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Pet-Friendly Things to Do

Pet-Friendly Things to Do

Enjoy fun filled days without having to leave your dog behind. The Palm Beaches have a great selection of pet-friendly things to do.

Pet-Friendly Things to Do

Dog Parks

Dog Parks are rapidly appearing across the nation and The Palm Beaches are home to many beautiful grounds through Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation.

Everyone wants their pooch to run loose, but there are certain restrictions dog owners must follow for their fur babies to get along. We encourage you to use the correct dog park etiquette: picking up after your dog, keeping your dog on a leash until you are in the permitted off-leash areas, and paying attention to your dog to ensure they aren’t playing too rough with the others.

Lake Woof Dog Park, Lake Worth Beach

Location: John Prince Park, 2520 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33461.

Hours: Sunrise – Sunset. Closed on Thursdays 12:00 noon- 3:00 pm for maintenance.

Be sure to check out the Lake Woof Dog Park located in John Prince Park in Lake Worth. This four-acre grassland is equipped with five fenced-in enclosures with three separate sections for small, medium, and large dogs, five covered gazebos, multiple dog wash stations, and several water fountains. The dog park even features five recognition brick sites to commemorate a special pet in your life. 

Canine Cove Park, Boca Raton

Location: Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park. 12551 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33498.

Hours: Sunrise – Sunset. Closed on Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm for maintenance.

Located inside Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park just west of Boca Raton, Canine Cove features:

Dog Park at Lake Ida, Delray Beach

Location: Lake Ida West Park, 1455 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach, FL 33444.

Hours: Sunrise – Sunset. Closed on Thursdays 12:00 noon- 3:00 pm for maintenance.

This popular dog park in Delray Beach features:

Pooch Pines, West Palm Beach

Location: Okeeheelee Park, 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33413.

Hours: Sunrise – Sunset. Closed on Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm for maintenance.

Positioned west of West Palm Beach, Pooch Pines features​:

Cinquez Park, Jupiter

Location: 2183 West Indiantown Road, Jupiter, FL 33458.

Hours: 7:30 am to Sunset. Closed on Wednesdays until 12 pm for maintenance.

Cinquez Park is a 13-acre park located in Jupiter. It features:


Don’t let your pet hold you back from shopping till you drop… simply bring them along for the day! The shopping districts in The Palm Beaches are very pet-friendly.

Worth Avenue, Palm Beach

Address: Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480.

Take a stroll down Worth Avenue and when window shopping gets the best of you, stop for a drink at one of the four dog-watering fountains around town. This shopping mecca boasts some of the best brands in the world, including Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Lilly Pulitzer, and Neiman Marcus.

The Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach

Address: 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480.

You will also want to visit the Royal Poinciana Plaza, an architectural gem with a mix of boutiques surrounded by a lush courtyard with fountains. There, you can treat your four-legged friend to the royal treatment. Just look for the Royal Pups decal on the storefronts to know which stores are pet friendly.

The Royal Poinciana Plaza
Courtesy of The Royal Poinciana Plaza​

Downtown at The Gardens, Palm Beach Gardens

Address: 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410.

Downtown at The Gardens is a pedestrian-only outdoor mall featuring boutiques, restaurants, special events, and a movie theater. All of it with a pet-friendly atmosphere! 

Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach

Address: Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

Atlantic Avenue (or “The Ave”) is the center of the action in Delray Beach. This lovely avenue is filled with an eclectic blend of unique shops, fabulous boutiques, and restaurants—many with outdoor seating options. Stroll around with your furry friend and enjoy a charming ambiance with brick-paved sidewalks, live oaks, royal palm trees, decorative streetlamps, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Delray Beach Atlantic Avenue


While you are out and about in The Palm Beaches, stop by one of the pet-friendly restaurants so you and your canine can refuel.

Darbster, West Palm Beach

Address. 8020 South Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, Florida 33405.

Just north in West Palm Beach is the vegetarian restaurant Darbster. Named after the owner’s late poodle, Darby, this eatery donates all profits to the Darbster Foundation called Darbster Rescue. Bring your pup to this pet-friendly place, sit on the shaded patio, and enjoy the vegan dishes knowing your bill goes to a great cause.

Proper Grit, West Palm Beach

Address: 251 N. Narcissus Avenue First Floor, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

If you are looking for a dog-friendly brunch, Proper Grit at The Ben hotel is the place for you! This adventure-inspired hotel is located in West Palm Beach overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Proper Grit, their on-site restaurant, has a patio perfect to enjoy brunch or lunch with your furry friend!

Proper Grit dinner table
Courtesy of The Ben West Palm Beach

Boston’s On The Beach, Delray Beach

Address: 40 South Ocean Boulevard (A1A) Delray Beach, FL 33483.

Boston’s on the Beach in Delray has a covered Pooch Patio that is a hit for dogs and their owners!

Cielito Artisan Pops, Boca Raton

Location: 430 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432.

Located at Mizner Park, Boca Raton, Cielito Artisan Pops serves fresh, delicious popsicles in over 46 flavors. They have sorbet pops, ice cream pops, vegan ice cream pops, as well as doggy pops! The perfect frozen dog treat for your beloved pup made with fresh fruits and sweeten with honey.

Cielito Paletas


The Palm Beaches have also some beach spots dedicated to your four-legged friend. Check out our dog-friendly beaches in Jupiter and Boca Raton.

Places To Stay

The Palm Beaches boast a plethora of pet-friendly places to stay, including resorts, hotels, campsites, and B&B. Many of them offer pet-friendly services such as dog sitting and walking, grooming, in-room dining, puppy gift bags, and more.

**Hero photo courtesy of PBC Park

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