Pet Friendly Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

What to Do and Where to Stay with Your Furry Friends

If you are a pet owner, you already know how challenging it can be to leave your furry friend behind when you go on vacation. However, with rising kenneling costs, it’s time to consider your other options. If you are planning a trip to the Gulf Shores, you’re in luck. Here, you will find everything you need to enjoy a pet-friendly vacation, including things to do, places to eat and places to stay with your pet.

Gulf Shores is a popular travel destination for pets and owners. Take a stroll with your pet along one of the many beaches along the Gulf Coast or hike through the trails and paths of Orange Beach state parks and wildlife refuges. As long as your dog is on a leash, you are also free to roam the Fort Morgan public beaches. Here are a few more things you can do and places you can go with your pet along the Gulf Shores of Alabama:

Pet Friendly Things to Do in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Pet-Friendly Attractions

With several dog parks, beaches and hiking trails along the Gulf Coast, it’s time to get out and play with your pooch! Here are a few of the best pet-friendly attractions for you and your pet to explore:

  • Fort Morgan

    This historic location was the site of several notable wars in the past but now serves as one of the best pet-friendly beaches in the entire state. While dogs must be leashed at all times, it is the only beach that allows your furry friend to enjoy a frolic in the water and on its sandy shores.

  • The Dog Park

    The dog park is a great spot to take your pet for a day you’ll both enjoy. The Gulf Shores Dog Park is a completely fenced in and shaded area equipped with benches, drinking water and plenty of space for your dog to run around.

  • Gulf State Park

    While the beach is usually the main draw of Gulf Shores, your pet will love a walk through the woods and trails of Gulf State Park. Leashes are recommended at all times in the park.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants

Don’t leave Fido in your vacation rental when it’s time to grab a meal. There are 18 pet-friendly restaurants, bars, cafés and other eateries along the Gulf Shores. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Sunset Grille

    This restaurant is a wonderful option if you’d like to bring your pet along to dinner. You and your dog are sure to enjoy the stunning sunsets that serve as a backdrop to this waterside restaurant. Forgot your dog leash? Staff are happy to provide you with a spare if you left yours at home.

  • Flying Harpoon

    Take a seat on the deck and enjoy countless seafood favourites. The outdoor seating area is pet-friendly; staff will make sure your dog is comfortable and has enough water.

  • The Southern Grind Coffee House

    Known for their homemade desserts, pastries, muffins, cookes and brownies as well a Gelato, come discover why so many love The Souther Grind. With two locations and a roomy outdoor patio its perfect for you and Fido.

More Pet Friendly Services

No matter what you and Fido need on your trip to the coast we’ve got you covered from veterinary services to pets stores and kenneling/day care options its all here. There is no reason to leave your pooch at home when everything you need is right here!

  • Kennels

    There is bound to be a day or two where it may not be practical to bring your pet along with you while you explore the area. Fortunately, there are a number of kennels and pet boarding services that are available and happy to care for your pet while you’re away.

  • Veterinary Services

    Heaven forbid you need veterinary services while you are on your vacation to the coast but, if you do, you’re covered. There are numerous emergency and non-emergency animal hospitals and vet clinics in the area to serve you and your pet’s needs.

  • Pet Stores

    Whether you forget to pack dog food or a leash, need grooming services or are wanting to get Fido a beach souvenir there are plenty of pet stores in the Gulf Shores area from local boutiques to megastore options like PetSmart.

Chocolate lab on the beach

Young’s Suncoast Pet-Friendly Rental in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

At Young’s Suncoast, we know how important it is to include your four-legged friend on vacation. That’s why we provide our guests with plenty of Orange Beach and Gulf Shore pet-friendly vacation rental options. Our fees and pet policies are determined on a unit-by-unit basis; please be sure to read the specific details for any of our properties you are interested in.

What are you waiting for? Our popular pet-friendly vacation rentals fill up fast! Browse and book your vacation rental today or contact our office if you have any questions, comments or concerns pertaining to your pet. We look forward to hosting your family and your furbabies!