Ask any dog owner who's been to Jupiter Beach what it's like and they'll tell you that it's not only one of the best dog-friendly beaches in Florida, it's one of the greatest dog-friendly beaches anywhere in the United States! Yep, it's that good - so make sure you and your pooch check it out if you ever get the chance.
Located less than 15 miles north of West Palm Beach, Jupiter's off-leash beach lets you and your furry friend access a glorious 2.5-mile stretch of sand where your dog can run free. The off-leash area starts at Beach Marker #25 near Marcinski Road and extends all the way up to Beach Marker #59. Your dog will love exploring this wide, open beach and, of course, splashing around in the shallows.
As you'd expect, Jupiter Beach is quite a popular haunt for local dog lovers and their four-legged friends, so don't be surprised if you come across plenty of smiling faces and wagging tails when you visit. Of course, you'll need to make sure your dog is well socialized and happy to interact with dogs and other people.
To ensure that this beautiful stretch of coastline remains dog-friendly, you'll also need to clean up after your pooch. Friends of Jupiter Beach, a local non-profit with a mission to support and maintain environmentally healthy, clean, and dog-friendly beaches in Jupiter, provides doggy waste bags at every crossover in the dog-friendly beach area. The group has also been holding beach cleanups on the first Saturday of every month since 1994 — that's an impressive achievement, so why not join in and lend a helping paw?
From sunrise through to sunset, this beautiful beach is popular with everyone from kite surfers and families to walkers and people just wanting to enjoy some playtime with their dog. If you're ever in this part of the world, make sure you treat your furry friend to a day (or three) out at Jupiter's off-leash beach.