Pensacola Beach has two dog-friendly areas, which are open from 7 a.m. to sunset May 1 through October 31, sunrise to sunset November 1 through April 30. The west end park is located at Parking Lot 21.5, the first parking lot past the last condos on the Gulf. The east end park, Parking Lot 28.5, the first parking lot past Portofino. All dogs are required to be on a leash, and signs will be posted to designate dog-friendly areas. Doggie bags, disposable bins and handy wipes will be available at both locations. For more information, please contact the Santa Rosa Island Authority at 850.932.2257.