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3 Dog Friendly Attractions on Alabama’s Gulf Coast

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I hate leaving my pets at home when I travel so any chance I get to bring them with me is a win! Luckily for me, there is a beach not too far from Georgia that is pet friendly! Vacationing to a house on the beach where you can bring your entire family (pets included) is a dream! Unfortunately furry friends aren’t permitted on the beaches in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. However, in the Fort Morgan area, there aren’t any city policies restricting it. Whoop whoop! There are several waterfront dog parks that you should check out if your puppy dogs get tired of the sandy beaches or if they’re not allowed on your beach.

Make sure to check out these pet-friendly attractions

Historic Fort Morgan

Contact: 110 AL Highway 180 W, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 // 251-540-5257 // Website

Historic Fort Morgan is the site of four wars and where U.S. Navy Admiral David Farragut made the famous declaration, “Damn the torpedoes, full steam ahead!” The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay was recently celebrated with a weekend of re-enactments in August, 2014. The fort is located on the tip of the Fort Morgan Peninsula.


The Dog Pond at Lake Shelby

Contact: 20115 Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 // 251-948-7275 // Website

Open:  8 a.m. to sunset

The Dog Pond at Lake Shelby will be working on adding improvements to include fencing, trees, seating, waste bag stations, etc. in the next few months, but the dog park will remain open during this time. The dog park is located on the West end of the parking lot, under the Gulf Adventure Center on Lake Shelby.


Orange Beach Waterfront Park

26245 Canal Road, Orange Beach, AL 36561 // Website

Located on beautiful Wolf Bay, this park includes a fishing pier, picnic shelters with grills, paved walking paths, and a lighted kid’s park. Pets must be on a leash and cleaned up after.


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