Ideas for A Pet Friendly Day near Destin

Just a short drive away from your Freeport apartment, Destin offers plenty of fun and excitement for you and your dog. Here are our picks for an unforgettable pet friendly adventure day: 

Cruises and Boat Rentals

If your dog enjoys being on the water, consider going for a cruise. Destin has cruise companies, like Destin Vacation Boat Rentals, that allow dogs on board as long as they’re well-behaved. You and your dog can take a cruise over to Crab Island to spend a day out in the sun, or rent a pontoon boat, so you can explore the area on your own.
Taking your dog on a cruise gives you a chance to enjoy the fresh air and get beautiful photos of the gulf waters. 

Henderson Beach State Park

You don’t have to go far from the beach to find scenic sights and places for you and your dog to explore. Henderson Beach State Park in Destin has pet friendly areas available, such as campgrounds and trails. Pack a picnic lunch, keep an eye out for wildlife, and spend a relaxing day in the great outdoors close to the water. 

Dog Park in Destin near Latitude Apartments

Dog Parks

Tired of the dog park in your backyard? Try these others out:
Destin Dog Park offers 1.5 acres of space for dogs to run around and play in the sun while also providing shady areas for owners. This park also has separate areas based on size, making it safer if you have a smaller pup.
Nearby cities also have dog parks available. Visit Liza Jackson Dog Park in nearby Fort Walton Beach for some playtime, or head a short distance away to Niceville Dog Park. 

dog licking ice cream cone in Destin near Latitude apartments


Several restaurants in the Destin area allow dogs in their outdoor patios or dining areas, like Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House. You can enjoy lunch at one of these places or you can finish the day with a delicious dinner instead.
Destin also has local shops available that sell baked goods and other treats for dogs, so consider picking up some goodies for your pup.


Our apartments near Destin provide a pet friendly place to call home. To learn more about our amenities, available apartments, and more, please contact Latitude Apartments in Freeport, FL.