Pet Friendly Activities on the Forgotten Coast

Dogs At The Beach

Searching for pet friendly Florida beaches and other doggone good fun? Look no further than Florida’s Forgotten Coast! With tons of dog friendly beaches and pet friendly restaurants and shops, Franklin County gets the paw of approval from all of our four-legged guests.

When it comes to pet friendly activities, Franklin County is chock-full of furry fun! There are pet friendly beaches, shops and restaurants all across our coastal communities that welcome dog and cat guests with open arms.

See below for a full list of pet friendly restaurants, shops and beaches across Franklin County. Our furry visitors give all of these hotspots two paws up!


Girl and dog

Aunt Ebby’s Ice Cream St. George Island

BJ’s Pizza & Subs St. George Island

Hole in the Wall Apalachicola

Lynn’s Quality Oysters & Raw Bar Eastpoint

Café con Leche Apalachicola

The Station Apalachicola

Pesky Pelican Eastpoint

Tamaras Café Apalachicola

Apalachicola Seafood Grill Apalachicola

Apalachicola Chocolate Company Apalachicola

Red Pirate Family Grill and Oyster Bar Eastpoint

Family Coastal Restaurant Eastpoint

Doc Myers’ Island Pub & Sports Bar St. George Island

Half Shell Dockside Apalachicola

Paddy’s Raw Bar St. George Island

Blue Parrot Oceanfront Café St. George Island

Up The Creek Raw Bar Apalachicola

 

 

Discover Apalachicola, Florida

Apalachicola

Apalachicola Florida is a warm, welcoming port town bursting with hometown charm, friendly folks and rich maritime history. Nestled on the mouth of the Apalachicola River near St. George Island, this small coastal city is home to bustling seafood houses, weather-worn shrimp boats and stately historical buildings.

The name “Apalachicola” is a combination of the Hitchoti Indian words “apalahchi,” meaning “on the other side,” and “okli,” meaning “people.” However, Apalachicola locals will tell you it means “land of the friendly people.” As soon as you set foot in this genial small town, you’ll understand why. Brimming with warm hospitality and smiling faces, Apalachicola makes everyone feel at home.

Oyster tonging.

The Seahorse TooTin Shed

Hip & Historical
Apalachicola has managed to retain its historic charm while evolving into a hip destination teeming with arts and culture. Affectionately called “Apalach” by locals, this picturesque town gives visitors a delightful taste of Old Florida while offering countless activities and events.

The town lays claim to a beautifully restored historic district like none other in the Panhandle. Throughout Apalachicola’s historic downtown commercial district, visitors will stumble across eclectic boutiques, unique eateries, art galleries and popular music venues tucked into brick, tin-roofed warehouses. It’s a distinctive destination that offers the best of both worlds: old world charm and new world cool.