No matter where you go along Florida's east coast, you're spoiled for choice when it comes to beaches. With warm weather and mile after mile of wide, sandy beaches, this part of the world is perfect for anyone who likes to spend time in or around the water. And if you find yourself in Flagler Beach, a city in Flagler and Volusia Counties, there are ample opportunities to hit the sand with your canine companion.
Flagler Beach offers plenty of pet-friendly beach access for dog lovers and their furry friends. The beach here is nice and wide, with ample room for you and your dog to take a relaxing stroll. You can look for seashells, enjoy feeling the waves lap at your feet, or just snuggle in next to your dog on the sand, so long as you are in pet-friendly areas. Beach areas where dogs are allowed are north of N. 10th Street and south of S. 10th Street. Keep in mind that your pet will need to be on a leash no more than eight feet long at all times.
Be sure to bring all the essentials, such as clean-up bags to help pick up after your dog. It's also a good idea to have drinking water to share with your adventure pup.
May through October is nesting season for four species of sea turtles on Flagler Beach. Every morning, the Sea Turtle Patrol scans the beach for eggs and ropes off any areas where they are nesting. You and your pup should take care during this season to avoid these areas, as well as to refrain from using flashlights at night and always watch where you step. Also note that Gamble Rogers State Park, which is adjacent to the south end of the beach, prohibits any dogs from walking on its half mile stretch of sand, so do watch your boundaries when exploring.
Check out gorgeous Flagler Beach with your pup for a puptacular day in the sun and sand!