Haulover is as appealing to humans as it is to canines: beautiful, spacious and low-key with plenty of amenities including easily accessible public restrooms, dog and human shower areas, plenty of parking and a large grassy dog park just steps away from the beach. Dog lovers of all sorts gather here from 8am to 4pm between lifeguard towers #2 and #3 to let their dogs run around and get sandy. On weekends, expect quite a lot of happy dogs.
The great news about living in Miami is that there's enough beachfront it would take an entire lifetime to lay a towel out to tan over every square foot. The bad news? Your dog probably can't join you. If you're a pup owner, a gorgeous day spent outside without them feels, well, empty. Forget Miami's best swimming pools, you're best off hitting up one of our city's gorgeous parks or having lunch alfresco at one of our many dog-friendly restaurants. Or better, you can have an oceanfront day... at Miami's handful of dog-friendly beaches! You in your swimwear, Fido in his fur suit, you soaking in some rays, him fetching coconuts in the ocean and chewing them all up on the sand.
Some are open all week and others only for select days and hours, so it’s wise to plan ahead and know the rules before you go. Ready for an awesome beach day with your doggo? Study up below and remember to pack plenty of water for your good boy/girl—plus, like, an extra 4,000 towels because they are going to get very sandy and smelly.