A lot of my customers that are coming into all the regional airports or Driving to Florida have their four legged family members with them.
The number one question is…… “Can I take my dog to the beach?
WELL…,……. YES IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO!
EXPLORING DOG PARKS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Dog Leg Canine Park, at Buffalo Creek, 7550 69th St.
Emerson Point Park, at 5801 17th St. W.
DeSoto National Memorial Park, 75th St NW.
Happy Tails Dog Park at Bray Park, 51st St & 30th Ave.
Palma Sola Causeway Beach
Palma Sola Causeway Beach, Manatee Ave.
A.B. Smith Park, 241 Oak St, Payne Park
|Arlington Park, 2650 Waldemere St.
This park features the only paw park on the list. Paw parks differ from dog parks in that your dog is free to run wild without being aggressive. The dogs are completely fenced in, so there are no leashes and no decorum – sniffing butts is fair game. All sizes can socialize and play. There is an additional fenced-in area especially for small breeds and plenty of room to run for those whippets and greyhounds.Bird Key Park, John Ringling Causeway
Three grassy acres with a paved walkway between John Ringling Causeway and Sarasota Bay.Bayfront Park, 2 Marina Plaza
A 32 acre park with walkways and shaded grassy areas along Sarasota Bay
Centennial Park & Boat Ramp, 1059 N Tamiami Trail
Cohen Park, 1900 Myrtle St,
Gillespie Park, 710 N. Osprey Ave.
Indian Beach Park, South End of Bayshore Rd.
Ken Thompson Park / City Island, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy.
Lakeview Paw Park, 7150 Lago St.
Sapphire Shores Sun Circle Park, Sun Cir. & Shore Dr.
17th Street Paw Park, 4510 17th St.
Red Bug Slough Preserve, 5200 Beneva Rd.
Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail
Brohard Paw Park and Dog Beach, 1600 Harbor Drive S.
Woodmere Paw Park, 3951 Woodmere Blvd.
Venetian Waterway Park, 200 Tamiami Trail N. Edgewater ParkAlong both sides of the inter-coastal waterway, this 10-mile pet friendly trail is shared with walkers, joggers and bikers.
Dog parks in Charlotte County
We are fortunate to have a few wonderful dog parks in Charlotte County; one in Punta Gorda, one in Port Charlotte, and one in Englewood. Exercise and socialize your pooch but be sure to follow the park rules. Your cooperation will allow all of our favorite four-legged friends to continue to enjoy a good run once in a while.