28 Sep 2020
Traveling with pets on your next beach vacation? The beach communities along 30A are very accommodating of your furry friends! From pet-friendly restaurants and breweries to hiking trails and shopping centers, there are numerous activities that both you and your dog will love. No need to leave them at the vacation rental —they’ll love being by your side as you explore the Gulf Coast!
Explore the Local Hiking Trails
If your dog goes crazy when you say the word “walk,” then we highly suggest you explore the nature trails along 30A. Point Washington State Forest is made up of 10 natural communities and offers multiple hiking options, including a 3.5-, 5- or 10-mile loop. The majority of the area consists of sandhill, basin swamps/titi drains, wet flatwoods, wet prairie and cypress swamps. You’ll discover a variety of plants and animal species, too!
Topsail Hill Preserve State Park is located at the west end of 30A and features over 15 miles of marked hiking trails. With paved and white sand trails, there are a variety of experiences to choose from. Check out the rare coastal dune lakes, walk among the longleaf pine trees or see if you can spot a gopher tortoise.
Many restaurants along 30A offer outdoor seating, which means your dog can usually join, too! From restaurants and bars to coffee shops and Airstreams, there are a variety of eateries that will accommodate your canine companion. Below are a few of our favorites, but there are many more to choose from! Give your favorite restaurant a call to see if they allow pets.
Airstream Row in Seaside
Just north of 30A you’ll find several breweries, including Idyll Hounds and Grayton Beer Company . Their pet-friendly taprooms are great spots for spending the afternoon. Sip on unique craft beers and catch up with friends while your pet gets all the attention he or she craves.
Situated at the eastern end of 30A in Inlet Bach, 30Avenue is an outdoor lifestyle center that features shopping, dining and live entertainment. Pets are welcome to join you as you stroll the palm tree lined sidewalks. You’ll find everything from fine dining and the latest fashion to workout studios and beauty services. The big grassy area hosts many concerts, so you and your dog can sit back and relax as you enjoy these lively events.
Rosemary Beach Farmers Market
Traveling with pets is a great excuse for finding outdoor activities, such as local farmers markets. Walk through the beautiful park-like setting as you visit with the friendly farmers, makers and bakers at the 30A Farmers Market . Your dog will be enthralled with all of the sights and smells while you browse through the fresh produce, homemade salsas, cold-pressed juices, ready-to-eat foods and more. Don’t forget to take home some yummy pet treats for your furry friends! 30A Barks can usually be found selling their healthy, homemade dog treats.
Enjoy a Spa and Shopping Day
Whether your pet needs a new collar, a fresh bag of treats for being such a good boy or a new toy to keep them busy, there are several pet stores near 30A that will welcome your pup with open arms:
Bow Wow Meow Pet Company is located in Seagrove Beach and provides a selection of healthy and natural food as well as pet gear for both dogs and cats. If your dog had too much fun at the park and needs a bath, they also have two private self-washing rooms.
Furry Fanatics is a family owned and operated pet boutique in Santa Rosa Beach offering all natural pet foods and treats, plus a wide range of supplies and novelties at affordable prices.
Shaggy to Chic Dog Grooming & Boutique would love to pamper your pup! Located in Blue Mountain Beach, this premier dog care spa offers grooming services and a boutique with shampoos, grooming tools, treats, toys and more.
Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals Near 30A
Traveling with pets and need a place to stay near 30A? My Vacation Haven has a variety of pet-friendly vacation rentals to choose from, including:
Las Palmas Seven Palms . This luxury, pet-friendly vacation rental is tucked away in a private community right off of Scenic Highway 30A. Las Palmas Seven Palms is a three-story home that offers 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 11 comfortably. With multiple balconies and a beautiful back deck surrounded by lush trees, you and your pup can soak up some sunshine whenever you’d like!
Fairways 220 . Located west of 30A in Sandestin, Fairways 220 is a lakefront townhome that features two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a 4-seater golf cart. The outdoor space is perfect for grilling and dining while you listen to the soothing fountain. Meanwhile, Fido can be on the lookout for any squirrels in the lush, green yard.
Tivoli 5258 . The entire family will love relaxing in this three-bedroom townhome situated on the 15 th hole of the Baytowne Golf Course. Enjoy the warm Florida weather with your pet as you sip on a cup of coffee or glass of wine on the screened-in porch. When you want to get out and explore, Tivoli 5258 is conveniently located near The Market Shops, Grand Boulevard and The Village of Baytowne Wharf.
We know that pets are part of the family and if you want them to be part of your family vacation, too, My Vacation Haven has a variety of properties that welcome your furry friends. Click here to view all of our pet-friendly vacation rentals. As you can see, traveling with pets doesn’t have to limit your vacation! There are numerous pet-friendly activities along 30A. Contact us today if you have any questions as you book your next beach vacation.