PET FRIENDLY Gulf Coast Florida

PET FRIENDLY Gulf Coast Florida

The pet-friendly Gulf Coast of Florida is all about enjoying the sun, sand, and water, and relaxing to the max. And who better to share it with than your best buddy, your pet? There's no reason to leave your pet behind when you're heading to the gulf shores; we've got plenty of pet-friendly hotels, motels, cottages, and bed and breakfasts that are waiting to welcome you both with a smile and a pat on the head (we mean for your pet, but, of course, you've been a good boy, too).

First and foremost, the Gulf is about beaches and to make it easy to find a place to romp in the sand with your pet, we've compiled a guide to the pet-friendly beaches of the west coast of Florida, extending from Cedar Key down to Fort Myers Beach. If you're traveling further north, take a look at our guide to the pet-friendly beaches of the Florida Panhandle.

The west coast of Florida offers some spectacular natural surroundings. In Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, you and your pet (on a 10-foot leash) can explore the park's 53,000 acres of river delta, the meeting of the Suwannee River and the Gulf of Mexico. Discover its salt marshes, tidal flats, swamps, and forests, habitat for bald eagles, wild turkeys, manatees, sturgeon, and much more. Check out the Shell Mound, created from oyster and clam shells discarded by Native Americans more than 1,000 years ago, and take advantage of the refuge’s hiking and biking trails, as well as the 9-mile Lower Suwannee Nature Drive.

And of course there are the Everglades, which you can access on the west coast from the Gulf Coast Visitor Center in Everglades City. Your pet can accompany you into the park but because of its fragile ecosystem, there are significant restrictions. The good news is, if you want to explore the Everglades by boat, your pet can come along. If you're exploring from terra firma, however, your pet is limited to the roadways within the park, the campgrounds, picnic areas, and the grounds around park buildings.

For some pet-friendly fun, don't miss Suncoast Animal League's annual Mutt Madness in Dunedin. It features an owner-pooch lookalike contest, Dancing with the Paws, and a Fido Idol singing contest for pooches competing to see who had the best pipes. You also don't want to miss their annual Dogtoberfest in October, with the Blessing of the Animals, a Pup Art contest, the Running of the Wieners (no, not Anthony), and the crowning of the Dogtoberfest king and queen.

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Gulf Coast Florida

Pet Policy: Fee: $45/pet/night, Refundable Deposit of $50 per pet, Weight limit of 50 pounds.

Policy Confirmed: 11/23/2022 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 11/23/2022

Pet Amenities: Pet Play Zone where your furry friend can run freely off the leash, and a Pet Potty grassy area.

Points of Interest: Close to pet-friendly restaurants, bars and park, Fort Desoto Paw Playground.

Rates: Guaranteed best rates on the beach.

Pet Policy: Pets allowed: Yes Deposit: $50.00 (Non-Refundable) Maximum Weight: 25 lbs

Policy Confirmed: 10/26/2020 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 10/26/2020

Featured Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Gulf Coast Florida


Best Spot in Naples! Gorgeous 3BD/2BD Coach Home Newly Decorated. Click here for more photos

Naples, FL

CONTACT Larry at (239) 216-6732 or [email protected] for further details

Pet Policy: Two (2) pets of any size for no additional fee in our amenity-rich gated community (Carlton Lakes) priced from $50 a day! To see more pictures of our 3 Pet Friendly Naples Florida Vacation Rentals, on Facebook go to Pet Friendly Naples Florida Vacation Rentals or Click "Book Now" above, then go to "Photos" then "Albums": "4960 Carlton Lakes", "5055 Carlton Lakes", "600 Carlton Lakes" and "Carlton Lakes Amenities".

