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One of my favorite things to do at the beach is to watch the dogs playing in the water. Thankfully we live in a place where there’s plenty of places we can bring our pups and 4 SWFL dog beaches made the veterinarians.org list of the best in Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Between having the most room for dogs to run off-leash, shallow water for dogs to play in, and amenities like bathrooms, grills and pavilions, there are plenty of factors that go into what makes a dog beach the very best.

10 Best Dog-Friendly Beaches in Florida’s Gulf Coast: