Pet-Friendly Spots

Dog lovers, have no fear! Panama City Beach is pooch-friendly, with multiple spots available for you to frolic with your furry friends! With plenty of Panama City Beach pet friendly accommodations available, bring the dogs along and make it a vacation for everyone in the family, four-legged or two.

Pet Friendly Locations

Frank Brown Park has two pet-friendly areas. A fenced in playground is available where dogs can run leash-free, as well as 1.5 miles of dog-friendly trails and greenways.

Doggie Beach is located across from Pier Park and west of the City Pier. The 400 foot beach is open to dogs on leashes, and they love strolling the beach and enjoying the waves in Panama City Beach!

In addition, another Panama City Beach pet friendly spot is Aaron Bessant Park (next to Pier Park), and many people love strolling in the green grass and bright sunshine with their leashed canines in tow. The park also offers a lovely grass amphitheater which plays host to a "Summer Concert Series" on Thursday nights during the summer. Dogs are welcome to these events, too! 

Pier Park in Panama City Beach, the outdoor shopping mall, is another Panama City Beach pet friendly locale. Ron Jon's Surf Shop allows dogs inside that can be carried. Otherwise, dogs are not allowed inside stores or restaurants, but are allowed to stroll the streets on leashes with their owners.

Panama City Beach Conservation Park provides miles of trails and boardwalks to get some exercise with your pet.  Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

If you've brought your pet with you on vacation, but would like to venture out beyond the pet friendly spots above, Oceans of Love pet sitting may be just what you're looking for! 

Aaron Bessant Park is one of Panama City Beach's newest and most manicured parks. The centerpiece of Aaron Bessant Park is a state-of-the-art amphitheater, which hosts world famous musicians as easily as local community performances, all just steps from the beach!

Located adjacent to Pier Park, the 70-acre Aaron Bessant Park also features a veterans memorial, 3 looping trails that are great for walking (North Loop, South Loop, and Amphitheater Loop), and an open, grassy area that is perfect for watching the concert performances or for picnics and throwing the Frisbee in the sun on non-concert days.
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Over two hundred acres dedicated to outdoor recreation facilities at neighborhood and community parks surrounding the beaches. The playgrounds, picnic areas, saltwater fishing pier, freshwater youth fishing lake, greenways and trails are open to the public year round and are free from sunrise to sunset.
Pet friendly trails and fenced in dog park.

Softball / Baseball Fields, T-Ball fields, Soccer fields, Multi-purpose football fields, Tennis courts, Outdoor basketball court, Shuffle-board courts, Indoor gymnasium, Under the Palms playground, Large group picnic pavilions, Aquatic Center
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The Conservation Park integrates two fundamental principles which remain a continuing focus for local government and community. The desire to protect and balance our natural resources while providing outdoor recreational opportunities is the driving force in establishing the Panama City Beach Conservation Park. The 2,900 acres of the West Bay Ecosystem is being protected by the management and utilization of the City’s reclaimed water to rehydrate wetlands. The natural water balance in these wetlands was altered many years ago as tree “farming” became predominant in the area.  
The Conservation Park's forestry management practices will also lead to ecosystem restoration and habitat improvement as certain species are removed and native species are reintroduced to the park.  
In the park complex adjacent to the water management building there is a public reception area which has a cypress wood framed porch.  This porch functions as a shelter for park guests and also houses restroom facilities. 
In addition to the functionality of the park, there are many trails on site from which you can observe native wildlife roaming free.  Be sure to bring your binoculars for bird watching as they are drawn to the rehydrated wetlands areas. Come and enjoy. 
Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. No motorized vehicles of any kind or horses are allowed on the trails. Dogs are permitted on leases. No overnight stays, campfires, smoking or open flames allowed. For a full list of rules visit the Park's website.  
Trails are available for both walking and bike riding. Park of the trails are paved. Choose from 12 trail routes from 0.6 to 11 miles in length. 

In case of emergency or to report from the trail, please call 850.233.5050
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Pier Park is a Simon "Signature Project" serving as the premier shopping destination for the Panama City Beach market and the entire Emerald Coast. Pier Park is an approximately 1.1 million square foot open-air regional lifestyle center, bringing unique shopping, tourist attractions and dining to the Panama City Beach area. Located on Front Beach Road in the heart of Panama City Beach, Pier Park is ideally located to serve the area's growing residential community, exploding condo market and over 7 million tourists that visit each year.
Many of the stores in Pier Park are unique to Panama City Beach. Check out the great shopping available in Pier Park! 
Regular Mall Hours: 

Mon to Sat: 10:00am - 9:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Restaurant, cinema, and store hours may differ from mall hours. 

Extended Summer Hours:
Town Center: 10:00am - 9:00 pm 7 days a week
 Boardwalk: 10:00am - 10:00 pm 7 days a week
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Located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in Panama City Beach, the M.B Miller county Pier sits 1500 feet out into the Gulf of Mexico. Spectators can walk the pier for a daily fee of $3.00. Daily fishing licenses can be purchased for $6.00. Open all year. Fish caught in season: Cobia, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Red fish, Blues, Blue liners, Pompano, Flounder, Hardtails and other varieties. Rod rentals bait and tackle available on site.
Contact the Pier for additional prices and information. 
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