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Dog Beach
Rating: 4.5

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Dog Beach

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Rating: 4.5

Average rating from 2 reviews.

(4.5 out of 5, based on 2 reviews)

2200 E lloyd StPensacola, Fl 32503

811 miles away
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Danielle B.
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Rating: 5

Meija swimming and excersing

posted 6 years ago

These days it seems tougher and tougher to find beaches that will allow dogs. This can especially be true when trying to find a beach near a large coastal city or metropolitan area, like Miami Beach or Los Angeles. In fact, in Los Angeles County, out of over 70 miles of coastline and beaches, only one smaller beach allows dogs on a regular basis. It seems only natural to think that a dog would be welcome at a beach. So one may ask why there are so many beaches that ban dogs. Beaches, like any other popular or heavily used area, can be a hot spot for conflicts. In search of dog-friendly beaches, we recently called and researched ocean beaches throughout the United States and Canada. While we did find hundreds of beaches that allow dogs, the majority of beaches throughout the U.S. and Canada do not allow pets.

Based on a recent unscientific poll by DogFriendly.com, the top reason for banning dogs from beaches is the disregard for leash laws. Violation of the leash law is a hot topic and park officials can be very sensitive about this issue. Many popular beaches have banned dogs because there were incidents with a person or even a dog being bothered by someone else's dog, or park officials were concerned about such conflicts arising. Even beaches that have recently allowed leashed dogs, are now banning dogs completely because too many people are choosing to ignore the leash law. Problems often arise when someone lets their dog off leash, and then either ignores their dog or does not have their dog trained well enough to listen to them. This scenario can lead to the off-leash dog having a confrontation with another person or child, or even another dog. Imagine sunbathers relaxing on the sand. All of a sudden a dog comes running towards them or even jumps on them, getting the sunbathers dirty, or worse yet, scared because they do not know if the dog is friendly.


Dogs are allowed on a 400-foot piece of the shore west of the City Pier also known as the Dan Russell Pier. Dogs must be on a leash and are permitted on the beach from sunrise to sunset each day. Dog owners must have proof their pets’ vaccinations are current and the dogs must have proper ID tags. Owners must clean up after their dogs, and food in bowls is prohibited. No more than three dogs per person are allowed on the beach at any time.

Pros: We love this place. and the dogs have some much fun here

Cons: they could provide more drinking areas for the dogs

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Rating: 4

Pensacola Dog Beach

posted 6 years ago

This park is a service of the City of Pensacola. It is located on Bayou Texar in East Pensacola Heights. The location while not on the Gulf of Mexico provides a water safe environment for the dogs to play. It has outer bouys to warm boat traffic and since it is inland from the Gulf there is tidal flow but no undertow danger. I recommend not swimming after a heavy rain due to stormwater runoff from the surrounding neighborhood.

Pros: Fenced area, bathing station, covered pavilion

Cons: Water quality ?? after rain

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