Although no dogs are allowed on Escambia County beaches, there are several places in the Perdido Key area that your furry friends will love!

Perdido Key is loaded with park areas that allow dogs on the walking trails if they are on a leash. Some great trails for your four-legged friend to explore include the Discovery Trail on Johnson Beach, Big Lagoon State Park, and Tarkiln Bayou State Park. There are also numerous dog parks in the area for some off-leash fun. These include River Road Dog Park and Bill Dickson Dog Park in Florida and Lake Shelby at Gulf State Park in Alabama.

If you are thinking about bringing your pet with you on vacation, there are many pet-friendly accommodations available through rental agencies on Perdido Key. Be sure to call or book in advance to be sure that what you are looking for is available.

One of the best things about the local restaurants in Perdido is that many of them are pet-friendly. If you have your per out for a fun day on the water, some great dining options for you and your pet include The Sunset Grille, Hub Stacey’s, the Flora- Bama Yacht Club, Tacky Jack’s in Orange Beach, and more. Many pet-friendly restaurants will offer a fresh bowl of water and sometimes even a treat!

See our listing of great pet-friendly businesses and services in the Perdido area. Be sure to check with the business beforehand or check the member directory on our website, for the most up-to-date pet-friendly options during your stay.

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