Dog Friendly Activities in Hilton Head Island, SC

There are 22 dog friendly activities in Hilton Head Island. 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 Hilton Head Island.

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 Alder Lane Beach Access
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
Captain Mark's Dolphin Cruise Captain Mark's Dolphin Cruise in Hilton Head, SC, is a family-owned and operated tour company that welcomes your well-behaved, leashed pet to join the fun as you enjoy one of its many tour options. Cruises include a daytime dolphin watch, a sunset cruise and dolphin watch, and a crabbing adventure. See Details
Vagabond Cruise Your pup will love the chance to see dolphins aboard a Hilton Head Island Vagabond Cruise in the company of his favorite human. Well-behaved, small dogs (under 20 lbs) welcome on all dolphin cruises and the Savannah Day Cruise. See Details
Chaplin Park Best Friends Dog Park Chaplin Park Best Friends Dog Park is Hilton Head Island's largest park that includes tree covered benches and two water fountains in each of the fenced areas for small and large dogs. 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 year round, during operating hours. Summer hours are from 6am until 9pm, and winter hours are from 6am until 6pm. Dogs must be leashed at all times. This is the only public beach on Hilton Head where dogs are welcome year-round. All other Hilton Head public animal beaches do not allow dogs from Friday before Memorial Day thru Labor Day between the hours of 10am - 5pm. See Details
Audubon Newhall Preserve The Audubon Newhall Preserve is a 50-acre tract of land with trails and a pond supporting alligators. Leashed dogs are allowed. During the spring and fall, interpretive walks are offered for a fee. See Details
Runaway Fishing Charters If you're hoping to catch the big one during your trip to Hilton Head, you and your pup can join Captain Bill on a Runaway Charters fishing trip. Trips range from four to nine hours, and ice, bait, tackle, and licenses are provided. One well-behaved dog is welcome to join the humans on the trip. See Details
Over Yonder Charters Bring Fido to join Captain Ryan Larson for a tour aboard one of two boats with your dog. Dolphin and tours, trips to Daufuskie Island, or private yacht charters for luxurious sunny days out on the water with your pup are available. All tours and charters are pet-friendly but should there be an additional party onboard, their permission is required. Call or email prior to booking to let Ryan know that you would like to request a dog-friendly tour. Cash preferred; there is a 3% fee for credit card payments. 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
The Sea Pines Forest Preserve Take a hike with your pup through the dog-friendly Sea Pines Forest Preserve in The Sea Pines Resort community on Hilton Head Island. You and Fido can walk the trails and see a 4,000-year-old Indian Shell Ring, a rice field, wildflowers in abundance, a vanishing swamp, and gorgeous lakefront views. Just keep your dog on a leash at all times in the preserve, and make sure to clean up after him. There is a small fee per vehicle to enter The Sea Pines resort. See Details
Coligny True Value Hardware An old time hardware and beach supply store on the south end of the island, we are pet friendly, we have doggie water outside everyday and doggie treats inside. Dogs are more than welcome to come inside and shop with their parents and enjoy the air conditioning. See Details
Outside Hilton Head Outside Hilton Head is a dog-friendly outfitter in Hilton Head Island, SC. Fido is welcome to join you on a rented kayak and you can explore on your own or join a tour. Guided boat tours like the Ultimate Lowcountry Day, Private Beachcombing Cruise, and Private Dolphin Eco Tour are also favorite activities that Fido can enjoy with you. See Details
Jarvis Creek Park Jarvis Creek Park is a 53-acre dog-friendly park in Hilton Head Island, SC. The park features a large pond with a fishing pier and a 1-mile walking trail with fitness equipment. There are open fields for exploring, picnic shelters, a playground, and restrooms. Several walking paths traverse through the woods. See Details
Lincoln & South Brewing Company Fido is welcome to accompany you to a table on the dog-friendly patio at Lincoln & South Brewing Company in Hilton Head Island, SC. Founded in 2020, this brewery was established with a vision to bring the authentic flavor and style of Vermont craft beer - a state known as the Napa Valley of beer - to the heart of Hilton Head Island. Stop in for a glass of Hearts and Arrows IPA, Beach City Pilsner, of Spice of Life Fruited Sour. See Details
Beach Walk, Turtle Talks and Shark Tales 'Beach Walk, Turtle Talks and Shark Tales' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Holly. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners on this tour. Your experience will change depending on when you choose to visit Hilton Head Island. May through October is sea turtle season and the other 6 months is shark time. Look for the beach walk and shark teeth experience November thru April. Your host will help you identify what you find, what you should keep or leave on the beach and how everyday activities affect what may be happening in the ocean. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. This is a beach area where locals typically bring their dogs. Rates start at $15 per person. See Details
Kayaking & Coffee 'Kayaking & Coffee' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Monika. Paddle at your pace around the local Hilton Head area and learn about the ecosystem and wildlife. You will have the chance to see pelicans, herons, egrets, osprey, and Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. Your host is open to dogs on board, although has never tried it before. The weight limit for one person and a dog in a kayak is 300lbs. The experience lasts 1.5 hours and can accommodate up to 8 guests ages 5 and up. Rates start at $36 per person. See Details
Calibogue Cruises Bring Fido along for a trip to Daufuskie Island with Calibogue Cruises. Once there, you can take a self-guided golf cart tour of the historic island, visiting galleries and historic sites, all with your favorite furry friend along for the trip. See Details
The Village at Wexford The Village at Wexford is a pet-friendly shopping and dining area in Hilton Head Island, SC. Bring your furry friend with you anytime to re-hydrate with a sip of water from the water bowls at some of the storefronts. Most of the restaurant patios allow pups, too. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the day spa, lash and hair studios, or in all of the stores. Be sure to ask first before bringing Fido inside. See Details
Island Winery Island Winery is pet-friendly. This small winery is home to pleasant patio and seating in the grass for you and your pooch to enjoy. Sample a delicious selection of wine while your pup rehydrates with her very own water bowl. Island Winery is open Monday through Saturday from 12:30pm to 5:30pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. See Details
Kayak Hilton Head Kayak Hilton Head is dog friendly. Kayak Hilton Head's kayaks are easy to paddle and completely safe and comfortable! Both single and double kayaks are available. Pricing starts at $25 for up to two hours in a single kayak, $40 in a double. See Details
Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure Captain Derek's Dolphin Adventure is pet-friendly! Leashed dogs who have good sea legs are welcome to join in a Tybee Island expedition on the water. Enjoy either Daytime Dolphin Tour or the Sunset Dolphin Tour, which combines the thrills of the regular dolphin tours with a beautiful sunset. Tours are historically narrated by the first mate and captain and last from one hour to 90 minutes. Guests can also charter their own private tour with Fido! You are welcome to bring your own drinks (including alcohol) and snacks on board. No glass, please. Soft drinks and snacks are also available for purchase at their dock house. See Details
Fort Pulaski National Monument Fort Pulaski National Monument offers dog owners the chance to experience many interesting and exciting activities year-round. Fort Pulaski itself is a large-scale outdoor exhibit. The main structure, together with outlying works including demilune, drawbridges, ditches, and dikes, is a fine example of historic military architecture. Leashed pets are welcome to enter the fort and explore the hiking trails within the monument. Leashed dogs are also are allowed to walk along the shoreline; however, they should not enter the water, as there is always a very strong current. Pets are not allowed in public buildings. Fort Pulaski National Monument is open year round. See Details