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!
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.
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
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
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
Contact the Pier for additional prices and information.