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Enjoy “Four Paw” Accommodations and Attractions at New Smyrna Beach

Dog-sitter unavailable? Can’t go a week without missing your four-legged friend? Whatever the reason, if you can’t bear to leave your furry friends at home when going on vacation, don’t fret! New Smyrna Beach has an abundance of pet-friendly options so you can bring Buddy and Mr. Whiskers along with you on your trip. From beaches to dining spots that offer delicious doggy treats, your furry pal is sure to give New Smyrna Beach four paws up.

At Smyrna Dunes Park, you can explore the beautiful shores with your dog by your side at New Smyrna Beach’s only dog-friendly beach. Spanning 73 sandy acres, Smyrna Dunes Park has plenty of room for dogs (and humans) to run around—just make sure you keep your dog on a leash. Take in the views during a quiet, morning stroll or let your pup splash around in the waves. Either way, you’re sure to make some memories. There is a $10 fee to access the park.

If you’re feeling a little peckish after an afternoon on the beach, pop over to the historic New Smyrna Dairy Queen. With pet-friendly outdoor seating and specialty “doggie sundaes,” you’re sure to find a treat for everyone. You’ll also love the Insta-worthy retro décor—be sure to snap a pic of your pooch enjoying the ice cream in front of the famous 1950’s sign.

If you’re more in the mood for a sit-down meal, Canal Street and Flagler Avenue are lined with plenty of pet-friendly restaurants. Yellow Dog Eats even says it right in the name! Stop by to enjoy some top-notch BBQ on their dog-friendly patio. Third Wave Café and Wine Bar is another local favorite dishing out pizza, craft beers, and wine. Your pup can join you on their charming garden patio. With such a wide variety of culinary offerings, we guarantee there’s a pet-friendly restaurant in New Smyrna Beach serving whatever you’re craving.

You’ll find no shortage of options for pet-friendly accommodations in New Smyrna Beach. From national chains to local bed and breakfasts to vacation rentals, you don’t have to sacrifice luxury or comfort if you want to bring your pet with you during your stay. Even our must luxe accommodations, like the beautiful Black Dolphin Inn, are eager to host your four-legged friends. The Black Dolphin allows animals in select rooms and suites for an additional $50 plus tax. Make sure to check each hotel’s individual policy online before booking.

When planning a visit to our shores, you can forego the usual pre-vacation stress of finding sitter or kennel. A trip to New Smyrna Beach is like no other so don’t miss the opportunity to share the experience with your pet. We promise it’ll be an unforgettable vacation—for you and your furry friend. Start planning your getaway today: