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Note: Many of these places have been sent in by our viewers and may not have been verified as accurate by DogFriendly.com. It is suggested that you call or otherwise verify dog policies with these places before going to them. In addition, policies often change as to the dog-friendliness of places.



Bradenton

De Soto National Memorial
75th Street W.
Bradenton, FL
Phone:941-792-0458
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Comments:The landing place of De Soto in Florida. Has a self-guided nature tour through mangrove swamp.


Coral Springs

Dr. Paul's Pet Care Center Dog Park
2575 Sportsplex Drive Coral Springs, FL
Coral Springs, FL 33067
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Comments:This two-acre site was developed in partnership with a local veterinarian. Its perimeter is fenced, so that dogs may roam freely. Pet owners are permitted to unleash their dogs, but are responsible for clean-up. The park also features a unique dog obstacle course with exercise/play equipment; as well as water fountains, asphalt pathways, benches and picnic shelters.


Dunedin

Dog Beach in Caladesi Island State Park

Dunedin, FL
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Comments:Caladesi Island State Park has 4 beaches, one of them is Dog beach where you can bring your dog.


Jacksonville

Fort Caroline National Memorial
12713 Fort Caroline Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone:904-641-7155
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Comments:Self guided trails and picnic areas.

Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
13165 Mt. Pleasant Rd
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone:904-641-7155
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Comments:Nature Trails, Hiking and Boating. Some traces of Indian Life.

Miami

Rickenbacker Causeway Beach
Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL
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Comments:This beach extends the length of the Rickenbacker Causeway from Downtown Miami to Key Biscayne. Dogs are allowed on the entire stretch. There are two types of beach, a Tree lined Dirt beach and a standard type of sandy beach further towards Key Biscayne.

Bill Baggs State Park
1200 S. Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Phone:305-361-5811
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Comments:Dogs are allowed on leash. This park has trails and a lighthouse (to view from outside). Dogs are not allowed on the beach near the lighthouse.

Barnacle State Historic Site
3485 Main Highway
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Phone:305-448-9445
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Comments:Dogs are allowed in the outdoor areas of the park.

Lummas Park
Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL
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Comments:This park borders the ocean in the Art Deco district of Miami Beach.

Oleta River State Park
3400 N.E. 163rd Street
North Miami, FL
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Comments:This park has hiking, jogging, and waterfront on the Biscayne Bay. Dogs are allowed on leash.

Orlando

Lake Eola Park
Rosalind and Washington St
Orlando, FL
Phone:407-246-2827
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Comments:A downtown urban park with a 1 mile jogging trail, grassy areas and a lake. Also, outdoor entertainment periodically. Dogs are allowed on leash.

Cady Way Trail
Bennett Rd and Corrine Dr.
Orlando, FL
Phone:407-836-6200
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Comments:3.5 mile paved bike and hike trail which links Winter Park and Orlando.

Wekiwa Springs State Park
Wekiwa Springs Road at SR-434
Apopka, FL 32712
Phone:407-884-2008
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Comments:Dogs are allowed in the park but are not allowed in the springs themselves.

Lower Wekiva River State Preserve
S.R. 46
Sanford, FL
Phone:407-884-2008
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Comments:Dogs are allowed on the Trails but are not allowed in the camping areas.

Lake Jessup Park
South end of Sanford Ave
Sanford, FL
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Comments:This is a small park for walking or picnicing.

Ponce Inlet

Ponce DeLeon Park / Beach
A1A - South Atlantic Avenue
Ponce Inlet, FL
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Comments:Dogs allowed only on the beach area south of the jetty. Beach may be temporarily closed due to construction / sharks. Area is protected from heavy waves. Dogs tend to stay on leash, because beachers also use this area. Only park in the Daytona Beach area that is dog-friendly.


Sarasota

Sea Bird Island (Bird Key)
Ringling Brother's Causeway, on the Intracoastal
Sarasota, FL
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Comments:Dogs allowed to run into the Intracoastal Waterway, off the leash if they are mature and trained. All pets are allowed. No one polices this. Plenty of parking. This "beach" is very popular, especially just before and after work hours. Bring your own lawn chair to watch your dog run through the salt water surf or climb the rocks.


South Florida

Easterlin Park
1000 N.W. 38th St
Oakland Park, FL 33309
Phone:954-938-0610
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Quiet Waters Park
401 S. Powerline Rd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Phone:954-360-1315
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Jupiter Beach
A1A at Xanadu Road
Jupiter, FL
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Comments:The beach is about 2 miles long. Please follow the dog rules on the beach so that dogs will continue to be allowed here.

Lake Trail
Sunset Ave and Bradley
Palm Beach, FL
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Comments:This is a 3 1/2 mile paved trail along the intercoastal waterway.

Tree Tops Park
3900 S.W. 100th Ave
Davie, FL 33328
Phone:954-370-3750
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Markham Park
16001 W. State 84
Sunrise, FL 33326
Phone:954-389-2000
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Comments:This park is at the edge of the Everglades.

Bike Trail - Fort Lauderdale
along A1A near the beach
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Comments:This trail follows A1A through the Fort Lauderdale beach area.

South County Regional Park
11200 Park Access Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33498
Phone:561-966-6600
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John Prince Park
2700 6th Ave. S
Lake Worth, FL
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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
3109 East Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone:954-564-4521
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Canine Park
East End of Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Comments:There is a 100 yard stretch of beach which dogs can use. However, there are only certain hours and an annual permit is required. The current hours are 5 pm - 9 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Permits can be purchased at Parks and Recreation Department, 1350 W. Broward Boulevard. Call (954) 761-5346 for permit information.

Tallahassee

Tom Brown Park

Tallahassee, FL
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Comments:Off Leash Enclosure


Tampa

Al Lopez Park

Tampa, FL
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Comments:Huge fenced-in area where dogs can run free! Separate area for small dogs, but I always take my little ones into the big area. Water available for both people and dogs.


Tampa Bay

Flatwoods Wilderness Park
Morris Bridge Road
Hillsborough, FL
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Comments:There are a number of hiking trails here. Dogs are allowed on leash.

Lake Park
17302 N. Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL
Phone:813-264-3806
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Comments:Here your leashed dog will have to share the trails with horses and people. The park is 600 acres.

Upper Tampa Bay County Park
8001 Double Branch Road
Tampa, FL 33635
Phone:813-855-1765
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Davis Island Park
Severn Ave and Martinique Ave
Tampa, FL
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Comments:Tampa residents have let their dogs off leash here for a while, but it is rumored that police are ticketing off leash dogs now. There may be a dog park and/or a dog beach here soon.

Gandy Bridge Causeway
Gandy Bridge east end
St Petersburg, FL
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Comments:This stretch of beach allows dogs to run and go swimming. We even saw a horse here.

North Shore Park
North Shore Dr and 13th Ave
St Petersburg, FL
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Pinellas Causeway Beach
Pinellas Bayway
St Petersburg, FL
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Comments:This stretch of beach is open to humans and dogs.

The Keys

Dog Beach
Vernon Ave and Waddell Ave
Key West, FL
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Comments:This tiny stretch of beach is the only beach we found in Key West that a dog can go to.


orlando

osprey park

orlando, FL
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Comments:This park has two double fenced in areas adjacent to each other. One is for rambunctious dogs and one is for calmer, older, or smaller dogs. They have plastic bags for clean-up and is almost never crowded. A great place to let your dog run with their friends.




 

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