Ocean Front Lodging in Dog-Friendly Bradenton Beach
Bradenton Beach is a small island community with Old Florida charm. The beachfront community is located south of the mouth of Tampa and north of Sarasota. Dog-friendly hotels welcome the family dog or cat on vacation.
Anna Maria Island can be accessed from the mainland in Bradenton via bridges on Cortez Road or Manatee Avenue. Anna Maria Island can also access Longboat Key via the bridge over Longboat Pass. Anna Maria Island is a laid-back vacation destination, known for its sugar white sand beaches along the coastline.
Bradenton Beach is a relaxing vacation destination for people who enjoy ocean views and sandy beaches. Travelers who like to include their four-legged companions on vacation can find accommodations that welcome dogs and cats to the beachfront paradise.
The family dog or cat is welcome at the hotels listed below. Following are hotels in Bradenton Beach that welcome pets.
Tortuga Inn Beach Resort
Tortuga Inn enjoys a beautiful location on Anna Maria Island. Tortuga Inn Beach Resort is situated on its own private white sand beach, with views of the sunsets and clear blue seas. Accommodations are in stylish apartment suites, studios, and hotel rooms. Many units enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico. Amenities of this relaxing beach resort include a private beach, boat dock, fishing pier, free HBO, free long-distance phone service, and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Some units have spas. Pet friendly. Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL, 1-941-778-6611.
The old Florida complex is on Anna Maria Island, situated between Anna Maria Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. The stylish island accommodations are on a private street, lined with pastel cottages and Palm trees. Accommodations are in one-bath apartment units and two-bedroom units. Amenities include a Bayfront heated swimming pool, full-sized kitchens, septate living and dining areas, free long-distance phone, and free wireless high-speed Internet. Some units are pet friendly. Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL, 1-888-686-6716.
Hotel amenities include free high-speed Internet, free breakfast, and a swimming pool. Pets allowed. 14th Street W., Bradenton, FL, 1-941-756-8399.
Located twenty minutes from the airport. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and elevator. Pets allowed. 67 Street Circle East, Bradenton, FL, 1-941-747-6005.
Tropic Isle Inn
Beach lodging on Anna Maria Island in this seaside inn. Pets are welcome. Anna maria Island, FL, 1-800-778-1237.
Dog-friendly Beaches & Parks
De Soto National Memorial Beach
8300 Desoto Memorial Highway, Bradenton, FL 34209
You can stroll with your dog along the elevated wooden walkways that wind through the mangroves in Bradenton’s Desoto National Memorial Park before emerging onto the Tampa Bay shore. This area’s shallow, clean water is ideal for your dog to play and have fun in.
A mangrove forest resembling the one that De Soto’s soldiers would have met upon landing is one of the Florida ecosystems that the Nature Trail passes through as it meanders down the shoreline and across. The De Soto Expedition’s history as well as the local natural history are explained with interpretative markers and waysides on the trails. The parking lot is bicycle-friendly, but the sidewalks and paths are not. While wandering the trails, your dog will appreciate taking a little dip to stay cool.
There are exhibits along the trail where you may read more about the local history. While strolling around the park with your dog on a leash, you are allowed to let him run and swim once you get to the beach.
Palma Sola Causeway
9000 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34209
Visit the Palma Sola Causeway for a relaxing beach stroll, to rest and unwind, or to have a cookout. Pets are welcome and are sure to enjoy playing on the sand and swimming. One of the few beaches in Bradenton that welcomes pets is the Palma Sola Causeway, affectionately known as “The Redneck Riveria” by locals. The Causeway includes grills, picnic tables, and a covered picnic area, so bring the cooler and make a day of it. Here, you can frequently hire kayaks and paddleboards, and it’s not uncommon to see horseback riders having fun in the water.
But be aware that Manatee Avenue runs right alongside this beach. To keep your dog safe from traffic, you’ll want to take extra precautions.
GT Bray Park
G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton, Florida, has a dog park. HUGE space for large dogs to run around and play, as well as a tiny dog play area.
Information in this article has been gathered on the hotel websites. Hotel policies are subject to change, so contact the hotels directly for additional information and to make reservations.
For more travel with pets, see Pet-Friendly Hotels in Clearwater, Sarasota, Tampa.