South Florida can be a wonderful place to share with your four legged family members. Dog parks and beaches can be found in every corner of Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding communities.
Keep in mind that along the main beach in Fort Lauderdale, there are limited areas that dogs are permitted on the beach, and when walking along the beach, dogs are restricted to the west side of the street.
Some of my favorites
Canine Corner in Pompano Beach: Along Federal Highway at 10th Street (near the large park and small airport) is a well kept park featuring separate areas for large dogs and small dogs. The park district also has several areas that can be taken offline or put into use letting parts of the park recover from excessive use – a nice feature to keep the pups out of the mud.
Snyder Park in Fort Lauderdale: On the north side of Fort Lauderdale Airport and I595 (accessible from SR84) is a sprawling park with a large dog play area and a lake that’s accessible to dogs that may enjoy a swim.
Performance Pups in Hollywood: Located on the south end of Tiger Tail Lake, Performance Pups offers a dock and beach normally used for advanced dog training but is open for play sometimes. This facility is privately owned and there’s a fee to play on the beach and use the dock.