Dog Friendly Activities in Edisto Island, SC

There are 3 dog friendly activities in Edisto Island, and 19 more nearby. 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 Edisto Island.

Pet Friendly Edisto Island
Edisto Island Ordinances - The ordinances regarding dogs at Edisto Beach are as follows; They must be on a leash on the sandy beach from May 1 through October 31. Otherwise, dogs must be within verbal command of owner, on a leash, or in a secure area within the town limits. For everyone’s convenience, the town just installed some new receptacles for pet waste in higher traffic areas. (Special Note – the above laws pertain to the Town of Edisto Beach. If you will be on State Park property, state law requires that dogs be on a leash year round.) See Details
Pet Friendly Botany Bay Ecotours
Botany Bay Ecotours Botany Bay Ecotours gives you and your pup a chance to enjoy the Edisto waterways while learning about the connections between the natural and cultural history of the area. Fido is welcome to join you on public tours provided he is well-behaved and will not bother any passengers who might not love dogs as much as you do. Private tours are also available. See Details
Edisto Beach 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. Edisto Beach State Park, located on a remote sea island rich in Native American history, was originally developed in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps. A variety of shells dot the 1.5-mile beach and some of the tallest palmetto trees in the state can be seen throughout the park and Edisto Island. This 1,255-acre park includes a dense maritime forest and an expansive salt marsh where visitors can explore the wonders of nature. The park offers a day-use area for beach access and a four-mile nature trail that winds through the maritime forest with beautiful vistas overlooking the salt marsh. See Details
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
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. See Details
Kiawah Beachwalker Park March 16-October 31 dogs must be leashed at all times. November 1-March 15 dogs are allowed to be off leash. However, the owner must remain with their pet and have in their possession a leash. Pets must be leashed if requested by another beachgoer or by Beach Patrol. Kiawah Beachwalker Park, located on the west end of Kiawah Island, offers ocean frontage and a river view, along with the only public beach access on beautiful Kiawah Island. The park is operated through a cooperative agreement between Kiawah Development Partners, Charleston County Council, and the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission. Lifeguards are on duty seasonally along a beachfront designated swimming area. 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
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
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
Edisto Beach There’s nothing like going down to the beach, splashing in the waves, digging in the sand, and rolling on top of whatever has the most pungent scent. At least that’s how it is for dogs. Edisto Beach is a dog-friendly beach provided pet parents abide by the rules set forth in the town’s ordinancesThey do now allow pets off leash from Nov 1 to April 30. Pet parents should always make sure their dogs are in control if they are off a leash. It is also important to make sure you and your pets are familiar with the beach as there are significant drop-offs on either side of the groins lining the beach. Make sure you clean up any mess left behind. 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
Firefly Distillery & Tasting Room A short distance from Kiawah Island and Charleston, SC, visit Firefly Distillery on Wadmalaw Island, featuring the dog-friendly Firefly Tasting Room. See and taste for yourself at their Wadmalaw Island facility, open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Tastings cost $6. 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
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
Freehouse Brewery Freehouse Brewery is the only organic brewery in Charleston, SC. Located right on the Ashley River, Freehouse has a large dog-friendly outdoor beer garden that is perfect for your family and furry friends! Freehouse is an expression of beer as they wish it to be: Seasonal. Drinkable. Local. Organic. From traditional Lagers and hop forward IPAs, to sours brewed with a house cultivated yeast strain and barrel aged beers, Freehouse beer represents the best of our imagination, and what can be produced organically and sustainably. See Details
Freshfields Village Freshfields Village is pet-friendly. Explore and enjoy Kiawah Island’s unique open-air shopping & dining experience, complete with a relaxed Lowcountry setting. Pet-friendly stores around the Village will now have a decal in their windows letting you know your pets are welcome inside. You can bring your well-behaved, leashed pooch with you while you shop, and many stores offer water bowls outside and tasty treats for your companion. Additionally, restaurants will now showcase a window decal designating that they have a pet-friendly patio. After a day of shopping, you can bring your leashed companion by for a bite to eat and cool down. Freshfields Village is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 8:30pm. See Details
James Island County Park James Island County Park is pet-friendly. This park is huge and has lake access, a water fountain for dogs and a hose to rinse them before leaving. Dogs are welcome off-leash to play and socialize with other pups in this spacious park. See Details
Stono River Park Stono River Park is pet-friendly. Located at the foot of the Limehouse Bridge, the park offers river views from 1.5 miles of wooded trails and marsh boardwalks for walkers, runners, and cyclists. The park spans 85.5-acres, which includes highland, marsh island, and 48 acres of marsh adjoining the Stono River. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
City of Charleston Municipal Golf Course City of Charleston Municipal Golf Course is pet-friendly. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Charleston, "The Muni" sits on James Island, situated between the Stono River and historic Riverland Terrace, one of James Island’s oldest neighborhoods. The course hosts over 50,000 rounds yearly - The Muni is Everyone’s Course. The Muni is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 7:30pm and Saturday to Sunday from 7:00am to 7:30pm. See Details
Low Tide Brewing Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome on the patio area at this production brewery and taproom on Johns Island, SC. See Details
Johns Island County Park Johns Island County Park is pet-friendly. This 738-acre public park offers miles of wooded trails for equestrians, walkers, and dog walkers to enjoy. Visitors will also discover archery and disc golf along the way. Leashed dogs are welcome on the walking trails, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. Johns Island County Park is open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
Stories in the Cemetery Travel along with a small group of 9 other victims, err... guests, for a spooky, dog-friendly experience in Charleston, SC. Host Nicholas McGirr invites you to his Stories in the Cemetery tour that lets you become a paranormal investigator. You'll be given the tools of the trade to hunt ghosts and spirits during this 90-120 minute tour. Comfortable shoes are a must, and the tour may be rescheduled if inclement weather is forecast. See Details