Dog Friendly Activities in Charleston, SC

There are 66 dog friendly activities 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 James Island County Park
James Island County Park A visit to James Island County Park is a great way to spend an afternoon in Charleston with your pup. Said to be the best dog park in Charleston, this park features a dog beach, four acres of open grassy space, a cleaning station, fenced play area for small dogs, and waste stations. See Details
Pet Friendly Old Charleston Ghost Tours
Old Charleston Ghost Tours Bring Fido along on an Old Charleston Ghost Tour! This walking tour starts in Washington Park and lasts about 90 minutes. You and your pooch may even hear a story about a ghost dog that roams the streets of Charleston. See Details
Beach at Sullivans Island Sullivan's Island is pet-friendly. All dogs on Sullivan Island, including day visitors and vacation renters, must have a town-issued dog permit to visit the island, including the beach based on a January to December schedule. Town Hall, located at 2056 Middle St, issues annual permits for $35 per dog if you're a resident and $50 for non-residents. Completed applications and proof of valid rabies vaccination are required for permit. The beach is open for off-leash dogs from 5am to 10pm and on-leash from 6pm to 5am from May 1 through Septermber 30. Dogs are not permitted on the beach between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm during summer. The winter hours are 5am to 12pm for off-leash dogs and 12pm to 5am for dogs on a leash from October 1 through May 30. Dogs are permitted all day, every day during the winter months. See Details
Come on Ya'll, Let's Explore Charleston History - 10 am 'Come on Ya'll, Let's Explore Charleston History - 10 am' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Cooper. Take this walking tour with Fido and learn about the colorful history of the city. Hear about everything from modern-day Charleston to the history of slavery in the area, and see some beautiful sites along the way. Please ensure Fido is leashed. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $35 per person. See Details
Morris Island Morris Island is an undeveloped island at the mouth of Charleston Harbor that's only accessible by private boats. It is a fantastic place for long, off-leash beach strolls, dolphin-watching, and hunting for shells and fossilized shark teeth. Put on sunscreen and bring plenty of water for you and your pup. No boat? No problem! Adventure Harbor Tours offers 3-hour dog friendly tours of the island for $50 per adult and $30 per child (dogs free). Call (843) 442-9455 for more information. See Details
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Magnolia Plantation has beautiful gardens you can explore with Fido, but the real treat here is that dogs are also allowed on the tram tours. Dogs that can be carried are even allowed inside the plantation house. In addition to the garden, there are many nature trails on the property. See Details
Folly Beach Folly Beach is one of Charleston'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 allowed on the beach from 10:00 am-6:00 pm. Dogs must be leashed at all times, no matter the time of year. See Details
Come on Ya'll, Let's Explore Charleston History - 2 pm 'Come on Ya'll, Let's Explore Charleston History - 2 pm' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Cooper. Take this walking tour with Fido and learn about the colorful history of the city. Hear about everything from modern-day Charleston to the history of slavery in the area, and see some beautiful sites along the way. Please ensure Fido is leashed. The experience lasts 2.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 10 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. If you have a child under 2 years old please feel free to bring them with a stroller or backpack. Rates start at $35 per person. See Details
Brittlebank Park Located next to Joe Riley Stadium along the Ashley River, Brittlebank Park features ample space and impressive views of the beautiful Ashley River area. There is a playground, fishing pier, and boat dock. Dogs must be leashed at all times in the park. See Details
West Ashley Greenway The West Ashley Greenway is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Charleston! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the West Ashley Greenway. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit TrailLink.com. See Details
King Street Almost every store on King Street will allow your well-behaved dog to come inside while you shop. Many also leave water bowls outside their doors for parched pooches. See Details
Hazel Parker Playground Dog Run Dogs are welcome to run and play off-leash in the fenced dog run at Hazel Parker Playground. The park is also referred to as the East Bay Dog Park. See Details
Strong Women of the South History Tour 'Strong Women of the South History Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Larry. You and your pooch will take a guided walking tour of Charleston and explore it from the perspective of the founding mothers and women who contributed to the Great American Dream. Visit homes and sites of Women’s Rights Activists, Printers, Artisans, Madams, Shopkeepers, and Plantation owners while discovering their contributions and conundrums, all written over by modern history. The experience lasts 90 minutes to 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests ages 13 and up. Rates start at $29 per person. See Details
See Charleston by Water on 33ft Yacht 'See Charleston by Water on 33ft Yacht' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Paul. Cruise along the Ashley river towards the Charleston battery. One small dog can come along if they can sit on your lap during the journey. Contact your host for more details about pets on board. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 6 guests ages 2 and up. Guests should be in good physical shape and be able to step up about 2 feet from the dock to the boat. Wheelchair bound guests or walking impaired cannot be accommodated. Rates start at $75 per person. See Details
White Point Gardens / Battery Park This well-maintained park offers beautiful sights amid ample shade and grass. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Charleston Tea Plantation Charleston Tea Plantation is a working tea-growing plantation on historic Wadmalaw Island. Dogs are welcome on the 127-acre grounds, but only service dogs are permitted in the shop and on trolley tours. See Details
Historic Charleston Photowalk 'Historic Charleston Photowalk' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Heather. Dogs are welcome when you book a private experience. You and your pooch will take a photo walk through the historic streets of Charleston’s French Quarter and Battery in the South of Broad neighborhood to seek out the perfect images to photograph. Bring your own camera; your host will share guidance and tips to help your photos look their best. Your host will also be taking photographs of you as your explore the city, that will be shared with you. Pricing includes guests up to four people in your group. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 12 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $200 per group. See Details
Drayton Hall Drayton Hall is a pet-friendly southern plantation property. Pets can join you on the two self-guided nature walks, but they are not allowed on tours inside the house or inside any of the buildings on the property. The main house is considered one of the finest examples of Georgian-Palladian architecture in the United States, and the grounds represent one of the most significant, undisturbed historic landscapes in America. Pets have been known to enjoy a nice nap under the outdoor “Connections” tent while their family attends the program. Please leash and clean up after your pet while visiting Drayton Hall. See Details
Charles Towne Landing The Charles Towne Landing is a state historic site where you and your family can learn about the oldest South Carolina Colony. Well-mannered pets are welcomed on a 6-foot leash. Pets are not permitted in the Animal Forest. See Details
Blind Wine Tasting at the Exchange 'Blind Wine Tasting at the Exchange' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Sarah. Receive an intro to your host's shop, a quick tour and then sit down at the wine bar to enjoy blind tasting of a flight of three classic wines and learn about what you should look for while tasting. The experience lasts 1 hour and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 21 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $30 per person. See Details
Hampton Park Dog Run Bring your pet to play off-leash at this fenced dog park, which includes a water spigot, grass, shade trees, and benches. See Details
Bees Landing Recreation Area Located behind the Rec Center on Ashley Point Road, this lovely recreation area offers three large fenced-in spaces to roam. There are dozens of shade trees and park benches. Doggies can explore, chase, catch a refreshing drink from the fountain, then repeat if necessary. See Details
Ackerman Park Dog Run Pets go wild for some off-leash exercise at this fenced Charleston dog run. Big and small dogs are welcome. There is also a bulletin board for postings about pet sitters, groomers, lost dogs, etc. See Details
Walk Back in Time Through Charleston 'Walk Back in Time Through Charleston' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Becky. You and your pooch will be treated to a historic tour of Charleston sites including St. Michael's, Meeting Street, The Battery, Rainbow Row, the Old Exchange, Provost Dungeon and more. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 10 and up. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Rates start at $15 per person. See Details