Beach Rules By Rumi the Red Dog
Hooray!!! Warm weather’s finally here!!! Time to go running
down the beach, playing with other dogs, stealing vacated flipflops
and checking out people’s lunch baskets.
But, as always, there are a few rules. From Memorial Day
weekend through Labor Day we are not allowed on the St. Simons
beaches between 9am and 6pm. My friends and I can still romp
on the beaches unrestrained before 9am and after 6pm (it’s too
hot in between anyway), as long as we come when called and behave ourselves - that might
mean no flip-flop stealing.
On Jekyll Island dogs must be on a leash no longer than 16' at all times. No pets are
allowed on South Beach between South Dunes Picnic Area and 2,000' northeast of St.
Andrews Sound Picnic Area., where baby birds are sometimes nesting, can’t go there.
The rule of cleaning up after yourself (or having someone do that for you) always
applies.... that’s just good dog manners! There are dog bag receptacles located at each beach
access point that allows pets. It is always a good idea to bring your own bags as well, just in
case the receptacle is empty.
When it gets too hot on the beach grab some like-minded friends and head to the dog park,
or have a friend give you a ride!
412 Mallery Street
St. Simons Island, GA
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