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Dog Beach

8600 Estero Blvd, Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, FL 46307
+1 219-663-3256
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Great view at night

On advice from a friend, we visited Dog Beach late in the afternoon to watch the sunset. It was... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Don't go at high tide

We never actually made it to the dog beach. It was high tide and we would have had to walk through... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Davenport, Florida
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“off leash” (17 reviews)
“high tide” (22 reviews)
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8600 Estero Blvd, Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach, FL 46307
+1 219-663-3256

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Reviewed 28 April 2017

On advice from a friend, we visited Dog Beach late in the afternoon to watch the sunset. It was beautiful!

Thank HuniGram3
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We never actually made it to the dog beach. It was high tide and we would have had to walk through a quarter mile of standing water to get to the beach. Someone coming out said that there was little sand for the dogs to...More

Thank samdarella
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Stopped to look at this beach on a afternoon drive. Free parking & a short walk to the beach which didn't have much sand more a silty mud. Unfortunately between the car park & the beach was a large pool which you had to paddle...More

Thank broggy57
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Things are going to the dogs when the only place Fido can freely frolick is a small stretch of mostly mud at the bottom end of Lover's Key. If you want a really stinky, wet and muddy dog to get in your car this is...More

Thank maritimeexplorer
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Lots of friendly dogs and a few not too friendly. The sand bar creates a real fun place for the dogs to romp, swim, and run with other dogs.

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We visit Doggy Beach every year. I love animals and the dogs have so much fun out there and it is truly entertaining for the people visiting.

Thank Beverly G
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I should be embarrassed to say that we drove almost three days each way to take our golden to a beach. I picked Fort Myers Beach primarily because of the off-leash beach. I really wanted to see my dog in the surf. Even in Kansas...More

1  Thank dskid
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This was a great place to take our dogs for they day. We took 5 dogs and had a blast. After entry we did off leash.

Thank specalkay20
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Nothing like watching dogs playing together and enjoying themselves off leash! I brought a long rope and just dragged it behind my little fur baby, eventually let him off and he stayed right with me, got to play with other dogs and play in the...More

Thank SamlovesCuba
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a great place to take your dog, but not much room to maneuver when the tide is up. The water is really nice there and the dogs and the owners have a great time.

Thank gayle054
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Junior V
is it just a beach or are there grills to cookout there?
4 September 2016|
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Response from Masslass2016 | Reviewed this property |
No grills or tables. just a beach for dogs to run in the water and play. Also fresh water station for when dogs leave the salt water
Is there any pet friendly hotels close to dog beach
18 April 2015|
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Response from Frank O | Reviewed this property |
La Quinta, see below
We have 2 dogs and are desperately trying to find pet-friendly vacation villas in the area. We are staying in Orlando now but we will be going back to Canada in a couple of weeks and we would like to reserve for next year asap. Can you please recommend any agents or web sites which we could contact. Thank you.
9 March 2015|
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Response from mkelly1959 | Reviewed this property |
We rented a house on Ft Myers beach.... With a pool... Cheaper than a hotel and yard for 2 labs was great... Vacation rental by owner... " pet friendly"... Reserved a few weeks in advance. Great dog beach!!! Good luck.