Dog Friendly Activities in Hilton Head Island, SC

There are 29 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, SC is dog friendly before 10:00 AM and after 5:00 PM from April 1st through late September. It's within walking distance of the Chaplain Community Park, which includes the Best Friends Dog Park. If you don't like to walk, there is free parking at the Community Park and metered parking at the beach access point. See Details
Pet Friendly Alder Lane Beach Access
Alder Lane Beach Access The dog-friendly Alder Lane Beach Access in Hilton Head Island, SC is a great, quiet getaway from the typical beach scene. 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 10:00 AM and after 5:00 PM, or anytime in the off-season. They must be on a leash or under positive voice control at all times. Owners are also required to remove and properly dispose of the animal's excrement. See Details
Captain Mark's Dolphin Cruise Captain Mark's Dolphin Cruise in Hilton Head Island, SC, is a family-owned and operated dog-friendly 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
Fish Haul Beach Park Fish Haul Beach Park in Hilton Head Island, SC, is dog friendly from October until March. During this season, Fido is welcome on the beach at any time if leashed or under voice control. From the Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day, Fido is not allowed on the beach between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Outside of these hours, dogs are permitted but must be under voice control. Please clean up all pet waste and do not allow pets to disturb or chase wildlife. See Details
Hilton Head Island Beaches Bring Fido to get some exercise on the dog-friendly Hilton Head Island Beaches in Hilton Head Island, SC. Leashed pups are allowed between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM from April 1 through the Thursday before Memorial Day. Dogs not permitted between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. See their website for more information. See Details
Vagabond Cruise Your pup will love the chance to see dolphins aboard a pet-friendly Vagabond Cruise in Hilton Head Island, SC in the company of his favorite human. Well-behaved, small dogs (under 20 pounds) are welcome on all dolphin cruises and the Savannah Day Cruise. 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
Dog Park at Chaplin Community Park The dog park at Chaplin Community Park is Hilton Head Island, SC's only fenced, off-leash dog park. This pup recreation area features tree-covered benches and two water fountains in each of the fenced areas for small and large dogs. The dog park is located in the back left section of the larger park. 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
Infinity Charters Fido can enjoy a day on the water thanks to Infinity Charters, a dog-friendly tour company in Hilton Head Island, SC. The captain has more than 30 years of experience on the local waters and is licensed and insured. Boat trips include wildlife viewing, crabbing, fishing, sunset cruises and more! See Details
Audubon Newhall Preserve The pet-friendly Audubon Newhall Preserve in Hilton Head Island, SC 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
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, SC. 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 resort. See Details
Runaway Charters of Hilton Head If you're hoping to catch the big one during your trip to Hilton Head Island, SC, you and your pup can join Captain Bill on a pet-friendly Runaway Charters of Hilton Head fishing trip. Excursions range from four to nine hours, and ice, bait, tackle and licenses are provided. One well-behaved leashed 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 the pet-friendly Over Yonder Charters in Hilton Head Island, SC. They offer customized day charters, dolphin and nature tours, vanishing island tours and trips to Daufuskie Island. 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. 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
Coastal Discovery Museum Check out the Coastal Discovery Museum in Hilton Head Island, SC! There are tons of dog-friendly trails with lookout points for you and Fido to explore. Come by and see the various labeled trees and plants along the way, and stop by the butterfly enclosure! Leashed dogs are allowed in all outside areas, but not inside the building. See Details
Park Plaza Cinema Hilton Head Island Park Plaza Cinema is a dog-friendly movie theater in Hilton Head, SC. Well-behaved pups under 20 lbs are welcome to join their humans for a film on the big screen. Pets must remain in a carrier or on a leash and may either sit in your lap or on the floor, but not on furniture. See Details
Captain Buddy’s Captain Buddy’s is a pet-friendly boating company based in Hilton Head Island, SC. They offer boat activities like Dolphin Tours, Sunset Cruises, Fishing Charter, Fossil and Shark Teeth Hunting, and a Booze Cruise. Leashed dogs are welcome on certain tours with prior approval. See Details
Turtle Talk & Beach Walk 'Turtle Talk & Beach Walk' 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. 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 hour and can accommodate up to 30 guests aged 2 and up. This is a beach area where locals typically bring their dogs. Rates start at $20 per person. See Details
Islanders Beach Park Islanders Beach Park in Hilton Head Island, SC, is pet friendly. Your furry friend is welcome to join you at this beach park that has showers and hoses for washing off your pup after playing in the sand. From October through March, Fido is allowed on the beach at any time, either on a leash or under voice control. Please refer to their website for specific hours and regulations during their peak season. Metered parking is available. 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 20 guests ages 5 and up. Rates start at $55 per person. 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 or lash and hair studios. Some of the stores allow pups to come inside, be sure to ask first! 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