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Dog-Friendly Parks near Sunset Harbour

Amit Bhuta

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Feb 20 13 minutes read

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Boasting a prime location on the bay side of Miami Beach, within the bustling area of SoBe, Sunset Harbour is a traveler's dream come true, furry ones with wagging tails included!

Armed with the perfect location nestled in Biscayne Bay, within the trendy South Beach area, Sunset Harbour is a budding hub for leisure, dining, shopping, and wellness around Miami Beach, albeit it's not among the tourist traps of Miami Beach, but quite the opposite! 

In fact, Sunset Harbour is in a non-touristy part of the beach right before you get on the Venetian Causeway!

And what does that mean for traveler bringing their pups?

A subdued mix of serenity and energy, lesser crowds, and more time and space to enjoy Sunset Harbour-- lots of it!

It's going to be another epic Miami vacation you won't soon forget!

Here's a list of dog-friendly parks near Sunset Harbour.

1) Belle Isle Park 

Belle Isle Park, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Welcome to Belle Isle Park, home to one of Miami Beach's dog parks, the Belle Isle Dog Park, a fantastic destination made just for Fido!

Located in the center of a small island connecting Miami Beach to the city, Belle Isle Park offers plenty of amenities you can enjoy, such as a winding, paved walkway that guides you through the park perimeters, always green and filled with soft, well-maintained grass, water fountains for you and your pup, and benches under shade trees.

Belle Isle Park also has a playground for kids.

Meanwhile, Belle Isle Dog Park has two separate enclosures within the dog play area for small and big dogs. 

Poop bags are available too.

Don't forget to bring a leash! 

You'll need it when coming in and out of the park.

2) Maurice Gibb Memorial Park (Top-Pick!) 

18th St & Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Maurice Gibb Memorial Park is a waterfront park with playgrounds and paths that honors the late Bee Gees member. 

It has beautiful views of the water and is a popular place for couples, dog owners, and families. 

Yes, folks, this park allows dogs within its perimeter as long as they're leashed!

The beautiful natural area has big trees that provide shade, a playground for kids, and many paths to walk on. 

There is also a wooden platform on the water, covered by trees, for enjoying the breeze.

It's a peaceful park to bring Fido for some sun and nature appreciation. 

Adjacent to the park are the Sunset Harbour condos and its marina, so it makes for some fun people-watching and boat-watching, too!

3) Canopy Park 

701 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Canopy Park, Miami Beach's new three-acre community park situated between the 600 and 700 blocks of Alton Road, is now open to the public and their dogs! 

At Canopy Park, visitors can enjoy open greenspaces shaded by native tree species, pedestrian trails, and bike paths, an outdoor gym, a dog run, an expansive children's playground, and public art displays. 

Designed with sustainability in mind, Canopy Park reflects how landscape architecture can serve as a green resiliency solution for coastal communities with a host of environmentally conscious features, including a Maritime Hammock, bioswales, and a 25,000-gallon cistern to conserve and manage rainwater.

As for its four-legged visitors, they'll have their slice of heaven on the park's designated ovular lawn!

An environmentally conscious nature spot for outdoor lovers and pups? 

Who can resist this beauty?

4) Collins Park 

2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

A small park that boasts perfectly manicured lawns, winding sidewalks, and palm trees for the perfect photo backdrop, Collins Park is, yet again, another lush and serene nature spot you can bring your dog to when traveling to Miami Beach!

Decorated with public art, the park offers a small playground for children, walking paths for a stroll with Fido, an expansive grass area to enjoy a quiet moment, and a prime location near top tourist attractions in Miami Beach! 

Collins Park is the perfect stopover after dilly-dallying in the city with your pup!

Be sure to bring a lead when dropping by! 

Collins Park only allows doggie visitors on a leash.

5) Pride Park 

1809 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Relax at Miami Beach's new 5.8-acre Pride Park, across from the Miami Beach Convention Center! 

Along with Miami Beach Botanical Garden and several other attractions, it is part of the Miami Beach City Center Campus in the Miami Beach Convention Center district. 

Pride Park, which is named in support of the LGBTQ+ community, and to promote civic pride in the City of Miami Beach, offers a shaded respite with a veterans memorial, walkways, a sculpture by celebrated artists Elmgreen & Dragset, and a central lawn. 

The park allows dogs on leashes.

Whether you're in the area for a convention or just exploring Miami Beach, Pride Park is a great place to unwind while surrounded by nature.

6) Flamingo Park (Top-Pick!)

11 Street & Jefferson Ave., Miami Beach FL 33139

Nestled in the heart of South Beach is a 36.53-acre park that dates back to 1950 that your pup will love to explore!

Welcome to Flamingo Park, a famous South Beach recreational destination with a beautifully landscaped state-of-the-art aquatic facility, a world-class baseball stadium, basketball courts, handball/racquetball courts, a memorial football stadium/running track, and soccer and softball fields. 

