1. Jupiter Beach
Sombra, the black German Shepard companion to one of our readers, makes a striking figure along this windswept beach.
Jupiter Beach is about 90 miles north of Miami. Dogs are allowed on beaches without lifeguards from Jupiter to Juno Beach. (South of Carlin Park and North or Marcinski.) Or, as the web site of Friends of Jupiter Beach, it's a 2.5 mile stretch of beach, from North of the Juno Beach Life-Guarded area to South of the Carlin Park Life-Guarded area - crossovers 2-24. Available amenities include benches, handicap access, poopbags, parking, restrooms, trash, shelter.
Important: dogs must be on leashes and guardians must clean up after them. For more information, call (561) 746-5134.
Web Mistress Note: The group called Friends of Jupiter Beach organized in 1994 after citizens complained about dogs on the beach. They work hard to keep the above stretch of beach leash-free with doggie bag dispensers and monthly volunteer clean ups. Visitors should follow the rules or find another place to play with their dogs.
Directions to the dog beach from I-95: exit at Donald Ross Road, go east to to A1A, and turn left. The dog beach begins at the intersection of A1A and Marcinski Road.
2. Xanadu Road area
A reader tells us there is an area near this road, off State Road A1A, where unleashed dogs are allowed to play. Does anyone have more info about this area?
NOTE: We can't visit every area on a regular basis, so if you have information about any dog parks or beaches, or any other animal recreation facilities, in the Jupiter area, please contact FloridaPets.net.