A Dog’s Paradise: Vacationing in Anna Maria Island

| August 22, 2023

You shouldn’t have to leave your best friend behind when taking a vacation. Anna Maria Island is truly a dog’s paradise. From dog-friendly beaches and parks to delectable dining, you will surely find something to delight in.

Dog-Friendly Places to Play 

Palma Sola Causeway

Get ready for a beach day with your bestie. Palma Sola Causeway is a dog-friendly beach and the perfect place to soak up the sun and play. Take your well-behaved pupper to let loose and live off-leash for a splashing good time! Just 15 min out from Anna Maria Island!

Scentral Dog Park

Looking to make a quick play date for your dog? Holmes Beach Dog Park is a quaint dog park on Anna Maria Island that provides a grassy stretch to play with other traveling and local furry friends. Benches and water are available! 

Robinson Preserve

This massive nature preserve welcomes all visitors and leashed dogs to explore miles of well-maintained hiking trails for those of all abilities. Bask in the warm glow of Florida sunshine and take your dog out for the most perfect walk ever. 

A Note: Some of the county beaches are not accessible for dogs. Make sure to check local postings to ensure you are following Manatee County requirements. 

Keeping Up With Your Pup’s Busy Schedule

Busy schedule and looking for help to keep your doggo occupied and ensure they have the best time ever? Or you want to plan a special day for your dog while taking a spa day for yourself? Anna Maria Island has you covered with dog-walking, pet-sitting, and pet check-in services for all needs and breeds! 

Running Rover 

Running Rover is a licensed, bonded, and insured pet-sitting service with options to fit any level of need: quick check-ins, walks, and even overnight stays. Check out Running Rover on Facebook and Instagram to see reviews, get more info, and check out cute pet pictures from previous and current clients! 


Looking for other dog walking options for your stay on Anna Maria? Check out WagWalking to find the perfect match for your pup! WagWalking is full of approved individuals matching your and your dogs’ schedule. 

Home Away From Home For Everyone in the Family

Dog-Friendly Places to Stay

Serendipity has your whole family in mind when it comes to your stay on Anna Maria Island. With so many pet-friendly luxury rental homes on the island, you will surely find the perfect fit for you and Fido. These are some of our favorites.

Cloud 9 

Welcome to paradise! This beachfront blends modernity with relaxation to give your group a heavenly experience. Located in a prime location on the North End of Anna Maria Island, Cloud 9 has everything that your group needs for a perfect vacation. Each of the four bedrooms is professionally decorated and complete with King Beds, TVs, and En-Suite Bathrooms to ensure your comfort is the top priority. 


Escape to Your Exclusive Tropical Retreat!

Indulge in the privacy of your own backyard oasis, complete with a sprawling pool and a dedicated Beach Volleyball Court. Open the back gate and find yourself steps away from the pristine Gulf Beaches. This ground-floor haven offers unparalleled convenience, featuring a brand-new kitchen, four modern bathrooms, four inviting bedrooms, and the added luxury of two outdoor showers. Plus, a delightful array of toys and amenities awaits your enjoyment, including bikes, paddle boards, and kayaks for exploration.

Bring your furry companions along, as pre-approved pets are warmly welcomed to bask in our newly manicured, clean turf. Whether you’re barbecuing on the grill, or lounging on the patio to catch stunning sunsets or sunrises, this is the perfect setting for your getaway.


Welcome to beachfront paradise! LimeFish’s luxurious, bohemian aura makes it the perfect vacation spot. The open floor plan features three remodeled bedrooms and three full bathrooms and is the perfect accommodation for your group. With a sleeper sofa in the living room and bunks in one of the bedrooms, you can fill the house with your family and friends for the beach trip of a lifetime. 

Paradise Point

Welcome to the coveted Marina Drive! Located in the heart of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island, Paradise Point offers a dream beach vacation complete with unrivaled views, private balconies, and just a short walk to the beach. Bring your friends and family to stay in this three-bedroom oasis in a prime location on the island. With newer stainless steel appliances, balconies that offer a peek into canal basins and wildlife views, and a brand new pool, Paradise Point gives a uniquely homey and residential experience of the gorgeous Anna Maria Island.

Shopping is For the Dogs.

AMI Beach and Dog Supply is a must-visit for all dog lovers on Anna Maria Island. They have everything from toys, food, treats, outfits, and more! Not only that, but they offer beach water play for your puppy to book out ahead of time. They have everything your dog could ever want under one roof and an expansive supply of goodies and souvenirs for all the dog lovers in your life. 

Many boutiques on the island are also dog-friendly! Make sure to keep an eye out for signs on shops that will welcome you and your pup!

Food Out On the Town

Excellent dining opportunities are abundant on Anna Maria Island and many of them are also dog-friendly! Grab a seat on the outdoor patio and order a cold refreshing drink for you and your dog. 

Rod & Reel Pier

Traditional dining, local favorites & famous fish specials. Dog-Friendly Patio.

Mademoiselle Paris

Divine French dining and bakery. Dog-Friendly Patio.

Anna Maria Oyster Bar 

Seafood and specials inspired by the Gulf Coast! Dog-friendly patio.

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