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Pet-Friendly Accommodations, Restaurants & Services

Hilton Head Island offers several options for bringing your pet with you on vacation.

Planning a vacation to Hilton Head Island? Don’t leave the family pet behind! There are plenty of Island restaurants, accommodations, attractions and more that welcome your furry friend.

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Dogs on the Beach

Dogs are allowed on the beach on Hilton Head Island. Rules are as follows:

  • Are not permitted – Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day

Must be on a leash:

  • Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 1 through Thursday before Memorial Day
  • Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30
  • Must be on leash or under positive voice control at all other times.
  • Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of the animal’s excrement.


Dog Park

Hilton Head Island has its own dog park. It is in the Chaplin Community Park, located just off William Hilton Parkway between Singleton Beach Road and Burke’s Beach Road. The park is completely fenced and “double gated” so you will be able to let your dog off-leash as long as it’s not aggressive towards people or other dogs. Click here to download and print a map of the town parks.