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Dog Areas in Gulf Gate Estates

Gulf Gate Estates, a census-designated place in beautiful Sarasota County Florida, is a perfect getaway for you and your favorite furry friend. With a moderately low population, but not too small to be boring, Gulf Gate Estates is central to the exciting city of Sarasota proper, which is where you’ll want to spend much of your time if you’re vacationing in the area. Heck, even if you’re local to the area, there’s always the opportunity to learn about new and exciting places to visit with your pup. 

Take, for example, the Red Bug Slough Reserve: an expansive and natural beauty that you and your pup can explore through the numerous hiking trails. With trails of varying difficulty, whether you’re a hiking newbie or if you’ve been doing it for some years, there’s something there for you. Best of all, there’s a nice pond in the center of the reserve where your pup can hop in and cool off. You’ll want to bring plenty of clean drinking water, as well as some doggy waste bags to keep the area tidy. Once you visit this place, you’ll see why Sarasota locals rank it so highly on their doggy to-do lists!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Gulf Gate Estates

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    Population Density 525/sq mi

    #1 St Armands

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    For a nice bite to eat, make your way to Saint Armands, a beautiful neighborhood just off the coast. There, you’ll find a restaurant that sets the bar for others in the area, especially when it comes to being dog-friendly. At Cafe L’Europe, your rover will be treated like regular royalty, from being served water from the moment they settle in at the air-conditioned deck to choosing a yummy treat from a menu just for your pup. For your own tasty treat, you can’t go wrong with the crab salad, or if you’re just looking for something sweet, their apple pie can’t be beat!
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    Population Density 2,862/sq mi

    #2 Arlington Park

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    To enjoy a bit of off-leash fun, mosey on over to Arlington Park, also in Sarasota. With amazing scenery and friendly locals, you’d be doggone crazy to pass up on Arlington Park Dog Park, a fenced-in area where your dog can go absolutely dog wild making new friends and splashing in the wading pool. There are doggy waste bags as well as trash bins provided throughout the park, and you’ll be able to access clean drinking water while you’re there, as well. Whether your pooch is a tiny tyrant or a big baby, there’s a spot for your pup!
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    Population Density 3,258/sq mi

    #3 Lake Sarasota

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    Paw on over to Lake Sarasota and you’re sure to have a ball -- a tennis ball, that is! If your pup is eager to make some friends, and Arlington just isn’t your cup of tea, make a stop in 17th Street Dog Park. This park also features two separate areas; one is for small, fragile, or elderly dogs, while the other is for dogs over thirty pounds. There are plenty of cozy spots for you to settle in while your pup explores this fascinating terrain, and you’ll easily be able to keep an eye on your buddy. Just bring some waste bags to tidy up.
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    Population Density 6,140/sq mi

    #4 Golden Gate

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    If your precious pup is a sucker for basking in the sun on a sandy beach, look no further than Golden Gate. A beautiful neighborhood in Sarasota, Golden Gate is home to Bay Front Park, a beautiful beachside park where you’re welcome to bring your pup as long as you keep them on a leash. Splash around in the tide, and enjoy a walk alongside man’s best friend while both of you get your tan on. You’ll need to bring clean drinking water, and you'll also have to clean up any messy mishaps your pup might make. Otherwise, you are golden! (Pun totally intended.)
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    Population Density 4,108/sq mi

    #5 Sarasota Springs

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    To wind down the perfect day with your most precious pal, make your way to Sarasota Springs, where you’ll find a highly-rated bar where you can enjoy a selection of hot foods off the grill, or choose from any number of tasty alcoholic brews. At Evie's Tavern and Grill, you’re sure to have a blast whether or not you have your furry friend tagging along. If it’s just you, enjoy the driving range to pass a bit of time. If you’ve got your pup with you -- and why wouldn’t you?! -- grab a spot at any of the outdoor covered tables.
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