Description: Welcome to your Naples Happy Place that checks all the boxes! Large (1,800 sq feet), sunny and bright, 2nd floor, south facing, corner (eastern end) carriage home. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a large single car attached garage with room for our two bikes, beach chairs/umbrella, golf clubs.... Our Happy Place has an extra large screened lanai (250 square feet) and loads of windows which provide tranquil views of the lake and palms in our intimate gated community, Carlton Lakes. Amenities include 4 Har Tru tennis courts, Olympic sized pool and Jacuzzi, large gym, bocce ball and basketball courts and a jungle gym for kids. It also has great trails for walking and bike riding. It is also very pet friendly. We are close to the best that Naples has to offer including the best beaches, tennis, golf, boating, fishing, water parks, LA Fitness, restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, Mercato, parks ...Easy access to major arteries to get you quickly to all Naples, Estero, Marco and Bonita attractions. Beautifully designed and newly decorated! The unit has a spacious floor plan with vaulted, high ceilings that make the unit seem even larger than its already spacious 1,800 square feet plus 250 square foot lanai. Extra large master with huge walk-in closet. Unique Naples layout allows lanai access and/or lake/palms view from all principal rooms including Master Bedroom, Dining Room and Kitchen, 3rd bedroom/den and Great Room! A unique study "Nook" with a nautical window is perfect for surfing the Internet or doing admin or work, but only if absolutely necessary! Beautifully designed and decorated including: Gorgeous bamboo flooring in main living areas, quartz kitchen counter tops, Bosch stainless steel appliances, soft close kitchen cabinets with modern hardware, large (60" and 50") 4K LED TVs in Great Room and bedrooms, leather power reclining loveseats in the Great Room, beautiful glass dining room table and chairs, original paintings, and high-end chaises and table/chairs on lanai. For your comfort, we bought high-end Simmons Beautyrest "Black" mattresses with Egyptian cotton sheets and down duvets. We have been vacationing in Naples for 30 years and know our place will check all your boxes to give you the best experience Naples has to offer!

Type: Condo


Camelot Beach Resort

Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Pet Policy: $25 per night.

Type: Other

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in Gulf Coast Florida


Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro

483 Mandalay Ave, Suite 113,
Clearwater Beach, FL
Pet Friendly Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro in Clearwater Beach, Florida

Clearwater Wine Bar & Bistro is a European-inspired wine bar, bistro & retail wine shop located on the north end of beautiful Clearwater Beach. The wine list features 30 wines by the glass & more than 200 bottle selections from some of the world?s finest vineyards. Also, there are 8 locally-brewed craft beers on tap, premium bottled beers from around the world & the best sangria on the beach! The eclectic Mexican/Mediterranean menu features authentic gourmet Mexican specialties, delicious flat-bread pizzas, hearty pasta dishes, excellent imported meats & cheeses, as well as homemade soups, sandwiches, salads & desserts. Free wine tastings throughout the month & live music on the weekends. Bring your dog -- they have a pet-friendly outdoor courtyard.


717 South

717 S Howard Ave.,
Tampa, FL
Pet Friendly 717 South in Tampa, Florida

17 South servesauthentic Italian dishes from the Kitchens of Italy to exotic seafood from the Pacific Rim, including their famous Miso and Sake cured Catch of the day. Also, there is anextensive wine list (over 300 wines by the bottle), martini's and specialty drinks from all parts of the world. Dogs are welcome on the patio.

Featured Pet-Friendly Bars in Gulf Coast Florida


Anclote Brew

735 Dodecanese Blvd.,
Tarpon Springs, FL
Pet Friendly Anclote Brew in Tarpon Springs, Florida

Anclote Bew is a beer, wine, and coffee bar located in The Historic Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs, Fl. The bar includes local and craft draft and bottle beers and specialty coffee and tea. Anclote Brew has a small cafe seating area out front where pets are welcome.


Big Deck Raw Bar

331 Dock St.,
Cedar Key, FL
Pet Friendly Big Deck Raw Bar in Cedar Key, Florida

Dogs welcome on the patio, variety of live music on Friday. Saturday and Sunday in a casual atmosphere on the water.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks in Gulf Coast Florida


17th Street Dog Park

17th Street,
Sarasota, FL
Pet Friendly 17th Street Dog Park in Sarasota, Florida

HUGE dog park, with a large separate run for small dogs, with multiple covered picnic tables and benches, benches placed under trees, dog toys and balls everywhere, free doggie bags supplied, and many running fresh water bowls. It has separate double entry gates, two of each, so you can avoid the ones coming or going. It is so big, you can be alone with your dog/dogs, or join a group. You get almost as much exercise as your dog.


A.L. Anderson Park

U.S 19 North,
Tarpon Springs, FL
Pet Friendly A.L. Anderson Park in Tarpon Springs, Florida

A park for dogs at the A.L. Anderson National Park in Tarpon Springs, Florida on US Highway 19 North. It two very large fenced in areas for dogs to run and play. Once you enter the gate, you have 2 choices of fenced areas one for small dogs and one for large dogs. They provide doggy pickup bags and garbage cans around the park, and there are also benches for humans to sit down while their four-legged friend romps in the grass.