Posted on July 6, 2020
You might be surprised to find so many pet-friendly establishments on the Gulf Coast! Many people bring their dogs along on vacation so we have listed a few local spots in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama to take man’s best friend.
Not only is the food and atmosphere amazing at The Gulf in Orange Beach but you can bring Fido! Their beach location and lounging couches are perfect for a relaxing afternoon overlooking Alabama Pass. You can also sit outside on the dining deck upstairs for an even better view! Your dog will love this beachy hangout as much as you do.
Drive up by boat or car/truck and bring your furry friends! This fun beach atmosphere is open for everyone. Enjoy the live music, cabana bars and great food while your dog enjoys the attention from other customers!
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You can shop ‘til you drop here but more importantly, many of the stores are pet-friendly! You can bring your dog along and browse items inside Shades Sunglasses and they actually have a sign at the door welcoming your dogs! Their dogs are usually greeting customers as you walk in the door, too. You can then walk a few doors down and check out the newest pet store, Faux Paws! They have dog treats, bandanas and home décor personalized for your dog!
Directly over the bridge in Gulf Shores, you will find this beachy shack with outdoor seating and amazing food! Whether you like oysters or you’d rather have a sandwich or burger, bring your dog and share! It is a very laid-back place to sit and enjoy the sunset and one of their many unique cocktails.
There are walkways, a free bike-share program, plenty of nature and wildlife to explore and restaurants to check out at Gulf State Park and you can bring your dogs along for all of it! Take a walk on the path to Woodside Restaurant and take a seat outside for a delicious southern-style breakfast. Your dog(s) will absolutely love the fresh air and sunshine!
There are seven trails among six distinct ecosystems that make up over 15 miles of the backcountry trail winding through Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. You can find a map online or at the beginning of each trail! Take your dog for a walk or jog and soak in the water views, tree canopies, and butterfly garden!
The local dog park in Gulf Shores is a local favorite because it is fenced in with plenty of benches nearby so you can relax while your dog runs without a leash. There are even a few obstacle courses if you want to give your dog a workout!
We have so many beautiful units to choose from and a couple of options for pet-friendly vacation rentals in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach! You can browse the available units below and give us a call with any questions! We look forward to seeing you and your dog(s) at the beach soon!