Dog Friendly Hotels in St. Augustine, Florida :: St. Augustine Getaway
Bayfront Marin House
St. Augustine, Florida
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St. Augustine is a great destination for both people and their dogs! Puppies (and their parents) like our walkable town, our many fur-friendly restaurants, and our miles of pet friendly beaches.

Your four legged friend will be fawned over by our attentive staff (warning: we love to hold our smallest guests!), and treated to a relaxing, luxurious getaway. Food and water bowls are available, as are pet treats, loaner leashes, and puppy popsicles during the summer months.

Our St. Augustine Hotel is in the ideal location for pet owners and is known as one of best dog friendly hotels in St. Augustine, Florida. Wake up early and go for a walk along St. Augustine’s peaceful seawall, or through the quiet streets. We’ll be happy to map a path for your fur baby!

Pets are welcome in any of our first floor rooms, with a daily tariff of $35 per dog. Some restrictions apply; please see our complete pet policies.

Pet Attractions

Vilano Beach3601 Hwy A1A
Saint Augustine, FL, US 32085
(904) 501-5891

Overview

Hours: 9a-5pm, after 5pm free
Cost: $5.00 (If you want to park on the beach—free if you want to park further down the beach on an access road)

Vilano Beach is a shell-filled beach, in a beautiful and quiet side of town.

To get there, go north on Avenida Menendez (the road right in front of the inn), you will drive to the outskirts of town (about 1.8 miles). When you see the merry-go-round on the left, take an immediate right onto the Usina Bridge. At the end of the bridge, you can visit the Publix Store on the right and pick up dog treats and cool water for your pet. Beach access is through the pavilion to the left of the Publix.

Alternatively, you can take a left at the end of the bridge, and park on any of the access roads on the right (our Beachcomber Cottages are the first right on A1A, and the Seaside Park is just a few streets further).

Local ordinance requires leashes at all times on the beach, as well as courtesy beach cleaning. If you run out of doggie bags, just ask us for more before you head out to the beach.

Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park11 Magnolia Ave
Saint Augustine, FL, US 32084
(904) 829-3168

Overview

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm
Cost: Adults: $15; Seniors: $14; Children (6-12): $9; Children (5 and under) and Dogs: Free!

A beautiful walk in the park, for both you and your fur baby! This is where St. Augustine began in 1565. With more than 15 waterfront acres to explore, you and your pup will find plenty of activities to enjoy.

Visit the Timucua Indian village, look out from the 600-foot observation deck, take a sip of the water, and make friends with the peacocks that roam the property. Just keep Fido on a leash and clean up after him in the park.

Bonus: The Fountain of Youth is located on Magnolia Avenue…one of the most photogenic spots in St. Augustine. It’s a must stop for Instagrammers and Snap Chatters!

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
1 S Castillo Dr
Saint Augustine, FL, US 32084
(904) 829-6506

Overview

Hours: 8:45 am to 5:15 pm
Cost: Adults $7 Children Free

A monument not only of stone and mortar but of human determination and endurance, the Castillo de San Marcos symbolizes the clash between cultures which ultimately resulted in our uniquely unified nation. Still resonant with the struggles of an earlier time, these original walls provide tangible evidence of America?s grim but remarkable history.


pet-eco-toursSt. Augustine Eco Tours

111 Avenida Menendez
Saint Augustine, FL, US 32084
(904) 377-7245

Overview

Yes, you can enjoy some of the best activities with your pet! Our eco tours are one of our favorites.

Choose from a wide variety of on-the-water adventures with your furry best friend and St. Augustine Eco Tours. You and Fido can enjoy kayak and sailing excursions as well as guided boat tours. Just make sure your pup is well behaved and calm—because you will see a lot of wildlife!


Historic St. Augustine LighthouseSt. Augustine Lighthouse

81 Lighthouse Ave
Saint Augustine, FL, US 32080
(904) 829-0745
rcain@staugustinelighthouse.org

Overview

Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily
Cost: Free to walk the grounds

Visit the historic Lighthouse with your family and pup. Dogs, while on a leash, are welcome to the grounds and are asked to remain outside the historic buildings. Lighthouse officials retain the right to ask unruly pets to be taken off the property. (They will ask unruly owners to leave too!)


pets-ghost-toursA Ghostly Encounter

6 Cordova St
Saint Augustine, FL, US 32084
(904) 827-0807
contact@staugustineghosttours.net

Overview

Hours: Monday-Thursday, Sunday: 8:00 pm; Friday and Saturday: 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm
Cost: $13 per person for tickets purchased online. $15 per person for tickets purchased at the door.

Explore the otherworldly side of St. Augustine on A Ghostly Encounter tour. As you visit historic cemeteries and haunted buildings, you will hear tales of those who haunt the streets of the nation's oldest city. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to join you on your tour.

