Considered one of the best off-leash beaches in Florida, Jupiter Off-Leash Dog Beach runs for 2.5 miles along A1A near Ocean Cay Park. The town of Jupiter is proud to have this dedicated seaside area for dogs to run, swim, and play freely.
The beach is kept clean thanks to regular cleanup efforts and responsible dog owners who never forget to pick up some doggie bags at the entrance. By the way, you don’t need to have a dog to visit and have a good time – some visitors come just to watch other people’s dogs playing and enjoy the overall jovial atmosphere.
Location and Access
You can find Jupiter Off-Leash Dog Beach at 48 Ocean Boulevard in Jupiter, Florida. Officially, the dog-friendly beach area runs from beach marker #59 on the south end of Carlin Park down to beach marker #25 at Marcinski Road – make sure to stick to this area if you’re with a dog.
At the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and Marcinski Road, there is a free parking lot where you can park your vehicle. There are also spaces available along A1A. The beach rarely gets crowded but sometimes there are plenty of visitors and you can see happy dogs running and jumping all around.
Visitors and Rules
Most visitors are friendly, watchful, and responsible dog owners who manage to successfully control their pets by voice commands and diligently pick up after them while they are having fun.
The beach has certain rules to make everybody’s stay as comfortable as possible. Your dog must be leashed on your way from the car to the beach. Then you can take off the leash but only if you’re sure your pet knows how to behave and listens to you. If your dog is disobedient and aggressive, you should keep them on a leash at all times or avoid visiting the beach in order not to initiate conflict situations.
You can find free doggie bags at every stairway to the beach and there are garbage cans all around the area. There are well-maintained restrooms in the parking lot and rinse showers at the walkways. You can also find a children’s playground nearby and some picnic tables just across the street.
The water is gorgeous – clean and beautiful. Your pet is going to have a blast while swimming and playing in it. However, keep a close eye on your dog since there may be strong tides and rip currents.
- 40 minutes from Port St. Lucie, FL
- 1 hour 5 minutes from Fort Lauderdale, FL
- 1 hour 30 minutes from Miami, FL
Hotels and rentals
If you're considering staying for one or even a few nights, there are plenty of options available near the beach. Chose your preferred accomodation type and your favourite room provider:
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Jupiter Off-Leash Dog Beach which you can visit: