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Old July 13th, 2006, 07:42 AM
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Default Dog Beaches & Parks

Are dogs permitted on the beaches in West Palm Beach?
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Old July 13th, 2006, 09:00 AM
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Default Dogs on the Beach & Dog Parks

Hey there!

Unfortunately in Palm Beach County, there are no county beaches you can take your dog (ordinance 2004-019 section 4 / An ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County, Florida), well, except one. You can take your dog to Jupiter Beach only in non-guarded areas north of Marcinski Road and south of Carlin Park. Dogs must be kept on a leash or in voice command at all times. For more information, please visit: http://www.jupiter.fl.us/?nid=437

So, if both you & your pooch are bound for the beach, this is the spot and you can thank the Friends of Jupiter Beach, a group of local residents dedicated to preserving the privilege of being accompanied by our dogs on the beach. FJB raised seed money for 10 "doggie bag" dispenser boxes and bags along A1A and they pledged to organize MONTHLY volunteer beach cleanups, held faithfully for 12 years, cancelled only due to horrible weather and hurricanes.

I have also included some City of West Palm Beach parks that allow dogs and may interest you:

Howard Park, Parker Avenue just south of Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach

Dreher Park, North and South of Summit Boulevard between Parker Avenue and the I-95 overpass and across the street from the Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach.

For more information on both of these City of West Palm Beach parks, please call 561-804-4900 & they'll be happy to assist you!

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Old July 14th, 2006, 08:35 AM
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Okeeheelee Park in WPB has a great doggie park--so does Lake Ida in Delray Beach =) No water for the pooches to play in, so sad!!
IF you go to Boca's dog park, I believe it is in west Boca, they charge you if you are not a Boca resident--so typical of Boca.
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Old November 10th, 2013, 10:50 PM
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I have lived in Fl for 11 years. I'm an animal lover and have two wonderful dog/people in my family; Irish Terriers. I have been, and continue to be, disgusted by the attitudes of the majority of people in S.Florida to animals and, particularly, to dogs - the city, county and state governments seem to follow the bitching of wealthy dog-haters in their regulation. So do gated communities. Where are the rights of dogs recognized?

I've been to beaches where you have watch out for bathers who yell for the police - even though the dogs are on leashes, and I was carrying crap bags after getting my dogs to poop and pee at home beforehand. The police are not friendly. Even though they use beautiful dogs for crowd control, cadaver discovery, drug sniffing etc. I am not allowed to take my dogs for a walk in the community!

How can we work for more open, dog-friendly communities in S. Florida?



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Hey there!

Unfortunately in Palm Beach County, there are no county beaches you can take your dog (ordinance 2004-019 section 4 / An ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County, Florida), well, except one. You can take your dog to Jupiter Beach only in non-guarded areas north of Marcinski Road and south of Carlin Park. Dogs must be kept on a leash or in voice command at all times. For more information, please visit: http://www.jupiter.fl.us/?nid=437

So, if both you & your pooch are bound for the beach, this is the spot and you can thank the Friends of Jupiter Beach, a group of local residents dedicated to preserving the privilege of being accompanied by our dogs on the beach. FJB raised seed money for 10 "doggie bag" dispenser boxes and bags along A1A and they pledged to organize MONTHLY volunteer beach cleanups, held faithfully for 12 years, cancelled only due to horrible weather and hurricanes.

I have also included some City of West Palm Beach parks that allow dogs and may interest you:

Howard Park, Parker Avenue just south of Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach

Dreher Park, North and South of Summit Boulevard between Parker Avenue and the I-95 overpass and across the street from the Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach.

For more information on both of these City of West Palm Beach parks, please call 561-804-4900 & they'll be happy to assist you!

Write On!

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Old July 14th, 2006, 08:56 AM
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Default West Palm Beach Dog Parks - more info

Hey beer2share!

Thanks for the additional information! I'm adding just a bit more details for our WestPalmBeach.com Forum members on the dog parks you mentioned.

Dog Park at Lake Ida
2929 Lake Ida Road,
Delray Beach, FL

Pooch Pines At Okeeheelee Park
7715 Forest Hill Boulevard,
West Palm Beach, FL

For even more information, contact the Palm Beach County Parks & Recreation Department at 561-966-6600.

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As of this past Summer, I was taking my Bella to the UN-lifeguarded section of Lake Worth Beach. The southern most point of the parking area...last stair case down to the beach. The Lifeguards themselves pointed me there originally. Has that changed?
I would love to know. Thanks!
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As of this past Summer, I was taking my Bella to the UN-lifeguarded section of Lake Worth Beach. The southern most point of the parking area...last stair case down to the beach. The Lifeguards themselves pointed me there originally. Has that changed?
I would love to know. Thanks!
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Interesting - I have never seen any dogs at Lake Worth Beach - and as far as I\'m aware, it\'s not allowed! Also, just to confirm - you\'re referring to the southern part and not the Kreusler Park area?
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As of this past Summer, I was taking my Bella to the UN-lifeguarded section of Lake Worth Beach. The southern most point of the parking area...last stair case down to the beach. The Lifeguards themselves pointed me there originally. Has that changed?
I would love to know. Thanks!
Deb
I was therw two days ago... only this time I was behind the Ritz Carlton after 5:30PM. No onwe said a word and she was an angel. I go to different parts of Lake Worth beach ALL the time... just after Lifeguards get off now.
I work so i do not know if they still allow dogs on the southern most point of the lake worth Pier beach. I also bring Bella to Boynton Beach AFTER lifeguard duty and no one says a word. It is quiet and sunny until 8pm.
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Old June 26th, 2009, 05:32 PM
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Default Petition drive to establish dog friendly beaches in Palm Beach

