Where to Swim, Play and Stay With Your Dog in Florida: Jupiter to Delray Beach

With 68 million dogs in the US, the odds of many of these beloved family members traveling with their people are pretty good. While we dog owners can’t imagine anyone not welcoming Puppet or Gizmo (well, maybe Puppet) actually finding pet friendly beaches, bar/restaurants and lodging isn’t simple.

We’ve done the research for you. Click here for pet-friendly Fernandina Beach to Flagler Beach, here for Ormond Beach to Cocoa Beach, here for Indialantic to Vero Beach, and here for Fort Pierce to Stuart. We will continue on down the Atlantic coast and back up the Gulf coast with more recommendations.





Jupiter’s dog friendly beach is a 2.5 mile stretch starting at Marcinski Avenue at Crossover #25, continuing south to Crossover #59.




  • One of the few dog beaches to allow off leash enjoyment, for well behaved dogs only.
  • The Friends of Jupiter Beach encourage us to work together to respect the marine environment and keep their beach clean by using the free doggie poop bags provided. To enjoy such a beach is a privilege.
  • We were unable to find the beach’s hours but visit The Friends of Jupiter Beach for more info, including beach etiquette for you and your dog.




Dive Bar Restaurant

318 S. US Highway 1

Jupiter, FL  33477



pet-friendly-jupiterPhotos courtesy of Dive Bar, click on their name above to visit their site


  • “Dive bar” as in diving under the water to look at fish, a highlight of your visit here will be their 2,000 gallon saltwater fish tank. Next door is a Dive shop with daily tours, classes, and dive gear.
  • Located in the Jupiter Yacht Club Marina, with great views of the water and of course, boats. Dive Bar specializes in fresh fish, raw bar and sushi, with two award-winning chefs at the helm.
  • Happy Hour is Mon-Fri 3-6; hours are Sun-Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m.





storage-cottage(This is not an actual AirBnB, but our Storage Cottage – can’t stand the word shed – that will someday become a sleeping cottage and possibly an AirBnB listing. Many AirBnB’s are just as cute!)

There are several well known chain hotels in this area that welcome your dogs, but since we’re all about the locally/family owned, non-chain, non-cookie cutter places we recommend checking out AirBnB. We’ve had great experiences with AirBnB and their website is fun to peruse. Just click on “Filters” and check “Pets Allowed.”







There are no dog friendly beaches in West Palm, but there are three off-leash dog parks:

City Paws Dog Park

1302 Parker Ave.

West Palm Beach, FL  33401

Pooch Pines at Okeeheelee Park

7715 Forest Hill Blvd.

West Palm Beach, FL  33413

Dreher Dog Park

1100 Southern Blvd.

West Palm Beach, FL  33405



E.R. Bradley’s Saloon

104 N. Clematis St.

West Palm Beach, FL  33401




Read our full post on how to Shop and Dine Like a Boss and Relax Like a Diva in West Palm Beach, here.

  • Right across the street from the Lake Worth Lagoon in the vibrant downtown area of West Palm.
  • Vast and varied menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour and late night.
  • Happy hour is Monday – Friday 4:30-6:30 p.m., live music every day. Hours are 8 a.m. – 4 a.m.



Casa Grandview Luxury Inn Cottages and Suites

1410 Georgia Ave.

West Palm Beach, FL  33401




Read our full post on this amazing peaceful tropical paradise, even if you’re not a diva, here.

  • Located in a peaceful historic residential neighborhood, you’ll feel worlds away from everything, yet the fun downtown is a short drive away.
  • Some of Casa Grandview’s cottages are pet friendly, check their website by clicking on their name above.
  • With two swimming pools and tons of amenities, plus just gorgeous comfortable rooms and a gourmet breakfast, you will feel pampered and oh-so-relaxed.








There are no dog friendly beaches in Lake Worth, but there is a dog park located in a beautiful large public park,  John Prince Park. There are many entrances to this park, one of which is 2520 Lake Worth Rd; click the park name to view all the entrance locations.




