Dog Friendly Activities in Charleston, SC

There are 70 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 dog-friendly James Island County Park is a great way to spend an afternoon in Charleston, SC, with your pup. This park features a dog beach, four acres of open grassy space, a cleaning station, fenced play area for small dogs, and waste stations. A nominal fee is charged to enter the park. See Details
Pet Friendly Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Magnolia Plantation & Gardens in Charleston, SC, has beautiful gardens you can explore with Fido, but please note that dogs are not permitted on the tours or the tram. In addition to the garden, there are many dog-friendly nature trails on the property. See Details
Old Charleston Ghost Tours Bring Fido along on a dog-friendly Old Charleston Ghost Tour in Charleston, SC! 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
Charleston Water Taxi The dog-friendly Charleston Water Taxi provides ferry service for five different locations in Charleston, SC. See the beauty of Charleston from the water on your way to your next stop! Dolphins also often make an appearance. Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome to accompany you on the water taxi. See Details
Charleston Carriage Works Charleston Carriage Works offers narrated tours of Charleston's residential historic district in covered, horse-drawn carriages. Tours load and depart approximately every 30 minutes from their stable at 20 Anson Street. Small dogs are welcome to join their humans on these tours. There is no charge for dogs on the tour provided they can sit on your lap or your party includes four humans, too. The price of a child's ticket will be charged for dogs not fitting these criteria. Call ahead for reservations. 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
Charles Towne Landing The Charles Towne Landing is a dog-friendly, state historic site in Charleston, SC, where you and your family can learn about the oldest South Carolina Colony. Well-mannered pets are welcomed on a 6-foot leash. Please not that dogs are not permitted in the Animal Forest or the museum. See Details
Exclusive Fishing Charter Exclusive Fishing Charter offers dog-friendly fishing and sunset tours in Charleston, SC. They specialize in year-round catching both native inshore and nearshore species. Every skill level and age is welcome! They guarantee that they will put you in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing and using the right bait. See Details
Palmetto Carriage Works Palmetto Carriage Works welcomes well-behaved leashed dogs to join their humans on their narrated carriage tours of Charleston. See Details
Beach at Sullivan's Island Sullivan's Island is pet-friendly. All dogs on Sullivan's 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
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
Pineapple Fountain at Charleston Waterfront Park Pineapple Fountain at Charleston Waterfront Park is dog friendly. A popular attraction in Charleston, SC, this 10-acre park is an ideal spot for a casual stroll and an opportunity to photograph Fido at the famous Pineapple Fountain. This relaxed area has pretty waterfront views, plenty of bench seating, and shaded paved pathways. 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
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 King Street in Charleston, SC is dotted with stores which will allow your well-behaved dog to come inside while you shop. Many businesses also leave water bowls outside their doors for parched pooches. 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
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
Colonial Lake Park This historic neighborhood park is in the peninsula of Charleston. Dogs are often seen on leashes. See Details
Ghost City Tours Whether you prefer a family-friendly excursion or a late-night adult-only tour, Ghost City Tours has the tour for you. Options include The Ghosts of Liberty Tour and On Death And Depravity: The Tour. Tours take approximately 90 minutes and operate seven nights a week. Tour times and departure locations vary by chosen tour. See Details
Twisted Cypress Brewing Company Branding itself as "a microbrewery with macro-passion," Twisted Cypress Brewing Company is dog-friendly! Leashed dogs are allowed to join their human companions inside for a craft beer, as long as they stay out of the brewing area. Dogs are welcome off-leash, at their owner's discretion, in Twisted Cypress' fenced-in backyard. Humans must clean up after their canine companions. Twisted Cypress Brewing Company is open Wednesday and Thursday from 4pm to 10pm, Friday from 4pm to Midnight, Saturday from 12pm to Midnight, and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Sail Folly Sail Folly is pet-friendly. This 2-hour catamaran sailing tour takes you around the waters of Folly Beach SC. Great dolphin watching, with beautiful salt marshes filled with sea birds. Stable but fast boats with plenty of space. Dogs are welcome on board, too. See Details
Munkle Brewing Company Munkle Brewing Company is pet-friendly. Dogs are allowed inside this Charleston brewery to keep you company while you sample a variety of traditional Belgian style beer. If you're feeling hungry, swing by one of the visiting food trucks for a bite. Munkle Brewing Company is open Tuesday through Thursday from 2pm to 9pm, Friday to Saturday from 12pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. 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
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