The best part about booking with Sanibel Vacations is that we provide many pet-friendly rental options so that you won’t have to leave your furry friend behind. It’s no secret that Southwest Florida is a pet-friendly destination that features a variety of restaurants, beaches, and fun things to do under the sun with man’s best friend! Whether you want to start the day at a local cafe or want to let your dog expend energy on the pet-friendly beaches in Sanibel Island, Floridayou’ll have options! 

Explore a Pet-Friendly Beach

There are three dog-friendly beaches in Sanibel Island, Florida, which means you can choose where you’d like to go with your pup. Spend the day on the beaches in Southwest Florida, and you’ll be happy to know that you won’t have to leave your dog back at your rental. Gulfside Beach is a leashed, dog-friendly spot located near the Federal Nature Preserve that has picnic tables, a dog fountain and showers. Bowman’s Beach is a local favorite doggie hang-out where you’ll find hiking trails, bike racks, and grills on the secluded beach. Causeway Islands is a best-kept secret for pets in Sanibel Island, Florida, because of the shallow water allowing your dog to wade in the water. 

Grab a Pet-Friendly Bite

It’s evident that spending your time at the beach in Southwest Florida will be high up on your to-do list with your dog, but there are also several pet-friendly Sanibel and Captiva restaurants to check out! Whether you want to enjoy a coffee, breakfast, dinner, or dessert, there’s plenty of places to post up. Here’s a list of unique spots that are located around the islands:



Plan a Pet-Friendly Tour

When you’re looking for more adventure on your vacation, check out pet-friendly Beach Buddy Tours. You can choose to embark on several different tours lasting from three to six hours including a shelling, sightseeing or dolphin watch tour. You’ll be able to pack a cooler with your choice of beverages and food, but everything else will be provided for you. From beach towels to doggie bags as well as water and shelling buckets, there’s even an electric toilet aboard the tour boats. This will be the highlight of your vacation and things to do in Southwest Florida when you choose to bring your pet along!  

Dog-friendly places in Southwest Florida.Pet-Friendly Rentals

Sanibel Vacations is proud to be a destination for your family and that includes your little furry friend as well! We provide a number of pet-friendly rentals whether you’re looking for a short walk to the beach or a home with a private pool. Please visit our website Vacation Rentals page to find the home that suits your entire family in Southwest Florida. If you have any questions about your reservation in Sanibel or Captiva Islands, please give us a call at 1-239-579-0348.