PET FRIENDLY Gulf Coast Texas

PET FRIENDLY Gulf Coast Texas

If you're yearning for a beach vacation, the Texas Gulf Coast is the perfect pet-friendly place to do it. First, we've got lots of pet-friendly lodgings for you to choose from, whether you want to stay in a hotel, motel, cottage, or bed and breakfast. Second, when it comes to welcoming pets on local beaches, the communities along the Texas coastline cannot be beat, from South Padre Island to Galveston. For a full listing, please check out our guide to pet-friendly Texas Gulf Coast beaches.

When you've had enough of the beach (is that possible?), there's plenty you and your pet can do together. If your trip won't be complete if you don't see an alligator, give Brazos Bend State Park in Needville a try. With its 34 miles of trails, it's home to Spanish moss-draped live oaks, prairies, lakes, forests, and alligators; it's also been voted one of America's top state parks. Keep your pet on a 6-foot leash.

If you're feeling in a historical mood, take your pet (on a 6-foot leash) to San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site in LaPorte to see the battlefield where General Sam Houston won Texas's independence from Mexico in the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836.

Also, don't miss Goose Island State Park. Located outside of Corpus Christi, it's surrounded by three different bays and is home to brown pelicans and whooping cranes, as well as “Big Tree,” a coastal live oak thought to be over 1,000 years old and one of the largest trees in the country, with a trunk circumference of 35 feet. Keep your pet on a 6-foot leash.

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Gulf Coast Texas

Pet Policy: Aloft Corpus Christi welcomes dogs up to 40 pounds. * Our pet-friendly ARF (SM) program offers a special bed, bowl, and a doggie bag of woof-alicious treats and toys, all complimentary to use during your stay.

Policy Confirmed: 08/20/2019 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 08/20/2019

Pet Policy: Aloft Houston Downtown welcomes dogs up to 40 pounds.* Our pet-friendly arf(SM) program offers a special bed, bowl, and a doggie bag of woof-alicious treats and toys, all complimentary to use during your stay upon request and based on availability.

Policy Confirmed: 08/20/2019 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 08/20/2019

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in Gulf Coast Texas


Fusion Taco

4706 North Main Street,
Houston, TX
Pet Friendly Fusion Taco in Houston, Texas

This restaurant first started out as a food truck. It has reimagined the taco with Pan-Asian flavors, plus a good dose of Southern thrown in. Some of our favorites are the Chicken Fried Oyster Taco, Tofu Tikka Masala Taco, and the Smoked Brisket Taco. We also love their brunch offerings, like the BELT Taco, made with egg, pork belly, lettuce, and tomato. They’ve also got nachos, quesadillas, salads, and lots of starters on the menu, all of which you enjoy at one of the tables on their pet-friendly patio.


Berryhill Baja Grill

1717 Post Oak Blvd,
Houston, TX
Pet Friendly Berryhill Baja Grill in Houston, Texas

Berryhill Baja Grill is a Houston-based restaurant chain that features unique, baja-style cuisine. There's even a water bowl welcoming you're dog to the outdoor tables all year!

Featured Pet-Friendly Bars in Gulf Coast Texas


Big Star Bar

1005 W 19th St,
Houston, TX
Pet Friendly Big Star Bar in Houston, Texas

Big Star Bar in Houston, TX is pet friendly. The staff is great and the crowd is fun. Cheap beer, good beer, full bar, pool table, jukebox & satellite radio room to dance, normal-screen TV's large outdoor patio with a firepit (in winter) to enjoy with your pet.


Barnaby's Cafe

604 Fairview St.,
Houston, TX
Pet Friendly Barnaby's Cafe in Houston, Texas

Enjoy the fresh air and outdoor seating and bring you dog with.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks in Gulf Coast Texas


Barkaritaville Pet Resort

Corpus Christi ,
Corpus Christi, TX
Pet Friendly Barkaritaville Pet Resort in Corpus Christi, Texas

Barkaritaville Pet Resort is excited to offer you Corpus Christi’s first member’s only Dog Park. Some features of the park are affordably-priced memberships, with pricing options for individual visits, as well as monthly and yearly passes. Members will have access electronically through a gated entry. The park is lighted and beautifully landscaped, fully fenced and has professional agility equipment, resting benches, covered areas, and a water feature. Some of the requirements for the park are pet(s) will need to be spayed or neutered, at least 4 months old, fully vaccinated, and temperament tested. Call us at 361-814-BARK (2275) for pricing.


Congressman Bill Archer Dog Park

3201 State Highway 6 North,
Houston, TX
Pet Friendly Congressman Bill Archer Dog Park in Houston, Texas

If you are ever in Houston, Texas, Bill Archer Dog Park is a great place to bring your dog. There are two separate parks for big dogs and little dogs sprawled across several acres. There is a giant dog bone shaped pool at the entrance and plenty of places to explore with plenty of water fountains for your dog. There is also an obstacle course that they can play in. Overall, the park is very clean and the owners do an excellent job policing their pets. Very highly recommended. Open 7 a.m. to sunset.