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Dog-Friendly Destin: Where to Stay and What to Do

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26 Apr 2022
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Is a Destin vacation with the whole family not complete without your four-legged friend? We understand the importance of bringing your dog along on your trip to Florida’s emerald coast, which is why we offer pet-friendly vacation rentals in Destin. 

Wine Down Fairways 202

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Wine Down Fairways 202 is a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home that sleeps 6 people. Located in the gated Sandestin community, this updated cottage is cozy and sits right along the water. Enjoy the private pier or large screened in porch, and you can also take advantage of the community amenities that include a pool, barbecue grills, golf cart access, and more. 

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Villa Del Carmen

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Located in the heart of Miramar Beach, Villa Del Carmen is a 6 bedroom 5.5 bathroom home that sleeps 16 people. This newly updated home features a private pool and patio to unwind, and it’s just a short walk to the beach. Gather together on the main floor, which features a wide-open concept for everyone to enjoy. 

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bordeaux destin vacation rental
Bordeaux is a 2 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home that sleeps 7 guests in the Gulfside Cottages subdivision in Miramar Beach. This home features spacious porches at the front and the back of the home and a private gas grill. Take advantage of the onsite community pool or take a short walk to the beach. 

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Beachwalk Villa 5134

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Beachwalk Villa 5134 is a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home that sleeps 10 guests. Located in the Sandestin resort, Beachwalk Villa sits along Horseshoe Lake and features a private patio and grill area. While you’re not in your cottage or at the beach, take advantage of the wide array of onsite amenities that include a pool, tennis courts, golf cart access, and more. 

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Casa D’ Emma

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Casa D’ Emma is a 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home that sleeps 7 guests in the Baytowne Wharf community. You’re a short golf cart drive away from the beach, and you’re also within convenient access to the Villa Largo community pool and Baytowne Wharf’s shopping, dining, and nightlife. 

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Pet-Friendly Places in Destin

While our Destin vacation homes offer plenty of onsite activities and things to do, the beaches along 30A have an ordinance in place that prohibits dogs during the day. So if you’re looking for something else to do with your group and the pooch, these are a few dog-friendly spots in Destin. 

Destin Dog Park

The Destin Dog Park is located between Commons Dr. and Indian Bayou Trail and offers three acres of space for your dog to run around. There is a separate space for small dogs and large dogs, as well as water stations for both dogs and humans. Let the pooch enjoy the wide open grassy area, or relax in the shade. The park is open from sunrise to sunset. 

Alaqua Unleashed Bark Park

Alaqua Unleashed Bark Park is Walton County’s largest secured, off-leash dog park. There are separate areas for large and small dogs, and features a large shaded area, puppy pools, and plenty of seating. The Alaqua Unleashed Bark Park is right off JD Miller Rd. 

Henderson Beach State Park

While pooches aren’t allowed on the beaches at Henderson Beach State Park, they are allowed on the nature trails. Make sure you have a leash that is no longer than six feet long here. 

Destin Harbor Boardwalk

The Destin Harbor Boardwalk is a great place to roam and explore, and your on-leash dog is welcome to join. This mile-long boardwalk features plenty of dog-friendly restaurants as well. 

Village of Baytowne Wharf

Dogs are also welcome at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. This venue features shopping, dining, and entertainment. Check their calendar for live music and other outdoor events. 

Plan Your Dog-Friendly Destin Vacation Today

If you're planning a Destin vacation with your dog, browse all our pet-friendly vacation rentals. Be sure to read the fine print as some of our units only allow certain dog breeds or sizes.