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!
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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!
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!