Living in Florida or a frequent visitor, we all feel the pet-owners guilt when we leave behind our beloved animals at home to head to the beach for a day of fun.
With the warm water and the miles of sandy beaches, dog friendly beaches are becoming more popular throughout the area. Just remember to make sure your pet has plenty of water and breaks in the shade from the warm sun. Some breeds even require sunscreen so it’s best to ask your pet’s vet, along with other dog friendly toys and accessories that your pet might need.
The Jupiter Dog Beach is located on Marcinski Road, south of Carlin Park, running parallel to A1A. This 2.5-mile beach area is the only pet friendly beach in Palm Beach County so far, running from beach access number 25 to number 53. The beach is completely free for your dog to run around and enjoy the sand and the water. Parking is also free which is a good thing because the Jupiter Dog Beach allows dogs on the beach from sunrise to sunset.
They are plenty of other dog beaches located throughout Florida if you plan on travelling and bringing your pet friends along. Davis Islands Dog Beach (Tampa), Gulfside Algiers Beach (Sanibel Island), Key West Dog Beach (Key West), Bonita Beach Dog Beach (Fort Myers), Bark Beach (Miami Beach), Rickenbacker Causeway Beach (Miami), as well as Dog Beach and Paw Playground at Forte De Soto Park (Tierra Verde). Some of the list above charge for parking as well and access to the beach, so it’s best to research the parks and beaches before going.