Coastal Pet Guide

Hit the shores with your furry friend in tow. We've collected our favorite pet products, dog-friendly beaches, beach tips, and even a few puppies who dare to catch a wave.

Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Beaches

Lap up the fun at one of these six sandy spots.

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Best Dog-Friendly Beaches: Fort De Soto Park Paw Playground, Tierra Verde, Florida

For High-Energy Pooches

Fort De Soto Park Paw Playground, Tierra Verde, Florida

Four-legged friends run free on the quarter-mile Dog Beach, part of the award-winning Paw Playground. Nearby, two fenced-in areas are set up for large and small dogs.

Get there: From I-275, take exit 17. Bear left at light onto Pinellas Bayway/SR679 to Tierra Verde/Fort De Soto. Continue through a toll into the park. At the stop sign, turn right onto Anderson Boulevard.

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