Dog Friendly Places in Panama City Beach

Dog Friendly Places in Panama City Beach

By: Megghan McDougall

Photos by: Laura Jennings Photography

When you come to Panama City Beach you don’t have to leave your furry friend behind! Most people consider their pets as full members of the family. Being around our dogs makes our lives a little brighter too, they go where we go! We have compiled a list of dog friendly area’s where you can take your pets for a good time and then a few suggestions on places that have dog friendly dining

You can find more info about each of these locations and check out their websites by clicking on the links (in blue) in this post!

Dog Friendly Places in Panama City Beach

Pier Park

The outside common dining area in the middle of Pier Park, by Starbucks and the Candy Maker is dog friendly. Besides the food here, live music or other themed activities go on in this area depending on when you visit. Leashes required.

Most of the stores in Pier Park also seem to have pretty relaxed policies on allowing dogs to come in while you shop.

Dog Beach at Pier Park

The only beach in PCB where dogs are allowed is the Dog Beach at Pier Park. When standing in front of the city pier (on Front Beach Rd), the dog beach is located on the right side of the pier. Dogs must be kept on-leash and please keep the limit to 3 dogs per person.

Aaron Bessant Park

This park has an amphitheater and a large grassy field. It’s located right behind the shopping area of Pier Park. On nights where they have live music playing bring your dog, your blanket and some snacks for a great time. Leashes required.

Dog Friendly Places in Panama City Beach

Frank Brown Park

A park that offers walking trails, Playground equipment, tennis, swimming, basketball softball fields ALSO has a Dog park. The dog park is double gated on both entrances and is squared off so that your Dog can run free. There is a shaded area, a water fountain and usually an abandoned, slightly chewed up Frisbee. Leashes are not required within the dog park area.

PCB Conservation Park

For those that enjoy long walks or bike rides, this park offers 24 miles of trail length and 12 different trails to choose from. A great way to take in preserved wildlife with your dog while getting some exercise. Leashes required. Two dog per person limit.

Shell Island

Dogs need to be kept out of the protected areas of Shell Island but dogs are welcome in the Spanish Ante area. Leashes required.

Dog Friendly Places in Panama City Beach

The Sheraton Bay Point is dog friendly and allows dogs in the star bucks and the restaurants on site.

Individual Restaurants around PCB with dog friendly dining areas

Hook’d Pier Bar & Grill (by the pier)

Off the Hook Bar & Grill (Lower Grand Lagoon)

Salty Sue’s

Pineapple Willy’s

Another Broken Egg Café

Finn’s island style grub

Fatty Patty’s Cakes & Café (Outside)

Patches Pub

The Brass Tap in pier park (Patio Only)

Liza’s Kitchen Café & Catering

George’s at Aly’s Beach

First Watch on Hwy 98




The Front Porch (Patio)

Red Robin (Patio)

Zoe’s Kitchen

Dockside Seafood & Oyster House

Dog Friendly Places in Panama City Beach

Where ever you decide to take your dog around PCB we love that you have decided to spend your time with us on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. We would love to see you out having fun with your pets!

Looking for more fun things to do? Check out our article on the Top 5 Things to do in Panama City Beach!

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  1. Rae

    Please add Dockside on Grand Lagoon to your list of dog friendly restaurants.

  2. Betty

    Any suggestions on condo or houses for rent that accept dogs 50-100 lbs?