Is it any surprise that the #1 beach in America should have a dog park of the same caliber? So much so that Southern Living Magazine deemed it one of their favorite dog beaches in America.  Just south of St. Pete Beach lays the 1,136 acres of (mostly) undisturbed island that makes up Ft. Desoto Park- all for you and your K9 to explore. In addition, 32 oiled brown pelicans that had been rescued from the Louisiana gulf coast, were rehabilitated and released off Ft. Desoto’s Shores. More on that story here.

Climb the 100+ year old fort complete with two pairs of 12″ 1890 mortars ( the only remaining in the U.S.), cast off Ft. Desoto Fishing Pier, paddle through the mangroves with manatees or just kick back on some unspoilt beach.

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By the way, your four-legged friend is also welcome at PCI!

*under 35lbs