Dog Friendly Activities in Saint Helena Island, SC

There are 2 dog friendly activities in Saint Helena Island, and 29 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 Saint Helena Island.

Pet Friendly Hunting Island State Park
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
Pet Friendly Fripp Island Beaches
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
Burkes Beach Burkes Beach 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
Alder Lane Beach Access Alder Lane Beach 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
Best Friends Dog Park/Chaplin Park The Islands 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
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
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
The Sea Pines Forest Preserve Take a hike with your pup through The Sea Pines Forest Preserve in The Sea Pines Resort community on Hilton Head Island. Entrance to The Sea Pines resort is $6 per vehicle. 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. Entrance to The Sea Pines resort is $6 per vehicle. 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
Captain Mark's Dolphin Cruise This family-owned, family-operated tour company welcomes your well-behaved, leashed pet to join the fun as you enjoy one of its many tour options. Cruise options 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 the Vagabond in the company of his favorite human. Well-behaved, small dogs welcome on all dolphin cruises. Vagabond Cruises also offers a Savannah Day Cruise, and small pets (under 20 lbs) are welcome aboard during the cruise. 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
Tail Wiggles Tail Wiggles is family owned and operated pet supply shop located in the Village at Wexford. We carry food, treats, toys, beds, collars, and more for both cats & dogs. Our specialty item is our barkery selection of baked cookies in a wide variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes for even the pickiest pup. Friendly dogs and brave cats are always welcome in the shop. 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
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
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
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
Fish Haul Beach Park Fish Haul Beach Park 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 during all operating hours 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
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
The Sands The Sands Beach in Port Royal is pet-friendly. You and your pooch can drive almost directly onto the beach, ideal for accessibility. While you're exploring, check the floor for shark teeth and shells. There's a nice boardwalk and a tower, too. To preserve the cleanliness of the beach, make sure you clean up any mess that your pooch leaves behind. See Details
Tanger Outlets Hilton Head Tanger Outlets Hilton Head is pet-friendly. Leashed dogs are welcome in some of the stores to help you choose your next new item of clothing. There are lots of stores at this location, each offering a variety of different styles and designs. Tangers is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm, Friday to Saturday from 9am to 10pm, and Sunday from 10am to 7pm. See Details
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is a scenic spot for a leisurely walk, afternoon picnic, or quiet reflection. With plenty of green space, playground equipment, outdoor dining, and shoreline walkways, there is something for everyone at this downtown destination. Leashed dogs are welcome as long as owners pick up after them. 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