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10 Dog-Friendly Beaches in Florida in 2024: Off-Leash & On-Leash Places to Visit

Written by: Rachel Giordano

Last Updated on April 12, 2024 by Dogster Team

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10 Dog-Friendly Beaches in Florida in 2024: Off-Leash & On-Leash Places to Visit

The state of Florida has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Here you’ll find soft, sugar-white sand, as well as beautiful scenery with an abundance of wildlife throughout the entire state.

Florida also has several dog-friendly beaches, and we’ll cover 10 of the best so that you know where to take your canine pal the next time you visit the Sunshine State. We’ll list both off-leash and on-leash beaches so that you’re better prepared and know what to expect.

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The 10 Dog-Friendly Beaches in Florida

1. Pensacola Beach West Dog Park

️ Address:  Fort Pickens Rd, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
Open Times: From sunrise to sunset May 31 – Oct 31
Cost: Free
Off-Leash: No
  • Located near historic Fort Pickens—a must-see attraction
  • Closed in the winter because of turtle season, so please be respectful of the open times
  • Designated signs indicate dog-friendly areas of the beach
  • Dog waste bags, trash bins, and handy wipes available throughout
  • Heads up – dog’s current vaccination records required

2. Salinas Park

️ Address: 380 Cape Blas Road, Port Saint Joe, FL
Open Times: Open from sunrise to sunset
Cost: Free
Off-Leash: No
  • Open to the public and pets
  • Bathrooms on premises
  • Picnic tables, grills, and playground available
  • Heads up: dog must remain on leash at all times

3. Brohard Beach and Paw Park

️ Address:  1850 Harbor Drive South, Venice, FL
Open Times: Open daily from 7:00 a.m. until dusk
Cost: Free
Off-Leash: Yes
  • Fenced play yard for dogs
  • Only beach in the area that allows dogs
  • Amenities include dog waste bags, benches, showers, and water fountains (for both humans and dogs)
  • Beautiful scenery using a boardwalk that leads to beach

4. Davis Island Dog Beach

️ Address: 864 Severn Ave, Tampa, FL
Open Times: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Cost: Free
Off-Leash: Yes
  • Designated leash-free area
  • Fenced-in beach area
  • 2 areas for large and small dogs
  • Dogs can enjoy both the park and the beach

5. Mickler’s Landing

️ Address: 110 Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Open Times: Open 24 hours Saturday & Sunday
Cost: Free
Off-Leash: No
  • Leashed dogs permitted on the beach
  • Plenty of parking
  • Plenty of amenities that include showers, restrooms, and grills
  • Not crowded
  • Handicapped-accessible walkway to the beach from the parking lot

6. Jupiter Beach

️ Address: 2050 Florida A1A, Jupiter, FL
Open Times: Sunrise to sunset
Cost: Free
Off-Leash: Yes
  • Dog waste bags provided
  • 5 miles of leash-free beach access for your pooch
  • Shady spots available for cooling off
  • Beautiful beach with amazing sunsets
  • Known as one of the best off-leash beaches

7. Haulover Beach Dog Park

️ Address: 10800 Collins Avenue, Miami, FL
Open Times: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Off-Leash: Yes
  • 2 separate designated areas for small and large dogs
  • One of the most beautiful beaches in Miami
  • Dog waste bags provided
  • A small fee gains all-day access to the park which includes picnic tables, water fountains (for both humans and dogs), and benches

8. Key West Dog Beach

️ Address: 1500 Vernon Avenue, Key West, FL
Open Times: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Off-Leash: Yes
  • Only dog beach in the region
  • Off-leash beach but no restrooms or facilities available
  • Dog-friendly restaurant (Louie’s Backyard) right next door
  • Heads up: this beach has rocky sand rather than soft sand

9. Bayview Dog Beach

️ Address: 2000 E. Lloyd Street, Pensacola, FL
Open Times: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Off-Leash: Yes
  • One of the best dog beaches in the Panhandle
  • Amenities include picnic areas, grills, restrooms, hiking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, and swings
  • Soft sand
  • The fenced area goes into the water for dogs
  • An excellent beach for dogs who love the water

10. Walton Rocks Beach/Dog Park

️ Address:  6700 South Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach, FL
Open Times: 6:00 a.m. to sunset
Cost: Completely free of charge
Off-Leash: Yes
  • 24 acres of leash-free romping and roaming
  • Picnic tables and restrooms are available
  • One of the best off-leash beaches for dogs
  • Hose available to wash the sand off your pooch



Florida has several dog-friendly beaches that will surely be a hit with your beloved canine. We hope this list provides you with the information you need so that you’re well-prepared the next time you visit the Sunshine State. Don’t forget to always pick up after your dog at any beach. All have trash bins for disposal, and most have dog waste bags in case you leave home without them. Be sure to follow the rules, and keep your dog on a leash if necessary.

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