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3 Great Pet Friendly Florida Beaches Your Dog Will Love!

17 Feb 2017 03:09 PM

The adage says that a dog is a man’s best friend, but we know they can even be members of the family. When you go on vacation, you shouldn’t have to leave your furbaby with strangers. There are some amazing pet friendly Florida beaches on and near St. George Island that you and your dog can visit and enjoy together. Imagine your pet romping through the surf with its teeth clenched over a frisbee, giving you that wide-eyed doggie smile! Make sure to include all the members of your family in the memories you make on this year’s vacation, and check out the list below!

Before you pack up the treats and signal Fido into the back seat to enjoy one of these pet friendly Florida beaches, make sure to take a look at our Things to Do page. It’s a wonderful way to learn about all that St. George and the Forgotten Coast have to offer. Full of the information you need, it includes local attractions, great restaurants, shopping venues, and more! It contains everything you need to plan an amazing vacation to beautiful St. George!

3 Great Pet Friendly Florida Beaches
St. George Island State Park

There aren’t many pet friendly Florida beaches left, but luckily, St. George Island State Park is one of the few. Feel free to bring your dog to this natural, largely undeveloped beach for swimming, boating, hiking, camping, and more. St. George Island State Park covers miles of shoreline, so there is plenty of space for your pets to run and play!

Carrabelle Beach
When you come to the Forgotten Coast, you’ll also have access to Carrabelle Beach. It’s a quick trip from St. George Island, and there is plenty of parking for your convenience. It’s calm surf is ideal if your pet is small, or if you have young children with you. Enjoy the white sands, dolphin-watching, and birding with your loyal companion by your side!

Dog Island

This secluded island takes a bit of work to access (a boat trip followed by a hike), but the trip is well worth it. You and your pet will enjoy this private escape for hours on end. Just make sure to bring, everything you need with you, as there are no stores, bathrooms, or other facilities on Dog Island.

Other Ways to Enjoy The Forgotten Coast With Your Furry Friend

In addition to some wonderful pet friendly Florida beaches, the Forgotten Coast features a number of ways to enjoy your all-inclusive family vacation. Several St. George Island restaurants welcome dogs on their outdoor patios, including Harry A’s and Blue Parrot Ocean Front Cafe

You can also engage in some fun outdoor activities with your pet. Journeys of St. George Island, our local outfitter, welcomes dogs on both boat cruises and fishing excursions.

Collins Vacation Rentals Offers Pet Friendly Homes

When you and your four-legged family members come to St. George Island to enjoy the nearby pet friendly Florida beaches, we’ll be glad to welcome you at one of our Collins Vacation Homes. We offer a variety of pet friendly rentals within a short drive from the beaches, restaurants, and resources above. Your pet deserves a little luxury just as much as you do, and our rentals are beautiful, comfortable, and convenient. When you stay with us on St. George Island, you can rest easy knowing that we’ve taken care of all of the details for you and your furbaby. Arrive, relax, chase a few birds, and enjoy the island life! Contact us today, and we’ll be happy to help you start planning your next trip to St. George Island!

Ann Marie