Algiers Beach, also known as Gulfside City Beach, can be found in Sanibel, Florida. It can be reached via a causeway bridge for which there is a $6 toll fee. Parking is available close by Algiers Beach for vehicles. A parking fee of $5 per hour is applicable.
The Algiers Beach is a stretch of coastline on Sanibel Island. It is not an off-leash dog park. To get to the beach it is necessary to walk along trails through low shrubs and mangroves. The trails are board-walked. The beach itself is covered with soft white sand and backed by small dunes covered in low vegetation. The water is shallow along the shoreline.
The Algiers Beach is classed as a dog-friendly beach. Dogs are welcome on the sand but must remain leashed at all times. Dogs are permitted entry into the water if they are maintained on their leashes. All dog leashes should measure no longer than eight feet. The Sanibel authorities request that all dogs are kept under control as the area is also a wildlife reserve. Dogs are not permitted to dig in the sand as this may disturb nests of turtle eggs. There are also zones where there are colonies of seabirds nesting which can be easily destroyed by dogs which are running free.
There is no fresh water supply at Algiers Beach. Pet owners are required to carry their own supply and also provide a drinking bowl for their dog. There are no poop bags on-site. Owners must always take their own supply and are obliged to clean up immediately any faecal matter produced by their dogs. Poop bags should be disposed of responsibly. The Sanibel authorities request that all pet owners follow the poop picking up and dog leashing rules so that the beach is kept clean and maintains its natural environmental balance. Adhering to the rules allows pet owners to continue using the facility.