Amelia Island





Here on Amelia Island and the town of Fernanda and the Beaches, there is so much to see and do that dogs of all sizes will discover amazing adventures. For example, Amelia River Cruises welcomes all well-mannered leashed dogs on their sunset cruise.


Many dogs enjoy the rhythm of the gently moving ship, the smell of the air, and if dolphins are around, dogs can hear their sonar and will become engaged. If your pup loves being in, as well as on, the water, Fernandina Beach and Main Beach invite leashed dogs to play and splash around in the surf, then walk along the sandy shores. Several seaside and dockside restaurants welcome furry diners to their outside seating with water bowls and treats.


When your pooch is ready to sniff out some goodies, stop into the unique Red Bones Bakery & Boutique for home baked dog cookies, pet food, toys and more, plus a bar where humans can sip craft beer and other libations. A stroll through the historic town of Fernandina will reveal its pirate history as well as charming architecture dating back to the 1800’s. And, if you want to see the famed wild horses of Cumberland Island up close and personal, the guided Cumberland Island Guided Kayak Tour is a must-do, but dogs are not allowed close to the horses.


Your pup will have a super fun time romping at Hot Paws Doggie Day Care and Resort while you check out the island’s protected horses. On Amelia Island we welcome dogs with open paws, and no hotel is more welcoming than the Residence Inn by Marriott. This all-suite hotel gives bigger dogs the room they need in spacious accommodations with full kitchens. Just steps away you and your canine companion can enter Egan’s Creek Greenway from the hotel for a tropical nature hike where you might see wildlife including turtles, rabbits and colorful birds. So come on down to Amelia Island, wherever day is a day at the beach for you and your dog.


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