20 Summer Vacation Spots Where Pets Are Welcome
Just off the coast from Fort Myers, Sanibel Island has several dog-friendly beaches, including Algiers Beach (aka Gulfside Beach, where a parking fee applies) and Bowman Beach, which features hiking trails. Another popular spot is J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge, which has more than 6,400 acres of mangrove forest and 245 bird species. Admission is $5 for vehicles, or $1 for hikers and bikers. Dogs must be leashed. Should Fido run out of any of his favorite goodies, just 6 miles down the road is Island Paws, a family-run store filled with natural foods and treats, doggie gear, and creative gifts, including souvenirs for fellow animal lovers back home.
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