Not many counties situated within Florida are known to allow dog owners to walk their pets on beaches, but luckily for us, Lee County does not fall into this category. Opening in 2001, the Lee County Dog Beach, located just inside of Lovers Key State Park in Southwest Florida, is a beautiful, unsupervised stretch of beach solely dedicated to dogs.
The beach not only provides your pup with the freedom of roaming off-leash, but it also has a shower station you can use to rinse your pup before continuing on your journey. One thing to note before heading over is that this section of the beach doesn't have restrooms with toilets that can flush, however, it does have a portable bathroom that is open for public use.
Within the dog beach, your pup is free to socialize with other dogs both on the beach and while taking a dip to cool themselves off in the waters. While hanging out on the dog beach, you’re asked to follow the Lee County regulations. These regulations include cleaning up after your dog at all times. They also advise that aggressive dogs and dogs in heat are not to be let off leash. Dogs are not to bother or disrupt any wildlife, and do not bring more than 2 pooches per person.
If you decide to leave the dog beach to take a stroll with your pooch along Fort Myers Beach, you are reminded to keep your dog on-leash at all times. It's important to remember that Lee County is the only county that allows dogs off-leash and we want to keep it pup-friendly, therefore, following all rules and regulations is essential!
Overall, Lee Country Dog Beach offers you and your pooch a unique experience, so be sure to pop in if you're in the area!