Oh how we love man’s best friend. Always loyal and full of glee, dogs bring so much joy into our lives. If you’re a dog lover visiting the island with your furry friend, or even a new resident, you probably want to know where you can bring your precious pooch. This article is made with you in mind. Fortunately for you and Fido, Tybee Island is very dog-friendly. There are plenty of places around the isle that you and your pup can enjoy. Here’s a full guide on what to do and where to go on Tybee with your dog.
Firstly, and most importantly, dogs are not permitted on any of Tybee’s beaches. The island’s beaches are home to many species of migratory birds, and they’re also where loggerhead turtles nest. To protect wildlife, dogs are barred from coming to the beach, and any violators will be fined. That being said, there are still several opportunities for alfresco fun for you and your pet.
Dog Bark Parks
Tybee has two dog parks available for some fun in the sun with your four-legged friend. One park for smaller dogs weighing 20 pounds or less is located on Fort St. The other park for larger dogs is accessible from Van Horn or Fort St. The parks are open daily from dawn to dusk. Dogs must be legally licensed and vaccinated to enter the parks. Puppies under four months of age are prohibited. It’s a good idea to review the City of Tybee’s dog park rules before attending to ensure that you and your pup are in compliance.
There are a lot of fun activities that you can enjoy with your favorite furball. Take your dog on a stroll at historic Fort Pulaski. Pets are welcome in the fort and along hiking trails within the monument. Just be sure to pick up after your pup and keep them on a leash at all times. Another exciting activity that you can relish with your dog is a dolphin tour. Captain Derek’s Dolphin Adventure Tour is dog-friendly, as long as your dog is people-friendly. Spend time with your pooch on a fun boat watching dolphins play as you sail by. It’s sure to be a good time for you and your buddy. If your dog is a fan of water, consider taking them stand up paddleboarding. East Coast Paddleboarding, Tybee and Savannah’s first and only dedicated stand up paddleboard outfitter, welcomes you and your dog. You can go on a fun tour, or simply rent the board and enjoy a tranquil day on the Atlantic with your best friend.
Tybee is home to quite a few dog-friendly eateries with alfresco dining options to accommodate you and your dog. The Crab Shack, Huc-A-Poos and Stingray’s Seafood are good choices, and there are several other local restaurants where you can dine with your dog. Check out Bring Fido for a list of Tybee’s dog-friendly dining establishments.
With Tybee being such a dog-friendly town, finding accommodations that will permit your pooch is easy. Hotel Tybee is happy to house you and your furry friend. Tybee Vacation Rentals boasts a wide variety of rentals where your dog is more than welcome. If you’re into camping, River’s End Campground is fairly dog-friendly as well. Just be sure to keep your dog leashed and clean up after them. And keep in mind that dogs aren’t allowed in tent sites there.
Enjoy the Island
Tybee is only 3 miles across, so it’s very walkable. Keep your dog leashed and take them on a fun stroll through the town. Remember to stay off of the beach and clean up after your pet. Now that you know where to go with your doggo, you both can enjoy a great time on Tybee.