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Don’t Leave Fido Home for the Holidays! Visit the Forgotten Coast for an Un-Fur-Gettable Getaway

By Forgotten Coast Web Team | November 26, 2019

Woman with her 2 dogs on St. George Island Beach

Make no bones about it: Florida’s Forgotten Coast is a truly pawesome holiday getaway! Why? Because our area is one of the most pet friendly destinations in all of the Sunshine State.

In our neck of the woods, we consider dogs, cats and other pets a part of the family. Who would want to leave their furry family members behind during the most wonderful time of the year? Not us! Pet lovers, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re visiting Apalachicola, Carrabelle, St. George Island, Alligator Point or Eastpoint, there’s no need to leave Fido and Fluffy behind.

With tons of pet friendly accommodations, restaurants, shops and activities, Franklin County gets two paws up from all of our four-legged guests. Here are just a few reasons why Florida’s Forgotten Coast is the purr-fect place to bring your pets for the holiday season:

#1: Bark-tastic Beaches

Dogs dig Franklin County’s pet friendly beaches! Let your pooch run, dig, fetch and splash in the gentle Gulf of Mexico waters. Almost all of the beaches on St. George Island are dog friendly, and so is Carrabelle Beach. These areas welcome leashed, well-behaved pets. So, bring your furry friend down to romp and play in the beautiful, sugar white sand.

#2: Great Chow

When you and your pooch are ready to chow down, you’re in luck. Franklin County is home to heaps of dog friendly restaurants. Whether you’re craving fresh, local seafood, a burger or just a bowlful of dog biscuits, many of our local eateries will welcome you and your doggie diner with open arms.

#3: Howling Holiday Events

The holiday season is an exciting time of year to visit Franklin County! Throughout the season, our coastal communities host a bounty of festive, pet friendly holiday events. From tree lightings and parades to lighthouse climbs and old-fashioned Christmas festivals, these gleeful activities are sure to get you and your four-legged friend into the spirit of the season.

#4: Pet-Approved Accommodations

With so many fun things to see and do here on the Forgotten Coast, you’ll need a good night’s sleep at the end of the day. When you’re feeling dog tired and ready for cat nap, you can retreat to your pet friendly accommodations. Fortunately, Franklin County offers plenty of dog and cat approved lodging options, from hotels, motels and inns to cottages, Bed & Breakfasts and RV parks.

Don’t leave your fur friends at home this holiday season. Bring them down to Florida’s Forgotten Coast for a doggone great vacation. Book your getaway today! Here’s wishing you a Meowy Christmas and a Yappy New Year!