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Named one of the “Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America,” Destin, Ft. Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island make up the Emerald Coast. Here the waters are so sparkling green and the sands so sugar white that this vacation destination actually earned it’s name of “Emerald Coast.” Known for its great fishing, legendary beaches, water activities and wonderful restaurants, the Emerald Coast is also very pet friendly. Many hotels welcome furry travelers with water bowls, treats and in-room pet amenities. If you want dog friendly watersports, check out Destin, the crown jewel of the Emerald Coast. At Wet ‘n Wild Watersports, dogs are welcomed on their boats for a cruise to a private island where you can enjoy a gorgeous beach day with your special buddy.


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Many fishing boats are pet friendly and will gladly take you and your dog out for a fishing expedition. If shopping’s your sport, Ft. Walton Beach is especially pet friendly. Dogs even have their own special store-“Three Dogs & A Chick Doggie Bakery”- filled with every type of treat or food for every doggie palate.

If all those treats are making you hungry, many Emerald Coast Restaurants welcome furry guests, including Dewey Destin’s, with a history going back to 1835. When the sun goes down, the Boardwalk lights up, with an eclectic group of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues that are pet friendly. There’s always something happening for you and you dog at this gem of a destination.