Indialantic considers dog-friendly beach

Area would be near Watson Drive Crossover in Indialantic

File photo of Florida beach.

INDIALANTIC, Fla. – A dog-friendly beach could soon be a reality in Brevard County as the Indialantic town council takes up the measure.

A first reading of the plan was approved Wednesday night. A second reading is scheduled for Jan. 12.

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If adopted, the beach, near the Watson Drive crossover in Indialantic, would be open to leashed dogs for six months, from Feb. 1 to Aug. 1, unless the council made changes to the plan. Dog owners would be able to take their pets on the beach from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Parking at the beach access is allowed by town permits only, which cost $40.

Correction: initially reported that the ordinance had been passed. The measure is still going through the approval process.