The Florida Panhandle is somewhat of an enigma for dog owners. There are hundreds of miles of beaches and dozens of individual spots to visit. However, only some of them are truly dog-friendly. Despite the miles of pristine sand, the Florida Panhandle has relatively few legitimate dog beaches, especially in the western Panhandle. But the good news is that the beaches that are dog friendly are absolutely gorgeous, secluded, rugged, and enjoyable. If you want to explore Florida’s Forgotten Coast with your dog, you will need to do a little bit of planning ahead of time. But once you find a good dog beach, nothing beats a day out with your furry friends.
Here are the top nine dog-friendly beaches for you to explore in the Florida Panhandle.
The 9 Dog-Friendly Beaches in the Florida Panhandle
There are plenty of unique and beautiful places to discover with your dog in Florida’s Panhandle. One thing to note is that the entirety of Gulf County is dog friendly. All public beaches in and around Port St. Joe are open to dogs year-round which is a big plus. If you don’t want to visit Gulf County, there are plenty of other amazing locations, including state parks, city beaches, and research preserves for you to explore.
Nicole is the proud mom of 3 rescue fur babies, Baby, a Burmese cat; Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway; and Mac, a Lab/Mastiff. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband and new baby daughter in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe....Read more