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Dog friendly places in Destin, Florida

The Doggy Bag in Destin, Florida


Dog Friendly Places

The Doggy Bag

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The Doggy Bag

Address:
34904 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541
Website:
thedoggybag.com
Contacts:
Email thedoggybagbakery@hotmail.com for more information.

If you’re looking for a place made especially for your pup that caters to puppy parents who look for healthy items and treats for their furry children, and all sorts of puppy conveniences, then The Doggy Bag is the perfect place to take a gander at.

The Doggy Bag of Destin, Florida is a special place to shop for you and your favorite four-legged friend! The Doggy Bag carries only the highest quality premium dog & cat foods and are a full service doggy bakery specializing in natural and homemade goodies for dogs. The Doggy Bag offers a wide variety of collars & leads, as well as fun toys and doggy apparel.



3 Dogs & a Chick

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3 Dogs & a Chick

Address:
130 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Website:
3dogsandachick.com
Contacts:
Or call (850) 243-7297 for more information.

3 Dogs & a Chick started off in 2008 with Nicole (the owner) and her 3 dogs. The “Chick”, in the name 3 Dogs & a Chick, was actually from Nicole’s horse named Chick, not Nicole herself. Nicole wanted to include Chick in her business along with her 3 dogs Saber, Tayte, and Zara, all of which have now gone home to doggy and horse heaven. Nicole now has a new pack with her named Bria, Ollie and Fallon who bring her and her business much joy and they are the reason they continue to work hard to bring you safe, healthy products of high quality.

Nicole started out baking dog treats in her apartment kitchen and now a decade later her business has grown into an amazing space within her community where dogs and owners come to find healthy solutions, friendships and unique items.

3 Dogs & a Chick offers a wide variety of fun, healthy and unique merchandise for dogs, cats and pet lovers. This includes freshly baked treats, premium foods, birthday cakes, eco-friendly products and so much more. Dogs are always encouraged to shop alongside their owners at 3 Dogs & a Chick!




Oak Tree Nature Preserve

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Oak Tree Nature Preserve

Address:
Hollywood Blvd, Mary Esther, FL 32569
Website:
cityofmaryesther.com
Contacts:
Or call (850) 243-3566 for more information.

If you’re looking for a place for yourself and your pet to get out awhile and stretch your legs, the Oak Tree Nature Preserve is a beautiful spot with about a mile worth of hiking trails. Dogs are required to be kept on leashes and there are several trashcans along the trails so that you can dispose of wastes easily and conveniently. The trail is full of native life and shaded to keep you cool in the tropical weather of sunny Florida. The Oak Tree Nature Preserve is less than 12 miles west of Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park in Destin, down US-98W.


Dog Friendly Restaurants

Boshamp Seafood and Oyster House

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Boshamp Seafood and Oyster House


Patrons and pups rave about this place! Reviews show that people say that Boshamp Seafood and Oyster Bar is “very welcoming”, and “the food is great”, as well as that “this place is the most dog friendly restaurant” that they’ve been to.

Located on the beautiful Destin Harbor, Boshamp Seafood and Oyster Bar is the culmination of over 40 years of dreams, ideas and experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. The vision and goal of providing the finest quality ingredients in the most comfortable, family friendly atmosphere available has been rooted in their family and in the property since 1985. After almost 30 years of being Destin's finest white table cloth restaurant, The Flamingo Cafe, their family, Chef, and team started dreaming, planning and building Boshamps. While stripping the table cloths and removing their bow ties, they kept their vision in mind and now more than ever, encourage their guests to be as casual and comfortable as they can be while experiencing the absolute finest dining offered on the Destin Harbor.



Captain Dave's on the Gulf

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Captain Dave's on the Gulf

Address:
3796 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541
Website:
captdavesonthegulf.com
Contacts:
Or call (850) 837-2627 for more information.

Looking for somewhere to enjoy Gulf Coast cuisine in Destin? Then look no further than Captain Dave’s on the Gulf. Over the past 50 years, Capt Dave’s On The Gulf Restaurant has built a reputation of exceeding expectations and in doing so, has become one of the Emerald Coast best loved seafood restaurants. Their menu, inspired by traditional waterfront dining, features American seafood cuisine infused with a contemporary Gulf Coast twist. They offer wonderful daily specials that offer exceptional value to locals and tourists alike. Visit Captain Dave’s on the Gulf and experience floor to ceiling windows offering fabulous scenic backdrops to your dining experience. The full service bar provides a spacious lounge complete with everything from top shelf margaritas to a unique list of elaborate & fabulous martinis to compliment the comfortable, elegant atmosphere Captain Dave’s on the Gulf has to offer.

Capt Dave’s is pet friendly, and offers a front patio with amazing views, friendly staff and delicious cuisines that are sure to fulfill your needs.