Brogues Downunder

621 Lake Ave.

Lake Worth, FL  33460


brogues-downunderPhoto courtesy of Brogues Downunder


  • Located in downtown Lake Worth on the lively, artsy main street.
  • Large menu with many many choices including Irish Downunder Classics.
  • Happy Hour is every day 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.! Live music 3-4 nights a week, click on their name to visit their site and calendar. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.




Sabal Palm House Bed and Breakfast

109 N. Golfview Rd.

Lake Worth, FL  33460



sabal-palm-housePhoto courtesy of Sabal Palm House Bed and Breakfast


  • Built in 1936, this historic inn has a AAA Diamond rating and is located just a half mile from Brogues Downunder and also less than a mile to the beach. Sabal Palm House overlooks the beautiful Lake Worth Golf Course.
  • Many lovely amenities await you including complimentary gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea, sweets, beverages, and more; click their name above for a full list.
  • One room at Sabal Palm House is pet friendly; book ahead if you’re bringing Precious or Scrappy!








Currently no dog friendly beach exists in Delray Beach, but approximately 6 miles south in Boca Raton is Spanish River Park beach located at 3001 N. State Rd. A1A. A designated stretch of beach is dog friendly; please note that permits are required. Click on the park name for more info. Our choice for your stay in Delray Beach, the Colony Hotel and Cabana Club, welcomes your dog to their club and their own beach. Read about them, below.



Boston’s on the Beach

40 S. Ocean Blvd.

Delray Beach, FL  33483



bostons-by-dan-ellithorpePhoto courtesy of Dan Ellithorpe, follow him on Instagram @baseballsizedhail for more outstanding photos like this one, many of them tropical and from all over the world!



  • Located across the street from the ocean with unobstructed views of sea and sand, Boston’s offers three restaurants at one location. Boston’s on the Beach, which has the Boston’s on a Leash Pooch Patio complete with a Pooch Menu! 50 Ocean is upstairs with spectacular views and intimate dining, and The Sandbar with a more casual menu and TONS of drink options.
  • Live music 5 days a week, Appy Hour with half priced apps as well as drink specials Mon-Fri 4-7 p.m.
  • Hours are Mon.and Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Tues. Wed. Thurs. 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Sat. 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.



Colony Hotel and Cabana Club

525 E. Atlantic Ave.

Delray Beach, FL  33483




Photo courtesy of Shane Appelbaum, follow him on Instagram @instashanev2 for more amazing aerial photos like this!


  • The ultimate in the “family owned” category, the Colony Hotel and Cabana Club has been the property of one family since 1935! Also the ultimate in pet friendly, offering pet blankets and dog walking areas with biodegradable waste bags and watering stations. Your pet is welcome at the Cabana Club and the beach.
  • The perfect blend of history and contemporary comfort, this beautiful hotel also practices sustainability, environmental responsibility, and donates to local green organizations. Their many amenities are listed on their site, click their name above for more info.
  • Located approximately a half mile to the beach and Boston’s on the Beach. The Cabana Club is two miles away, an easy bike ride or take advantage of their complimentary van service.


We hope you’ve enjoyed our pet friendly posts so far (because OMG the research and time involved!!!) We actually thrive on finding the best places to guide you, our fellow travelers, and feel that this particular bunch – from Jupiter to Delray Beach –  is  outstanding in customer service and for opening their doors and hearts to Maggie and Max (which happen to be two of the top all-time favorite dog names, and also two of my kids’ names…  had I realized….)

Next will be Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach and some others going south, so if you know of the perfect pet-loving place to stay or dine, please let us know!



In the spirit of full disclosure, while we use our own photography most of the time or happily borrow from other photographers with their permission, occasionally we fill a void with photos from this awesome stock photography site, Pexels. They require no attribution but we feel it only fair to credit their awesomeness! The first photo, of the corgi, is from Pexels as well as the cute fuzzy white dog lying in the grass, and the handsome yellow lab. We are not paid for this endorsement, we just love this site.




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