When the hubster and I planned what we could do for Valentines Day we tossed in a a little bit of everything – He wanted the beach – I wanted to bring the dogs – He wanted sea food – I wanted a cocktail.
Come to find out, the closest dog beach is just over an hour away, Smyrna Dunes Park. We packed up and headed out around noon and made it to the gate around 1:o0pm. The parking area is on the small side but the park is vast. The lot was full when we arrived and had to wait about 30 minutes for a spot to open up. So first suggestion – get there early! And clearly before 10:00 am if you want to walk you dog on the board walk. We walked the beach and the pathways, which was still very, very nice. The beach as amazing, bringing you right across from the St.Augustine Lighthouse. Beautiful!!!!
We spent a few hours taking the sun and the surf – a gorgeous day spent with the man love and the dogs I adore. Ok, two of them at least. I brought KC and Georgie to give them a bit of socialization since they will be int he show ring next. Always a great idea to expose show dogs to as much as possible. That’s what helps them gain their confidence which is exactly what I watched happen while we were there. Very much so!
We found a dog friendly restaurant called Dolphin View Seafood and to say they are dog friendly is an understatement. Dog treat jars are right where we humans order our food – Which was amazing by the way! We did actually see dolphins playing in the water and the rest of the views were equally as beautiful. They have a little beach area with lounge chairs for you to take it all in. A perfect way to end a wonderfully memorable Valentines Day.