Looking for the perfect beach getaway that the whole family can enjoy? Look no further than St. Simons Island and Lighthouse Vacations. There’s no need to leave Fido at home when you book pet-friendly accommodations for your stay, and your pup is bound to enjoy the Golden Isles just as much as you do!
The Golden Isles beaches are among the most pet-friendly beaches on the East Coast! At the St. Simons Island areas of East Beach and Massengale Park, dogs may roam unleashed on the beach (as long as they are under your immediate observation and control). Restrictions apply to summer months from Memorial Day through Labor Day, when dogs are not permitted between 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Dogs are allowed on the beach north of the Coast Guard Station anytime. Leashed dogs are also allowed on Jekyll Island Beach at multiple locations.
When your goal is to stay dry and let Rover release some energy, he’s sure to appreciate our local parks and historic sites too, including dog parks at Frederica Park and Epworth Park as well as expansive pet-friendly spaces at Neptune Park and Gascoigne Bluff. Plenty of hiking trails in the area welcome furry explorers as well.
After a long, hard day of beaching and playing, chances are that you and your furry companion will be looking to refuel with a snack or a hardy meal. There are several restaurants on St. Simons Island with outdoor seating that welcome dogs. Just a few local favorites include: Southern Soul Barbeque, Tramici, Gnats Landing, ECHO, The Half Shell SSI, Iguanas Seafood, Sandcastle Café and Grill, Mallery Street Cafe, and Palm Coast Coffee. Cap it all off with a stop at Island Dog to treat your pal to something extra special just for them. Island Dog carriers everything from fresh baked treats, dog clothing, and leashes to dog strollers, and beach tents!
At the end of the day, return to your private beach retreat and settle in for a night of relaxation while you plan the next day’s adventures. Sounds pretty close to perfect, right? Search our pet-friendly properties below to find your perfect fit, and let’s get started on planning your getaway today!