This quiet, inviting beach town is a wonderful alternative to some of Florida’s more established vacation destinations. If you and your pup are nautical nuts, Pensacola has just about everything you could ask for! The city offers some of the best boating and fishing in Florida, so be sure to bring your sea legs. If ocean adventures aren’t your thing, Pensacola offers a variety of inland activities as well.
Bayview Dog Park and Beach is a wildly popular dog park that includes access to a beautiful sandy beach where you and your pup can soak up the sun. Drinking water and doggie showers are also available onsite. If you’re in the area around the fall season, don’t miss Barktoberfest! This free event held for the benefit of the Pensacola Humane Society includes games, demonstrations, and even a doggie costume contest.
If you’re looking for a tasty bite to eat, check out Oar House Restaurant for some incredible local seafood accompanied by a beautiful view of the ocean. This super dog-friendly eatery will even provide a cool bowl of water for your pup! After a long day of walking Pensacola’s picturesque beaches, rest your head at La Quinta Inn Pensacola, a pet-friendly hotel that allows up to two pets of any size at no additional costs. You and your pup are certain to enjoy all that Pensacola has to offer!
his family-friendly neighborhood overlooks the Texar Bayou and offers people and their pups access to Bayview Dog Park and Beach. This 1-acre acre dog park gives dogs water access to the inlet near Bayou Texar. There is a covered area with picnic tables so owners can be in the shade, as well as other picnic tables along the beach. Clean-up stations with bags and trash cans, showers for both dogs and people, and water bowls are available. Pooches on leash are also welcome to enjoy the open spaces of Zamora Square, Estramadura Square, Operto Square, Catalonia Square, and Lamancha Square.
Cordova Square offers plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment for humans and pups. Scott Complex Dog Park offers lots of room for your pet to play at this fenced, off-leash dog park, which includes running water, shade, a separate area for smaller pets and a new trail that goes around the complex. If you get hungry, there are a lot of dog-friendly restaurants in the area, including Santino’s Pizza & Grinders, Tijuana Flats, O’Brein’s Bistro, and Newk’s! No matter what you’re craving, Cordova Square has fine fare that pleases everyone! Hyatt Place accommodates our four-legged friends and their owners.
Forestdale is a very family-friendly community that offers plenty of shopping and activities for both children and doggies. Sham Poochies is a local salon, bakery, boutique and hotel for pets, making it a one-stop shop for pups! They make pure homemade, hand-decorated specialty treats such as lamb jerky, dried sweet potatoes wrapped in chicken jerky, and chicken breast jerky strips that will have your dog beggin’ for more. Woerner’s Pet Supply, and Pet Supermarket are the local pet stores and Airport Animal Hospital is the 5-star rated, full-service veterinary clinic and boarding facility.
Corry is a family-friendly neighborhood that offers dog residents in the area access to several establishments that will accommodate them! Lexington Terrace Dog Park allows your pooch to romp and play off-leash. It's a great place for them to get their daily exercise and socialize with others. There are two large fenced-in areas for small and large dogs. Plenty of shade, water bowls, and two benches are provided. Pasiano’s Pizzeria and The Burger Factory allow dogs to dine on their patios. Torrey Oaks, Suburban Extended Stay, The Red Roof Inn, and The Quality Inn & Suites are dog-friendly hotels in Corry.
Downtown Pensacola is a fun and exciting neighborhood that offers a plethora of dining, shopping and lodging options for residents, guests and visitors. Downtown Pensacola hosts several dog-centric events throughout the year including Barktoberfest, Hooch for the Pooch, Bark to Remember, and Walk to Cure Arthritis. Everything’s Irie is a locally-owned doggie salon and retail shop in downtown Pensacola! The certified, professional doggie groomers provide a safe, clean environment for your pup. Shux Oyster Bar, O’Reily’s Irish Pub, Al Fresco, and World of Beer are a few of many doggie-friendly restaurants and bars in downtown.