Jekyll Island State Park – A Dog-Friendly Island

Collies on the Beach - Jekyll Island
Dog-Friendly Island

We love our collies and know that many people are just as attached to their dogs, so we’re thankful that Jekyll is such a dog-friendly island. Bringing your dog to the beach can be tremendous fun. Jekyll Island is a Georgia state park, and the entire island is state-owned.  Many Georgia state parks, including Jekyll, are pet-friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome on most Jekyll beaches, but some remote areas where birds and turtles are being especially protected prohibit them.
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Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Dog-Friendly Restaurant

On trips to Europe we’ve often seen dogs in public spaces, and Americans are increasingly including their pets on outings. Georgia State Parks are often dog-friendly, and many Jekyll Sandpiper renters bring their to dogs to share the family vacation. But please inquiry with us first as some restrictions apply. Dogs are welcome on most island beaches when leashed, and several island restaurants welcome pets in their outdoor seating areas. If this will be a new experience for your dog, we recommend first trying an outing during a quite period of the day.
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Red Bug Motor’s Pizza and Pub

Red Bug Pizza and Pub
Pizza Pub and Golf

Behind the miniature golf course, near the intersection of Beachview and Shell Road, stands Red Bug Motor’s Pizza and Pub. Owned by the same person who can rent you the island’s iconic electric golf-cart-like vehicles from the airport’s Red Bug Motors, the island’s only pizza pub serves up tasty handmade pies.

Pizza, wings, and Italian style sandwiches. Oh, and they have a bar! You can have your pizza delivered or dine at the restaurant. Our crowd enjoys their Meatopia, Vegetarian Dream, and Pepperoni pizzas. The thin crust on the vegetarian is particularly nice. We may ask for thin crust on other pizzas on our next visit. Our family has also enjoyed their Salads, subs, and wings.
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