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The hard task is over; you’ve found pet-friendly accommodations through Harris Vacation Rentals for your vacation in Gulf Shores, and now you don’t have to leave Fido at home! However, you’ll want to make sure that your pet stays entertained during their time in paradise.

If you’re feeling a little stumped when it comes to figuring out what pet-friendly Gulf Shores activities you and your pet can do that would be really fun for them (and for you), look no further! Continue reading on to learn more about what the Gulf Shores area has to offer in terms of activities that your pet will enjoy!

Our Recommended Pet-Friendly Gulf Shores Activities

Below, we’ve put together a few tips on our favorite pet-friendly Gulf Shores activities—ones that we’re sure your pet will like too. We hope that you find these suggestions helpful when planning your trip!


Orange Beach Dog Park allows dogs to be off-leash during their playtime and has separate fenced areas for dogs of various sizes. They also have water stations, training stations, and benches and shade for human companions. Gulf Shores Dog Park is also fenced and has a bench, trees, and drinking water. The Dog Pond at Lake Shelby is another local dog park where dogs can play, provided that they remain on a leash.

Gulf State Park is a large park where you and your dog can hike together on dog-friendly trails. Just remember to keep your dog leashed at all times. Orange Beach Waterfront Park, located on Wolf Bay, allows dogs provided they are on a leash. Here, you can check out the fishing pier, picnic areas, and paved walking paths. Finally, the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail contains fifteen miles of seven trails that wind through Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach.


There are a number of delectable restaurants, coffee shops, and more for humans that dogs will also love! In Gulf Shores, Billy’s By the Beach, The Beach House Kitchen and Cocktails, Flying Harpoon, and Hog Wild BBQ are all worth checking out. Orange Beach has The Southern Grind Coffee House, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Villagio Grille, Flippers Seafood and Oyster Bar, and Cosmos Restaurant and Bar are all wonderful.

Harris Vacation Rentals – Explore the Best of Gulf Shores

Contact our reservations team to find out more information about additional fun-filled pet friendly Gulf Shores activities and attractions that you’ll enjoy during your time in Gulf Shores when you book your stay in one of the incredible vacation rental properties that are available through Harris Vacation Rentals today!