Friday, March 8, 2013

Dog Beaches open on Pensacola Beach!

Pensacola Dog Beaches to open March 15, 2013!
Pensacola area residents excited to share the beach with their pets.

Dog Footprints in the sand at Pensacola Beach~
After much deliberation, the Santa Rosa Island Authority has approved a 6-month trial run to allow dogs on two areas of Pensacola Beach. 

Soon enough, our furry, four legged family members will be allowed to enjoy the Florida sunshine, white sand, and salt water along beautiful Pensacola Beach!

This is a first, as pets have been strictly forbidden along the white sand beaches of Pensacola Beach. By May 1, dogs are allowed in two locations on Pensacola Beach:
  • Parking Lot 5B on Fort Pickens Rd. near Park West just past the last condos on the Gulfside of Fort Pickens Rd. past Gulf Winds Condos
  • Parking Lot E on Via Deluna Dr. near Park East past portofino marked by a siren pole
Escambia County & The Island Authority are still working out the details but we should have all the rules prior to March 15, 2013 when the 100-yard Gulf Front beaches will be open to dogs.

Dog Park on Pensacola Beach, FL~ Now open to the public!  Photo taken in April 2013 along Via Deluna Dr. 
dog Beaches open on Pensacola Beach, FL
Office Mascot Mocha enjoying the dog beach along
Pensacola Beach~ 
  • A Few Rules:
  • Dogs must be kept on leashes
  • Park hours are from sunrise to 10 am
  • Doggie bags will be kept at the location but its best to bring your own
  • When turtle season starts May 1st, the park hours will be 7 am to 10 am

Escambia County also opened two dog beaches along Perdido Key, FL beaches.  Read the article here.

For more information about Escambia County Dog Parks contact Escambia County Parks and Recreation at

For other dog parks in the Pensacola area, check out our blogs here:
Looking to rent or buy a home in Escambia & Santa Rosa County near public dog beaches?  Give us a call at (850) 473-3983 or visit our website at

We'll see you (and your dog!) at the Beach!
Nicole St. Aubin, Broker Associate
Realty Masters of FL~ #1 in Pensacola Property Management
4400 Bayou Blvd. #58B, Pensacola, FL 32503
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  1. The park hours are not for the working family. It needs to be open 5 pm till dusk as well


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