Naples Area Condos Near Dog-Friendly Beaches
Photo of Fort Myers Beach
Dogs Allowed on the Beaches: Collier County vs Lee County
Collier County does not allow dogs on its beaches except for Keewaydin Island, but that it is accessible only by boat and there aren't any condos nearby. Lee County, which borders Collier County to the north, does allow dogs on the beach but also allows their municipalities to make the final decision on if they allow dogs on the beaches within their city limits. Below are a few options for beach-seeking dog-owners in no particular order.
Option #1, Vanderbilt Beach
Delnor Wiggins Pass State Park in northern Collier County allows dogs but not directly on the beach. You can take your dogs to the boat launch area on the backwaters and let your dog swim there providing it remains leashed. They also have picnic areas and plenty of scenic walking areas just off the beach. Vanderbilt Beach condos are a great option if this scenario works for you and the condos are walkable to the park. (Delnor Wiggins is located within the Vanderbilt Beach area on the northern end)
Option #2, Bonita Beach
Bonita Beach located in Lee County has a ton of condos on and near the sand and they have a leash-free dog park known as the Bonita Beach Dog Park! It's actually located about 2 or 3 minutes from Bonita Beach by car just to the north. Some of the condos on the bayside of Bonita Beach even have deeded boat slips! Bonita Beach is located in Bonita Springs which does not allow dogs on its beaches except for the Bonita Beach Dog Park.
Option #3, Fort Myers Beach
Fort Myers Beach, located in Lee County allows dogs on the sand and there are condos everywhere. Like Bonita Beach, Fort Myers Beach offers beachfront condos as well as bayfront condos, and some even come with deeded boat slips. Leashes are required here and there are a few county and state parks here that don't allow dogs but overall you have miles of beach here where you can easily walk your dog.