Man’s best friend got super lucky with a Florida beach that lets them hang-out on the soft, white sand with their owners. Pull in to the car park and a few steps later, you’re on the beach where the good times begin.
Carrabelle dog beach stretches 1.5 miles in length, offering a great place to walk your dog or go swimming in the warm, wave-free sea. The rules are that dogs should be on-leash, and with the road close-by, it’s a safe idea.
Restrooms are right behind the beach with an outdoor shower, grills and covered picnic tables. Palm trees sway in the breeze by the decent-sized parking lot with grassy, low-level dunes flowing into the snowy-white sand and gentle surf. The emerald waters can be shallow and calm, so it’s ideal for kids and pooches splashing about.
The beauty of this untamed beach is there are no apartment buildings or homes overlooking the ocean, which makes it less crowded and pure-bliss for teaching your pooch how to swim. On all dog-friendly beaches, a code of good behavior is required and it’s up to owners to ensure their Poodle, French Bulldog, or Mastiff plays nice with other dogs.
Carrabelle dog beach features an unforgettable sunset and you’re likely to spot dolphins further out at sea. Its’ a natures haven for birds while turtles nest and lay eggs during the season. The neighboring town of Carrabelle hosts the smallest police station on the planet, plus a red and white metal lighthouse that has been standing since the late 1800s.
Litter bags are provided for dog owners with a message to keep this dog-retreat clean. There’s no shade on the beach, inspiring pet-parents to pack an umbrella and fresh water for thirsty dogs. No lifeguards are on duty but you might notice different colored flags to alert beach-goers which part of the water is safe to swim.
Carrabelle beach has a military past as soldiers were trained in the art of beach landings during World War ll. A memorial sign tells the D-Day story and adds a historic charm to this laid-back beach where dogs have a howling good time.