Flagler County is becoming more and more dog friendly and we have one of the few beaches around where leashed dogs are allowed. Many local hotels and restaurants are becoming more and more welcoming of allowing dogs in their establishments making this a great place to live as a dog owner.boat dog

Not many beaches in Florida allow you to bring you dog, but Flagler Beach does allow pets north of N. 10th Street and south of S. 10th Street. The only rules are your dog must be on a leash no longer than five feet and that visitors pick up after their pet.

One of the best local spots to hang out with your pooch is Wadsworth Park in Flagler Beach with its 60,000-square-foot fenced dog park. You dog can run about unleashed and you can unwind in the shade or on the park benches. There are even separate sections for larger dogs over 20 pounds and small dogs.

Two restaurants that allow owners to bring their four-legged pals are Hightides at Snack Jack and the Beach House Beanery. Snack Jack’s is right on the beach and has an outdoor patio that’s perfect for pet owners. You’ll be greeted with a bowl of water and your dog just needs to stay outdoors and off the tables. Beach House Beanery constructed a new patio area just so customers can bring their dogs along with them.

The Si Como No Inn is an Old-Florida style hotel that was renovated in 2000 with pet owners in mind. Because of the abundance of dog friendly activities and places where they are welcome, the inn saw a need for travelers that didn’t want to leave their furry family members at home.

We are even lucky enough to have great places for horse owners to take advantage of as well. Princess Place Preserve is a popular spot for horse lovers with its equestrian campground and numerous riding trails and the Florida Ag Museum offers guided trail rides and riding lessons. All these great fantastic places to spend time with our pets make us all lucky to be living in Flagler County.