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: Pets welcomed with a weight limit of 50 lbs, with proper inoculations and flea/tick treatments required. There is a pet fee of $45/night/pet and a $50 refundable cash deposit due at check-in. No aggressive breeds are allowed. All pets must be fully trained, leashed, restrained and under the control of their owner(s) at all times while on property. Pets must not be left unattended for an extended period of time. Pets are not allowed within the gated pool area or in the pool under any circumstances.

Policy Confirmed: 02/19/2024 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 02/19/2024

Pet Amenities: We offer a Pet Play Zone where your furry friend can run freely off the leash, conveniently located near our grill and one of our docks for your enjoyment as well. We also have a Pet Potty grassy area with bags provided.

Points of Interest: One of the best advantages of staying at the Bay Palms Waterfront Resort and Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort is that you are near the world famous Fort De Soto County Park. With five islands comprising of 1,136 unspoiled acres of sugar white beach, PLUS it is the ONLY park that allows dogs directly on the beach.

Rates: We are available every day from 8am to 11pm in the front office to answer any and all questions regarding rates and availability, our direct line is 727-367-2791. Just let us know you are looking to book our pet friendly property. We are guaranteed to have the best rates on St. Pete Beach.

Pet Policy: Dogs and cats. Pet fee $50 per night with a max. of $150 per stay. Up to 75 lbs. Max. 2 pet per room.

Policy Confirmed: 05/13/2023 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 05/13/2023

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


Pass-a-Grille Beach House Rentals

Saint Pete Beach, FL 33706

Pet Policy: PET POLICY: Must be approved in advance of booking. Pets must be non-aggressive toward other animals, adults or children. You must have a health note from your vet dated within 30 days of travel- you must either take a picture and email that to me or send it to me in the mail- It has to note that pet is on a flea treatment/heart worm program. I will need a copy of your pet's health certificate for my files 3 weeks prior to your arrival. You are responsible for picking up after your animal. There is a cleaning fee of $35 required for pet owners in a one-bedroom house.

Type: Home