Dog, Parks, Beaches, Tampa

-20 Dog-Friendly Spots around Tampa Bay-

May is National Pet Month, which is a perfect time to celebrate the joys of pet ownership.  There are both psychological and physiological benefits to bonding with a pet. Studies show that petting a cat or dog can actually help you relax. It may also help you reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase oxytocin levels in the body to provide a feeling of happiness. If happiness is what you seek, consider enjoying some fun outdoor activities with your pets.

Greater Tampa Bay Area Dog Destinations

There are many pet-friendly destinations throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco counties.  Ask your dog, “Do you wanna go for a ride,” and head out to enjoy these great spots around the Greater Tampa Bay Area:

  1. Al Lopez Park in Tampa with a spacious, off-leash area for dogs
  2. Apollo Beach Dog Park with grassy areas for large and small dogs
  3. Bayshore Boulevard along Hillsborough Bay in South Tampa
  4. Curtis Hixon Park with a fun doggy play area in Downtown Tampa
  5. Datz’s patio area for dining on MacDill in South Tampa
  6. Davis Island Dog Beach along Hillsborough Bay near downtown Tampa
  7. Deputy Kotfila Memorial Dog Park in Tampa’s Channelside District
  8. Fort De Soto Dog Park and Beach on the Gulf near St. Petersburg
  9. Grillsmith’s patio area for dining in Carrollwood
  10. Honeymoon Island State Park’s Dog Beach on the Gulf of the coast of Dunedin
  11. Hyde Park Village with shops and restaurants near downtown Tampa
  12. Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex and Dog Park in Land O’Lakes
  13. Logan Gate Dog Park in Citrus Park
  14. Main Street in Downtown Dunedin with shops plus dog-friendly breweries and cafes
  15. Old Tampa Bay at Picnic Island Beach Dog Park off the coast of South Tampa
  16. Palma Ceia Dog Park in South Tampa near MacDill Avenue
  17. Parkshore Grill for outdoor dining in downtown St. Petersburg
  18. Pinellas Trail stretching from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs
  19. Queenie’s Dog Park at Water Works Park in the Tampa Heights District.
  20. The Independent in Seminole Heights for outdoor drinks along Florida Avenue
Clearly, The Greater Tampa Bay area offers plenty of places to take your pet out on the town. NOTE: Before heading to any of these listed places, be sure to check their websites and/or call ahead to confirm current dog-friendly status and review hours of operation.

As your real estate experts, we enjoy helping homeowners across the Greater Tampa Bay Area live the ultimate, pet-friendly, Florida lifestyle. We consider pets to be members of the family and an important part of the home buying and selling process.

Contact Dick and Karla Nielsen today at 813-294-5786 for helpful information on home buying, selling, investing, and other real estate advice.