Near the very bottom of Florida is Key Biscayne, an island town located in Miami-Dade County. Just south of Miami Beach, the island is connected to the mainland via a 5.5-mile long bridge. The residents of Key Biscayne humbly refer to their town as an “island paradise.”
But this island paradise isn’t just fun for humans; it’s also fun for your canine companions! Key Biscayne has over ten dog-friendly restaurants, and there’s also a dog park. The island is even home to a veterinarian office, but if you have an emergency and need care for your dog in the middle of the night, you’ll have to make the drive up to Miami or Miami Beach. Key Biscayne has beautiful views while going for a walk, so even just an everyday walk around the block can be exciting. If you’re looking to have some fun in the sun with your best four-legged pal in tow, make sure to check out Key Biscayne!
If you’re looking to let your dog have some fun off of his leash, make sure to check out Key Biscayne Dog Park within Civic Center Park. Located right in downtown Key Biscayne, this dog park, which inhabits a little under an acre, has two separate sections: one section is for larger dogs, while the other is for smaller dogs. Biscayne Dog Park gives your pup the chance to make some friends of his own species. Water is provided for your dog, but you’ll want to bring along some waste disposal bags.
About twenty minutes north of Key Biscayne is Miami Beach’s Southpointe neighborhood. Southpoint is home to Washington Avenue Bark Park, which offers two separate areas: one for small dogs and another for large dogs. If you and your pooch make use of the abundant shade and the water fountains here, you’ll have no trouble cooling off on a hot day! After you’re done at the park, check out one of Southpointe’s dog-friendly restaurants, including Café Mistral, Prime 112, or Monty’s Sunset. Leashes and good behavior are required at all restaurants.
Central Key Biscayne is home to many restaurants where you and your pooch can eat together; there are over eleven! Have the taste for sushi? Make sure to check out Origin Asian Bistro and Sushi. This restaurant has a spacious outdoor patio where Fido can join you. Tired of seafood? Drop by Tutto Pizza and Pasta for some delicious Italian food; try to resist the urge to give your dog a slice or two! He can join you on the patio. Both restaurants require your dog to remain on his leash and be on his best behavior at all times. Bone Appetit!
If you and Fido want to see some beautiful flowers, consider
heading twenty minutes north to Miami Beach Botanical Gardens! This popular
attraction spans over two-and-a-half acres, and you can make it a self-guided
tour using your smartphone. If you’d prefer, guided tours are offered every
Saturday at two in the afternoon. The best part? Your pup can join you! The
gardens have several walking trails for you to explore. A leash is required, as
is good behavior. Make sure to bring along waste disposal bags!
If you’re looking for more places to eat where your dapper dog can join you, Miami Beach’s Flamingo-Lummus should be on your list! Although it’s a twenty-five minute drive from Key Biscayne, the wide variety of options makes the drive worth it. If you’re craving delicious seafood, head over to A Fish Called Avalon, where your dog can dine with you at one of the restaurant’s numerous outdoor tables. Pelican Café, which is located inside one of Miami Beach’s hotels, boasts about its upscale American Cuisine. Your dog can join you on the outdoor lounge. A leash is required at these two restaurants along with any other dog-friendly joint.