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Fort De Soto Park & Dog Beach, FL

A little paradise for you and your pup to explore!

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    A little paradise for you and your pup to explore!

    Special Interest: BeachDog ParkHikingOutdoor PlaySports - Water

    Fort De Soto Park (Saint Petersburg, FL) is made of 5 interconnected islands totaling 1,136 acres. It’s a great place to see a natural ecosystem.

    Dogs must be on leash outside the park, except in the dog park. Nearby areas include an old Spanish fort and camping. Dogs are allowed in camping spots 86-164. A multipurpose trail (7 miles) connects different areas of the park. Dogs are not allowed on the beach, except by the dog park (read on!).

    The Fort De Soto Dog Park, or Paw Playground, has two separate areas for large and small dogs where dogs can run around off-leash. Dogs are also allowed on the beach near the dog park – access to this beach is at the southwest corner of the dog park. This is a great spot to watch the sunset with your dog! Read the dog park rules before you go. Parking near the dog park is available at Bay Pier.

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    Location: Saint Petersburg, FL | Tampa Bay | Florida
    GPS Coordinates: 27.6459748, -82.7170122 Map
    Activities: Dog Park, Beach, Camping, Swimming, Walking

    TAGS: Beach, Camping, Dog Park, Florida, Fort De Soto Park, Hiking, Off-Leash, Paw Playground, Saint Petersburg, Swmming, Walking

    Items Needed: 6 Foot Leash, Poop Bags, Water, Paw Protection, Cooling Vest, Sun Protection, Insect Repellent

    Safety: Please follow rules and regulations provided by the dog park. Generally, dogs should be fully vaccinated and non-aggressive towards other dogs.

    Remember to bring a lot of water and to keep your dog cool. You can bring cooling accessories with your and have a shady spot for your dog to rest.

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