St. George Island public beach is pet friendly, easy to find and includes bath house facilities, covered pavilions for picnics, a playground and basket ball court. The Cape St. George Lighthouse and lighthouse Keeper's House are also located in nearby Lighthouse Park. Dogs of all sizes welcome. Must be on-leash OR under direct voice control. Clean-up required.


BringFido Traveler Rating

St. George Island Public Beach has received a rating of 3.8 out of 5 bones by 5 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Prefer Off Leash Janci Apr. 03, 2017
    Prefer Off Leash

    This beach is beautiful and it was great we could access it from the restaurant. We did not see bags or waste receptacles but we came prepared. I like their policy that dogs can be off leash if you have them under voice control - that makes a lot more sense than a straight leash only approach. Even though our dogs have excellent recall, we kept them on leash because it was so crowded with non-dog people. I think a segregated "dogs only" area would be best but I don't if if there is a suitable stretch of beach on the island for that.

  • Beware Concerned citizen Nov. 22, 2016

    Just wanted to make your site aware that we were barred from entering the State Park at the guard shack because the State employee said one of our dogs 'looks like a bulldog'. He also told us that we would have to 'call the sheriff's office' if we wanted to walk her on the public beach. We contacted the appropriate authorities and were informed no such breed restriction exists. I have put in a complaint with the State and will be pursuing that. Please inform readers that this seems to be some unsanctioned breedist discrimination going on at the State park and to use caution if their dog is not a purebred. Very disturbing to come across, we never even opened our car door. We spoke with the Visitors Center to make them aware of this as well. Thanks, your website is awesome and we're big fans.

  • Beautiful!! Jennifer More than one year ago.

    Gorgeous beach with chair/umbrella rentals. Dogs are allowed leashed on the entire beach. Our pup had a BLAST!!

  • Great dog beach! Betty B More than one year ago.
    Great dog beach!

    The beach at St. George is lovely and long! Good access to fresh water, shady sheltered area and doggy waste bags nearby. You pet will love it! (And so will you...)

  • Run'n the surf Bob Shepherd More than one year ago.
    Run'n the surf

    I've taken a pair of Shih Tzu's to this public beach a number of times. One (Sophie) loves to run the surf and is very interested in all the activities, especially the gulls. The other (Zoey) not so much, likes to sit in the shade of the beach chair and watch the world go by. Beach has always been very inviting to the four legged members, most pets have been well behaved and are a welcome addition.

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L. Sharum Submitted May 15, 2017
L. Sharum Submitted May 15, 2017

Woofing Fun on the sand

This photo was taken at St. George Island Public Beach in Saint George Island, FL, US. Bleue the 'traveling dog" having a blast at Saint George Island Public Beach.

Anonymous Submitted Jul 15, 2016
Anonymous Submitted Jul 15, 2016

Fitz at St. George Island

This photo was taken at St. George Island Public Beach in Saint George Island, FL, US. Puppy at the beach