Beach Rules for Dogs Change November 1

The Town of Seabrook Island, with the cooperation of the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, is responsible for the rules regarding dogs on our beaches.  Our beaches are designated as a critical habitat for both the loggerhead turtles and the piping plovers. In addition, other protected species visit our beaches during Fall and Spring migration. As a gentle reminder, dogs must be on leash above the high water line at all times. Click here to see the map detailing the beach rules for dogs.

Below the high water mark, there is a designated area of 550 yards to the east of Boardwalk #1 where dogs may be off leash at any time of the day from November 1st through April 30th (green on the map). 

East of the designated off-leash area, no dogs – either on or off leash – are permitted at any time (red on the map).  West of the designated area (yellow on the map), dogs may be off leash below the high water mark before 10:00 am and after 5:00 pm.

Please note, there are buoys embedded in the sand at North Beach designating the area where dogs may be off leash.

Thank you for your cooperation to make the beach enjoyable for all.

Tidelines Editor