This scenically situated community overlooks the Cinco Bayou, Choctawhatchee Bay, and Santa Rosa Sound and offers plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment. Liza Jackson Dog Park is a fenced, off-leash play area that comes with small and large dog sections, water fountains, and hoses to rinse off! Central Bark is another local off-leash dog park that has separate areas for large and small dogs, water spigot, doggie bowls, agility equipment, and a waste station. Oak Tree Nature Preserve is a gorgeous space that has walking trails winding throughout it, showing off the beautiful trees, flowers and wildlife; leashed dogs are welcome to enjoy the preserve with their owners, just clean up after them by using one of the provided waste bins located on the trails.
Only 7.5 miles from Fort Walton, the coastal town of Destin offers scenic views of Destin Harbor, East Pass, and The North Channel. Destin Dog Park is the community doggie play area that is safely gated, allowing pups to run and play off-leash! The dog park provides separate spaces for big and little pups, water dishes, benches, and shade trees. Looking for more adventure? Dockside Watersports & Parasailing offers a ton of fun activities including dolphin excursions, jet skiing, parasailing and doggie pontoon boats that are available to rent! Destin Vacation Boat Rentals, and Destin Pontoon Boat Rental both offer dog-friendly activity options so you can bring your fur baby to tag along for the ride!
This beautiful coastal neighborhood overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, just a short 11 miles from Fort Walton. Henderson Beach State Park is comprised of over 6,000 feet of coastline that provides walking paths that you and your on-leash fur baby are welcome to enjoy together. Just be aware, dogs are allowed on the trails; however, they are prohibited from going on the actual beach itself. Destin Dog Park is also located nearby where your pooch can play off-leash in a fenced in space that provides separate areas for large and small dogs, benches, water bowls, and shade trees.