Dog Friendly Travel Guide

If you're lucky enough to bring Fido to Jacksonville for vacation, you and your furry companion will have a great time! Here's an overview of dog 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.

Flying into Jacksonville:

Jacksonville International Airport has two designated bathroom areas for jet-setting dogs. A pet and service animal relief area, which is located inside the terminal past security, includes a mock front porch area with seating, a hand-washing sink, pickup bag dispenser and waste receptacles. The space has dedicated air handling equipment to keep it odor free. A second pet relief area is located outside baggage claim on the south side of the terminal.



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.

  • Atlantic Beach: Dogs are welcome 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 welcome on a leash all day until dusk.
  • Hanna Park: Dogs are welcome on a leash all day until dusk.



Jax Best Pet-Friendly Winners:

JaxBest is a voter-centric guide to all of the local things that make our city unique. Check out the most recent winners for our dog friendly categories.

Best Dog Park:
1. BrewHound Dog Park + Bar
2. Dogwood Park
3. Ed Austin Park

Best Pet Boarding/Daycare:
1. Fresh Prints Pet Resort and Day Lodge
2. Coastal Veterinary Hospital and Pet Resort
3. Luba’s Pet Studio



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