Brohard Paw Park

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Lucysfriend
Kitty Hawk, NC315 contributions
Jan 2020
Just last week we took our dog to Bonita Beach Dog Park. A very nice place for dogs but accessing it is a nightmare. You must walk through tidal pools that come up almost to your knees with your leashed dog, carrying your beach chair or not bringing anything and just standing around while your dog has a great time. I was sooo pleasantly surprised to see the easy access to Brohard Beach & Paw Park. Upon parking, bring your dog into the gated area to access the beach. You exit back gates to the path and boardwalk. Bring your chairs and an umbrella (or wear a hat) as there is no shade once you leave the wooded area and boardwalk. The water gets deeper relatively quickly (unlike Bonita Beach which is shallow for quite a distance). The dogs can romp on the waters edge or enjoy an actual swim. There is a hose to rinse your dog after a fun day. There are bathrooms and people showers before returning to the parking lot. I read a lot of reviews referring to odors. As you walk through the woods there is water under the boardwalk in places, almost like a bog. The odor is due to decay of roots and plant life. The dog beach is clean and it looks like people are trying to keep it that way. Take your four footed friend to the beach and enjoy!
Written January 17, 2020
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FrozenTundra2013
Green Bay, WI148 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Our Bishon is 11 years old and she had a safe and fun time flocking in the fenced areas and along the open beach area. The community has yet a second dog park about a mile from this one but it’s not on a beach.
All the dogs our dog interacted with were well behaved and nonaggressive. The dog owners were also well behaved. A few dog owners have Jekyll-Hyde personalities. Once they get onto the Tamiami Rd-Hyw 41 transportation system they quickly morph into raging road warriors. Therefore find an alternate route to this wonderful park and you’ll have a much better experience.Traffic is horrible on Hwy 41. Try Interstate 75. It’s faster and safer.
Written March 11, 2020
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DawnFromPA
Nokomis, FL2 contributions
Nov 2020
This "park" has 2 separate fenced dog parks for small and large dogs with a beach you can access through the large dog park . It's about a 200 yd walk from the dog park to the dog beach. There is no separation by dog size on the beach and dogs are allowed to run off leash, so if your pup doesn't do well with dogs of a different size, you'll want to stay in the fenced-in park, which are quite small, IMO. Being off leash on the beach is great fun for the pups, but it also means you'll find their waste not picked up and they'll roam and help themselves to your stuff, because their humans are not watching them. I've visited 8 times in 11 days so far, while on vacation, so clearly these things are not deterrents for me--just trying to be descriptive and informative. We've had lots of fun, actually, despite those things.
Written November 30, 2020
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iggy
Venice, FL2 contributions
Apr 2022
Don't bother, and don't every bring a little dog, unless you want it to get hurt. Problems: 1. Poop everywhere! Absolutely disgusting, and dangerous for disease. 2. Big posted- Alligator warning signs right before you enter the park 3. Too many people and unsupervised dogs- there have been several dog attacks and no accountability
Written April 5, 2022
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buckigirl51
Gahanna, OH80 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The Paw Park is a good place for dogs and the humans who love them. Personally I don’t want my dogs to run around in a public place unleashed, so I buck the norm and keep our dogs leashed. However, most dogs run free here, and there has never been a problem with the unleashed dogs who come up to greet us. The beach area allotted to dogs could be bigger and parking is at a premium, especially on the weekend., but overall I would have to recommend this spot.
Written February 15, 2020
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MCS15
Eden Prairie, MN18 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
We have a 4lb chihuahua and we’re visiting FL so wanted to take her to the beach with us. This is the 3rd dog beach we visited while on our trip and it was our least favorite. There were huge unleashed dogs running all over the beach and annoying owners repeatedly yelling for their naughty dogs. The first minute we put our blanket down and opened our cooler, a huge dog ran over our blanket and jumped in my elderly mom’s lap trying to eat her food. All the owner said was “You know you came to a dog beach”. Ummm...I wouldn’t allow my kids to do that. Just because we are at a dog beach, doesn’t mean your dog doesn’t have to have manners or owners don’t need to watch their dogs. When we put a small bowl out for our dog to eat, a dog kept coming over and trying to eat it. I finally grabbed the dogs collar and walked it back to the owner. I gave it one star because there were some great owners that were nice and respectful. The bathrooms were clean and the showers were nice. Plus, shelling and looking for shark teeth were great here. Honeymoon Island was a much more relaxing dog beach!!
Written December 29, 2020
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stephisland
Venice, FL48 contributions
Mar 2020
Great beach for dogs to run and play. The park provides separate areas for dogs that are overwhelmed with too many other animals. They also have great shower amenities, and fresh water for the dogs.
Written December 23, 2020
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Sharon P
Springvale, ME121 contributions
May 2022
My husband, border collie, and I have always had a great experience at this beach. Friendly pups and friendly people abound. Everyone we've met (dogs and people alike) are respectful. We like to hang out near the dunes and enjoy the comings and goings of others, as well as walk the length of the dog beach and play in the water with our pup.
Written May 10, 2022
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Mitch B
Saint Cloud, FL14 contributions
May 2021
The park area between the parking lot and the beach was rather unkept. As you make your way to the beach there is clear signage stating what the expectations are for everyone to have an enjoyable time. Many of the dog owners let their pet off the leash, many were swimming without paying attention to what their pet was doing.
Written May 15, 2021
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Jen H
6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great park! Fenced in large and small dog areas are located off the beach if that is more your speed. But the off leash beach area is great. Because it was January, it wasn’t packed and there weren’t too many dogs swimming. As with all dog parks, there are always a few folks here and there that don’t adequately control their dogs or don’t realize their dog has pooped because they are busy socializing but it happens...but overall it is a wonderful experience.
Written January 9, 2020
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