Dogs Cocoa Beach 2018

Are Dogs Allowed on Cocoa Beach?

Cocoa Beach, started to allow dogs this summer 2018

Dogs are coming to Cocoa Beach, but there’s a catch or two.

Posted By  on Fri, May 18, 2018 at 11:29 am

Cocoa Beach city leaders voted Thursday in favor of allowing leashed and registered dogs on a designated strip of sand for a six-month trial period starting July 15.

The motion allows dogs only between Fourth Street and 16th Street, and they must be on a six-foot leash and wear tags showing their vaccinations are up to date. 

According to ClickOrlando, the commissioners said during a public session Thursday it’s “a privilege, not a right” to have your pets on the beach. They urged the public to look after their animals, which would otherwise result in the ordinance being revisited. 

Playalinda Beach, one of Cocoa Beach’s Space Coast neighbors, allows pets in the lagoon but not on the beach. 

In 2012, the Brevard County Commission opened and ran a one-year trial program at Canova Beach Park near Indian Harbour Beach to test the waters. 

Original article on Orlando Weekly

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