The Shoreline South Bark Park is an off-leash dog park in the city of Gulf Breeze in Florida. It is in a coastal location, but the dog park does not have direct access to the ocean. There are spacious parking lots at the Shoreline Park South community center.
The Shoreline South Bark Park is a specially designated area within the Shoreline Park South and dogs must be kept on a leash until inside the appropriate zone and re-leashed before exiting. The off-leash area is surrounded by chain-link fencing and bordered by trees. It is surfaced with a combination of sand, grass, and leaves.
There are also a lot of mature trees with low branches throughout the dog park which offers plenty of shade. A separate area has been sectioned off from the main one for the exclusive use of smaller breeds. This does not include puppies under the age of four months, which are not permitted in the park.
Access to the Shoreline South Bark Park is limited to two dogs per owner. Children under nine years of age are not allowed in the off-leash area and all pet handlers must be at least sixteen before taking a dog inside. Each dog must have been issued with the correct permit from the Gulf Breeze authorities before being allowed into the dog park. These cost $9 for un-neutered pets and $6 for those that have been neutered. All dogs must have their vaccinations up to date and any female dogs in heat are not allowed to use the park.
Because of the nature of the dog park's soft sand surface, pet owners are required to fill any holes dug by their dogs. Poop bags are available on site and owners are expected to pick up after their dog and help keep the park clean for other users.