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6 Amazing Dog-Friendly Beaches in Miami, FL (2023 Update): Off & On-Leash Places to Visit

Rachel Giordano

By Rachel Giordano

cane corso resting at the beach

Miami, Florida is located in the southeastern part of the state and is home to beautiful beaches, multicultural neighborhoods, and exuberant nightlife. Thousands flock to the city for all it has to offer, and many choose to live in Miami permanently. For local dog owners, you may wonder if there are dog-friendly beaches in Miami. Good news, there are!

In this article, weโ€™ll guide you through six dog-friendly beaches in Miami so you know where to go for your pooch to soak up the water, sun, and fun on the beach.

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The 6 Amazing Dog-Friendly Beaches in Miami, FL

1. Haulover Beach Dog Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“ 10800 Collins Ave., Miami, FL
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 8 a.m. to Sunset
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: $5 parking for cars, $15 for buses/RVs (Weekdays); $7 for cars, $15 for buses, RVs (weekends)
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: Yes, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. between towers #2 and #3 only
  • 4 mile stretch of underdeveloped beach access
  • Features a small enclosure for dogs 35 pounds and under, and a large enclosure for large dogs over 35 pounds
  • Restrooms, picnic tables, grills, umbrella rentals, shade trees, water fountains, doggie waste dispensers, and waste containers are available
  • Dogs allowed off-leash in designated areas only
  • Heads up: only 2 dogs are allowed per person and puppies under 6 months are not allowed

2. Hobie Island Beach Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“Old Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: No
  • Food concessions, windsurfing lessons, beach chair, umbrella, kayak, and paddleboard rentals, restrooms, and showers available
  • Shallow water for dogs to romp
  • Offers a spectacular view of the Miami skyline
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times

3. Bark Beach at North Beach Oceanside Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“8328 Collins Ave., Miami, FL 33141
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: No
  • Picnic tables, shady palms, benches, and jogging trails available
  • Features two enclosed runs for off-leash/leash required on beach
  • Amenities, waste bags, receptacles, and water fountains available
  • Beach is dog-friendly at the 81st street entrance

4. Lummus Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“1130 Ocean Dr., Miami, FL 33139
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 24 hours
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: No
  • Features pristine white sand
  • Restrooms and water fountains are available
  • Heads up: Bring your own dog waste bags
  • Dog-friendly restaurants across from the beach
  • Paved beachfront path for interaction with other dogs (on leash)

5. South Pointe Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“1 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
๐Ÿ• Open Times: 24 hours
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: No
  • Features panoramic views of the downtown skyline, the Atlantic Ocean, and Port Miamiโ€™s cruise ships
  • Several winding paths for exploring
  • Features an off-lease designated dog run area
  • Amenities include picnic tables, barbeque areas, cafรฉ, restrooms, and outdoor showers
  • Heads up: dogs are not allowed on the beach, only grassy areas and designated dog areas

6. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ocean Beach Park

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Address: ๐Ÿ“1700 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139
๐Ÿ• Open Times: Sunrise to Sunset
๐Ÿ’ฒ Cost: Free
๐Ÿ• Off-Leash: No
  • Offers a playground and picnic tables
  • Dogs must be on-leash
  • Restrooms available

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Conclusion

Miami has some of the most beautiful beaches around, and luckily, quite a few of them allow dogs. Some are strictly on-leash, but there are off-leashes areas where you can take your canine pal so that he can enjoy the beach along with you. Always remember to pick up after your dog and keep the beach clean for everyone to enjoy, including our four-legged friends!


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