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Discover the Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in the
Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale Area

Florida is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. At Beach Dawg Care®, Derrick knows how much your dog loves the water and sand, which is why he has compiled a list of some of the best dog-friendly beaches in the Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale area. From the calm waters of Fort Lauderdale Beach to the laid-back atmosphere of Sebastian Street Beach, there is a beach for every type of dog and owner. So pack up your sunscreen, toys, and treats and head to the beach with your furry friend!

Derrick Higgins, Dog Beach


1269 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304​ Located in the beautiful city of Fort Lauderdale, FL, a safe and fun environment for your dogs to play and socialize.  A 100-yard stretch of shoreline designated as Canine Beach, where leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the sand and surf. Dog bags and beach showers provided for your convenience. To ensure the health and safety of all dogs, proof of vaccination to purchase an annual or weekend permit through the city required. Canine Beach is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, allowing your furry friends to have a blast all weekend long.

Derrick Higgins, Dog Beach


Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149 Just off of the Rickenbacker Causeway is Hobie Beach (also called Windsurfer Beach). Hobie Beach is known for being Miami's favorite dog friendly beach. Bring your pup here for a nice run on the sand. The water is shallow so dogs can play in the surf without worries about strong currents. Hobie Beach/Windsurfer Beach is located right in between Brickell, Downtown Miami and Key Biscayne, so beach goers will enjoy amazing skyline views from this beautiful off-road beach with concession stands & free parking!

Derrick Higgins, Dog Beach


Between 80th & 81st Street Beach in Miami Beach.  East of the North Beach Oceanside Park, entrance on Collins and 81 Street ​ Regulations: • Dogs permitted in designated beach area only. • Dogs shall be on leash at all times except in designated area.  Owner must carry leash at all times in the Bark Beach area. • You are responsible for immediate disposal of all fecal matter deposited by your dog. • Dogs should not create a nuisance by causing any form of disturbance such as excessive barking and other types of inappropriate behavior. • The holder shall indemnify and  hold harmless the City, its employees, officers, agents and assigns from any and all claims for injury and/or damages to property, including wrongful death, resulting from the use of the Bark Beach. • Owners accept responsibility for the actions of their dogs. • Female dogs in heat, aggressive and any dogs not up to date with required vaccines are NOT permitted. • Dogs are not permitted to dig in the sand. • Dogs must have collar and rabies tag on at all times. • Limit two (2) dogs per owner.

Derrick Higgins, Dog Beach

South Pointe Park Bark Park (OFF-LEASH)

Located on the Southern tip of Miami Beach, 1 Washington Avenue. ​ This is the City’s only off leash dog park.  It is recommended for your dog to be brought into the designated area with a leash, have current year tags and shots and be accompanied by its owner/guardian. Owner/guardians should pick up dog waste and drop in designated containers. DOGS PERMITTED OFF-LEASH IN THIS AREA ONLY It is a violation to permit dogs to run at large in any other area of this park. Specified off-leash area is the fence-less grass area south and west of the Washington Avenue entry plaza. Dogs are also welcome in other areas of the park but, must always remain leashed.

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