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Where to Bring your Dog in Destin

When it comes to planning a trip to Destin, dog owners typically begin looking for boarding services or a friend or family member to take care of their pet while out of town. But why leave your furry friend behind? Let your pup enjoy the fun that is Destin, Florida! We have tons of pet-friendly (and tail wagging approved) places here down South. 

Let’s start with the location. 

If you are looking for a pet-friendly vacation rental you can search Use our “More Filters” option to check the pet-approved rentals or visit the link for pet-friendly options in Destin

Time to eat! 

We can all agree, after a long day of traveling or spending time at the beach, the only thing on our minds is food. Down here in Destin, we understand that family includes our loving pets which is why we welcome dogs into several restaurants. Grab your pup and don’t forget the leash! Visit these Destin restaurants next time you head out for a bite or drink. 

Harry T’s Lighthouse

Camille’s at Crystal Beach

Jackacuda’s Seafood & Sushi

LuLu’s Destin

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

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Time for some fun! 

There’s so much to do with your pet in Destin, Florida! However, let’s set the record straight, pets are not allowed on the beach in Destin. Only pets whose owners have registered them and live in Destin year-round can frolic on the beach. The good news is, your leashed pet is welcome on the asphalt walkway which runs along Destin beaches. Luckily, we did the digging for you, here are some opportunities for more pet fun! 

Explore the great outdoors with your dog at Destin Dog Park!

Rent a pontoon and embark on an adventure with your dog Rent from the pet-friendly company, Blue Crab Water Sports.

Grab the pup because it’s time to go shopping at Destin Commons! That’s right, our convenient outside shopping mall is pet-friendly. Destin Commons even has watering stations, convenient doggie pick-up bags, and plenty of pet-friendly restaurants. 

Visit one of four locations for the 30A Farmers Market! Stock up on delicious produce, freshly baked goods, flowers, and more! The market welcomes dogs, and your furry friend will definitely get some belly rubs. 

If you need to get those four legs moving, head over to Henderson Beach State Park. Explore the three-quarter-mile, pet-friendly trail with your furry friend. The trail provides a beautiful vista of the park from atop one of the dunes. 

Last, but certainly not least, take your dog to the store made just for them! The Doggy Bag, a store that sells specialty dog food, toys, clothing, and more. This Destin gem also includes a “barkery”, with dog treats, cookies, and even made-to-order birthday cakes. Your pup will be drooling! 

As you can tell, there’s plenty to do with you and your dog in Destin, FL! Don’t leave them at home, they are family! We welcome you and your pet with open arms, enjoy! 

Don’t forget to leave us a comment below with a picture of you and your dog exploring, Destin! We love receiving feedback & photos from our visitors.