If you live in Malabar, you know how many fun things there are to do with dogs here! This Florida town has one park that welcomes dogs, and it’s just a short drive from many other dog-friendly parks, beaches, and restaurants. If your dog needs a check-up, there’s one veterinary clinic in Malabar.
Looking for a great place to take your dog for an on-leash hike? Check out Captain Forester Hammock Preserve! Located 22 miles from Malabar, this preserve has a 0.75-mile trail you can hike on with your dog. This trail takes you through oak hammocks and wetlands, and it ends at a beautiful dog-friendly beach. Bring doggy bags and water, and have fun hiking through this preserve!
Historic Jungle Trail is another furrific place to take your dog for an on-leash walk. This trail begins in Indian River Shores, which is 22 miles from Malabar. From there, the trail winds 7.8 miles south to Vero Beach. As you go along the trail, you’ll pass through a lovely oak hammock. If your pup gets thirsty, water is available along the trail. You and your dog will always have a good time here and at the many other dog-friendly attractions in and around Malabar!
Country Cove is home to Malabar Community Park, a great place to spend the day with your dog. While you’re here, you and your dog can go for a walk on one of the park’s beautiful trails. These trails will take you around ponds, through the woods, and past lovely wetland areas that are filled with wildlife. If all this walking makes you hungry, there are plenty of picnic tables in the park where you can have an al fresco meal with your dog. Bring some water and doggy bags with you, and have a fun day out at this park!
When you’re in Jamaica Shores, you won’t want to miss E. Lorraine Gott Dog Park. Located 14 miles from Malabar, this 11.5-acre dog park has two separate areas: one for large dogs and one for small dogs. Both areas have benches for owners and fresh drinking water for thirsty dogs. To use the park, you’ll have to register your pup and pay a small fee. Once you do that, you can use the park anytime you’d like! If you and your dog want a cool treat after the park, head to Surfin’ Turtles. This ice cream shop makes a doggy sundae your pup is sure to love. For humans, they offer a wide variety of ice cream flavors, sundaes, and banana splits.
Want to spend the day playing in the sand with your dog? Head to Canova Dog Beach! This nine-acre beach is 11 miles from Malabar, and it allows dogs on-leash. While you’re here, you and your dog can splash around in the Atlantic Ocean together or go for long walks in the sand. You can also simply relax and enjoy the views of the water together. Drinking water and doggy bags are both available at the beach, and there’s also a shower you can use to clean your sandy pup. Your dog’s tail will wag with excitement when they see this barktastic beach!
If you’re searching for another furtastic off-leash area for your dog, check out Palm Bay Regional Dog Park. Located 11 miles from Malabar, this dog park has two separate areas: one for big dogs and one for small dogs. Both areas have plenty of space for dogs to run and play, and there’s also a plastic kiddy pool where your dog can cool off on hot days. If your dog gets thirsty, a water fountain is available. After the park, continue your fun day out with lunch at Mash Hoagies. Sit at one of their two dog-friendly outdoor tables, and enjoy a wide variety of delicious hot and cold hoagies.
This Sebastian neighborhood is home to the always-fun Sebastian Bark Park. This park is 16 miles from Malabar, and it features separate large and small dog areas. In both areas, you’ll find shade structures and benches for owners. There are also water fountains available for thirsty dogs. Bring a tennis ball or a Frisbee, and enjoy playing with your pup here! If you want to get a bite to eat after the park, head to Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine. This Italian eatery allows dogs at their outdoor tables, and they serve thin-crust pizza, calzones, Stromboli, pasta dishes, and more. Bone Appetit!