PET FRIENDLY Florida Panhandle

PET FRIENDLY Florida Panhandle

Time slows down around the Gulf; there is no hurry, no worry, except maybe about where you'll get your next bourbon slushy. And there is absolutely no reason not to share this outstandingly relaxed state of mind with your pet when it comes to the coastline of the extremely pet-friendly Florida Panhandle. We've got loads of pet-friendly lodgings for you to choose from, whether you're looking for a hotel, motel, inn, bed and breakfast, campground, or cottage.

We know that the third most important thing on your mind (after finding that slushy and a place to stay) is where you can stroll in the sand and frolic in the surf with your canine. For that reason, we've provided you with a pet-friendly guide to the beaches of the Florida Panhandle.

While you and your pet are not permitted on the beaches of the Florida portion of the Gulf Islands National Seashore (located outside of Pensacola), you can both explore more than 35 miles of hiking trails that wind through the beautiful coastal marshes of this park, with your pet on a 6-foot leash. A migratory stopover, the seashore attracts more than 300 different species of birds, so be sure to bring a pair of binoculars. Also, keep your eyes peeled and you might see a river otter, armadillo, or gopher tortoise as you hike along.

If you're in the Panhandle at the end of September/early October, be sure to check out the annual Destin Seafood Festival, which attracts over 30,000 visitors every year. Set up along the length of Destin Harbor, you can bring your pet along (on leash) and sample the fishy delicacies the Gulf has to offer--don't forget to try the local Apalachicola oysters.

Located southwest of Tallahassee and comprised of more than half a million acres, with 67 miles of hiking trails, Apalachicola National Forest offers a wonderful wilderness experience for you and your pet. Explore the Leon Sinks Geological Area, with its caverns and sinkholes or the open prairies of the Apalachee Savannas. Just keep your pup on a leash and away from swimming areas.

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Florida Panhandle

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach

3 Miracle Strip PKWY SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850-244-1500
3 Miracle Strip PKWY SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
850-244-1500

Pet Policy: Cats and dogs are welcome. No size restrictions. Up to 2 pets per room.

Policy Confirmed: 04/11/2018 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 04/11/2018

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Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

7200 Plantation Road
Pensacola, FL 32504
1-877-577-5760
7200 Plantation Road
Pensacola, FL 32504
1-877-577-5760

Pet Policy: Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, per night

Policy Confirmed: 03/16/2017 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/16/2017

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in Florida Panhandle

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Bruster's Real Ice Cream

1709 West Tharpe Street,
Tallahassee, FL
85038397
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Bruster's gives free baby cones to children under 40 and free 'doggie sundaes' to your furry friend.

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Bruster's Real Ice Cream

1709 West Tharpe Street,
Tallahassee, FL
85038397
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Bruster's gives free baby cones to children under 40 and free 'doggie sundaes' to your furry friend.

Featured Pet-Friendly Bars in Florida Panhandle

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Andrew's Capital Grill & Bar

228 S. Adams Street,
Tallahassee, FL
85022234
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Hook'd Pier Bar & Grill

16201 Front Beach Road,
Panama City Beach, FL
85023382

Sit on the patio and bring your dog with

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks in Florida Panhandle

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Bayview Dog Park

Mallory and 20th Avenue,
Pensacola, FL
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2 dog parks-Pensacola, FL ( need the tourist $$$ since Hurricane Ivan!) Our fav is Bayview DP. Nice trees, picnic tables, fresh water, clean, divided into large and small sections (but your little one can be in the large area), beach within a block, open 6 am til 9 pm, type 'Pensacola dog parks'in your browser, then click on City of Pensacola for maps, directions, amenities. Though children under 16 aren't allowed, they can play under the trees just outside the fences. PS-Red Roof Inn, Pensacola, allows pets of all sizes. Pet folks (only) may call me for other Pensacola info, and no, I don't work for any tourist bureau!