Fort Myers Beach, FL – December, 2016 Our youngest daughter, Heather, has moved to Florida. We are very excited to have her here and have been enjoying spending time with her and our grand-doggy Sasha.
Heather loves the beach and she adores her dog, so we couldn’t wait to take them to Dog Beach. It’s a beach just for our four legged friends and the people who love them. It is located 10 miles from our campsite. It has a Fort Myers Beach address but it is just as close to Bonita Springs. It is on Lovers Key right between the two towns.
We have now visited twice and had an absolute ball both times. We met some very nice people and some downright adorable dogs. This old girl was used for breeding and gave birth to 54 puppies before her current owner adopted her.
Sasha has shown absolutely no love for the water up until now. Heather has taken her to beaches before and she enjoyed the sand but hated the waves. She has shown an equal aversion to rivers and lakes. But she has had very positive experiences at Dog Beach.
For one thing there are no waves. The beach is in an inlet so it is protected. It is also very shallow water, one to two feet depending on the tide. The dogs are so much fun to watch!
The pure joy they exude is infectious!
Dog Beach is all about making friends.
And getting to know them better.
When one throws a toy at Dog Beach it is understood that it may not be your dog that retrieves it.
A young fellow showed up with an old dog and a wake board and I was very curious if the dog would be riding it. They went all the way to the other end of the beach so I got out my camera to spy on them. I couldn’t believe when I actually got some pics of a dog riding the wake board.
It was only upon closer inspection of the pictures after I got home that I realized it wasn’t his dog on the wakeboard. His dog is the black one watching while a random dog hopped on his owner’s wakeboard! He rode it like a pro though! The young man rode it the rest of the time.
We will be making many more trips to Dog Beach. If you are a dog lover you should definitely check it out if you visit the area whether you have a dog along or not.