Pet Friendly Jacksonville

If you are lucky enough to bring Fido on a Jacksonville vacation, you and your furry companion will have a great time! Here's an overview of pet friendly locations and activities in Jax.

#OnlyInJax Fact: Jacksonville is the largest city in the U.S. to adopt a no-kill pet shelter policy. We love our dogs! So obviously, Jacksonville is a pet-friendly city with hundreds of parks, restaurants, hotels, bars, and even shopping malls welcoming furry travelers into their business.

Where to "Beach" with Your Dog in Jacksonville

Jacksonville is home to 22 miles of white-sandy and relaxing beaches where you and your furry companion can play in the sand, swim in the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy the Salt Life.

Beaches:

  • Atlantic Beach: Dogs are welcomed on a leash all day until dusk.
  • Jacksonville Beach: Dogs are welcome at the beach with a leash before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Neptune Beach: Dogs are welcome at the beach with a leash before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m.
  • Mayport Beach: Dogs are welcomed on a leash all day until dusk.
  • Hanna Park: Dogs are welcomed on a leash all day until dusk.

Pet-Friendly Hotels in Jacksonville

Jacksonville has more than 200 hotels to choose from, most are pet-friendly. When booking a trip, make sure you inquire about special fees or size restrictions for your pets as some hotels have special rules when accommodating furry travelers.

Where to Eat with Your Dog

Despite pets not being allowed indoors in Florida’s restaurants, when in Jacksonville, eating out with your furry pal is no problem! Several of Jacksonville’s best restaurants have outdoor patios that welcome all kinds of travelers, especially the furry kind. Try Brewhound Dog Park + Bar. Click here for a list of pet-friendly restaurants.

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Visit our Neighborhoods

Check out the list of some of the top dog friendly spots in Jax!

  • Arlington: Jacksonville Arboretum, Ft. Caroline, Theodore Roosevelt Area at Timucuan Preserve, The Arlington Mural, Reddie Point Preserve
  • Beaches & Mayport: Brewhound, Cradle Creek Preserve, Beaches
  • Downtown: Riverwalk, Riverfront Plaza, James Weldon Johnson Park, Riverside Arts Market
  • Mandarin: Wicked Barley, Walter Jones Historical Park
  • Murray Hill: Fishweir Brewing, Community Loaves, Vagabond
  • Northside: Congaree and Penn, Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
  • Riverside Avondale: Memorial Park, Kanine Social, Garage
  • San Marco: San Marco Square, Taverna, Aardwolf, Sidecar, Grape & Grain, European Street Cafe
  • Springfield: Main Street, The District, Hyperion, Strings
  • Southside: Dogwood Park, Veterans United, Bottlenose Brewing, Burrito Gallery
  • Westside: Baldwin Rail Trail
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