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Planning a Pet Friendly Vacation

29 May 2018
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Tybee Island is a wonderful place for you and your family pet to vacation. There are so many activities that you can enjoy together. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the beaches of Tybee Island, however, there are still many areas on Tybee where they are welcome to join you as you explore and enjoy your Tybee adventure. If you are looking for the perfect place to stay with your pet, contact one of our reservation specialists to inquire about the 100+ pet-friendly properties we have available.


Water Adventures- Both North Island Kayak Rental and East Coast Paddleboarding are pet-friendly companies and are happy for you to bring along your four-legged friend on any of your water adventures. You can rent a kayak, jet ski, pontoon boat, etc. and tour the area or even visit Little Tybee Island. 

Visit Fort PulaskiFort Pulaski National Monument is located west of Tybee on Highway 80. Dogs are welcome in the fort as well as on the historical grounds. There are numerous hiking trails throughout the grounds and a beach along the back side of the island which are perfect for sightseeing, observing the local wildlife and enjoying some beach time with your pooch. 

courtesy of East Coast Paddleboard             


Take a walk around Tybee - Tybee Island is only three (3) miles long so why not take a stroll around the marshes, near the waterfront and around the main area of Tybee while enjoying the beautiful Georgia weather.

Check out both of Tybee Island's dog parks - The first is located at the intersection of Van Horne and Fort Streets, between the Police Station. The second is in River's End Campground and RV Park. For practical reasons, the dog parks are only open from dawn till dusk. Be sure to follow the posted Tybee Dog Park Rules. 

Take a Dolphin Tour Captain Mike's Dolphin Tours is happy to have your four-legged friend with you on the boat as you tour the coast of Tybee Island. For this activity, please make sure your dog is comfortable and well-behaved in a boat and on the water.

Take them to dinner! Several restaurants on Tybee offer outdoor dog-friendly seating so you can enjoy your dinner with your pet by your side. Here are a few of our favorite pet-friendly restaurants: The Crab Shack, CoCo's Sunset Grille, Lighthouse Pizza, Fannies on the Beach and Sting Rays.

Take your dog to one of the local Tybee Island parades! They will love to watch all the sights and sounds and will adore the attention. Click here to view upcoming parades. Dogs are also welcome at most outdoor events happening on Tybee.

While we want your family pet to have the best vacation possible, it is important to remember that there are a few Tybee dog rules; (1) your dog must remain on a leash when walking on residential streets, in parks and near business areas, (2) pick up after your pet and dispose of its gifts properly, and (3) constant dog barking that disturbs the neighbors will receive a noise ordinance fine if reported.