There are plenty of reasons an individual would want to call Brevard County their home. From its close proximity to world renowned attractions, to its vibrant waterways and beaches, Brevard County, Florida is the perfect mix of city life and tropical paradise!

Many people looking for the perfect spot to call home aren’t just looking for themselves, they are also considering their pet! Due to popular demand, many pet friendly hot-spots are popping up in cities across the country. In today’s world, it’s becoming quite obvious that wherever someone might be going, people want to bring their pets!

Harbortown Marina – Canaveral (A pet-friendly marina) has put together a list of pet-friendly destinations near our marina for you and your pet to enjoy.

Here are our Top Picks for Places to Bring your Pet in Brevard County!

  • Canova Dog Beach

Looking for some beach time that your dog can enjoy alongside with you? Look no further than Canova Dog Beach! Canova Dog Beach is currently Brevard County’s only dog friendly beach, and has something for everyone to enjoy. The 9.1 acre beach has a pavillion, grill, covered picnic area, showers, and a wheelchair accessible dune crossover.

All dogs must be on a leash and must wear tags showing their current license and vaccinations. There is no cost to use the Dog Beach, however owners must pick up after their pets. Waste bags and proper receptacles are available.

Canova Dog Beach is just a 41 minute drive from Harbortown Marina – Canaveral,

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  • Rockledge Gardens

Rockledge Gardens is a local area garden center which always welcomes leashed pets! In addition to it’s beautiful horticulture, Rockledge Gardens hosts a variety of community events, including dog-friendly farmers markets and more!

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The Rockledge Gardens are just a 20 minute drive from Harbortown Marina – Canaveral,

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  • Space Coast Farmers Market

Leashed dogs are always welcome at the Space Coast Farmers Market, where visitors can shop for a variety of local goods. Located at First United Methodist Church, The Space Coast Farmers Market takes place every Saturday from 9AM – 3PM!

“This Year round market featuring local artists & craftspeople, delicious sweet treats, Fresh from Florida produce, fantastic soaps & lotions, local honey, beautiful plants, rocks, minerals, crystals, fossils & meteorites, an assortment of lovely jewelry and so much more!”

The Space Coast Farmers Market is located just 17 minutes away from Harbortown Marina – Canaveral.

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Harbortown Marina – Canaveral prides itself on being the place to be in Brevard County. In addition to our on-site restaurant, marina store, heated pool, and other popular amenities we are also happy to hold our very own dog-run area. We happily encourage all pet owners to visit our marina to see what Harbortown Marina – Canaveral life is all about! Pets are always welcome here, and we may have the chance to meet yours soon!