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Saint Simons Island Beaches

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, dogs are prohibited on the beach from 9am-6pm except between Beach Access Points 1-6. During allowable times and in non-summer months, dogs may be unleashed on the beach as long as they remain under the immediate control of the handler. If on leash, the leash can be no greater than 10 feet long. Handlers must clean up after pets. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Saint Simons Island Beaches has received a rating of 4.2 out of 5 bones by 6 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Brittany
    Sep. 29, 2019
    Dog Approved

    Dog Approved, just watch for other dogs that are not leashed who are aggressive

  • Matt
    More than a year ago
    bring your dog or horse!!!

    Great location and accommodating to our boxer, Maddy, this was our first time here, will definitely be back! Very clean beach with great access. The tide pools offered fun for Maddy, which helps in monitoring the amount of ocean water she laps up. She’s bad about biting at the waves and getting the salt water squirts! Even saw a guy riding a horse on the beach!

  • Elvis
    More than a year ago
    Good, Could Be Better

    You know what they say, one bad apple ruins the bunch. I’m not good enough to go off leash and unfortunately we experienced too many off leash dogs without good manners or who aren’t under control. The beaches are great! Very pet friendly and lots of space. So much fun to walk the surf and some of the long sand bars. It seemed like most hoomans picked up after their dogs. It’s too bad we aren’t allowed on the beach during prime hours in the summer.

  • Alex
    More than a year ago
    Weekend before memorial day is off limits!

    If you try to go the weekend before memorial day, you and pet are not allowed on the beach - even if the signs say you are. We were chased down by officials and told to leave immediately. I referenced the sign which said they were allowed until Memorial day, and they said it included the weekend before Memorial day. Go to Jekyll Island instead :-). Otherwise, it's a nice dog-friendly beach if you avoid the weekend before Memorial Day.

  • Dwight
    More than a year ago

    I can't believe how few people have rated this beach. The town is packed with dog owners many of which are Northerners who have fled here to get out of the cold. The beach is great for dogs (yes off season off leash) with tide pools to splash in at low tide and miles of beaches to walk. The walkers respect the beach and the county provides plenty of trash cans to dump your dogs droppings. The town is quaint and has a wonderful history and restaurants. It is not as warm as the Florida beaches but the laid back lifestyle and great places to walk (main roads have sidewalks to get downtown) are just the right ticket for dog owners. The town caters to dog owners and makes an effort to make you feel welcome. This is my first year here and my second month, I will be back next year.

  • Jennifer
    More than a year ago
    Nice visit

    These beaches were great to walk/ run on with wonder mutt! She had a great time.

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