Picnic Island
Fort De Soto Paw Playground and Beach- Saint Petersburg, Florida - This Paw Playground has multiple fenced in areas allowing your pup off leash and also has a section of the beach specifically allowing dogs.
Picnic Island Beach Dog Park- Tampa, Florida - This beach is an off-leash park that is partially fenced in.
Algiers Beach- Sanibel, Florida - The beach is open 7 am.- 7 pm. but must be kept on-leash.
Bonita Beach Dog Park- Fort Meyers Beach, Florida - This off-leash beach is located at the edge of Lover's Key State Park. The beach is open all day long with no restrictions.
Jupiter Beach- Jupiter, Florida - Jupiter Beach has a special section where dogs are free to run off-leash sunset to sundown. They are not permitted near the lifeguard beaches.
Brohard Paw Park- Venice, Florida - This dog beach is open 7 am. to dusk, and the only dog beach in Brohard County.
Anne's Beach- Islamorada, Florida - This secluded dog beach is open sunrise to sunset, and has plenty of shade to keep your pup cool.
Key West Dog Beach- Key West, Florida - This rocky beach is straight up for the dogs. This is an off-leash beach open all day.
Davis Islands Dog Park- Tampa, Florida - While this is primarily a dog park it also has a beach shore that dogs are allowed on.
Sanibel Island- Sanibel Island, Florida - This is an island with 15 miles of beaches that are dog-friendly.
Key Biscayne Dog Beach- Miami, Florida - This off-leash beach is located just off the causeway and has a parking lot that is under construction.
Panama City Beach- Panama City, Florida - This beach is 27 miles long and has dog-friendly areas, but they must be kept on-leash.
Dauphin Island Beach- Dauphin Island, Alabama - This is a multi-mile dog beach that dogs must remain leashed to play.
Fort Morgan Beach- Gulf Shores, Alabama - Dogs are allowed on certain sections of the beach between 8 am. to 5 pm. but they must remain leashed.
Hancock County Beach- Waveland, Mississippi - This beach is a little secluded, but dogs are free to play all day long as long as they are on-leash.
Ocean Springs Beach- Ocean Springs, Mississippi - This is a private beach that has been opened to the public. Dogs are allowed all day but they must remain on-leash.
Grand Isle- Grand Isle, Louisiana - This is an island with a couple of beaches that allow dogs, but they must remain leashed.
Stewart Beach Park- Galveston, Texas - Dogs must remain leashed at all times and there is an $8 fee for parking.
Galveston Beach- Galveston, Texas - Galveston has multiple beaches that are dog-friendly, but they must remain on-leash.
South Padre Island- South Padre Island, Texas - This is an entire island that your dog can enjoy the beaches.
Port Aransas Beach- Port Aransas, Texas -This beach allows dogs on-leash both on the beach and in the water.
South Padre National Seashore- Corpus Christi, Texas - This beach stretches many miles for you to choose your perfect spot for your pup.
Matagorda Island- Bay City, Texas - This island is over 50 thousand acres and has many areas of the beach that dogs are allowed to roam.
Mustang Island State Park- Port Aransas, Texas - This island has over 20 miles of trails to walk and 5 miles of beach to play on.
Source: Yelp
Dellanera RV Park- Galveston, Texas - This RV Park also has over 1,000 feet of shore line for the Gulf Of Mexico.
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25 Dog Beaches on the South Shore Where Your Dog Can Run Free

With the abundant heat and humidity of summer in the southland, many paw parents decide to take their pups on trips to the shore to try to beat the heat. When planning one of these trips, make sure you pack your bag with toys and blankets because your pup is sure to get wet. While not all beaches allow your furry friend, below are just a few dog-friendly beaches on the Southern Coast.

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