Tropical Florida Key Largo With Pets

For many, a visit to the Florida Keys is a dream come true. The end of the road … America’s island life haven … the place where the pavement ends at the waterline and it’s all about nature, fun, romance, and characters. So, why explore it without having your favorite furry friend with you?

Traveling the Florida Keys by car can be very easy.  Visitors drive along the only All-American Road in Florida, a beautiful, scenic route featuring 42 bridges. As the only road in and out of the Keys, at peak travel times traffic can become congested. So, plan ahead and travel during off-peak hours and make sure your pet goes potty before you get on this scenic route and allot enough time to reach your destination. Remember, it’s 80-90 degree’s almost year round in the keys so never leave your pet in your car and carry lots of cool water with you at all times.

Key Largo starts the chain with is natural wonders and here are just a few of the many hotels and resorts that will allow you to keep your pet with you along your journey of the keys. Remember that most hotels and resorts will have a pet fee and a policy that you’ll need to follow.

Amy Slate Dive Resort~

waterfront rooms, pool, beach, kayaks, scuba & snorkel & instructions. Boat charters avail. Rooms from $199

Marnia Del Mar Resort & Marina~

Pet friendly rooms & suites on deep water marina. Continental breakfast included.


Courtyard By Marriott Key Largo~

oversized rooms and suites on the oceanside of Key Largo Harbor. Pets Welcome.


Hilton Key Largo Resort~

A secluded island retreat with breathtaking surrounds, an hour from Miami.


Key Largo Cottages at Key Lime Sailing Club~

Free kayaks, bicycles, sailing, fishing, snorkeling & sunset sail cottage. $175 night.


Holiday Key Largo ~

Family friendly hotel with two pools. Restaurant on site, kids under 12 eat free.


Lots of nice local places to take your pet with you to hang out or dine at as well as most places with outdoor seating will allow a well behaved pet. Here are two such places:


Featured on the FOOD NETWORK. Award winning coffee! Local seafood & vegetarian entrees. WiFi HOT spot! Pet friendly! Private parties and catering available. Open 8am daily.


On the Docks of Lake Largo, Pilot House features waterfront dining at family friendly prices. Dine inside or waterside. Daily happy hour, fresh local seafood, certified Angus steak, prime rib and pasta. Underwater Lighting. Kids can feed fish from dock.

You are allowed to bring them to parks like John Pennekamp State Park if you keep them on a leash. There are 3 nice walks within Pennekamp to take your dogs–including a short but memorable boardwalk loop through the mangroves– just remember not to sit on the beach with your pet. Because most beaches do not allow pets and their are hefty fines for not cleaning up after your pet.

Note: Pet policies and rates change frequently, so check or have us check for you if you book through us to verify the current rates and policies.


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