The Forgotten Coast of Florida is the ultimate family vacation destination, so don’t leave anyone behind during your next family vacay – not even the four-legged members! If you’re planning a wag-worthy vacation on the best barrier island on the Gulf Coast, fetch these 4 St. George Island dog-friendly things to do so that you and your furry friend enjoy a vacation worth barking about! 

Ready to plan the best getaway to St. George Island, FL? Start by requesting access to your free copy of our SGI Vacation Guide. The comprehensive guide lists all the best restaurants, attractions, family-friendly activities, and museums on St. George Island, Apalachicola Bay, and surrounding areas! st george island things to do

 

4 St. George Island Dog-Friendly Things to Do 

1. Go For a Walk on St. George Island Dog-Friendly Beaches

Looking for the ultimate spot to make pawprints in the sand? St. George Island Public Beach is pet-friendly all year! The only condition is that you must follow the Franklin County Ordinance to keep your pup on a leash. Also, note that dogs aren’t allowed in some St. George Island State Park areas, but the park offers fantastic hiking and biking trails. 

2. Have a Treat at St. George Island Dog-Friendly Restaurants & Businesses 

Our pet-friendly destination not only accepts dogs, but it also caters to dogs! Our island is so welcoming to man’s best friend that you’ll find an extensive selection of dog-friendly restaurants and other businesses. You can tell by just strolling past the local shop fronts that we love our pups because store owners will leave out water bowls to quench thirst during the dog days of summer. You’ll also find pet boutiques like Oysterbones, where Fido is sure to gobble up a gourmet doggy treat baked fresh every day. 

Some of our favorite dog-friendly restaurants include: 

  • Beach Pit 
  • Blue Parrot Oceanfront Café 
  • Paddy’s Raw Bar 
  • Apalachicola Seafood Grill 
  • Up the Creek Raw Bar 

3. Make a Splash with St. George Island Dog-Friendly Outdoor Activities 

Sniff out and explore the best of St. George Island and the Gulf waters with some water activities! Journeys of St. George Island is a great place to start. They offer kayak rentals, paddleboard rentals, and boat tours, including sunset cruises, dolphin tours, and shelling adventures. Imagine the look on your pup’s face when they spot a dolphin or sea turtle in the water! 

st. george island pet friendly vacation rental4. Relax After Your Adventures in a Dog-Friendly Vacation Rental on St. George Island 

After a day of fresh air, long walks, and Forgotten Coast adventures, unwind in the best St. George Island vacation rentals. We love all dogs, and by that, we mean all dogs! Unlike other rental companies, we don’t have restrictions on dog breeds, and we even welcome the big boys like Rottweilers, Dobermans, and Pit Bulls in our pet-friendly vacation rentals. 

We’re no Myrtle Beach or Miami when it comes to popular vacation destinations, and we take pride in that! Visit the Forgotten Coast and discover why our untouched beaches and uncrowded attractions make St. George Island one of the best family vacation destinations in the United States!

Book the best Florida vacation home today in SGI neighborhoods like St. George Plantation, Gulf Beaches, Resort Village, 300 Ocean Mile, and more! 

Instead of having to clean your home from top to bottom before inviting all your relatives over for Thanksgiving dinner, why not take the feast elsewhere? Experience a St. George Island Thanksgiving with your family in the perfect beachfront vacation rental. If there’s anything that can make a dinner with the in-laws better, it’s a relaxing beach! Leave behind the frosty temperatures for somewhere a little more mild like the Forgotten Coast of Florida. 

And, for more great plans to include in your Thanksgiving week on the Gulf Coast, make sure to unlock our free Vacation Guide. We’ve included a list of our favorite restaurants, outdoor recreation, shopping, and museums around St. George Island, Apalachicola Bay, and Carrabelle so that you’ll have a memorable time on the Forgotten Coast!

 

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Your St. George Island Thanksgiving Guide 

Our island is known for its laidback nature, and not many businesses will be open on Thanksgiving Day. But, that just means you’ll have the opportunity to spend your time cooking up a feast and making memories cooking your meal together! 

If cooking is not your thing, The Owl Café, The Franklin at the Gibson Inn, Blue Parrot, and Doc Myers Island Pub are known to offer holiday menus but check with them before heading there. 

Pick a Fully Equipped Kitchen to Cook Your Feast In

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Resort Vacation Properties offers the best St. George Island vacation rentals, including pet-friendly and family-sized properties – perfect for your next family reunion! Browse through our selection of nearly 300 incredible properties, filtering by your preferred amenities. 

Vacation rentals like Aisle of Palms include top-notch gourmet kitchens fully equipped with all the upscale amenities you need to cook your feast, like commercial-grade refrigerators, stainless appliances, and granite counters. 

Aisle of Palms offers ample counter space for preparing food, a dining table with a beautiful oceanfront view, and an extra table that could even double as the infamous kids’ table! 

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Then, unwind and enjoy the rest of your afternoon hanging out around the heated pool or taking the private boardwalk onto the beach with complimentary beach gear!

Nearby Grocery Stores to Gather Your Ingredients From 

Luckily, our SGI vacation rentals are spread throughout the island, so they’re not only close to all the attractions but also the grocery stores! See our list of nearby grocery stores, grocery delivery services, and liquor stores (for when you need that extra buzz!) on St. George Island. 

Some of our favorite places to shop for food include Big Top Market, Grocery GalsPiggly Wiggly Express, or Island Time Delivery. 

What Else Is There to Do During Thanksgiving Week on St. George Island? 

St. George Island may not be the shopping mecca for Black Friday shopping. It’s actually quite the opposite and is the perfect place to go when you’re trying to escape that type of chaos. 

This year, for Black Friday, try hunting for seashells over deals! It’s the best way to take the headache out of a (usually) chaotic holiday week. But, if you choose to support our small local businesses, check out these cool little shops on St. George Island and Apalachicola Bay! 

Plus, Saturday just so happens to be Shop Local Saturday! 

aisle of palms dining tableBook Your St. George Island Thanksgiving Vacation on the Gulf Coast Now! 

The holidays will be here before you know it. So, what are you waiting for – Christmas? Don’t let Thanksgiving fly by before getting the chance to go on a little family vacay.

Check our availability and book your favorite rental while you can!