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Doggone Friendly Jupiter Beach

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 1:15pm.

The State of Florida only has a few remaining Dog-Friendly Beaches in the entire state and the Town of Jupiter is proud to have one of them.  Jupiter Beach is doggone-friendly! In 1989, the town adopted the policy to allow dogs to play on the beach.  Since then, the stretch of sand where dogs are permitted has grown to 2.5 miles long. The Dog-Friendly Beach area stretches from Carlin Park at Beach Marker #57 to Marcinski Road at Beach Marker #25. In this designated area, dogs are allowed to play freely while being supervised by their owners.

Pet owners are requested to abide by the Town of Jupiter simple rule's simple rules to maintain the dog-friendly beach.

Dog-Friendly Beach Area Rules:

  • Only behaved, obedient, well-socialized dogs should be brought to the beach – since dogs are not required to be leased.
  • Be a responsible dog owner – the town asks that the dog be always supervised during your beach visit.
  • Obey the Town’s leash laws – dogs should be leased walking to and from the beach.
  • Dog owners should be conscientious of others are the beach – since dogs are allowed on the beach, the beach is open to everyone.
  • Leave no trace – the Friends of Jupiter Beach have set up clean-up stations at every beach crossover to ensure that our beautiful beaches remain clean.

Tips for Caring for your Dog at the Beach:

  • Give your dog a shady spot and plenty of water. Don’t let your dog drink the saltwater.
  • Dogs do get a sunburn, especially those with shorter hair, pink skin, and white hair. Limit your dog’s exposure to the sun.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to hot sand or asphalt – which can burn the dog’s paws.
  • Dogs are an easy target for sea lice and jellyfish. Check for daily water conditions.
  • Always keep a lookout for your dog.
  • If your dog does decide to go for a swim in the ocean, it's important to rinse the dog off at the end of the day to protect your dog’s skin and hair.
  • Never leave your dog unattended in the water.

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