If you travel like us, Fido never stays home! So, it is always awesome to find dog-friendly places to stay. Our dog Lucy travels with us wherever we go.
This weekend, we attended a wedding for a family member in Hattiesburg, MS, which is about a seven-hour drive from our home. Hattiesburg is also only two hours from the beach. So, we attended the wedding on Friday, and on Saturday we packed up and headed for the beach!
It is hard being only two hours away from the salt and sand and not go there! (Especially for us in-landers) The closest beach to Hattiesburg is south of Mobile, Al, so that’s where I started calling around for reservations. We found a spot-on Dauphin Island with hookups for $44 a night, and the only drawback was that the site only had thirty-amp service. But, hey, I figured we could suffer (using one AC unit) for a couple of days, in exchange for a chance of playing on the beach.
My beach-joy trip was purely selfish; In that, I did not care whether our pup could play in the waves. Making sure Lucy had beach exercise was never a consideration at all! My only consideration was the nearest barrier Island to Mobile, Al.
After arriving at the campground, setting up, kissing my furry friend on the head, and saying, “Sorry girl, enjoy a good nap! You can’t come this time,” (without remorse) I gathered my thing and headed for the beach.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Dauphin Island is pet-friendly! So, the following morning Lucy got her day at the beach too!
The only place, I saw no dogs allowed was at the public beach at the end of the Island. But Lucy was too tired to swim there anyway. She was plum tuckered out from playing on the campground beach!!