Is your favorite dog itching to get some beachy sun and sea spray? Don’t worry because we’ve got you and your tail-wagging bestie covered when it comes to the best dog beach near Birmingham.
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Top Dog Beach Closest to Birmingham
Dauphin Island Beach
1. Dauphin Island Beach
1501 Bienville Blvd, Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Enjoy the warm gulf waters and miles of sugar sand on this beautiful barrier island. The pristine beach is uncrowded and welcomes you and your leashed pup for hours of relaxing in the sun, searching for shells, or fishing in the gulf.
This little slice of seadog heaven is the only dog-friendly beach in the region and only costs $5 per vehicle.
Nearby is 19th century Fort Gaines where you can take in a little history with its original canons and blacksmith’s shop.
Sea Lab Estuarium is also close if you’d like to explore Alabama’s coastal habitats. You can take your leashed pup on a walk around the marshlands and spot a variety of migratory birds.
Have too many plans to exercise your dog properly while you’re in Birmingham? Rest easy knowing that you can easily hire a local dog walker who will be happy to show your pup around.