Looks like the pooch-friendly folks in Fort de Soto have created a superstar dog park and beach to be proud of. Paw Park is the beginning of a beach day where two well-fenced areas for big and smaller pups let woofers run and play. There are hoses to cool them off and a white, sandy beach waiting for the next phase of doggy fun. Drinking water is also a feature of this dynamic dog park.
The beach is a quarter of a mile stretch with soft sand, grassy dunes backed by trees, and the temped Caribbean waters within a paw's reach. It doesn’t get better than this with litter bag dispensers on hand and a friendly atmosphere of dog owners and their best furry pals. Fort de Soto features five quaint islands over 1100 acres of nature’s nirvana
Once on the beach, dog owners are required to supervise their pooches who must respond to vocal cues. Picking up your dog's waste is all part of being a responsible guardian who values this slice of doggy heaven.
Florida beaches are renowned for their eternal, blue water and sunshine skies with the Fort de Soto Dog beach being no exception. Modern restrooms and showers are available in the park with a $5 entry fee. Once upon a time, this area was in the midst of a Spanish/American war. The tell-tale remains are well-preserved mortar guns and a United States fortress in the park grounds. One hundred years on this scenic wonderland, it is a top tourist attraction and admired for its hiking trails, campground, fishing piers, and one of the best dog beaches on the planet.
Ensuring your dog has appropriate protection from the sun's powerful rays is something to think about when taking your pooch to the beach. Drinking salt water can have harmful effects, so pack fresh water to keep pooches hydrated. Fort de Soto Paw Park and nearby beach is where happy hounds get to hang out with other pups and play in the warm Atlantic waves. The magic starts at 7 am when the beach comes to life with early bird dogs and their owners. The park is open all year round.