Fort De Soto Park, Dog Beach and Park – St Pete Beach, FL

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A 1,100+ acre natural wonderland with one of the best dog beaches in Florida

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Is Fort De Soto Park, Dog Beach and Park Dog Friendly?

Fort De Soto has the only dog park in Pinellas County where dogs are allowed on the beach in a designated area. To access the dog beach, you’ll first find the traditional Dog Park with two fenced-in areas for small and large dogs and water stations. The dog beach entrance is at the far southwest corner of the dog park. Per park rules, owners should supervise and clean up after their dogs, as well as fill any holes they may have dug. All dogs must be leashed when outside the designated dog park area, they should be licensed and vaccinated with tags displayed, and there is a limit of 3 dogs per handler (minimum age of 16 yrs.) Please do not bring dogs on any boardwalks or in observation towers.

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One of the best beaches in Florida, Fort De Soto Park has received multiple accolades! In 2009, Tripadvisor named it “America’s Top Beach,” and in 2005, “Dr. Beach” named Fort De Soto the nation’s No. 1 Beach. The largest park within the Pinellas County Park System, Fort De Soto Park consists of 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands (keys). These keys are home to the historic fort and a museum, over 7 miles of waterfront with 3 miles of beaches, beach plants, mangroves, wetlands, palm hammocks, hardwoods, and native plants, as well as a diverse ecosystem of birds, wildlife, and sea life. Their abundance of amenities includes boat launching facilities with floating docks, a camping area with facilities, picnic shelters, restrooms, playgrounds, multipurpose paved trails/nature trails, two large swim centers, a food concession area with a souvenir shop, two fishing piers, a canoe trail, ferry service to Egmont or Shell Key, and a designated dog beach with two additional fenced-in areas for small and large dogs, with water stations. There is a $5 parking fee, however this process has been re-vamped to include mobile parking apps, pay-by-text, existing parking terminals or an annual pass.

Pet Policy Verified on: 2024-01-16
By: Laureen Mocsari

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