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Can you have dogs on the beach when you own a condo in Florida

Old Nov 6th, 2017, 12:35 PM
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Can you have dogs on the beach when you own a condo in Florida

I am looking to buy a condo in the Florida panhandle in the next few years and am trying to determine if I would be able to have my dog with me on the beach. Of course the dog would be on a leash but everything I find seems to be directed toward tourists and not property owners.
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 01:08 PM
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As a tourist, I have been on a dog beach in Florida, but I would think that researching particular locations might be the way to go.
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 01:08 PM
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Whether dogs are allowed on a beach or not is likely governed by a town based ordinance, unless perhaps the beach is privately owned. I’d contact local city halls or specific condo associations in the towns you’re considering.

Just generally, the beaches (mostly public) that I’ve encountered almost everywhere do not allow dogs.
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 01:15 PM
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Most of the beaches I've been on actually do allow dogs. But they often have really strict rules about where the dog can be, based on time of day or season. I'm not familiar with Florida beaches, though, and maybe that's what bachslunch is referring to.

You'd be best off getting a condo near a dog beach. Dog beaches are actually dog friendly. A lot of city beaches are NOT even dog tolerant.
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 01:38 PM
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It depends on the beach.
Some beaches allow dogs on the beach for six months a year and not for the other (summer season) six months.
Some beaches allow dogs on the beach during summer in early morning and late afternoon.
You can make generalizations. It depends on each beach and the municipality that controls that beach.
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 01:39 PM
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 03:54 PM
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Basically all the beaches here in Florida are publicly owned.

"the constitution of Florida recognizes that the beach is publicly owned up to the high-tide mark. In addition, Florida law requires the state to ensure 'the public's right to reasonable access to beaches,' and various court rulings have affirmed that principle."

Here in Fort Lauderdale, there is really only one beach on which leashed pets are legally allowed but folks disregard that local ordnance all the time.

In the early morning there are usually a few pets on the beach in front of my house even though the access points are clearly marked to the contrary. The local police do not enforce the ordnance

It is when owners fail to "pick up" after their pets that folks get angry.
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Old Nov 6th, 2017, 03:57 PM
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My apologies: that should be ordinance as opposed to some artillery shell.
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And BTW, I think the better question might be, "Can I even have a dog in the condo I am crazy about?"
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Pretty much what bachs and Dukey said. Ordinances generally ban dogs, even on leashes, from FL beaches. Of course, lots of people ignore the ordinances.

Doesn't matter if you're a property owner or a tourist. Law applies to all.
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Old Nov 7th, 2017, 05:43 AM
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Look in Jupiter, which is a beautiful area, where dogs are permitted onn 2.5 miles of beach:

https://www.jupiter.fl.us/437/Dogs-on-the-Beach
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Sorry, did not see the Panhandle reference.


http://www.petswelcome.com/vacations...handle-beaches
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Old Nov 7th, 2017, 05:46 AM
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If you are considering the panhandle area, you should know about www.30a.com.
Not specifically for dogs but for general info.
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