Cocoa Beach, Florida is a fantastic vacation destination no matter when your travel plans have you headed to the coast. Complete with stunning white sand beaches, blue waves that beckon adventurers, and just as many options for shopping and dining your way through a stay, it’s a place that promises to speak to unique interests of all types. Whether you’re someone who enjoys endless hours under the sun or an adventurer that prefers to hit the waves in style, Cocoa Beach promises endless options for entertainment that are sure to bring you back to its shorelines time and again.
Of course, for many travelers, the appeal of Cocoa Beach is great, but the experience would be incomplete without the company of their canine companion. Fortunately for these explorers, Cocoa Beach is a beautiful and welcoming place for people and their furry friends alike! Stay in Cocoa Beach features a number of well-appointed pet-friendly condos ideal for guests looking to bring their furry friends along on their journey. When you’re looking to plan a picture-perfect getaway complete with pet-friendly options on the itinerary, the following are a few exciting stops and activities from which to choose.
Local Activities to Enjoy with Your Four-Legged Friend
Cocoa Beach beckons to travelers who are looking for pristine and wide-open spaces to enjoy. From nature preserves to stretches of coastline, you don’t have to look far when you’re in the mood to stretch your legs and explore. The same goes for dogs in this delightful destination! Cocoa Beach is packed with dog parks to choose from when you’re in town with your four-legged friend and it’s time for you to unwind and your pet to run off excess energy in good company. Lori Wilson Dog Park is a great choice for large and small dogs alike. This park has designated play areas that are separated by dog size, keeping canine companions close but never overwhelmed by bigger dogs if they happen to be on the smaller side. With plenty of space made for running and a secure fence to surround the play area, pet owners can feel confident letting their beloved dogs off-leash for a while.
Beach hopping is perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated moments of every traveler’s journey to Cocoa Beach. Luckily, the sand is open to canine companions as well. On Cocoa Beach proper, it’s important that dogs remain leashed (maximum 10-foot leash), but there’s no reason not to bring them along for the fun! Explore the sand and surf and take in the sights of sea birds circling overhead while you soak up the sun. Dogs are allowed between 6 AM to 10 AM and 4 PM to 7 PM during standard time and 5 PM to 9 PM during daylight savings. Dogs must stay between 4th Street South and the north side of Murkshe Park.
If you’re looking for a stretch of shoreline to enjoy where your dog can be off-leash, consider making your way to Lori Wilson Park. While dogs aren’t allowed on the beach itself, there’s an on-site dog park here that allows owners to indulge in the beach scene while dogs run free and happy.
When it comes to shopping, your furry friend can be part of the fun as well. The Space Coast Farmers Market is hosted in Cocoa Beach, Florida on Saturdays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. If you drop by to check out what’s available to purchase from local vendors, be sure to bring your pup with you! As long as they’re on a leash, they can enjoy the fun along with everyone else.
Pick a Pet-Friendly Restaurant to Enjoy
Finding time to enjoy the best of local dining is a delight when you make your way to Cocoa Beach, Florida. When you’re looking for pet-friendly restaurants to choose from, there’s an abundance of savory options waiting for you. Jazzys Mainly Lobster and Seafood hosts an outdoor patio where your pooch is more than welcome to hang out while you enjoy some fresh from the sea fare and perhaps pair it with a handcrafted cocktail or two. Florida’s Fresh Grill also offers access to a pet-friendly patio while Nolan’s Irish Pub is the perfect place to grab a pint while your four-legged friend enjoys time in the restaurant’s back courtyard. For an extra treat, Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming is the best place in Cocoa Beach to find all-natural, oven-baked treats for your pup!
Reserve a Rental Where Your Dog Feels Right at Home
Making sure you’ve reserved your place in a pet-friendly rental is a must when you’re looking to top off your Cocoa Beach adventure. Your rental shouldn’t sacrifice anything in the way of luxury but should definitely include home comforts that make your dog feel right at home. Consider booking an open concept design to make it simple to keep track of your pet and be sure to look for a property with durable flooring options so your canine companion can make the most of every moment. Guests staying at Paradise Beach Club in Satellite Beach will find two fenced-in dog areas onsite, plus access to dog-friendly Canova Beach Park just south of your rental.
At Stay in Cocoa Beach, we’re passionate about the area we serve and dedicated to making sure every guest has an incredible adventure while they’re in town. Reach out today to learn more about our many rental options and pet-friendly properties we offer across Cocoa Beach. We can’t wait to help you turn travel plans into a reality and see you in Florida soon!