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Hammerhead's Bar & Grille

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Hammerhead's Bar & Grille

Address:
137 Fisherman's Cove, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Website:
hammerheadsbarandgrille.com
Contacts:
Or call (850) 351-1997 for more information.

At Hammerheads Bar & Grille in Destin, Florida, you can enjoy fried and steamed seafood, burgers, live music, and more, all in a beautiful dockside setting! Your dog is welcome at their outdoor tables. They even offer a doggy menu! Hammerheads Bar & Grille is conveniently located in the Sandestin resort surrounded by beautiful views, people, and pets. So, bring the whole family for great food, amazing music, and loads of fun!


Dog Friendly Parks

Destin Dog Park

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Destin Dog Park

Address:
4100 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, FL 32541
Website:
cityofdestin.com
Contacts:
Or call (850) 837-4242 for more information.

The Destin Dog Park has a 1.5 acre fenced dog park has a separate area for small dogs, so there’s plenty of room for your pup to enjoy the outdoors and play. The park was opened in January of 2012 through a cooperative effort between the City and a dedicated group of resident volunteers who raised matching funds for the project. The park is approximately 3 acres and includes separate area for large dogs and small dogs. Both areas have lush Bermuda grass open space and shaded areas with pines and oaks. The facility has watering stations for dogs and their two legged companions, benches and waste receptacles.



Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

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Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park

Address:
4281 FL-20, Niceville, FL 32578
Website:
floridastateparks.org
Contacts:
Or call (850) 833-9144 for more information.

The Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park is a a former WWII gunnery and bombing practice range that has been transformed into a stunning natural landscape shaded by longleaf pines, some over 300 years old. This beautiful park’s centerpiece is Rocky Bayou, the trailing arm of Choctowhatchee Bay, popular for boating and fishing. A prime spot for saltwater fishing, visitors also enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing and observing the park’s diverse wildlife communities.

Quiet, well-mannered dogs are allowed at the park for no additional fee, but they must be current on vaccinations, be on no more than a 6 foot hand held leash and cleaned up after promptly. Dogs are not allowed at swim areas, playgrounds, buildings or food service areas, and they may not be tethered to trees, bushes, or park property. Dogs may not be left unattended for more than 30 minutes at a time, and do not walk them by the water at night. Other than these park rules, you and your pup are free to enjoy your time at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park!



Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Address:
7525 W County Hwy 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Website:
floridastateparks.org
Contacts:
Or call (850) 267-8330 for more information.

Topsail Hill is named for its dunes, which rise like ships’ sails over soft sand beaches and the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The park is 1,640-acres located in Santa Rosa Beach, ten miles east of Destin, off U.S. 98, in northwestern Florida. Dogs are allowed at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Campground, but they must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet when outside your vehicle. There are limitations to where the dog can go, so you may want to call for information on pet restrictions at (850) 267-8330. So, if you want to skip out on having to pay for a room at a hotel for the night or weekend, you might want to consider camping at the park with your pup instead. The park is especially perfect if you happen to be taking an RV for your road trip.


Dog Friendly Hotels

Candlewood Suites Destin Sandestin

Candlewood Suites Destin Sandestin

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Located just 3700 feet away from Miramar Beach, Candlewood Suites Destin Sandestin hotel is a perfect place for you and your pet. Located off US-98W, Candlewood Suites has all the amenities one needs to enjoy a stay in beautiful sunny Florida. The hotel is just 6.7 miles away from Big Kahuna's Water Park and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is just 5.9 miles away.

Candlewood Suites Destin Sandestin welcomes two pets up to 80 lbs for an additional fee of $30 per night (for stays of 1 to 2 nights), $75 (for stays of 3 to 6 nights), and $150 (for longer stays). Both dogs and cats are allowed. Crated pets may be left unattended, but housekeeping will not service the room. Treats are available at the front desk, and there is a designated pet walk on the property.


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Beachside Inn

Beachside Inn

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Beachside Inn is a low-key motel that's only a block from Crystal Beach, a mile from the Destin Commons shopping mall, and 2 miles from Henderson Beach State Park.

Beachside Inn is a pet friendly, commodious place to stay just off scenic Hwy-98, near Henderson Beach State Park and feet away from the Crystal Beach. Enjoy scenic views of the ocean, white sandy beaches, and colorful rooms with beach-inspired decor.


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Residence Inn

Residence Inn by Marriott Sandestin at Grand Boulevard

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This pet-friendly hotel offers an outdoor pool, a hot tub, and complimentary breakfast. Accommodations are provided with fully equipped kitchens and free high-speed Internet. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is just 3.3 miles away.

Residence Inn Sandestin welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $100 per stay. Both dogs and cats are permitted. Well-behaved pets may be left in guest rooms unattended and there are designated pet relief areas with pet stations on the property.


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Where to Stay

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Dustin H.

Lover of road trips, married, a father, an entrepreneur, chaser of dreams.

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