"Not really off -leash."De Soto National Memorial Beach
This is a Federal Park with signs that read, "Dogs must be on leash at all times." The beach is covered with bags of shells; not really romp-able. The trails are nice, but the figurines along the trail frightened my puppy and she barked at them.
I think many of the positive reviewers confused this place with Fort De Soto across the bay in Pinellas County. https://www.bringfido.com/attraction/98
"Bad experience"Coquina Key Dog Park
Weekday morning, visited and there was only one other dog in the park, a Pit Mix who did not heed its owner's commands and ran straight to the gate, snarling and barking. We left.
It is a public park, not "resident's (sic) only."
"Aggressive dogs and chumbelone owners"Happy Tails Dog Park At G.T. Bray Park
Walked in and my 40-pound puppy was immediately set upon by two larger aggressive dogs. One owner could not control her pet and the other owner was MIA. We left. A nice venue spoiled by idiots.
"Mind the mud puddles."Northshore Dog Park
I visited some 4-5 hours after a rain storm, and there were multiple large mud puddles where the pups were getting filthy.
I did not encounter any owners with attitude. Not the best park, but not the worst, either. Handy if you live downtown or intend to visit the Dalí museum after.
"Decent little beach."Davis Island Dog Park
About half a dozen big dogs racing around on a weekday afternoon. There is no surf, which suited my ridgeback. She will fetch until dinner in calm water, but she hates waves.
"Disappointed"Robert C. Porter Family Park
N.b. you can't get into this park without becoming a member. I stopped by on my way from Minnesota to Florida to find a combination lock on the gate and a phone number to call to inquire about membership. When you're travelling, you don't have time for that.