Fort De Soto Dog Beach

Aside from being one of the best national parks in Florida, Fort De Soto has one of the best Tampa dog beaches! In sunny, St. Petersburg this park is actually 1,136 acres made up of five interconnected islands.

Fort De Soto Dog Beach
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Once you cross the bridge onto park grounds, you’ll find one of the most lush ecosystems in Florida. Miles of firm-bottomed shallows make for excellent wading angling! Two piers are perfect for fishing access. The best feature for dog owner’s of course is the Paw Playground Dog Beach!

The waters are clear and cool and perfect for swimming after balls! Just make sure not to swim past the posted signs. You’ll love chasing your pup in the sun on the smooth sand!

While Paw Playground Dog Beach is one of the best off-leash dog parks in Tampa, your dogs must be leashed upon entering and exiting. You must also carry a leash with you at all times. Make sure you keep your dog in your sights at all times! After you’re through, there is a gated lawn area with hoses to rinse off your dog!