Pet Friendly Isalnd

Pet Friendly Activities

Looking for great pet-friendly destinations for your next getaway? Your furry friends don’t have to be left out when you vacation in Franklin County, Florida. Pet-friendly vacations are easy here with plenty of lodging options that will allow you to bring “Bif” or “Boots” along. There are also pet-friendly attractions and activities that make bringing your pet that much more fun. Check our directory to find pet-friendly destinations, and get your furry friend’s luggage ready!

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Franklin County offers some of the best beaches to bring your dog. Book a beachside cottage, and spend your days basking, while your dog runs and splashes in the surf. St. George Island features many pet friendly accommodations and dogs who love waves will love the safe and gentle surf of the Gulf of Mexico.

Outdoor Exploration in Forests
Tate’s Hell State Forest and Apalachicola National Forest offers a variety of pet-friendly recreation activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Fishing requires a valid license and is regulated under the direction of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Picnicking at one of the many day-use areas is a popular activity in the forests. In most cases, leashed pets are welcome in designated areas.

Apalachicola Dog Park
The Apalachicola Dog Park is a free, 2 acre fenced site where dogs can play off-leash. Located on the corner of Avenue L and Twelfth Street in Apalachicola, the park includes large dog and small dog sections, plus a additional area for use by dogs or people with special needs. Water and seating in each section, shade structures, and safety gates. Open to the public dawn til dusk.

There are a variety of restaurants throughout the county that welcome well behaved pets.