Sandy Paws- The 4 Best Dog Beaches in St. Pete/Clearwater

I am IN LOVE with my dog Laila and try to take her to as many fun places around town as I can. St. Pete is a great pet-friendly travel destination and an even better place to live. There’s no shortage of hotels, restaurants, breweries and parks to enjoy with your favorite four-legged friend. Here are a few beaches in the St. Pete/Clearwater area where dogs are welcome to join you for your next day out in the sun.

Fort De Soto Dog Beach Park– Along with a campground, historic fort, boat ramp and trails, Fort De Soto Park also has its own dog beach! There are two fenced in dogs runs as well as an open portion of the beach where dogs are allowed unleashed. Expect to pay $5 at the entrance to the park, water and a hose are provided to cool down.

Fort De Soto Dog Beach. Instagram: @thatkid_keto
Fort De Soto Dog Beach. Instagram: @a_labradorks_life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bi-Centennial Park/Tom Stewart Causeway–  On the east end of the Tom Stewart Causeway coming over from Madeira Beach, you will find waterfront Bi-Centennial Park. It may be small, but it’s ideal for a quick and free trip. Enter through the Madeira Middle School entrance at the light and make your way towards the bridge where you’ll hit the parking lot.

Laila soaking it in at Bi-Centennial Park!

Clearwater Beach (North of Somerset St.)– If you find yourself heading north, you can bring your dog on the beach anywhere north of Somerset Street. Parking at the beach access points can be limited, but you can find metered parking along the nearby streets.

Honeymoon Island State Park Dog Beach– Located on the southern tip of the island, the dog beach is spacious with plenty of room to roam. Prepare yourself for a small trek to get from the parking lot to the actual beach and bring plenty of water!  There is a $4 fee to get into the park for a single occupant vehicle, and $8 fee for vehicles with 2-8 people.

Crystal clear waters at Honeymoon Island! Instagram: @maeissa.arnone

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