Dog Parks & Dog Beaches in Pinellas

Your guide to off-leash dog parks in the St. Pete-Clearwater area

Finding a list of all the dog parks in Pinellas County is surprisingly harder to do than it should be. Since Pinellas is composed of 24 separate municipalities, each maintains their own websites & park lists.

To save you the trouble of sorting through to find the actual dog parks, we’ve done the research for you. And since St. Pete-Clearwater is home to some beautiful beaches, we’ve also include dog beaches, where dogs can play in the surf.

When I personally search for dog parks near me, the results will show basically every park with the checkmark “dogs allowed.” However, “dogs allowed” is definitely not the same as off-leash, fenced in dog parks. Our baby deeply loves puppies so I wanted a good list of nearby dog parks we could go to to watch dogs run around.

Below you’ll find a comprehensive list of the dog parks and dog beaches that Pinellas county has to offer. You’ll find the dog parks organized by town to help you quickly find the dog parks closest to you.

Let’s find your dog’s new favorite dog park!

Dog Parks in Pinellas by City

Dog Parks in Clearwater

CREST LAKE PARK

View of a dog park with a bench and dogs in the distance at Crest Lake park in Clearwater FL

The Crest Lake Dog Park has three separate fenced in areas for all dogs, small dogs and large dogs. Plus they have areas to rinse the dogs off. We visit to watch the dogs whenever we go to the splash pad and there are always dogs playing at the park and nice tree shade.

NORTHEAST PARK PAW PLACE

ENTERPRISE DOG PARK

Clearwater Enterprise Dog Park at a distance from the parking lot

When we went to visit this dog park on a weekend afternoon, it was bumping. There were lots of dogs out, so much so that there were only a handful of parking spaces left. There is shade, water fountains, obstacles and a hiking trail too.

SAND KEY PARK

We visited Sand Key Park on a Saturday morning and there was tons of available parking, much easier than parking elsewhere on Clearwater Beach.

Dog Parks in St. Pete

Note that many of the dog parks run by the city of St. Pete may close a couple hours per week for cleaning and maintenance, with their schedule available on this website.

DOG BAR (private dog park + bar!)

This off-leash dog park is unique because it is also a bar! It also requires membership, though they have day passes for $7. You can also get an annual membership and there is a discount rate for multiple dogs.

CRESCENT LAKE DOG PARK

COQUINA KEY

NORTH SHORE PARK

KENWOOD PARK

WALTER FULLER PARK

LAKE VISTA PARK

Dog Parks in Palm Harbor

JOHN CHESTNUT PARK

Entrance to john chestnut park dog park with a fence and posted rules signs

We recently visited John Chestnut Park on a weekday morning around 9:15 and the dog park was bumping. There were a number of dogs out playing together in a nice big fenced area.

Dog Parks in Dunedin

ACHIEVA PAW PARK

a fenced in dog park with dog obstacles in the distance at Dunedin's achieva dog park

Dunedin doesn’t yet have it’s own dog parks on public city land (source), so the Achieva Paw Park is a public-private partnership to fill this void.

They have picnic tables with cover, a very big large dog part and a nice separated little dog part. Both the large and small dog areas have obstacles for the dogs to play with, like little poles they can run around and tunnels.

HONEYMOON ISLAND PET BEACH

honeymoon island beach in pinellas county florida

Note: The official rules on their website state dogs should be leashed. More details on on this pet beach are listed below in our section of Dog Beaches in Pinellas.

Dog Parks in Safety Harbor

SAFETY HARBOR CITY PARK DOG PARK

Fence around the large dog area of the Safety Harbor City Park dog park with the dog area in the background

The dog park section of Safety Harbor City Park is located back by the Alligator Lake boat ramp. Park by the boat ramp and then you have to walk by the baseball fields to find it tucked in the corner. You won’t see it if you enter from the main entrance by the playground and baseball fields.

There were a few dogs there when we visited on a Saturday. The park has a large and small dog area, and a water station for cooling down.

