Couple hugging fluffy white dog in car on Amelia Beach

No need to leave your fur-baby behind when the rest of the family is on vacation. Amelia Island is a dog-friendly destination. We have many pet friendly accommodations along with outdoor eating establishments, bars, groomers, doggie day care, parks, and of course the beach. Bring your dog on vacation and experience our island with the entire family!

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!

Pet Services & Stores on Amelia Island

Hot 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.


Pet Friendly Activities on Amelia Island

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.

Amelia Island Beaches
Leashed pets are happily welcomed on the beaches, with the exception of the state parks.

Downtown Fernandina Beach
Historic downtown Fernandina Beach is a very pet-friendly place to visit. You’ll find lots of welcoming water bowls outside the charming shops on Centre Street.

Pet Friendly Dining & Drinks on Amelia Island

To view all of the pet friendly restaurants in Fernandina Beach, FL visit Bring Fido, or check out a few of our favorites below:

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.

Duck Pinz Bowling & Bar
Kick back with a cocktail at this hip spot. Their streetside and back patios are pet friendly.

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.