Just because summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean that the good vibes have to stop. We’ve got one more beach story for you to add to that summer collection.
Earlier this year, we wrote about a pawsome beach in Providenciales in Turks and Caicos that you can take dogs to from the local shelter. Well, we think we might have found something equally as amazing. It’s sure to get your pup’s tail wagging!
In the small harbor of Podvorska in Croatia, there’s a very special place that a few even call paradise. It’s called Monty’s Dog Beach and Bar. Yup, you heard right. Dog beach AND bar. It opened in July of 2016 and has been serving up delicious vacation treats for humans and pups alike. We’re not kidding. It’s a totally real place. We know, you must be wondering how this could possibly be a dog bar too. You can actually get dog-friendly beer for your pup. It’s a Monty’s specialty made from chicken and vegetables. They also serve herbal teas for dogs if your pup is looking for something a little more low-key. Monty’s also serves some amazing dog treats for hungry pups, including dog pizza and ice cream. The ice cream is made from yogurt, bananas, peanuts, and soy milk– perfect to cool off on a hot day, and not to mention drool-worthy!
While pups are enjoying their food and drinks in the sun, humans also have the chance to relax right alongside their four-legged friends. People can enjoy beer, coffee, and ice cream made for humans. You don’t have to have a dog to go to the beach as it’s open to everyone!
Monty’s is packed with some great amenities, too. For pups who might have a little too much ocean salt in their fur, there is a designated shower area for dogs to get squeaky clean. They even offer GoPro cameras for rent that you can strap to your pup to get your pooch’s perspective on the beach. Talk about getting great footage for that vacation video!
For those who just want to lounge by the beach, umbrellas and sunloungers are available for the day for under $20. And for pup owners who want a more luxurious experience, cabanas are also available for rent.
Monty’s also organized a competition for 15 dog owners and their pets. They had to run down the pier and jump into the water to swim 100 metres back to shore. The winner of the day was Nimbus, a pup who finished the course with his owner in just a few minutes. The prize for Nimbus? A 7 kg bag of dog food and a weekend at a local hotel. Sign us up for the next one!
Can you imagine anything better? Hanging out at a beautiful beach with the sun, enjoying a nice cold drink with your best dog friend by your side? Sounds like the perfect way to end the summer to us!
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