Pet-friendly Beaches or Lake?

Discussion in 'Pets and Animals' started by Sarahmarlugi, May 12, 2012.

  1. Sarahmarlugi

    Sarahmarlugi Beach Crab

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    We LOVE SoWal county and 30A! We vacation there almost every year at the State Park and can't speak enough of the hospitality and friendliness of the people, and the beauty of the area.
    We bring our 2 dogs (labs) every year and love taking them with us, love Watercolor's pet-friendly restaurant!! I was wondering if there are any pet-friendly beaches or lakes nearby so we could take our pups swimming.
    We respect and honor the 'no dogs on the beach' policy. We are responsible pet owners who keep our dogs leashed (unless permitted) and pick up after our pets. We sure would like to reward our sweet pups with a swim!
    thanks for the help!
     
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    miznotebook Beach Fanatic

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    I'm not sure about the lakes, maybe someone else has that information. There are a couple of dog beaches in neighboring Bay County. Here is a link to information: www.bayfwd.org. Also, if you have not discovered it, www.bringfido.com is a great source of information on pet-friendly attractions and accommodations all over the U.S.
     
  3. Sarah Moss

    Sarah Moss Beach Lover

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    While it's a far cry from our real beaches, we take our dogs to swim at the bay area on hwy 331 just north of the bridge. There is a sand beach and makes for a nice swimming spot for the dogs but care has to be taken as it's close to the highway.
     
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    Don't believe it will be an issue on the bayside, but illegal on the beach side unfortunately unless you are a property owner with a permit.

    If you are looking for dog friendly beaches you might want to check out Cape San Blas or St George Island. Both very dog friendly, great beaches, dog friendly lodging and restaurants....and very friendly people.
     
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    Pet friendly beach at Pier Park
     
  6. Sarahmarlugi

    Sarahmarlugi Beach Crab

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    Thank you all very much! This is very helpful. See you in August!
     
  7. Abby Prentiss

    Abby Prentiss Beach Fanatic

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    Have a grayt time!
     
  8. Will B

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    The bay is dog friendly. I have also taken our dogs (we have tags) to Western Lake both at the boat ramp in Grayton and off of 30A near the bridge. That may be a grey area, but it's technically not the beach.
     
  9. Sarahmarlugi

    Sarahmarlugi Beach Crab

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    We will be at the State Park, so taking them to Western Lake is okay?
     

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