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Dog Friendly Beaches in Beaufort, SC

There are 8 dog friendly beaches within 20 miles of Beaufort. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Beaufort.

Pet Friendly Burkes Beach
Burkes Beach Burkes Beach in Hilton Head Island is dog-friendly before 10am and after 5pm from April 1st through late September. It's walking distance to the Chaplain Community Park, which includes the Best Friends Dog Park; if you don't like to walk, there are parking spaces in both areas. Parking is free at the Community Park, and metered at the beach access point. See Details
Pet Friendly Hunting Island State Park
Hunting Island State Park Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Owners will be asked to remove noisy or dangerous pets or pets that threaten or harass wildlife. Pets are not allowed in or around lodging facilities.

Hunting Island is South Carolina’s single most popular state park, attracting more than a million visitors a year, as well as a vast array of land and marine wildlife. Five miles of pristine South Carolina beaches, thousands of acres of marsh and maritime forest, a saltwater lagoon, and ocean inlet are all part of the park’s natural allure.
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Alder Lane Beach Access The dog-friendly Alder Lane Beach in Hilton Head is a great, quiet getaway from the typical beach scene since its crowd size is much smaller than that of the surrounding area beaches. It's located off of South Forest Beach drive, next to the Marriott Grande Ocean Resort, and amenities include beach matting, restrooms, outdoor showers, 22 metered parking spaces, and seasonal lifeguards. Animals are permitted on the beach during the official beach season, April 1st through September 30th before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m, or anytime in the off season. They must be on a leash or under positive voice control at all times. Owner's are also required to remove and properly dispose of the animal's excrement as well. See Details
Hilton Head Island Beaches Dogs are allowed on Hilton Head beaches and must be on a leash between 10 am and 5 pm from April 1 through the Thursday before Memorial Day, and must be leashed between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm the Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30. Dogs must be on a leash or under positive voice control at all other times. Dogs must be leashed at all times on Fish Haul and Mitchelville beaches. Dogs not permitted between 10 am and 5 pm from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of the animal's excrement. Please note that the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department patrols the beaches and enforces all regulations. Violators of beach regulations are subject to fines up to $500 per each offense. Call (843) 341-4600 for more information. See Details
Fish Haul Beach Park Fish Haul Beach Park in Hilton Head Island, SC, is dog-friendly from October until March. During this season, Fido is welcome on the beach at any time if leashed or under voice control. From April to the Thursday before Memorial day, dogs must be leashed from 10am until 5pm, and under voice control at all other times. From the Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day, Fido is not allowed on the beach between 10am & 5pm. Outside of these hours, dogs are permitted but must be under voice control. From the Tuesday after Labor Day until September, dogs must be leashed from 10am until 5pm, and under voice control at all other times. Please clean up all pet waste and do not allow pets to disturb or chase wildlife. See Details
The Sands The Sands Beach in Port Royal is pet-friendly. You and your pooch can drive almost directly onto the beach, ideal for accessibility. While you're exploring, check the floor for shark teeth and shells. There's a nice boardwalk and a tower, too. To preserve the cleanliness of the beach, make sure you clean up any mess that your pooch leaves behind. See Details
Fripp Island Beaches Dogs are welcome on Fripp Island Beaches. Fripp Island is a barrier island off the coast of South Carolina, just down the road from Beaufort. The island itself is a wildlife sanctuary, with 3.5 miles of uncrowded beaches. As long as Fido is on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them, dogs are allowed to join their owners for a walk on the sand. See Details
Coligny Beach Park Coligny Beach Park is pet-friendly. Take a stroll with your pooch along landscaped walking and biking paths, chill on a swing and feel the sand under your feet and paws at this Hilton Head hangout. Dogs are welcome from Memorial Day through Labor Day until 10am and then after 5pm, as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after. See Details