Ensconce yourself within the ocean-inspired design of our rooms while looking out over the harbor and pools from your private balcony.
There’s no need to leave anyone behind on your next Key West vacay! If you’re searching for a pet-friendly destination, Key West, Florida is it. Let’s pamper your pup and making sure they get the best of Key West at the same time you do. Here’s the Ultimate Guide to Pet-Friendly Things to Do in Key West: Where to Stay, Play and Eat and Drink.
Where to Stay
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Our Key West Harbor Resort is ready to welcome all guests to paradise, and just so you are aware, our four-legged friends may get some extra love from our team. We are just as excited to see your pup as they are to see us! Upon arrival at the hotel, our furry guests will receive a customized welcome bag loaded with goodies, toys, treats, and a Marker Key West pet tag.
While no jumping on the bed is encouraged by our guests, we think it’s time to pamper our pets and provide them with the perfect place to sleep and a pawsome vacation experience. After a long nap, we encourage the whole family to head out and explore the island and take some time to paws and reflect.
Did you know one of the most scenic walks in Key West just happens to take place right outside our resort? It’s true, the harborwalk along the Key West Historic Seaport, also known as the Key West Bight, offers marina views with schooners, yachts, and boats, waterfront restaurants and bars, and the path to your island adventures.
Find out more and how you can relax in Key West with your furry mate. The Marker Key West Harbor Resort is Pet Friendly!
Eat + Drink: Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Bars
Here are a few of our favs tending to our best buds!
Blue Heaven, located in Bahama Village, has become an iconic landmark for Floridian-Caribbean cuisine, key lime pie, and live music in a funky setting. It’s the place you won’t mind waiting for a table. It’s family-friendly, and leashed dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.
“Shady In A Good Way! The lobster omelet was delicious! The server brought ice-cold water for Ozzie immediately- even before ours! Very dog friendly & great service!”~ Ozzie via BringFido
Blue Heaven 729 Thomas Street Key West, FL 33040 (305) 296-8666 Visit Website
Half Shell Raw Bar
Located nearby our Key West Harbor Resort is Half Shell Raw Bar is where you’ll find a huge selection of seafood entrees with an old Key West vibe and a dog-friendly patio.
Half Shell Raw Bar 231 Margaret St.
Key West, FL, US, 33040 (305) 294-7496
You can’t beat the location as it’s steps from Dog Beach. After you and your dog have fun frolicking at the beach and in the ocean, head over to the After Deck at Louie’s for a drink. Don’t worry; they’ll bring a cocktail for you too.
700 Waddell StreetKey West, FL 33040
Enjoying the day at Pet-Friendly Schooner Wharf Bar Photo Credit: @jorge.a.varandas via BringFido
Salute! On The Beach
Great Restaurant! We have eaten here many times with our dog and have never been disappointed. Food is fantastic and our girl is always welcome. ~ Alice via BringFido
One of our favorite Key West beach restaurants! The menu is a mix of Caribbean-influenced takes on Italian Classics and fresh local seafood. The patio seating is dog-friendly.
Salute! On the Beach
1000 Atlantic Blvd.
Key West, FL, US, 33040 (305) 292-1117
I can’t even remember stepping foot in Schooner Wharf, where we didn’t see Fido taking a nap while parents are sipping on cocktails, grabbing a bite to eat while listening to music at our favorite Key West dive bar at the Seaport.
Schooner Wharf Bar 202 William St, Key West, FL, US, 33040 (305) 292-3302
Sunset Pier Key West
Sit back and enjoy our picturesque sunsets while sipping on refreshing mojitos and margaritas at Sunset Pier, Zero Duval Street. The tables along the pier are dog-friendly.
Sunset Pier Zero Duval Street Key West, FL 33040 (305) 296-7701 Visit Website
Where to Play: Pet-Friendly Adventures
Go Kayaking. Go Paddle Boarding
Photo credit: Lazy Dog Adventures
Lazy Dog Adventures
Kayaking and Paddleboarding Rentals, Tours & More
Open Every Day 9 am to 5 pm.
Lazy Dog Adventures is the most pet-friendly excursion you’ll find on the island. Hence, the name Lazy Dog! The owner Sue Cooper built Lazy Dog with our best bud in mind. When she moved to Key West, her goal was to work outside, work with friends, and make sure her dog could join her as well. That’s the short take on a great story but one that is important to share with you, especially while planning your pet-friendly vacation to Key West.
Lazy Dog Adventures is the place to explore, be entertained, and experience the best island excursion with your pet. See incredible local marine life like jellyfish, tropical fish, and starfish and take in the area’s beautiful scenery.
Photo Credit: Oscar via BringFido
Lazy Dog Kayak Adventure Review
Friendly staff, awesome time... plenty of stuff to do and rent here... must not miss. ~ Oscar via BringFido
Learn more about Lazy Dog Adventures, and make sure to say hi to Jax!
Go to the Beach
Key West Dog Beach
As our friend @bloothefrenchie says on Instagram, “When you find a dog beach before a human beach in the Keys, life is good.”
While Dog Beach is small, it is a cool place for you and your dog(s) to play in the sun, sand, and water, and you can’t beat its location - next to Louie’s Backyard at Vernon and Waddell Streets.
Go to the Park
Higgs Beach Dog Park
Located across from Higgs Beach (and Salute! On the Beach is steps away) is where you’ll find a place dedicated to our furry friends and animal lovers. Higgs Beach Dog Park hosts a large and actively utilized dog park with separate runs for small and large dogs. In this park, your pet is allowed to run and play off-leash at this fenced Key West dog park with grassy open spaces, shade, and benches for the rest of the family.
Tans fade but the memories last fur-ever. Share your pet-friendly travel adventures with us. #lovethemarker
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