sReady for those hot Miami beaches? I bet your favorite furry companion is! It’s time for some fun in the sun with your pup—and we’ll help you find the best places to go in and around Miami, FL.
Whether you love that summer heat, or you’re trying to escape the northern winters… Miami is a great place to visit or live. Maybe you’ve decided to officially become a “snowbird,” and you want to bring your best doggy friend with you.
But do you know where your pup is allowed to go? We can help you find all of the best dog parks, dog beaches, and off-leash areas in and around Miami, FL.
If you’re looking for other dog-friendly things to do in Miami, click here for the best dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and breweries in town. You’ll be surprised at just how many places you can bring your dog to in Miami.
And if you’re new to the area and need some help finding local pet care, just click here -- we’ve got the info on all the best local dog walkers, pet sitters, and dog groomers in and around Miami.
Now, if you’re ready to get outdoors and have a little adventure with your energetic canine… Let’s get onto the list!
The 11 Best Dog Parks, Dog Beaches, and Off-Leash Areas in Miami, FL:
- Bark Beach at North Beach Oceanside Park
- Belle Isle Dog Park
- Flamingo Dog Park
- Haulover Beach Park
- Hobie Island Beach Park
- Lummus Park & Beach Walk
- Kennedy Dog Park
- Margaret Pace Dog Park
- Pinetree Bark Park
- South Pointe Park
- Washington Avenue Bark Park
Bark Beach at North Beach Oceanside Park — 8328 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33141
North Beach Oceanside Park itself is over one acre in size. And the Bark Beach part of the park has two separate off-leash, fenced-in dog runs—one for small dogs, and one for large dogs. This dog park provides waste stations, on-leash walking paths, and even access directly to the beach. The dog-friendly part of North Beach is between 80th Street and 81st Street. And the larger park also provides picnic pavilions, BBQ grills, restrooms, and a children’s playground.
Belle Isle Dog Park — Belle Isle Park, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Belle Isle Dog Park is an off-leash dog park where pups can run free in this fully fenced-in space. This park is split into two separate sections for small and large dogs. There are drinking fountains, bench seating, waste stations, and even a water station for the canines. This dog park is open every day of the week, and has tons of green grass and large shade trees for you both to enjoy.
Flamingo Dog Park — 1200 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
The Flamingo Dog Park is 39,000 square feet in size, completely fenced-in, and dogs can play off-leash all day long! There’s plenty of grass, some shade trees, benches, water fountains, waste stations, and even canine agility equipment. And on top of all that, this dog park is split into two separate sections—one for small dogs, and one for large dogs. And if you’re there in the evening… Don’t worry! This park actually has large “parking lot” type lights.
Haulover Beach Park — 10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154
Haulover Beach Park has certain times of day and a specific area where dogs are allowed to be off-leash on the beach. You can take your pup there from 8 am-3 pm between lifeguard towers #2 and #3. And the Haulover park itself has two separate fenced-in areas for small and large dogs. You’ll also find picnic tables, benches, water stations, waste stations, and some shade trees. It’s free to visit the beach, but the park charges $2 per vehicle.
Hobie Island Beach Park — 3501 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, FL 33149
Hobie Island Beach Park is a popular beach for locals and tourists because of the water sports like kayaking, windsurfing, and paddle boarding. It’s definitely a dog-friendly beach, and actually—it’s Miami-Dade County’s only dog-friendly beach. And dogs aren’t just allowed to be here, but they can also run and play off-leash at Hobie Island Beach Park. There are plenty of shade trees for you both to enjoy. And the water is pretty shallow, which is perfect for your pup to run, splash, and play.
Lummus Park & Beach Walk — 1130 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lummus Park is a dog-friendly ten-block South Beach stretch, but dogs must be on a leash. Visitors—both humans and dogs alike—appreciate this less busy beach in comparison to the popular main South Beach area. You can also enjoy the restrooms and water fountains provided here. Along with the adult fitness equipment, the paved Beach Walk runs parallel to the beach, and the adorable sea turtles who inhabit this area. Just make sure that your pup only watches the sea turtles from a distance. They are not to be messed with.
Kennedy Dog Park — 2400 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33145
Kennedy Dog Park is a fully fenced-in, off-leash dog park with separate sections for small and large dogs. There are plenty of benches, shade trees, and lots of green grass. Plus a gorgeous view of the ocean. You can enjoy the rest of Kennedy Park outside of the fenced-in dog area. Check out the human workout equipment, children’s playground, or take your pup for a stroll on the walking trails, as long as they remain on-leash.
Margaret Pace Dog Park — 1745 N Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33132
Dogs can enjoy all of Margaret Pace Park while on-leash, or they can run around off-leash in the designated, fenced-in, ½ acre dog park. There’s tons of grassy space for your dog, plus benches, shade trees, water fountains, and even fake fire hydrants for the pups to enjoy. They do offer two fenced-in sections for small and large dogs to play separately. When you’re at this park, you’ll get both beautiful city views and ocean views.
Pinetree Bark Park — 4400 Pine Tree Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Pinetree Bark Park is located within Pinetree Park, right across from Indian Creek. This dog park has tons of green space and large shade trees, plus some mulched areas. Your dog can run free off-leash in this large, fenced-in area. And you’ll both appreciate the drinking fountains with doggy water spigots, waste stations, and benches for the humans to sit back and relax on.
South Pointe Park — 1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
South Pointe Park is a beautiful dog-friendly park with walking paths and gorgeous ocean views. Dogs must remain on-leash when on the beach, but there is a bark park on the western side of this park. However, there are specific off-leash hours for dogs to run around from sunrise-10am and from 4:30 pm-8 pm. Just take note that there are no fenced-in areas on the beach.
Washington Avenue Bark Park — 201 2nd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Washington Avenue Bark Park is a fully fenced-in, off-leash dog park with wheelchair access and human drinking fountains. This park also has benches, shade trees, and even a paved walking path throughout. There are two separate sections for small and large dogs to play with pups of their own size. And don’t worry… There are water stations for the dogs, as well as waste stations. They do recommend that your dog be up-to-date on their vaccine shots, and wear dog license tags when visiting.
Where Can I Go with My Dog in Miami?
Now you have an entire list of dog-friendly beaches, dog parks, and off-leash areas you can visit with your sweet pup all around Miami. Whether you’re a local looking for new places to take your dog, or a tourist getting ready for vacation… There’s more than enough places to go and things to do with your dog in Miami. The big question is—where will you go first?