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Plan a Pet-Friendly Getaway: 5 Reasons Florida’s Forgotten Coast Gets Two Paws Up

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | May 31, 2019

Girl riding bike on beach with dog

When you visit Florida’s Forgotten Coast, there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend at home! With tons of pet friendly beaches, accommodations, restaurants and shops, Franklin County gets the paw of approval from all of our furry guests.

Whether you’re visiting Apalachicola, Carrabelle, St. George Island, Alligator Point or Eastpoint, you and your entire family (including the fluffy kiddos) are guaranteed to have a doggone great vacation.

Here are five reasons why Franklin County gets two paws up from canine and feline travelers:

#1. “Pawesome” Beaches

Florida’s Forgotten Coast is home to some of the best dog friendly beaches in all of the Sunshine State! Let your pooch run, dig, fetch and splash in the gentle waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Almost all of the beaches on St. George Island are pet-friendly as is Carrabelle Beach. These dog beaches welcome leashed, well-behaved pets. So, bring your furry friend down to romp and play in the beautiful white sand!

#2. Doggie Dining

When you and your pooch are ready for a bite (to eat, that is!), you’ll have no problem finding the perfect eatery. Franklin County is home to heaps of dog friendly restaurants. Whether you’re craving fresh, local seafood, a burger or just a handful of dog biscuits with a bowl of cold water, many of our local eateries will welcome you and your doggie diner with open arms.

#3. Pet Friendly Accommodations

Ready to head back to the room for a cat nap? No problem! You’ll find tons of pet friendly accommodations all across Franklin County, including everything from hotels, motels and inns to cottages, Bed & Breakfasts and RV parks.

#4. Un-Furr-Gettable Activities

Looking for dog approved activities the whole family can enjoy? There’s always something wag-worthy to do on Florida’s Forgotten Coast! While you’re here, be sure to take your pooch to Apalachicola Dog Park. Located on the corner of Avenue L and 12th Street in Apalachicola, this free, 2-acre fenced site is a super fun spot where dogs can run, play and fetch off-leash.

Plus, Franklin County hosts pet friendly festivals and events all year long. Not only do we welcome pups and kitties with open arms to most of these events—but many of our festivals are all about celebrating furry friends! From pet parades and dog and cat costume contests to pet photo ops with Santa, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy at our exciting events.

#5. Barking Good Boutiques

Ready to take Fido or Fluffy on a shopping spree? Florida’s Forgotten Coast is the best spot to shop till’ you drop with your four-legged pal. There are many boutiques, galleries and shops all across Franklin County that allow furry shoppers. Whether you’re searching for unique artwork, beach apparel or a sparkly new collar, you’re certain to find a special souvenir for all your family members!

Enter to Win Our Pet Friendly Vacation Getaway!

Ready to plan an awesome pet friendly vacation on Florida’s Forgotten Coast? You’re in luck! We’re giving away a FREE Pet Friendly Vacation Getaway to the Forgotten Coast. Enter to win a two-night vacation on St. George Island, including pet friendly accommodations, two evening meals at area Franklin County restaurants, a gift certificate for pet goodies and a pet photography session. Now, that’s a doggone great deal! Enter to win on our giveaway page.

Want to go ahead and book your own pet friendly vacation? Sniff your way over to our pet friendly accommodations page and book your doggie dream getaway today.