Dog Friendly Guide

For most of us our dogs aren’t just pets, they are a part of our family. In Naples, you will see our four-legged friends everywhere you go. Sometimes they are sitting quietly under a dining table outside at The French, Bistro 821 or The Bevy. You’ll certainly see canines of all breeds, shapes and sizes out playing at Baker Park, Naples Dog Park and all of the beautiful parks in Naples. They love to walk down 5th Avenue South, wagging their tales and greeting the many people that stop to pet them. The next time you’re going on a date or wandering Naples solo, consider taking your dog. Guaranteed, he will love the adventure.

Restaurants, parks, events… Naples, FL is a wonderful place for the entire family, including your four-legged family members.

Here’s a partial list of dog-friendly places in Naples. To find more options, go to my Live Like a Local in Naples, FL Facebook page.
Around Town

5th Avenue South, Third Street South & Everywhere In-Between

Where’s your favorite place to spend an afternoon with your dog?

Naples, Florida is known for being a pet-friendly destination, with many establishments and outdoor spaces welcoming dogs. Here are some dog-friendly places in Naples:
Dog Parks

Naples has several dog parks where your furry friend can run and play off-leash. Some popular options include the City of Naples Dog Park at Central Bark and Rover Run Dog Park at Veterans Community Park.


While dogs are not allowed on most public beaches in Naples, there are a few exceptions. One such exception is the Dog Beach at Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. This designated area allows dogs to play and swim in the water. Please note that dogs must be leashed and controlled at all times.

Restaurants and Cafes

Many restaurants and cafes in Naples have outdoor seating areas that are dog-friendly. Some establishments even provide water bowls and treats for four-legged visitors. Some popular dog-friendly eateries include The Dock at Crayton Cove,The Cafe & Jane’s Cafe on Third.

Shopping Areas

Some shopping centers in Naples allow dogs on leashes. One popular spot is the Waterside Shops, where you can bring your dog while you browse the stores. Just be sure to check with each individual store’s policy before entering.

Naples Botanical Garden

This beautiful garden welcomes well-behaved dogs on leashes. Dogs are allowed in most outdoor areas of the garden, but there are a few restricted sections. It’s a great place to enjoy a stroll surrounded by nature.

5th Avenue South

  • Alberto’s on Fifth
  • Bistro 821
  • The Cafe
  • Caffe Milano
  • Captain & Krewe
  • The French
  • M Waterfront Grille
  • Osteria Tulia
  • Pazzo! Cucina Italiana
  • Sushi Thai Too
  • Vergina
  • Yabba Island Grill

Third Street South

  • Barbatella
  • The Bevy
  • Bleu Provence
  • Campiello
  • Continental
  • Jane’s Cafe on Third
  • Old Naples Pub
  • Ridgway Bar & Grill
  • Sea Salt
  • Third St. Farmer’s Market
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Tony’s off Third

Parks & More

  • Baker Park
  • Celebration Park
  • Fleischmann Park
  • Freedom Park
  • Sugden Park
  • EJ’s Bayfront Cafe
  • Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
  • K Rico Mexican Grill
  • Mercado
  • Vanderbilt Shoppes
  • Venetian Village
  • Waterside Shops

Some of my favorite quotes about dogs;

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. – Roger Caras

Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses. – Elizabeth Taylor

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs. – Charles De Gaulle

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. – John Grogan

Naples, FL is a wonderful place to take Buddy to the beach, Bella to brunch, Sophie shopping or cruise on your golf cart with Charlie by your side. Most businesses will gladly give your pup his own fresh water bowl or pup cup treat. When dining outside, your pets are welcome to keep you company either at your feet under your table or sitting on your lap. Just be mindful that he doesn’t block walkways or get under servers’ feet. Check with each restaurant to see what their preferences are. Most of all, enjoy your time out in Naples with your pet. He’s sure to love the adventure!


Photo credit: (Top Row) Samantha Bloom, (Middle Row) Lauren Joynt, Colleen Quinn Sackmaster, Colleen Desmarias, (Bottom Row) Daniel Jonas, Sonja Pound, Sonja Pound