Looking to vacation near St. Augustine (Flagler to Ormond Beach in particular). When I started researching I assumed the beaches were truly pet-friendly (like Hilton Head). After further research, I have realized it is only a few sections that allow pets and leashes are required. The whole point of going to these areas is to find a great beach where we can bring the dog. We want her to spend just a little time in the ocean a day to get used to it. We have considered buying a home in Florida and want a certain feel and we thought these would be good areas to try. We would want a home (no condo), laid back atmosphere, no high rises, little quirky...
It looks like Ormond Beach is out because it is not pet-friendly. Flagler seems to be the only possibility but the dates we are looking there is nothing available.
Palm Coast has an area called Old Salt Park that looks like it is dog-friendly. We found a house to rent north of there. Can't really tell how far up Old Salt Park goes. So I am not sure if we would have to take the dog and drive there daily for her to go to the beach.
Just wondering if anyone has advice on best place to look for homes if we wanted to purchase that are dog-friendly. For this trip, it looks like we may have to try Old Salt Park for her to visit the beach. Has anyone gone there and have any opinions on it, in particular, we cannot find a good enough map to figure out if we can just walk down the beach where we plan to stay or if we have to drive and park there in.