photo and video updates so you can see how much fun your dog is having!

Banfield Pet Hospital

Conveniently located inside Petsmart, Banfield Pet Hospital offers superior medical care for pets. At the present time, they're considered one of the leading pet hospitals in the United States with more than 700 locations nationwide. Visit Banfield today and your pet will be 'treated like family' by the veterinarian and entire staff.

Four Paws Pet Salon

Four Paws Pet Salon is a full-service grooming, boarding and doggy daycare facility in the heart of Destin. Their indoor boarding is a one-of-a-kind experience and is the only one in the area! They do not cage board--no cold concrete floors, no barking all day and night, no stress! Their style of boarding is vet recommended to reduce stress. They have 2000 square feet of air conditioned fun that is fully furnished to look like your everyday home. Each companion will be placed with dogs of similar size and all furry clients get to romp and play with all of their friends that are also on vacation. This makes your pet feel more comfortable in their surroundings and ensures that they have a fun filled stay. Don't worry if your pets do not get along with others, they have plenty of room for them too. Also don't worry about your companion starting bad habits (like using the bathroom inside, or eating the wrong food), each companion is taken outside regularly for potty breaks and exercise.

PetSmart Grooming

Every dog and cat, regardless of size, breed, age or coat type, needs to be groomed on a regular basis. The caring professionals at PetSmart Grooming Salons are available seven days a week and provide an array of services to ensure your pet is happy, healthy and looks great. Visit your local PetSmart Grooming Salon for more information on rates and to schedule an appointment.

PetSmart Training

PetSmart's accredited pet training instructors can help you achieve positive, consistent behavior from Fido. Classes are available for Puppies, Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced dogs. Click-A-Trick, Private Education, and Personal Training Camp may also be available. Visit your local PetSmart for more information on class times and prices.

Traveler Photos

Want to feature your creature? Upload a photo of your pet at Destin below! You can also share by using the hashtag #bringfido on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.

Butternut Submitted Nov 04, 2017
Butternut Submitted Nov 04, 2017


This photo was taken at The Doggy Bag in Destin, FL. Best Birthday Cake Ever!!

Patty K Submitted Sep 16, 2017
Patty K Submitted Sep 16, 2017

Destin Dog park

This photo was taken in Destin, FL. Having a great Vacation

Ryan Submitted Apr 01, 2017
Ryan Submitted Apr 01, 2017

Maravilla 2413

This photo was taken in Destin, FL. Stunning view and our German Shepherd was welcome! Beautiful, clean unit! We will be back!

Ann W. Submitted Apr 01, 2017
Ann W. Submitted Apr 01, 2017

Balcony of Maravilla 2413

This photo was taken in Destin, FL. Kota enjoying the gorgeous view of the gulf from the balcony! Beach Condos Destin: Maravilla 2413.. Awesome pet friendly unit!!

Angel Kitts Submitted May 02, 2016
Angel Kitts Submitted May 02, 2016

Buddy Goes Beachside

This photo was taken in Destin, FL. My children's book about a pet friendly hotel we stayed at. We are going to do a book signing June 30th at the Beachside Inn in Destin FL . The book is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble- also on my website - we just booked a room through Bringfido to stay at on the way 😊

Frances Lamb Submitted Jun 30, 2015
Frances Lamb Submitted Jun 30, 2015


This photo was taken at Beachside Inn - 2 Queen Beds in Destin, FL. 3 yr. old female Scottish terrier. Will have out of state papers from vet.

Jen Submitted Jun 13, 2015
Jen Submitted Jun 13, 2015

Harry T's at the Harbor

This photo was taken in Destin, FL. Golden loving Harry's