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Pet Friendly Vacations on the Forgotten Coast

When you visit Florida’s Forgotten Coast, there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind! Franklin County offers the most pet friendly vacations in all of Florida. So, why not let your pooch tag along with you for fun in the sun?

With tons of dog friendly beaches, accommodations, restaurants, activities and parks, Franklin County is a “pawesome” getaway for the entire family—including your furry family members.

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Pet Friendly Vacation in Florida

A Doggone Good Getaway

Make no bones about it—if you’re looking for dog friendly vacations, the Forgotten Coast is the ideal destination. From Carrabelle and St. George Island to Apalachicola, Alligator Point and Eastpoint, all of our coastal communities welcome four-legged guests with open arms.

Plus, there are countless things for you and your pet to do and see here in Franklin County. From dog friendly festivals and events to paw parks, beaches, restaurants and shops that allow furry visitors, you and your canine companion are certain to have a howling good time!

Franklin County, Florida is pet-friendly and welcomes leashed and well-behaved pets. (Franklin County Ordinance). Ready to plan the one of the most unforgettable pet friendly vacations of all time? Load up your luggage and leashes (don’t forget the doggie treats!), and head on down to the Forgotten Coast.

Here are just a handful of fun activities for you and your furry pal to sniff out during your Franklin County vacation:

Dog Friendly Beaches

Florida’s Forgotten Coast is home to some of the best dog-friendly beaches in all of the Sunshine State! At these beautiful white sand beaches, you can let your pooch run, dig, fetch and splash in the gentle waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Almost all of the beaches in Franklin County are pet-friendly and welcomes leashed and well-behaved pooches!

Apalachicola Dog Park

During your pet friendly vacation, be sure to check out Apalachicola Dog Park. This free, 2-acre fenced site is a super fun spot where dogs can run, play and fetch off-leash. Located on the corner of Avenue L and 12th Street in Apalachicola, this paw park includes separate areas for large dogs and small dogs. Both sections offer water, shade structures, safety gates and seating. The park is open to the public from dawn until dusk. Your pup is sure to make some new friends and have a barking good time!

Fun Festivals for Fido

Here on Florida’s Forgotten Coast, we’re famous for our year-round fun-filled festivals and events. Not only are the majority of our local events pet friendly—but many of them put your four-legged friends in the spotlight! From pet parades and dog and cat costume contests to pet photo ops with Santa, there’s something for every furry friend to enjoy at our exciting events.

Doggie Dishes

Once you and your pooch work up an appetite, it’s time to grab a bite! You’re in luck because Franklin County is home to many restaurants that welcome both human and doggie diners. Whether you’re craving fresh, local seafood, a burger or just a bowlful of dog biscuits, our local eateries serve up delicious dishes to satisfy everyone’s cravings!

No matter how you and your four-legged pal decide to spend your Forgotten Coast vacation, we guarantee you’ll have a wagging good time! Want to get your paws on a full list of things to do with your furry friend here? Check out our pet friendly activities page!