Episode 46 – Pet-Friendly Places in Florida

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We have such a fun special guest this week as we explore all the best pet-friendly places in Florida. We explore everything from dog-friendly beaches to dog-friendly hiking trails and everything in between. Small dogs, large dogs, furry friends alike are all our best friends, and want to have some friends too!

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Dog-Friendly Destinations

Downtown Tampa Bay, St. Pete, and Dunedin (Dognedin) have the most dog-friendly spaces for our furry friends. You will find lots of dog-friendly restaurants and covered seating areas. They also have dog bars with wide-open space for them to run around free making them very pet-friendly restaurants. Aloft is a particularly dog-friendly accommodation and has no pet fees.

Hyatt brand will offer you a dog bed that is very dog-friendly.

Fort Myers has some of the best dog beaches with beautiful dog beaches and a dog-friendly leash beach. They also have an off-leash dog beach.

Naples – Hyatt House has plenty of room to walk and pet-friendly dining. It offers a great time for your best friend.

Jupiter Beach has the best dog-friendly beaches in Florida with a beach for off-leash running.

St. Augustine – Small businesses even put out water bowls on their pedestrian-only street.

Winter Park –

Dog-Friendly Beaches

Florida has some incredibly beautiful, pristine beaches. The Gulf of Mexico beaches of Pinellas County is particularly great for dogs because of the shallow water. Let your dog bask in the warm Florida sun on a sandy beach in Florida.

Jupiter dog beach  – Jupiter’s Town Council adopted a policy to allow dogs on Jupiter’s beaches. 

Fort De Soto

Honeymoon Island State Park has beautiful pet-friendly beaches. Be cautious of red tide on this coast.

Bonita dog beach in Ft. Meyers has great pet-friendly areas.

St. George Island

Canova Beach on the space coast.

St. George Island This beach is exceptionally dog-friendly with a great beach area.

The Florida panhandle is a great place with plenty of white sands.

Dog-Friendly Nature Trails:

Little Big Econ – A great dog-friendly area where you are guaranteed to find the perfect nature trail to explore for your furry friend.

Hillsborough River State Park – Lots of great dog trails here with picnic areas.

De Leon Springs There are plenty of nature trails that are shaded for your dogs.

San Felasco Hammock Preserve in Gainesville has one of the few remaining hardwood forests in the whole state of Florida. Very dog-friendly.

Dog-Friendly Breweries

These are Amy’s favorite breweries that offer spaces for pets and even some special little extras to make your dog feel right at home in a safe, designated area.

PAW – Pinellas Ale Works has a fenced grassy area safe for dogs to run around.


Three Daughters

Millennial Brewing warehouse-style space that brings in local vendors for a market.

Intracoastal is one of the best breweries. This is a go-to spot in Melbourne as it is one of the few places that accommodate dogs.

Persimmon Hollow



Florida loves its pets and is loaded with pet-friendly locations!

Homeschool moment of the week…

A peninsula is a body of land surrounded by water on 3 sides. Florida is a peninsula!

Florida Product of the Week

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