Dog Friendly Beaches in Charleston, SC

There are 2 dog-friendly beaches in Charleston. 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 Charleston.

Pet Friendly Morris Island
Morris Island Morris Island is an undeveloped island at the mouth of Charleston Harbor that's only accessible by private boats. This dog-friendly area is a fantastic place for long, off-leash beach strolls, dolphin-watching and hunting for shells with Fido. Put on sunscreen and bring plenty of water for you and your pup. No boat? Check out Adventure Harbor Tours for information on tours. See Details
Pet Friendly Folly Beach
Folly Beach Bring Fido to unwind in the sun at Folly Beach, one of Charleston, SC's more pet-friendly beaches. Dogs are allowed on the beach any time from October 1 to April 30. Between May 1 and September 30, dogs are not permitted on the beach from 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Dogs must be leashed at all times, no matter the time of year. See Details
Kiawah Beachwalker Park Kiawah Beachwalker Park is a dog-friendly beach in Kiawah Island, SC. Dogs must be leashed and under control at all times within this area of the park. The recreation area is located on the island's west end and offers ocean frontage and river views along with the only public beach access on the island. See Details
Isle of Palms Beaches Isle of Palms Beaches in South Carolina boasts seven miles of pristine coasts that you can access via 57 public paths. These beaches are pet-friendly and allow dogs to visit off-leash from 5:00 AM until 9:00 AM April 1st through September 14th and from 4:00 PM until 10:00 AM September 15th through March 31st. At all other times, dogs must be on a leash and under complete control, even in the water. See Details
Sullivan's Island Beach Sullivan's Island Beach in Sullivan's Island, SC, is pet friendly. All pups, including day visitors and vacation renters, must have a town-issued dog permit to visit the island, including the beach. Details about paperwork and cost of permits can be found at the town hall. Summer hours for dogs on the beach run from May 1st to September 30th. During that time, dogs can be off-leash from 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on leash from 6:00 PM to 5:00 AM. No dogs are permitted on the beach between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Winter hours for dogs on the beach run from October 1st to April 30th. During that time, dogs can be off leash from 5:00 AM to noon and on leash from noon to 5:00 AM. See Details
Public Beaches at Folly Beach Public beach access points can be found at the end of every Folly Beach, SC block. This means you and Fido can easily head to the pet-friendly beach for some fun in the sun, sand and water! Dogs are allowed on the beach anytime during the off-season; however, between May 1 and September 30, they are not permitted on the beach between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Dogs must be leashed while visiting, and waste must be picked up immediately. See Details