Are you a pet lover planning a trip to 30A? Good news – 30A is not just a paradise for beach enthusiasts but also a haven for our four-legged friends! Discover the pet-friendly communities and activities that await you and your furry companion along the stunning coastline.

Parks for Playtime

Feel the sand beneath your paws at the Alaqua Unleashed Dog Park, a wide-open haven where your dog can run off-leash. With separate areas for smaller dogs, it’s a perfect spot for canine camaraderie. Keep an eye out for fundraising and adoption events supporting the Alaqua Animal Refuge. Leashed pets are also welcome at Point Washington State Forest and Topsail Hill Preserve State Park, offering scenic hiking trails. After a day of play, explore dog-friendly outdoor seating at nearby restaurants.

Dining with Your Pooch

Indulge in a culinary experience with your furry friend at dog-friendly eateries like the Shrimp Shack, Pizza by the Sea, Great Southern Cafe, and Shunk Gulley Oyster Bar.

Pet Services and Amenities

Enjoy the convenience of pet-friendly services in the local community. Stock up on supplies at Bow Wow Meow Pet Co or treat your dog to a special toy from Huck and Harlowe. Rest assured, 30A offers excellent veterinarians and pet hospitals if needed.

Beach Bound: Dog-Friendly Style

While 30A’s beaches aren’t always open to dogs, Santa Rosa Beach welcomes them with open paws – with a permit. Apply for an annual permit at a fee of $40, providing proof of local residency, property ownership, and your pup’s rabies vaccination. The digital application makes the process seamless. Once approved, enjoy dog-friendly beach hours from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. in spring and summer and 3 p.m. to 9 a.m. the rest of the year. Keep your pet leashed and tidy up, and you’ll create lasting memories by the sea. More information for obtaining a permit can be found here.

Where to take your dog to the beach without needing a permit

Dog Beach at Pier Park is a pet-friendly space in Panama City Beach, FL. The Dog Beach is located on the west side of the Russell-Fields City Pier in front of Pier Park. Dogs must be on a leash and under the command of the owner with vaccination records and their residency information on hand. For more information call (850) 233-5045 or email

Finding a Pet-Friendly Rental

30A Beach Girls presents a variety of pet-friendly rentals, allowing you to explore the beautiful surroundings while keeping your four-legged friend by your side. With thoughtful amenities and a welcoming atmosphere, these rentals create the perfect setting for a memorable getaway where every member of the family, including the furry ones, can relax and have fun. View pet friendly homes here.