Common, it’s Florida! St. Pete, as it is popularly called, is a great destination for tourists being one of the busiest cities in Tampa Bay. Would there be any better to do than enjoy the beach and an all-year-round sunshine? Max can sure join you too! St. Pete’s got the beaches ready to exhaust you and your dog’s bounciness!
There are six dog parks just run by the St. Petersburg parks and recreation department, and many other public dog parks around the town. Coquina Key Park on Locust has 16 acres of trails, ball fields, playgrounds, restrooms, and an off-leash fenced dog play area. Crescent Lake on 5th Street has more than 52 acres of wilderness, playgrounds, and a huge fenced dog park right on the lake. Kenwood Dog Park on 20th Street has three acres, fountains, picnic tables, shade trees, and a dog wash area. Lake Vista on 62nd has over 40 acres, playgrounds, trails, recreation center, pool, ball fields, and a fenced-in dog park with lots of room to run. North Shore Park on North Shore Drive has 33 acres, sports and aquatic complex, beach, and a huge dog park. Walter Fuller Park on 30th is the largest park with 133 acres, recreation center, pool, ball fields, playgrounds, skate park, trails, and a fenced dog park with plenty of space and equipment to play on.
On top of the list is Fort De Soto Paw Playground and Beach. It has as a huge playground where your dog can spend those extra calories from treats. Overnight camping is a popular activity with abundant facilities and picnic areas. Dogs are unquestionably allowed on the beach, and they can enjoy the area off-leash.
Gandy Bridge Causeway is a stretch of beach that also allows dogs to run and go swimming after enjoying some Florida sun. The area is famous for fishing so you can bring your reels with you. The area is strewn with mangroves in shallow water, giving you that perfect feel of nature. Measuring in at almost 3 miles long, the Gandy Bridge is just one of the three bridges that provide a vehicle landline to the mainland of Hillsborough County and Pinellas County.
Whether it be the beach, or the city that you intend to visit, St. Pete’s got something for you and Max. It is a certified pet-friendly city having various attractions, hotels, and restaurants ready to accommodate you and your furry baby.
You’re at the beach, so you know what that means -- it’s time for a drink! But St. Pete’s Beach doesn’t offer just any old drinking experience. You can bring Fido with you! He can even go in with you to Nikko Mussolini Dog Boutique and Spirits. This is a barktastic place to buy Fido some handcrafted treats while you enjoy a beer, a glass of wine, or some artisanal coffee. While you’re here, check out the pawesome items that they have for sale. You may even find a perfect leash for your dog or a new shirt for you to wear.
The Dog Bar is an furlicious place for Fido to come and play. It is a cross between an indoor dog park, a doggy day care, and a bar! There’s usually live music playing, as well as plenty of room for Fido to run and romp off-leash. He can even splash in the swimming pool while you sip a beer! Sounds like doggy heaven. But don’t worry -- there are plenty of licensed caretakers around to make sure you and your dog are very well taken care of. Come and meet lots of new friends while your dog mingles with his own kind as well.
Coquina Key is a pawtastic park that has anything that you and your dog could possible want. There are 16 acres full of nature trails to explore with your leashed pup. You’ll like the playgrounds, sports areas, and picnic areas. Your canine companion will love the off-leash dog park that’s big enough to run and play in. You will find that there is always plenty of water coming from the watering stations as well as lots of new friends to chase. Benches are provided near the designated area so you can keep a close eye on your pawesome pal at all times.
One Lucky Dog is a barktastic adventure that is all about Fido. He can find all the latest fashions to fit his style here. The barkery is the perfect place to pick up an organic meal for you and your dog, too. Don’t forget to grab a few handmade treats to try. But the best part is the spa! If Fido’s been feeling ruff, let him indulge in a spa treatment. The staff will do anything for your best furry buddy: massages, haircuts, baths, and everything in between. While your pup is getting pampered, you can choose to accompany him or wait in the barkery. This is a pawfect place to get away from the stress of daily life.
Fort Desoto has an pawesome place for Fido to go and play. You can take your dog for a walk through the historic forts and nature trails, where he can sniff out all the ecosystems that make the entire park exist. The whole park is open to Fido as long as he’s on a leash. But wait! There is an exception! Fort Desoto has a barktastic dog park that allows your pal to splash in the ocean or play on the beach. If Fido wants to get off his leash, there’s a fenced-in area for him to run and play in.