Pet Friendly St Simons Island Georgia

Studies show that people who own dogs live longer, have lower blood pressure, and smile more often. Ok, we might have made that last fact up, but whenever we look at or talk about OUR favorite fur babies, we can’t help but do so with a smile on our faces!

Loyal, loving, and often goofy, they make our lives better with a tilt of their head and a cold nose pressed against our hand—and yet we thank them for their love, loyalty, and companionship by locking them up in “doggy jail” every year while we go away and experience the vacation of a lifetime. This year, however, promises to be different, as you bring the ENTIRE family together for a fun-filled getaway in one of our wonderful St Simons Island pet friendly rentals!

We understand that your vacation is not complete without every member of the family, so bring Fido along to dog-friendly St Simon’s Island! There is plenty to do for pooch and owner as well as a variety of great places to stay!

Whether you and Fido are adventurers or beach bums, there is something for everyone to enjoy on St Simon’s Island. From dog-friendly hiking trails and paths to pet-friendly restaurants and beaches, you won’t be bored on your next Georgia vacation. And, no matter what you need while you are here, we’ve got it, vet services to doggy transport check out local vendors and frequently asked questions below.

Things to Do on SSI with Pets

It’s Time to Play – St. Simon’s Island Dog Friendly Activities

The best part of your family vacation on St. Simons Island will be knowing that you can take your precious pooch along with you on many of your island adventures! Everybody loves a day at the beach, and although summer rules on many of St. Simons beaches state that pets are prohibited from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM (more on this below), this still allows you to start and end each day with a sunrise or sunset walk along the sandy shores of the ocean!

Frederica Park Dog Park, at 2201 Lawrence Road, offers a fun escape for pets big and small without the worries that your small baby might be attacked by a larger one. The park is separated into two areas, one for large dogs and the other for small dogs, each offering a shaded area for the human parents and drinking spots for the four-legged babies!

St Simons Island Pet Services

Whether you need emergency vet services or a dog walker on your vacation to SSI, there are plenty of local vendors to assist. Discover our recommendations below for the best in St. Simon’s!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there dog-friendly restaurants on St Simon’s Island?

There are a number of dog-friendly restaurants throughout the Island. Some simply offering your pooch a cool bowl of water and a place to tie up while others offer menu specifically for Fido! Some top recommendations include:

Are dogs allowed on the beaches?

Yes, but it depends on the beach! Some beaches only allows dogs during certain season and hours so be sure to check all signage at the beach entrance.

  • East Beach : NO animals on the beach Memorial-Labor Day 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Animals are allowed after 6:00 pm however must be in the owner’s immediate control.
  • Jekyll Island :  Pets must be under the immediate control of the owner on a leash no longer than 16′. However, there are NO pets allowed on South Beach between South Dunes Picnic Area & 2,000 feet northeast of the St. Andrew’s Sound Picnic Area.

No matter what beach you are on, be sure to clean up after your pooch! Waste bags are available at most beach access points however its always a good idea to bring your own.

Pet Friendly SSI Georgia Rentals

Pet-friendly rentals are popular and book fast, so be sure to start planning your stay today to secure the best option for your next vacation!