Dogs are permitted on the beach at St. Simons except between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Otherwise they are free to romp off leash, as long as they are in the owner's immediate control. Several hotels on the island permit pets as well, including the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort.
Dogs are permitted on most of the beaches on Jekyll Island, except South Beach between South Dunes picnic area and 2,000 feet northeast of St. Andrews Sound picnic area. And all dogs must be on leash.