It’s truly not a family vacation if your fur baby is left behind! Skip the kennel and give your pup the tail-wagging time of its life when you bring him along to enjoy the sand between his paws and a blissful week spent with the people he adores. New Smyrna Beach has always welcomed furrier fans to come romp through its foamy tides and run down its golden shores as NSB happens to be one of the most pet-friendly cities in Florida. Treat Fido to the vacation he deserves and discover below all the pet-friendly parks, restaurants, and vacation rentals that the New Smyrna Beach area has to offer.
Smyrna Dunes Park
Location: 2995 N Peninsula Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Surrounded on three sides by waters from the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, Smyrna Dunes Park allows furry patrons full access to its sandy shores and coastal waters. However your dog isn’t the only one who will love this gorgeous park! You’ll find plenty of picnic tables, grills, showers, and a nature trail allowing you to comfortably spend the day playing on this Florida beach with Fido. Just remember that leashes are mandatory!
The New Smyrna Beach Dog Park
Location: 2698-2504 Paige Ave, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Enjoy the natural beauty of New Smyrna Beach unhindered by commercialism when you and your pooch spend an afternoon at this quiet dog park. Follow the boardwalk that leads from the parking lot to the pristine, clean beach and enjoy views of Ponce Inlet and the local lighthouse while Fido plays on the shore. Park access is free and leashes are required although loosely followed.
Seamore Memorial Dog Park
Location: 5959 Spruce Creek Road, Port Orange, FL 32127
Say goodbye to the leash! Seamore Memorial Dog Park gives your pup a safe place to run wild and burn off all his built-up energy. Though not located on the beach, this park provides a woodsy, gated area for your fur baby to run free and explore without hindrance.
NSB Restaurants That Welcome Fido
After hours of salty air and healthy exercise, both you and your fur-baby will be more than ready to grab some delish sustenance. Bring Fido along in exploring New Smyrna Beach’s ever-growing restaurant scene; you’ll be surprised at how many places are delighted to welcome your furry companion.
Café Heavenly is a casual gourmet café that offers everything from lobster bisque to wood fired pizza (and bowls of water for any canine customers!). Not only is it conveniently located on the prominent Flagler Ave, but this café also provides casual outdoor seating that allows for Fido to relax in the shade while you dine.
JB’s Fish Camp is another pet-friendly dining option in NSB; not only does it offer renowned fish sandwiches and waterfront views, but customers have also reported that their furry friends are treated royally with plenty of dog treats, bowls of water, and lots of love.
If you can’t bear to part with the beautiful beach for even a moment, you’ll find that Toni and Joe’s offers scenic ocean views that both you and your pup can enjoy! From breakfast to evening drinks, this oceanfront restaurant provides good food, fun times, and lively music all from the dog-friendly, beachside patio.
Don’t forget to swing by NSB’s historic Dairy Queen for a sweet treat- you can order “doggie sundaes” off the menu so that nobody goes without dessert! You can find more pet-friendly restaurants in New Smyrna Beach here. Just keep in mind that some restaurants may have restrictions based on size, so always check the website or call before visiting.
Beach Vacation Rentals that are Pet-Friendly
There’s nothing like a day spent playing hard on the beach to make you and your furry friend dog-gone tired! From oceanfront condos to modern homes with high-end furnishings, there’s plenty of beach vacation rentals that both your family and dog can relax in together. Instead of spending your time worrying if Fido is okay back home, just glance over to see him happily basking in the Florida sunshine on your oceanfront balcony. Explore some of our favorite pet-friendly vacation rentals in the “Featured Properties” bar to the right, or click here to see all of our New Smyrna Beach condos and homes that welcome pets.
Not staying in a pet-friendly property? Local pet boarding is available: A&E Pet Resort, Dog Dayz Inn, Bark N Purr Kennels
There’s nothing like spending a Florida vacation on the shores of New Smyrna Beach with the whole family… Fido included! Play, dine, and relax with your furry friend; trust us, you’ll be well repaid in sloppy kisses and wagging tails!