Fun Places To Take Your Dogs In Sarasota, FL
Sarasota is a very dog friendly town with many places to take your furry friends with you. Many of our restaurants have outdoor seating areas that are dog friendly, usually offering water and sometimes even treats. There are lots of parks that allow dogs and even a couple of beaches!
1. Brohard Beach and Paw Park - One of the few beaches that allows dogs is the Venice dog beach. There is a small fenced park near the parking lot, but the big draw is the leash free beach area. Watching the dogs run free and play with each other is good for the soul. When you are ready to pack it in, there are wash stations for a quick bath.
2. Sarasota's Bay Island Park - Located right in downtown Sarasota on the bay front, Bay Island Park is a great place to walk your dog on lead. I have spent many hours there with my own pack. I understand that Oleary's Tiki Bar allows dogs and is a great place to enjoy a refreshment and rest after you've both had a lengthy stroll. I have read that sometimes there are more dogs than people at the bar!
3. 17th Street Paw Park - Dogs can run off lead to their hearts content and enjoy agility obstacles, a water spout and tennis balls. There is a separate area for small dogs also.
4. Arlington Dog Park - Close in to downtown Sarasota in the Arlington Park neighborhood. This park is popular as well with an off lead area, walking trails, fresh water and balls to play with. Some shade and a few picnic tables.
5. Sarasota Farmers Market - The Saturday morning Farmer's Market on Lemon Street in downtown Sarasota is a popular place to take your dog for a walk as you stroll among the vendors, many of them offer water and treats for your best friends! Go early before the crowds hit. Then enjoy lunch at one of downtown's dog friendly restaurants.
For more fun places to bring your dogs in Sarasota, check out Bring Fido!
Whenever you take your fur-ever friends with you make sure they are well-behaved with other dogs as well as humans. Be sure to bring your own fresh water and treats. While many of these venues have dogie ports, it's always a good idea to bring a bag or two should the need arise.