Gulfside Beach (aka Algiers Beach)

2001 Algiers Ln, Sanibel, FL, US, 33957

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Description

One of the many pet-friendly beaches of Sanibel Island, Gulfside Beach (or Algiers Beach) makes a great escape for you and Fido. A portion of the beach is located near a nature preserve. Dogs are allowed on a leash, and owner's must clean up after their pets. There are picnic tables and restrooms available, and an hourly parking fee is charged between the hours of 7 am to 7 pm (free after 7 pm).

Reviews

BringFido Traveler Rating

Gulfside Beach (aka Algiers Beach) has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 11 dog owners on BringFido.

  • Sep. 21, 2017
    spacious and relaxingAJ Sep. 21, 2017
    spacious and relaxing

    Drove all the way from Miami to spend a full day here with my dog. In Miami you can't find a place like this. Dogs are allowed on the leash on all Sanibel beaches. But be aware of the parking lot distance to the beaches. I chose to come here and I am happy I did. It wasn't crowded at all and all day I was the only one with a dog. The parking is really an exagerate $4 x hour, that's not cool, I paid $24 to stay 6 hrs. Plus $6 bridge toll. No shade for the car, no dog bags, no shade on the beach. A water fountain for dogs and us is at the parking lot. There is a shower and restrooms . The walk to the beach is not far, it looked way longer on the map. The nature surrounding you is total relax, shelling opportunities are endless. The water was brown-yellowish, probably still hurricane Irma's fault ??? Some dead jelly fish, tons of shells in all sizes, birds, eagles, pelicans, just beautiful to watch. Would have loved to see dolphins. The beach was super clean. I did not see 1 sand flea . Only a few ants and they bite ! It was hot all day with a little breeze. Bring umbrella and a chair, sun lotion, a hat, lots of water to drink and food if you like to stay longer. The water is shallow and perfect for dogs and families. Since there are tons of shells bring shoes to walk to avoid cuts and a net for your treasure hunt. I was barefoot and it was fine. Really loved it here and will be back this week.

  • Jun. 01, 2017
    Great!Rebecca Jun. 01, 2017
    Great!

    We drove about 2 hours, first time taking our dog to the beach. We all loved it, everyone was so friendly. The beach also had a water fountain for the dog which I thought was very nice.

  • May. 29, 2017
    One of the best Dog Beach Maggie Gaitan May. 29, 2017
    One of the best Dog Beach

    We travel almost 2 hours to visit this beach...it was absolutely worth it...my dog and I love it...it a must go ....very calm waters and lots of space for you and your dog to run....just rember to.bring your long leash and lots of doggie bag wish they don't have there ...for any pet waste....

  • More than one year ago.
    Wonderful beachDana More than one year ago.
    Wonderful beach

    We had such a great time here. Definitely on leash. Everyone was so friendly. Tahoe was able to swim and we collected shells. Restrooms and showers available. Absolutely beautiful and will return

  • More than one year ago.
    Peaceful placeTania More than one year ago.
    Peaceful place

    We defenitely will return many tines to this beach. I can say now that this beach is better, for my dog, then the one in Bonita Soring/Estero. Clean, peaceful and really dog friendly.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great Family Beach To Bring Fur BabiesJanice More than one year ago.
    Great Family Beach To Bring Fur Babies

    I loved this beach! Very clean. There were families swimming and just a few dogs. There is a $6 till bridge and $2 per hour parking.

  • More than one year ago.
    Sanibel is dog friendlyMichael More than one year ago.
    Sanibel is dog friendly

    Plenty of people were on the beach with their dogs. I found that generally this is a super dog friendly island. Perfect choice for a vacation with your furry friend. It is a shame though that there are no dog parks on the island and that the dogs need to be kept on leash all the time while on the beach.

  • More than one year ago.
    Dogs had a great time!Laura More than one year ago.
    Dogs had a great time!

    We're from Naples, Fl - where dogs are not allowed on the beach, so we were very happy to find this beach. Dogs had a great time. Leashes are required. This island has a nice laid back vibe. Island cow is a great dog friendly place to have lunch.

  • More than one year ago.
    ALL SANIBEL BEACHES ARE DOG FRIENDLYSANDY More than one year ago.
    ALL SANIBEL BEACHES ARE DOG FRIENDLY

    WALK FOR MILES WITH NO BEACH OFF LIMITS FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG(S). I TAKE 3 DOGS, POMERANIAN, LAB AND COLLIE. BRING WATER

  • More than one year ago.
    Sanibel is Wonderful!Jessica More than one year ago.
    Sanibel is Wonderful!

    I love Sanibel Island! I've been going there for years since I was a little girl. It is a very laid back and relaxed environment there. Very friendly locals and some very excellent restaurants as well. I would definitely suggest people to go there. The dog beach is pet friendly of course and I've taken my dogs there several times in the course of 5 years. It is a very lovely place. Can't wait to go back next summer!

  • More than one year ago.
    OkRae More than one year ago.
    Ok

    It was an ok experience. Definitely a leash on beach. We did feel a little self concious as we had the only dog on the beach for quite a while until a dog went walking by on leash with her mommy. We made the most of it. Going to try the off leash dog beach in Bonita Springs next.

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AJ Submitted Sep 21, 2017
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Gulfside Beach (aka Algiers Beach)

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