NORTH CITY PARK DOG PARK

small dog park at Safety Harbor north city park

This is a very small dog park and isn’t worth a visit unless you live nearby and have a small dog. We were there on a day that the park was very busy but there was no one at the dog park.

PUBLIC WORKS DOG RUN

a bench and a fence with a large open field in the distance at the Safety Harbor dog run dog park

This dog park is a fenced in field behind the recycling center. It is bare bones (pun!) and was empty when we visited on a weekend afternoon. Probably not worth a visit unless you’re nearby (Safety Harbor City Park is a few minutes away and nicer).

Dog Parks in Oldsmar

MOBBLY PRESERVE BARK PARK

SHEFFIELD PARK

BICENTENNIAL PARK

Dog Parks in Tarpon Springs

LIVE OAK RECREATION COMPLEX

view of a dog park with palm trees and a poodle and dog obstacles in the distance in Tarpon Springs

We sat and watched the dogs run at this dog park for awhile when we visited the Tarpon Springs Splash Pad. The splash pad and dog park are right next to each other so this is a good family-friendly option.

The dog park was spacious and had little dog obstacles in it. It also had a watering station for the dogs.

A.L ANDERSON PARK

Dog Parks in Seminole

BOCA CIEGA MILLENIUM PARK

Boca Ciega Millennium Park is a Pinellas County-run park with a 1.5 acre dog park. The dog park includes a small and large dog area, bench seatings, water station, and natural shade from trees.

WALSINGHAM PARK

Walsingham Park is a Pinellas County run park. The park is on a lake and there are also trails to hike that are leashed-dog friendly.

Dog Parks in Pinellas Park

BRODERICK PARK

FREEDOM LAKE PARK

a dog park with a fence around it, palm trees, and a sign that says large dog area at freedom lake park in pinellas park

Freedom Lake dog park is located adjacent to the main lake and across the street from the playground area. It is a smaller fenced in area than some other parks on this list but had a lot of dogs playing when we visited on a weekday late afternoon.

HELEN HOWARTH

PINEBROOK PARK

Dog Parks in Largo

EAGLE LAKE PARK

Dog Parks in the Gulf Beaches

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH DOG PARK

FORT DE SOTO PARK

Fort De Soto Park includes a section of the beach where dogs can play in the water and also two fenced in areas next to the dog beach.

PASS-A-GRILLE DOG BEACH

The dog beach is on the bay side, not the Gulf side beach. Also note that parking can be limited.

Dog Beaches in the Clearwater-St. Petersburg Area

HONEYMOON ISLAND STATE PARK

honeymoon island beach in pinellas county florida
Beach at Honeymoon Island

Honeymoon Island is a beautiful park with perfect beaches (that’s why it makes our list of great things to do in Dunedin!). The pet beach is located at the southern tip of the island, southwest of the Caladessi Island ferry. Per the park rules, pets can be on the beach but still leashed.

Tip: When we go to Honeymoon Island on the weekend, we try to go early in the morning to beat the crowds..

FORT DE SOTO PARK

Fort De Soto Park includes a section of the beach where dogs can play in the water and also two fenced in areas next to the dog beach.

PASS-A-GRILLE DOG BEACH

The dog beach is on the bay side, not the Gulf side beach. Also note that parking can be limited.

BELLAIR CAUSEWAY DOG BEACH

There is not much information about this dog beach online but the Bellair Bluffs’ website lists it as a dog beach for “dog lovers.”

Rules of Pinellas County Dog Parks

The Pinellas County goverment lists some important rules to follow at their dog parks (source). These rules apply to county-maintained parks but are good rules to follow generally.

  • Use dog parks at your own risk
  • Dispose of all dog poop
  • Leash dogs when entering and exiting dog park
  • Dogs must be vaccinated and collared with tags at all times
  • No more than three dogs per person
  • No dogs under 4-months old, in heat, or aggressive dogs
  • Dog owners are responsible & liable for their dogs
  • No children under 12 without an adult
  • Dog owners must keep leash with them at all times
  • No food or smoking
  • Stop dogs from digging holes and refill holes if needed

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