Rules for Dogs on Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville Beach

Every dog deserves to enjoy the beach now and then but it can be a problem if you don't know the local restrictions! Not following the rules will unfortunately result in a pricey ticket. We love taking our furry friends to play on the beach, that’s why we put together this trusty beach guide to ensure you and your dog have a great time.

There are no time restrictions for when dogs are allowed access on the beach in Ponte Vedra Beach; however, in St. Johns County dogs must be on a leash at all times, unless the dog is actually in the water. Also, you must always clean up after your furry friend. To find the closest beach access in Ponte Vedra Beach click here.

In Atlantic Beach dogs are allowed on the beach all the time, but they must be on a leash (that can't be longer than 12 feet). The dog must display their current rabies tag.

Jacksonville Beach and Neptune Beach are a little more restrictive. Dogs are only allowed on the beach before 9:00am and after 5:00pm April 1st through September 30th. The remaining months of the year, dogs are allowed all day, every day. Regardless of time of year in Neptune Beach or Jacksonville Beach, your dog must be on a leash and display a current rabies tag.



Lisa Barton

Lisa Barton

Broker / Owner

For over ten years, Lisa Barton and her team of real estate professionals have been top-producing real estate agents with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty.