Dania Beach started out as a single neighborhood. In 1904, it was incorporated, and has been growing slowly, but steadily since, and today, it’s become a hopping tourist destination. Dania Beach has one animal clinic that’s ready and able to take care of your dog. There are also a dozen more in the surrounding area, so every eventuality is planned for.
Celebrate your Dania Beach vacation (or residency!) with a trip to Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor & Country Store, where tasty frozen treats are served to a dog-friendly outdoor patio!
The John U. Lloyd Beach State Park is an absolute must see for the area. This park is huge, featuring natural, windswept beaches. Your dog isn’t allowed off leash, but you can take him on the running paths through this state park! Just pick up after your pet so these beaches stay pristine.
If you’re looking to bed down tonight with your dog in your room, you have options in Dania Beach. For a small pet fee, your pup can stay with you at Hyatt Place Fort Lauderdale Airport South, Stay Inn, and Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port. No matter where you’re staying tonight, it’s going to be a great day tomorrow!
Performance Pups Freshwater Beach is a fantastic place to visit with your dog. It’s not free, but with a small fee per dog per day, it’s well worth the money! This park features a large, freshwater lake with a beach perfect for romping! Dogs are allowed off leash inside this fenced in dog park. Humans are not allowed to swim in the lake (city regulations), but you are allowed to wade and splash with your dog! Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop at the Islamorada Fish Company for a dog-friendly meal. Islamorada features a fish-heavy seafood menu with cuisine from around the world.
This Dania Beach neighborhood is a quiet, residential area. The Mildred V. Jones Park is just the place to relax and enjoy the fabulous weather that Dania Beach is known for. Walk the paths with a gorgeous view of the water, or relax on the grassy banks with your dog and a good picnic. This park is light on amenities, but it’s a great place to get out in nature and relax for a little while. Dogs who aren’t a fan of crowds are more likely to enjoy this park, where the ample vegetation breaks up the view and you can feel alone in a busy park.
Downtown Dania Beach is a bustling mix of outdoor fun and delicious food. Start your exploration with the C W Thomas Park. This park has a large interior portion that your dog can’t access, such as the fenced pool and fitness center, but there are great walking paths he will certainly enjoy! Frost Park in the same neighborhood has sports fields from tennis to baseball, and plenty of open, green, space for your pup to roam! When you’re tired and hungry, Downtown Dania Beach’s Conca D'Oro Pizza & Pasta serves classic Italian food to dog-friendly outdoor seats. Swing by Dairy Belle for a fine dessert of soft serve ice cream or a milkshake!
Chester Byrd Park in the Liberia neighborhood of Dania Beach is a quiet community park. There’s a playground for kids, and much of the emphasis is on community fitness and involvement with short walking paths. You can time your own walk to get in the amount of exercise your dog needs to sleep soundly at night. A loop of the park isn’t a huge investment, so you don’t have to worry about starting something difficult to finish. Your dog has to remain on leash in Chestery Byrd Park. Bring a doggie bowl with you to help your dog drink from fountains!
The Frank C. “Tootie” Adler Park in Dania Beach’s North Beach neighborhood is a fantastic place to unwind after a long day. It has a view of the ocean that can’t be beat! Dogs will love to explore the walking trails with you. Breathe the sea air and work off some energy with your leashed dog. afterwards, head to another dog-friendly North Beach staple: the Dania Beach Bar & Grill! This restaurant serves American classics with a seafood emphasis. The restaurant also features views of the beach and has dog-friendly tables ready and waiting outside!