Colonial Quarter33 St George St
Saint Augustine, FL, US 32084

Located right in the middle of town, the Colonial Quarter offers a unique glimpse into 16-18th St. Augustine. Tours are offered throughout the day (the tour guides are excellent!) Learn to fire a musket, experience centuries-old woodworking (a wooden fishing vessel is being built using only hand tools on the property), and master 17th century games (we end up trying to throw the ring on the hook for at least 20 minutes whenever we go). The Colonial Quarter also has several restaurants within its walls—all of them have pet friendly patios.

Oldest Wooden School House14 Saint George St
Saint Augustine, FL, US 32084
(904) 824-0192
oldestwoodenschoolhouse@yahoo.com

Overview

Hours: 9-6
Cost: $4.95

The Oldest Wooden School House Historic Museum and Gardens is the oldest wood frame building in St. Augustine. Used as a school for the neighborhood children in the early 1800's and a guardhouse for soldiers during the Seminole War. Today you may tour the School House and learn the history and see what school was like in the 1800's BONUS TIP: The Oldest House boasts some of the most beautiful gardens in town. Don’t miss them!

Pet friendly restaurants3 Aviles St
Saint Augustine, FL, US 32084
(904) 342-7730
smhospital@bellsouth.net

Overview

Hours: 10am - 6pm
Cost: $6.00

If your dog likes bones, and you like cutting edge colonial surgery techniques, you’ll both love the guided tour at the Spanish Military Hospital Museum. Seriously, very interesting displays (even if there aren’t any discarded bones), and a great location on beautiful Aviles Street, the country’s oldest street. Lots of outdoor restaurants as well, perfect for a quick stop for a cold drink with your four legged friend.

Dog Friendly Restaurants

(all seating for pets is outside)

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Barley Republic

48 Spanish St, 904-547-2023. Irish Pub, outside seating, full menu.

Beaches at Vilano, 254 Vilano Beach, next to the pier. 904-829-5289. Casual seafood eatery right on the sand. Happy hour drink specials, seafood dishes, and wraps and salads.

Café Cordova

95 Cordova Street, 904-827-1888, European sidewalk café, serves coffee, delicious deserts, and gourmet pizzas. They also offer dining-to-go.

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Flavors Eatery

125 King Street suite C, 904-824-4221, casual eating outside or take-out, offers wraps, salads, desserts.

Florida Cracker Café

81 St. George Street, 904-829-0397, this restaurant serves seafood, salads, chicken, steak, pasta, sandwiches, and more. Next door is Savannah Sweets which offers a wide variety of chocolate goodies (no pets inside).

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Harry’s Seafood Bar Grille

46 Avenida Menendez, 904-824-7765, this restaurant serves New Orleans style seafood, it opens for lunch and dinner.

Kingfish Grill

252 Yatch Club Drive, 904-824-2111, outside seating, in Camache Cove Marina, near entrance to Vilano Bridge, offers seafood and casual cuisine.

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La Pentola

58 Charlotte Street, 904-824-3282, Continental cuisine infused with a Mediterranean ambiance, offers seafood, steaks, wild game, pasta, salads, and desserts.

Love Tree Café

6 Cordova Street, 904-823-1818, this cozy café sits nestled in an antique store, offers organic and vegetarian dishes, homemade soups, salads, desserts, fresh juices and smoothies.

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Maple Street Biscuit Company

41 Cordova Street, 904- 217-7814. Biscuit sandwiches, serving breakfast and lunch.

Mojo’s BBQ

5 Cordova Street, 904-342-5264. Casual restaurant with large outdoor patio. Pork, beef, chicken, and turkey bbq are available, as well as salads, Brunswick stew, and southern favorites.

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OC White’s

118 Avenida Menendez, 904.824.0808. Closest restaurant to the Bayfront Marin, serving seafood, hamburgers, and frozen drinks.

Present Moment Café

224 W. King Street, 904-827-4499, this organic, vegetarian café specializes in preparing gourmet, unprocessed living foods that are in season at the “Present Moment” for an ever changing menu of freshly crafted meals.

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The Raintree Restaurant

102 San Marco, 904-824-7211. Traditional restaurant in historic Victorian home.. Known for their beef wellington. Dogs are welcome in the courtyard featuring gazebos and a koi pond.

The Reef

4100 Coastal H/H 1 A, 904-824-8008, some of the offerings of this gathering place include fresh fish and seafood, prime ribs/meats, poultry, pork, salads, pasta, and handcrafted desserts. They also have a full bar, oceanfront dining entertainment, happy hours, weekly specials, etc…

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Stir It Up

18 A Street, 904-461-4552, casual outside seating or take-to-the-beach eatery, is located one block from public beach access at A1A and A Street, offers healthy salads, wraps, veggies.

Sunset Grill

421 A1A, 904-471.5555. Large drink menu, seafood, and Minorcan clam chowder. Dogs are welcome at the high top tables on the first floor deck.

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Taberna del Caballo

37 St. George Street, 904-342-2867. Outdoor restaurant located in Colonial Quarter. Tapas and limited drink menu.

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Knowing this is a pet-friendly location makes it even better. We don't like leaving our pup at home and now we don't have to!

Josh and Allyson Dothan, Alabama