North Miami Beach is a popular city in Miami-Dade County in Florida. Its many beaches make it ideal for those traveling with families and pets. There are nine animal hospitals sprinkled throughout this city to accommodate the many critters who visit with their owners throughout the year. The North Shore Open Space Park is one of a few open area parks in the city. North Shore also features a fenced-in dog run to give your dog a safe space to run and play.
North Miami Beach is just minutes away from the Fort Lauderdale Canine Beach, a special place for dogs to roam off-leash and enjoy the sun and surf all to themselves. All of the local beaches within the city limits welcome leashed dogs, and many of the boardwalks have ample outdoor seating where you can enjoy your meals and snacks without worrying about where your dog will wait.
The people and businesses in North Miami Beach have learned to be flexible with visitors traveling with furry friends in tow. Stock up on the dry towels and sunscreen, grab your beach umbrella and head to this bark-tastic city full of wonders for all species!
The upper side of North Miami Beach is home to the pawesome Sunray East neighborhood. This neighborhood is just a few minutes’ walk or taxi ride from Greynold’s Park. Bring a good leash and some snacks, because your pup is going to want to stay here all day long! They have a separate dog park in case you want to enjoy some off-leash fun in the sun (did someone say Frisbee?). This tail-waggin’ neighborhood is a great place to spend an afternoon or even a weekend enjoying its natural beauty and charm. So slap on some sunscreen and start your Sunray adventures!
If you are looking for a place to play and eat, Eastern Shores is the perfect North Miami Beach neighborhood for you and your furry bud. Your dog will enjoy sniffing and splashing his way through Oleta State Park. Bring a towel (or five) because it’s water, water, everywhere in this part of town! When you two get hungry, head over to Duffy’s Sports Grill to enjoy a savory meal together in their laid-back outdoor seating area. The restaurant sits on a dock, so make sure you keep your pup close by and safe on a leash while you scarf down your delicious food.
If you have a craving for sushi, you have to check out Oishi Sushi in Allen Park with your dog. They have a special outdoor seating area where you can enjoy your favorite roll with Fido (just don’t let him take your wasabi!). If you need a place to work off all that delicious rice, Shalom Park is a beautiful green space where your dog can wear you out until sunset. If you prefer smaller parks, Aqua Bowl Park and Sauls Park are both located on the outskirts of Allen Park. Make sure you pack all the essentials you'll need for a full day of fun if you are traveling to Allen Park!
Central Ojus is just minutes north of Greynold’s Park and Sunray East. This neighborhood in the center of the Ojus area is host to one of the most famous, mouthwatering barbecue spots in the area: Blaze Tex-Mex. Here, you can join your dog in the outdoor seating to enjoy a variety of Tex-Mex dishes that will have you howling for more. Make sure you have a tennis ball with you. Right after you eat, you can head over to the Ojus Park in the heart of the neighborhood for a calorie-burning, paw-thumping good time in the grass and sun. As you stroll through the neighborhood back to your hotel or car, enjoy the many green spaces sprinkled throughout the area.
If you and your furry co-pilot are looking for a jam-packed day outdoors, Highland Lakes, just a ten minute drive from North Miami Beach, is the perfect place for you. You will want to pack a bag full of towels and sunscreen (maybe even a floatie or two) as you choose between the three large lakes found next to one another in this gorgeous part of town. Highland Oaks Park is a well-kept jogging park with a paved trail that surrounds its lake for walkers, runners, and tail waggers alike. Don’t forget extra treats for you both once you are dry!