Yes, folks, this park is jampacked with activities, and best of all, it has a bark park for canine visitors too!

The dog park has two separate areas, one opened at a time, to continuously serve the users. 

The bark park serves as a social setting for owners to let their dogs off-leash, but remember to clean up after your pup and maintain them on a leash in all other areas of Flamingo Park.

Water is available in the runs, so Fido can grab a drink when needed. 

The property is also home to agility and training equipment and a bike and walking track, where Fido is welcome to join his family on a lead. 

Complimentary poop bags are available on the premises. 

Other park amenities include a tot lot/playground and a tennis center. 

7) Lummus Park  

1130 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Occupying the beachfront, from 5th to 15th Street, Lummus Park is a 74-acre public urban park and one of South Beach's hidden gems.

While dogs aren't allowed to set foot on the actual beach, they're free to roam leashed on the park's walkways and grassy areas 24/7, with one of the paved walkways running parallel to the beach! 

Lummus Park is also perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and fitness, all of which dog owners can do after a fun stroll around the park perimeters. 

Other amenities include playgrounds for the kids, benches, umbrellas, and chaise rentals.

If your pup loves walks, this ten-block stretch in South Beach is for you!

8) Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ocean Beach Park  

225 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

At the south of Ocean Drive is another picturesque and tranquil park for outdoor lovers and dog owners who want to avoid the crowds-- Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ocean Beach Park.

While the park isn't as famous as South Pointe Park, Hobie Island Beach Park, or Haulover Beach Dog Park, it offers a safe space for a calm, leashed stroll with your pup at its entrance and is adjacent to the beach for some sun and fun on the sand. 

Other park amenities include an expansive playground for the kids, choice spots for a picnic, a lengthy bike/walk path, and benches for relaxing.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ocean Beach Park is also nestled between South Point and Art Deco Drive, so you'll be close to an array of restaurants and hotels!

9) Miami Beach Soundscape  

400 17th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Miami Beach Soundscape Park is the green heart of Frank Gehry's New World Symphony campus, a world-class destination that marries music, design, and culture. 

The lush, contemporary park is the perfect place for visitors to unwind year-round under the shade of trees or a starlit sky-- whether you're human or the furry kind!

Iconic pergolas embrace the park edges, their shape inspired by the puffy cumulous clouds inherent in South Florida's tropical climate. 

Their hand-fabricated painted aluminum structures not only provide shade but also support the spectacular blooms of bougainvillea vines, highlighting a threshold of color at the park's points of entry.

One of the park's most prominent features is an unprecedented, distinctive, and ambitious audio-visual program that creates an outdoor theatre – offering free performances at concert-level quality. 

The design of a family of custom architectural elements– the Ballet Bar, the Projection Tower, and the Media Hydrants – transformed what could have been an overwhelming number of park structures into an integrated and lyrical park element.

This 2.5-acre urban park welcomes well-behaved, leashed dogs at most of its events, including concerts, films, yoga, and other public gatherings. 

Dogs are allowed on the park grounds but not in the adjacent New World Symphony building.

Don't forget to bring a leash!

10) Washington Avenue Bark Park (Top-Pick!) 

Washington Park, 201 2nd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Two of Miami Beach's famous dog hangouts are the Washington Avenue Park's Bark Parks, located at the North East Corner of Washington Avenue and 2nd Street. 

Yes, there are two of them! 

There's no doubt it's a doggy haven (x2) that your pup will enjoy exploring!

The park features two double-gated dog runs, which allow owners to unleash their pets in a holding area before releasing them into the play areas. 

Other park amenities include benches, drinking fountains with doggy water pickets, waste collection, and disposal containers. 

While Washington Avenue Bark Park is an off-leash park for dogs, owners must carry a leash with them as a precaution.

11) South Pointe Park

1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Nestled at the southern tip of South Beach is South Pointe Park, a beautifully landscaped park with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Government Cut, and a Downtown skyline.  

At South Pointe Park, you'll have access to the beach, an array of walking trails, picnic and barbecue areas, benches, a cafe, and an off-leash bark park. 

There is also a mini water playground perfect for cooling off on a warm day, complete with a jungle gym and lush landscaping!

Meanwhile, take a stroll along the park's 20-foot wide promenade for photo-worthy views and see Fisher Island across the water as yachts pass by and continue to South Pointe Pier. 

The 450-foot pier is a popular gathering spot for visitors and locals to fish and watch kayakers, surfers, and Jet Skiers. 

It has viewing stations, turtle-safe lighting, recycling bins for fishing lines, and places to cut bait and wash freshly caught fish.

Explore South Pointe Park's winding paths, where you can run, bike, rollerblade, or skateboard. 

You can also enjoy quality time with your toes in the sand at the park's beach, where you can surf, play volleyball, and paddleboard!

While you can bring your pup to the bark park on the western side, all four-legged friends must be leashed in all other areas. 

Pets are not allowed on the beach.


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