Destin loves and welcomes our furry, four-legged tourists! It is commonplace to see doggy bowls and treats speckling the boardwalks and strolling by various storefronts. Bringing your furry friend on vacation is encouraged! Destin Florida is an animal-friendly town.
Dining outdoors at restaurants and strolling through most shopping centers, you will encounter lots of other dog lovers striking up conversations to make your pups feel welcome. Although dogs are not allowed on Destin Beaches, there are plenty of other fun activities for the whole family! If your favorite restaurant or activity isn’t on this list, be sure to call.
You’d be surprised how pet-friendly Destin is! We want your pet to have as great of a time as you do!
Dewey Destin – Famously delicious seafood joint that locals love!
Harry T’s – A fun and quirky on-the-water seafood hangout
Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House – Locals fav with great views
Camille’s – Fantastic food with a low-key vibe
Crab Trap – Local seafood right on the beach
Cantina Laredo – Three words… tableside homemade guac
Bad Ass Coffee – A cozy coffee shop right on old 98
World of Beer – Fun, family environment with bar food and an excellent selection of beer
The Craft Bar – Great happy hour, delicious food, and a cool atmosphere!
P.F. Chang’s – Beautiful dining experience, top-notch cuisine, and sushi
Capriccio Café – A local’s favorite coffee shop with delicious crepes
Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano – Authentic Italian with a coastal twist
Zoës Kitchen – Fantastic Mediterranean restaurant chain with outdoor seating for you and your pup
El Jalisco – Great Mexican food located conveniently in the Destin Commons
Destin Dog Park – Has a large and small dog park to give pups of every size a safe way to play
The Doggy Bag – Stop and get a souvenir for your furry friend!
Alaqua Unleashed Dog Park – Let your pups run wild
Henderson State Park – A local’s go-to state park
Destin Commons – Outside shopping for everyone with doggy water stations
Grand Boulevard – Shopping with a pet-friendly atmosphere
Sandestin Outlets – Big brands, great prices, pups welcome
Destin Harbor Boardwalk – Enjoy a walk on the boardwalk with your furry friend
Village of Baytowne Wharf – Small village, big personality, top of the list!
Pontoon Rentals – Spend a day on the water with your pooch
Our precious pups are just like us; after being quarantined, they want to get out just as much as we do! What better way to get your dog out and about then in a pet-friendly beach town! Our list of restaurants and activities will certainly accommodate your precious pups, and they are surprisingly quite human friendly too!
Tips for the pups
Take care to ensure that your pup stays hydrated in the Florida heat! Take special care when taking your dog in areas with little to no grass in the middle of the day. Try to avoid walking on the pavement with your dog, mid-day when the Florida sun is at its hottest. The pavement can get upwards of 140°, which is unbearable for little paw pads.
Overall, Destin is a great vacation destination for you and your whole furry family! With varying activities, your peeps and your pups will not get bored. Come on over and visit our happy beach town where we’ll be waiting for you with a fresh biscuit and a bowl of water.