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Even though dogs are not allowed on the beaches of Anna Maria Island, Palma Sola Causeway on Manatee Avenue is a great alternative.  If you’re looking to sun, swim or run- this park is less than a 3-minute drive or a short walk from Holmes Beach. Please be aware that the beach at the causeway is close to the road so be sure you’ve perfected your dog’s recall skills before letting Fido off the leash! The beaches are perfect for humans to enjoy a swim with their furry friends as well.

Also, there is a dog park on Anna Maria Island.  Central Park located on 62nd Street and Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach, Fl 34217.  The park is managed by the City of Holmes Beach.  This dog park has a separate small dog area with drinking water.  It is suggested that you bring your own dish since just a hose is provided. There are benches and some shade for the humans to make friends too.

My favorite outside patio that is pet friendly is the Freckled Fin located in Holmes Beach  The Freckled Fin provides a bowl of water and if OK with the owner BACON!  Stop by next door to see us at Salty Mermaid Real Estate for a doggy treat!

What’s your favorite way to spend the day with your furry friend?