Vacationing with Your Dog

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Vacationing On Amelia Island with Your Dog is a win-win for everyone.  We are a dog-friendly island with plenty of options for outdoor activities, day care, and dining out.  


Bring your furry friends to Amelia Island's sandy shores! Leashed pets are happily welcomed on the beaches, with the exception of state parks.

How Paws Pet Resort:  Where ALL dogs (and many people) want to go and play. Hot Paws exemplifies the best in grooming practices, boarding, daycare services, behavioral training and transportation of your beloved four-footed family member.

Fairy Tails Pet Grooming:  Transform your furry friends into pampered perfection!

Red Bones Dog Bakery and Boutique:  Pick up treats for your pup AND enjoy a glass of wine or beer.

Mocama Beer Company:  A pet-friendly taproom near Fernandina Beach's historic downtown, invites you to enjoy beer or wine with your pup at outdoor tables. They feature live music, rotating food trucks, and events on selected days.

Amelia River Cruises:  Bring your well-mannered pets along on a historic narrated sightseeing cruise from Fernandina’s Historic waterfront. Inquire to get the details on which of the week’s cruises are pet-friendly.

Nassau Humane Society:  Dogs can swim in a wishbone-shaped pool and indulge in one of the top-rated dog parks in the country at the Nassau County Humane Society Dog Park. Separate play area for smaller dogs.

For a full list of doggie-friendly restaurants, use this link to take you to Bring Fido:

But here are a few of our favorites:

Timoti's Seafood Shak:  Enjoy their pet-friendly, shaded patio.

Cafe Karibo:  Another great shady spot for you & your pup.

Kitchen 251:  Located at the Amelia Island Marina, not only offers down home food with an amazing waterfront atmosphere, they also welcome pups on their outdoor deck.

Shucker's Oyster Bar & Grill:  For a pet-friendly, fast food service, delicious drinks, and an outdoor space with views you can’t beat.