Florida hosts some of the most beautiful beaches on earth and some of them are super dog-friendly. In the heart of the keys lies a stretch of sandy beach where animal lovers can bring their pet-pooches to frolic in the shallow waters of the warm, Atlantic sea. The beach runs parallel to salt-marsh wetlands providing a home for various species of nesting birds and turtles.
Tropical palm and native trees provide shelter from the hot, summer sun plus there is a covered-in pavilion with tidy picnic tables. Restrooms are located in the parking lot and the best news for dog owners is your fur-babies can swim and dig holes in the sand off-leash. This gives all pooches the freedom to enjoy a day out at the beach and soak up the fun, summer vibes with their guardians.
If dogs are off-leash it’s important they stay close to their owners and in no way infringe on other people's time at the beach. Following simple rules will keep Coco Plums Beach a forever-seaside-sanctuary, where dogs are always welcome. Poop bags appear to be available and it’s important to pick up after your Labra-doodle, Poodle or Chihuahua so the beach remains pristine.
Parking is free and it’s a short walk on to the soft sandy shore where locals and visitors appreciate this secluded spot as a haven for sunning, swimming, or catching up on reading. Fishing, snorkeling, and boat rides are popular pursuits and there are plenty of interesting shells for the kids to take back home.
Coco Plum Beach is generally uncrowded, which makes it a great place to bring the dog. Don’t forget to pack fresh water for your pooch as it gets fairly hot in the Florida sun, and be aware pooches can get sunburned, just like people. An umbrella or doggy tent ensures they have all-day protection. If it's your pooch's first time in the water, it might be a good idea for them to wear a doggy, life-jacket.