Pet Friendly Attractions
There is no denying that pets are part of the family. Good thing there is no need to leave them at home when there's a host of dog friendly attractions to be found in Panama City Beach. We love Puppers and Doggos as much as you do and want to make sure your beloved pets enjoy themselves during their stay.
With plenty of pet friendly accommodations to choose from, as well as your choice of spots to walk, splash and play, your dog (or adventurous cat) is sure to love it here.
Get Some Exercise
A trip to Doggie Beach, anyone? Located across from Pier Park, this 400 ft beach is open to dogs on leashes. Where else can you head into the surf with your best animal buddy or enjoy a leisurely seaside stroll? This is also a great spot for your pup to interact with other dogs. Feel the gulf breeze on your face as you watch your dog look happier than ever.
Frank Brown Park has a wide range of amenities, from softball diamonds to shuffle-board courts, including two places perfect for puppers. At the dog park, dogs can prance around leash-free in a fenced-in playground. Or perhaps you would both love a hike around the 1.5 miles of dog friendly trails on site. While you are here, you'll have no trouble keeping active.
Your dog would also surely delight in a walk down Russell-Fields Pier, which extends 1500 ft into the Gulf of Mexico. A desirable fishing spot for catching king mackerel or redfish, the pier can be accessed by spectators for only three dollars a day. Bring your dog and take a gander at the angler action as well as the phenomenal views of the gulf.
If you are looking to get more exercise with your pet, be sure to drop by Panama City Beach Conservation Park. A protected ecosystem, it contains miles of paths for you and your leashed loved one to explore, free from motorized vehicles. Be sure to also bring along a pair of binoculars for the stellar bird-watching.
Try Something New
When you and your best mate are all tuckered out, it's time to head over to Aaron Bessant Park. Not only is this a lovely place for a grassy stroll, but it also hosts a summer concert series in a state-of-the-art outdoor amphitheater. That's right: you can treat your friendly pet to a Thursday night at the theater!
Pier Park is Panama City Beach's irresistible outdoor mall. Find plenty of room in the outdoor walkways where you can bring your furry friend. Before you go, know that dogs (except service dogs) are not permitted inside most stores and restaurants. However, one exception to this rule is Ron Jon’s Surf Shop where your dog can be carried inside while you shop! So feel free to bring your pet along while picking up souvenirs or surf gear.
Pet Friendly Restaurants
Is it dinner time already? Fortunately, you can dine in style with your pet by your side. Many Panama City Beach eateries allow for dogs to accompany owners on the patio.
Try Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe at Pier Park, featuring gyros made to order plus hummus, pita and plenty of vegetarian options.
Head over to local favorite Salty Sue’s on Panama City Beach Parkway, which serves southern cuisine like fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, as well as barbeque, wings and American fare.
Want to pair your dog walking with a pint, check out Patches Pub with over 30 beers on tap. Just a short walk from the beach on Thomas Drive, Patches Pub is a great dog-friendly eatery. If you have some time and a patient pup, watch the game and a order a meal of award winning pub food including chicken wings, signature pizzas and burgers,
So enjoy delicious al fresco dining without leaving Fido behind. Together you can soak up some sun while savoring tasty treats.
Do you need someone to watch your pet during your stay? Don't worry, animal lover: Ocean of Love Pet Sitting is here for you. While you are out scuba diving, sampling the nightlife or otherwise unable to watch your dog, cat or bird, this premier service provides “loving care while you're not there.”
There's no need to sacrifice time with your animal or making the most of your vacation: Panama City Beach allows you to bring your pet along for the family vacation.
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.