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.

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Dog-Friendly Cities

Tampa Bay, St. Pete, and Dunedin (Dognedin) have the most dog-friendly spaces. You will find lots of dog-friendly restaurants and covered seating areas. Aloft is a particularly dog-friendly accommodation.

Fort Myers has fantastic dog-friendly beaches.

Naples – Hyatt House has plenty of room to walk and pet-friendly dining.

Jupiter has the best dog beach in Florida with a beach for of-leash running.

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

Dog-Friendly Beaches

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

Fort De Soto offers a large fendced in area for dogs.

Bonita dog beach touts the only dog beach in the area to allow dogs off-leash.

St. George Island has a dog beach as well as 2 others nearby.

Canova Beach is home to Brevard County’s only dog-friendly beach. 

Dog-Friendly Nature Trails:

Little Big Econ – A great dog-friendly area with many trails to explor

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

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 wholes state of Florida. Very dog-friendly.

St. George Island This beach is exceptionally 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.

PAW – Pinellas Ale Works


Three Daughters

Millennial Brewing


Persimmon Hollow



Homeschool moment of the week…

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Florida Product of the Week

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