I went on a weekend in February (high season), so the beach was a bit crowded at first, but thinned out after a few hours. Search, book, and save today! Dog Beach is on the Beach in Bonita Springs..Dog Park is on W. Terry Street in Bonita Springs. After wading through a little water (a LOT during high tide) you will find yourself on a beach that I would consider more of a sandbar. Bonita Beach Dog Park. Places to see, ways to wander, and signature experiences. Lee county you should really be ashamed that this is the only place people are allowed to bring their dogs in this area.... you can do better. Just plenty of dogs of all sizes to play with. : ''">, = 100) People like this ruin it, I have met faulous people from all over the country at this park and some terrific four leggged friends too. Fun spot for all the pooches. Dogs may run free in a beautiful beach setting. A wide variety of dishes is served in Big Hickory Fishing Nook Marina, which are 5 minutes’ stroll away. I actually worry because he will run up into the trees that are bordering the top rim of the beach .. and that scares me with alligators and snakes. I've been to a myriad of dog parks on Long Island NY, NJ (yech! So far, I love the beaches over on east coast and down in the keys the best. Only a few years old, the Bonita Springs Dog Park additionally features an asphalt walking path and a dog washing station for extra convenience. Cant beat the beautiful weather here in Fort Myers during March Dogs are allowed on Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel as long as they're on a leash so we won't be back to the dog beach. Of course smaller dog owners were concerned but their dogs were having a blast! '...Really?' I have taken my dog to many dog beaches in Florida and while I am appreciative of a place to take my dog, it is not the best dog beach. Guest Parking. ? ' there is no entrance fee. All the dogs were well behaved, the owners all friendly and attentive. Sign Up. Great place to let Fido run and play on the beach and in the water. Dog Beach....nice place when not crowded and people watch their dogs. Also some areas of the beach had a sewer smell. It was much busier but it was so nice to see all the dogs playing together and having a great time!! BRING PLEANTY OF WATER, it's hot. It was high tide so the beach area was small. passwordStrength__meter--1' : Bonita Beach Dog Park Hotels Flights to Naples Things to do in Naples Car Rentals in Bonita Beach Dog Park Naples Vacation Packages COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival. Having a blast at the Bonita beach dog park! The water was very clear and the sand was very white. They said that they had confirmed this many times with the local authorities. We want to go back again soon!!! There was dog poo all over the parking lot and on the way into the leash free area. So most people with smaller or timid dogs were leaving. Not to be confused with the state park which is also on Lovers Key, Dog Beach is a small stretch of beach that is kind of hidden but very easily accessible. Sign In, Don’t have an account? Bonita Springs Public Beach is a great place to go swimming or relax and unwind, and you can even bring Fido to the town's very own Dog Beach. For more information visit www.leeparks.org or call (239) 533-7275. (registerFormPasswordLength >= 12) ? It seemed very cramed even though there where only maybe 10 owners with their dogs and family members. Already have an account? I will definitely be taking him again next time we visit Florida! No Alcohol Allowed I love the dogs they’re all pretty friendly the beach is kind of icky though. We kept our first time beach going dog on a leash and she was bombarded by the friendly dogs running rampant, but playful as they should! All of Sanibels beaches allow dogs on leash, as well as Ft Myers Beach--on leash. People there said it is a hit or miss situation. (registerFormPasswordLength >= 8) We were traveling around FL in our RV with our dog of course and wanted to find a beach for our dog to play off leash. (registerFormPasswordLength >= 12) Sign Up, Already have an account? This is a beautiful place for one to be able to take their doges but the rules are just not being followed by some which is not fair to others. ? ' But that's how it is everywhere. There is also a board with extra leashes in case you need to borrow one as the short walk to the beach requires your dog be on leash. I'd go back again. Havenick’s family has owned the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Bonita Springs for four decades, and the amendment’s ban that goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021, meant that things had to change. I had heard lots of good things but had never been myself. My girl @Ember_the_Berner and I had a great time and will be back for sure. There is a hose near the parking lot to rinse off your doggo. x + y : '')"> Walk out in the shallow water away from any of the other dogs2. There’s 1 dog friendly beach in Bonita Springs, and 3 more nearby. we also really appreciated the dog rinse station at the front of the park. Lots of dogs having fun. Also known as "Lee County Off-Leash Dog Area." The last few times, owners have allowed dogs to go the bathroom and not pick up there waste. It would be much better if pet owners would pick up after there pets. Should people wear boots, or is sand kept clean? All in all a great experience! Do your dogs a favor and teach them more than just where the dog-food bowl is. 'Poor' Basically I was told if I couldn't stand the heat I should get out of the fire so I did. Dogs may run free in a beautiful beach setting. Parking is off the highway and then you need to go through a sort of mangrove area in order to reach the beach part. The secluded shoreline and shallow waters make Dog Beach Park one of our best pet-friendly beaches, and when you get the chance, there are even more spots to explore. There are also 2 port a potties in the parking lot. A large white shepherd repeatedly harassed us and I ended up picking my dog up and trying to get away from him. Download or print the rules and brochure for Bonita Springs Dog Beach HERE. I drive to the one of the parking areas and walk my dog on a leash on the beach. One man called her "beach security". passwordStrength__meter--5' : I don’t know how long this beach has been in existence but I had the distinct impression that they were upset about any infringement on their right to fish anywhere they pleased. As many times as I’ve been there, the only negative experiences I’ve had are when I’ve gone in the middle of the day when there are too many dogs. 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