Bark Beach Dog Permits

Spanish River Park 3001 North Ocean Blvd., Between Lifeguard Towers 18 and 20

See Bark Beach Map

Fridays,Saturdays and Sundays: 


7:00 am-9:00 am
3:00 pm - Sunset, November to March (EST)
5:00 pm - Sunset, March to November (DST)

To purchase a permit, applicants must provide documentation proving residency.

Dog beach
  • Residency proof (home address) – can be ONE of the following original documents: current City/County tax bill, water bill, Florida Power/Light bill, rental/lease agreement, current Florida Driver’s License or notarized letter from condo association. University student and faculty residing on campus may establish proof of residency by submitting a signed letter by the Director of Housing, certifying that they reside on campus. Residents and individuals must own property in their own name
  • The permit holder MUST CARRY permit(s) on their person at all times when bringing a dog/dogs to the beach. Limit 2 dogs per person, a permit must be purchased for each dog.
  • Dogs shall be on a leash prior to entering , and upon departing the dog beach.
  • Owners & dogs may park in Spanish River Park and enter Bark Beach with a valid City or Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District Beach Parking Permit or by paying the applicable daily rate at the Spanish River Gatehouse.

Permits are effective yearly from October 1 to September 30. Fees are not pro-rated.

Bark Park Beach Fees:
Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District or City Resident: $31 per dog
Non-Resident: $167  per dog
Weekend Regardless of Residency: $11 per dog

Single weekend passes for (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) are available for purchase at the Spanish River Gatehouse only. The cost of the weekend pass can be applied to the purchase of an annual Bark Park Beach Pass at any of the City's community centers. Weekend pass must be presented & relinquished at time of annual Bark Beach Pass purchase.

Residency Map