There are several areas in South Florida that are pet friendly. Coconut Grove, Miami Beach, South Miami, are the main ones. In addition, there are parks and beaches specifically for dogs, doggy day cares, and places that offer yappy hour. Although it may sound like it is mostly dog friendly, don’t be surprised to see people walking their Iguanas, birds, and other exotics. This is South Florida, after all!
Hobie Beach, which is on the South side of Virginia Key on the Rickenbacker Causeway. Open everday, free.
Hollywood Beach, between Pershing and Custer Streets. Open 3-7pm, Friday-Sunday only. Cost $30 for 6 months for residents, $60 for non-residents, or $5/day, $10/weekend.
Fort Lauderdale Canine Beach, at State Road A1A north of Sunrise Blvd., Open 5-9 pm, Friday-Sunday only. $30 for annual permit for residents, $45 for non-residents, $7/weekend.
These parks allow for off-leash play
Belle Isle Park – Belle Isle, Miami Beach
Blanche Park – Coconut Grove
Flamingo Park – Miami Beach
James Arthur Smith Park – Homestead
Kennedy Park – Coconut Grove
Bone Zone at Senator Gwen Margolis Park – Sunny Isles
Perrine Wayside Dog Park – Palmetto Bay
Pinetree Bark Park – Miami Beach
South Pointe Park – Miami Beach First Street and Washington near Smith and Wollensky Restaurant
West Kendall District Dog Park – Hammocks
These are dog friendly, but they must be on a leash