Best Places to Relax with Your Dog in Navarre Beach

Navarre Beach is the perfect getaway for the family, so bring your WHOLE family—including your furry friends! While our public beaches aren’t dog friendly, there are still plenty of places to explore and relax with your dog in Navarre Beach.

Enjoy the parks with you pet in Navarre Beach
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Outdoor Adventures

There’s nothing like exploring the great outdoors with your best friend, whether they’re two- or four-legged! Hike trails with your leashed dog in the Blackwater River State Forest and Naval Live Oaks to take in the lovely sights, sounds and even smells! Many people also enjoy kayaking and exploring the Blackwater River with their furry buddies.

Your pet will love the outdoor as much as you will in Navarre Beach.
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Dog-friendly Stays

Getting your dog to sit and stay is hard enough—so here’s a quick list of places where you can “stay” with your dog in the Navarre Beach area.

Many of the area’s individual rentals and B&Bs also allow pets. Be sure to check the pet policy before you book.

Connect with your pet and the beautiful nature of Navarre Beach
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Humans and dogs alike love getting treats. Luckily, there are plenty of great restaurants that offer outdoor seating so you’re never too far from Fido. Be sure to visit restaurants like The Slippery Mermaid and TC’s Front Porch, or get a pick-me-up coffee for you and cup of whipped cream for your pup at Deb’s Coffee Drive-Thru. On the Navarre Sound, Dewey Destin’s is also pet-friendly and has a wonderful waterfront view you’ll both enjoy.

Dog Parks

If you want to let your pup roam untethered, the Navarre Beach dog parks are your best bet. Stop by Optimist Park and Navarre Central Bark for some good fenced-in areas for your dog to run and have fun.