Dog-friendly restaurants, bars & beaches are just minutes from our apartments in Clearwater

When you live at our apartments in Clearwater, you never have to worry about your pup being happy and comfortable. Not only is Bayside Arbor dog- and pet-friendly, but there are dozens of dog-friendly activities and beaches within a short distance from your front door.

So, when you want to grab a bite to eat, a drink, or just have some playtime outside, you never have to think about leaving your furry best friend behind. Here are some of the awesome dog-friendly activities near our apartments in Clearwater.

Restaurants and Bars

7venth Sun Brewing Company

Name your favorite type or style of beer and 7venth Sun Brewing Company is brewing it up. The cozy and snug storefront and taproom have a welcoming atmosphere and sits right on the waterfront. Sit outside with your dog while you sip on a Grafitti Orange Creamsicle Wheat, Meyer Mango Moon Man IPA, or Jet Black Pope English Porter. Visit the brewery’s website for hours, tap list, and more.

Dunedin Brewery

If you’re a craft beer fan, you’ll most definitely want to pay a visit to Florida’s oldest microbrewery, Dunedin Brewery. Not only is their food and beer incredible, but they’re more than happy to have your pup join you for a pint and a bite. Their tap list features all the classics, the air. Pilsner, American Classic IPA, and Red Head Red Ale but they also craft European style beers like their Dunkelweizen and Biere de Printemps Saison. Hungry? Try a smash burger, DBLT, or beer cheesesteak. Check out Dunedin Brewery’s website for menus, hours, events, and more.

Sea Dog Brewing Company and Cantina

Just under 10 minutes away from our apartments in Clearwater is Sea Dog Brewing Company and Cantina. As you can probably guess from the name, this brewery and restaurant welcome your pooch with open arms. In the cantina, you’ll find Mexican food and tequila that is perfect for sunny Florida days. If you prefer beers, head over to the brewery where they’re crafting both microbrews and hard seltzers. Head over to the Sea Dog Brewing Company’s website for all the info you need.

Wildflower Cafe and Market

Set in a gorgeous location in Clearwater, the Wildflower Cafe and Market has a wonderful atmosphere that even your dog will love. Sit down and have some breakfast, brunch, or lunch while sipping on beer or wine. Menu items include sandwiches, wraps, croissants, and more. After you’re done eating, be sure to pop in the market to stock up on grab-and-go items, baked goods, gifts, cards, and other goodies. Visit the Wildflower Cafe and Market’s website for all the details.

Pete & Shorty’s Tavern

Known as a Pinellas County staple, Pete & Shorty’s Tavern has been serving the neighborhood (and their dogs!) for over 15 years. This “Iowa bistro” is cooking up some fantastic Midwest comfort food and serving drinks from their full-service bar. Sit outside and nosh on some wings, burgers, or their world-famous pork tenderloin while your pup basks in the sun. And you’ll definitely want to make it a point to attend their Friday Night Fish Fry. Head over to Pete & Shorty’s website for menus, specials, hours, and more.

Rumba Island Bar & Grill

You’ll only need to drive 10 minutes to reach one of the best happy hours in the area at Rumba Island Bar & Grill. And the best part? Your fur baby can come and sit on the Tiki Deck too! Their happy hour lasts all day and you can find two-for-one deals on margaritas, sangria, and cocktails. If you’re hungry, you can order some island-inspired dishes like Jerk Chicken, Island Rice Bowls, fresh seafood, and tons more. Visit Rumba Island’s website for all the info.

Beaches and Parks

Honeymoon Island State Park

You and your dog will have an absolute blast when you spend the day at Honeymoon Island State Park. The natural barrier island has four miles of sandy beaches for your pup to run wild and free. In addition to their own beach at the southern tip of the island, your dog is welcome to join you on the nature trail as well. Just remember to keep them on a leash in those areas! Keep an eye out for gopher tortoises and ospreys too. Visit the Honeymoon Island State Park’s website for details.

Fort De Soto Park

Head south to visit the one-of-a-kind Fort De Soto Park that has won numerous awards and recognition for its beauty and wildlife. Your dog will have so much fun playing at the Paw Playground and running around on the Dog Beach. If you feel like wandering around on your own, there is a 7-mile paved trail, a mangrove for canoeing and kayaking, and the historic fort batteries to explore. Head to the website for a list of all amenities and activities.

Enterprise Dog Park

A quick 10-minute drive will take you to Enterprise Dog Park where your furry friend can run off-leash. The spacious field has 8 doggy water fountains, an obstacle course/agility equipment, and a rinsing station. Sit back and relax under one of the shaded picnic tables while you watch your dog mingle and play with their friends. Park rules, amenities, hours, and more can be found on the park’s website.

Safety Harbor Dog Park

Located in the city’s largest park, the Safety Harbor Dog Park is a local favorite. There is a separate play area for larger dogs and smaller dogs, so you won’t need to worry about your tiny pup getting trampled by a Great Dane. There are also plenty of trees so shade is abundant. Visit the website for all the information you need.


When you live at our apartments in Clearwater, we understand that dogs are part of the family. We would love for you and your pooch to call Bayside Arbors home. Stop by and take a peek at our gorgeous floorplans today.

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