Ponce Inlet, Florida – Beagles at the Beach

Hello there! I’ve been writing about a mini camping tour around central Florida and so far, it’s been everything I was hoping. Check out more on my camping stories page and keep coming back as I’ll be posting about RV parks, Alexander Springs State Park, and more in the coming days and weeks.

With that said, and with me and my dogs being in central Florida, I took drove us over to Ponce Inlet, a dog friendly shoreline near Daytona Beach.

Did it all go perfectly? Of course not. In fact, and in my defense the boardwalk sign read “dog friendly crossover” (whatever that means?), I stepped on the the beach with my two beagles and within a few minutes, a lifeguard went all Mitch Buchannon on me.

I wish it had been CJ scolding me but “Baywatch” references aside, I was spoken to through a megaphone regarding the dogs being on the wrong beach. So I went to the wrong part of the beach, does that make me a horrible person?

OK, yes I’m a terrible dog owner. *shrug* We finally made it to the “dog friendly” part of the coast and it was pretty fantastic. I loved the sand and the sea, the dogs loved the sand (the sea, not so much).

It was relatively clean (I didn’t see any poop in the sand until my dogs changed that). As you can tell by the name of this area, Ponce Inlet, it’s is not on the real wavy, rough side of the beach. It’s on the backside, and that’s kind of cool. The water is more calm, with sandy and grassy areas to explore.


The dogs seemed to enjoy themselves for the most part. I think they would both rather be in the trees and brush, sniffing out squirrels and other wildlife. Actually, I love wildlife, too, and if you know me, you know I can’t resist an opportunity to get my Sony A6600 camera out to snap some photos of nature and skylines, especially when there are views like this.

I often feel like there are moments just waiting to be photographed. So after the dogs were pooped (figuratively, come on don’t be gross), I set them up in their bed in the back of the truck and went out for a bit to snap some photos. I’m so happy I did! There were unique moments I tried to capture, so check back tomorrow for a whole bunch of my favorite photos from this “Ponce Inlet Beach Photo Session.”

Thanks for dropping in!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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