Hi, just a reminder that BARK (Beaches ARe for K9s Too) is a Political Action Committee attempting to amend the current ban on dogs on county beaches and establish a few dog friendly ones.

visit www.bark2pac.org to read about our effort and sign the petition.

Dog owners PLEASE FORWARD THIS WEBSITE ON !!!

Thanks,
Dr. John Pacy
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Are dogs still not allow in Palm beach county beaches? thanks
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Old January 28th, 2009, 05:15 AM
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The information you have provided is really useful and great.

Lisa11

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Old April 16th, 2011, 03:45 PM
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Thank you for sharing the info about dog friendly beaches. I live around my dog and she loves to swim. This will be her first ocean voyage, coming from north of Toronto Cananda.
Keep up the great work! Are there donation methods togive to your organization?
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Old May 8th, 2011, 08:40 AM
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Default lake worth beach

My brother and I used to take our dog to lake worth beach, past the life guards and all those white umbrellas. Everything was fine until someone called the cops on us. Our dog is very sweet and full grown, only the size of a puppy. apparently if we had know the room number of our friend living in the condo we would have been fine. however the dogs still aren't allowed in the water.
Palm beach county needs to make a dog beach where our dogs can swim if they wish.
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Old June 20th, 2011, 07:50 AM
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I've been kicked out of every beach from lake worth to hammock in Boynton but for the most part the places without lifeguards are fine
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Old September 26th, 2011, 03:03 PM
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Default "Public" beaches are unregulated

Beaches south of LW Pier, north of Boynton Inlet, etc. are "public" beaches. They are not owned/managed by any government entity (city or county); therefore, you can take your dogs there. Most of these beaches are tough to access because there is little parking and most are in front of oceanfront homes. Those homeowners might think they own the beach, but they don't. "We" own it.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 04:08 PM
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Thank you all for you input and experiences. can you park at the inlet and walk your dog to beach?
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Default Help with finding large dogs friendly real estate

Hi,

I know I'm not in the right forum but someone please help me in finding where I could ask my question. I want to buy a house in a large dog friendly community but I've had a hard time finding some. Anybody has suggestions? Or which forum is best suited for my question?

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Old November 24th, 2013, 02:45 PM
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Default Is there a way to petition?

I would like to compose a petition for the dog owners of west palm/riviera/lake park. I want to be able to take my dog to the beach. I want to see if there is any way to have say 2 miles of beach dedicated to those of us who don't have the time to drive to Jupiter to take our babies to the beach. How do I go about doing this?
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Old March 16th, 2015, 11:06 AM
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Default Dog Beaches & Parks

I notice that this thread is fairly dated and was wondering if there has been any changes? I've lived in Martin Co. for the last four years, where the beaches are VERY dog friendly, and moved to Boca Raton last summer. I was wondering if there's a quiet spot for me, my son and our dog to go hang on the beach a while without having to drive one hour North to Jupiter?
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Old April 11th, 2015, 08:02 AM
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I need help, my dog belongs to a south florida gang and can only go to certain beaches but none of which are within his "set". I would like my dog to give up his gang lifestyle but I do not think this is going to happen any time soon. So where can I take him so that he will not run into any rival gang dogs? I can not have him getting into another 1960's style gang war at the lake worth beach. any suggestions will help, please

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Old October 30th, 2015, 07:26 AM
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Default Dog Beaches

Hi everyone,
also got a quick question about beach and dog stuff. I am about to buy a unit in a condo at the beach (Sabbia Beach condos) in Pompano Beach).
So my question is, is the Beach in front of a building public, and therefor the City sets the rules for dogs on the beach. Or does the beach belong to the Condo association. The 2nd case would be better for me because I am sure some of the other Condo owners with dogs could make a case for having at least part of the beach allowing dogs
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Old March 28th, 2016, 08:59 AM
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Default Dogs beign allowed on beaches is changing April 2nd (4/2/16)

I was at Ocean Cay Park (Marcinski Rd) last weekend with the dog and had a good time, but I saw numerous signs advising that starting April 2nd dogs will not be allowed on the beaches anymore. There were also other signs that said they were allowed in a designated area (north of here, south of there, etc). I think the signs saying no dogs after 4/2 are new and to me it seemed like after that date there will no longer be any designated area for dogs on the beach. The sign had an ordinance number but I didn't write it down, and haven't found the number online.
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