Seabrook has one of the few beaches in South Carolina that allows dogs to run unleashed. This is a privilege that we all want to keep. It is therefore very important for all residents and guests to follow these rules:
- Pets must be leashed at all times unless they are on the "Dog Beach” at the appropriate hours.
- All pet feces must be picked up and placed in containers.
- Pet owners are responsible to see that pets do not cause a nuisance.
- No dogs (or people) are allowed on the dunes at any time.
- Do not go by yourself or with your dog anywhere near a turtle nest (designated by an orange and white stake) or nesting bird area, even with your dog on a leash.
- If the horses are on the beach, please give them a wide berth and always leash your dogs so not to spook them.
About the "Dog Beach”
From May 1 until October 31, dogs are allowed to be off lead in the designated area before 10:00 am and after 5:00 pm. From November 1 until April 30, dogs are allowed to be off lead in the designated area at all times.
The dog beach is easily accessible from Walk 1 and Walk 2. There is parking for property owners with permanent car stickers at the parking lot by the Community Center. Rental guest may park on the parking pad by the sign marking Walk 2. If you wish, walk through the owner’s parking lot to get to Walk 1. Walk 1 is wide with a grassy path along side it, and it will deposit you on the beach closer to the Dog Beach.
Once on the beach, turn left and continue walking past the large dunes until you see the sign marked "Dogs Allowed”. At that point, your pup can be unleashed to enjoy playing on the beach, with the other dogs, or in the surf. There is another sign further up the beach indicating that dogs are no longer allowed beyond that point. Dogs are not permitted near Capn Sams Inlet.
Dogs are prohibited in the designated critical habitat areas. (Indicated in red on the map)
Dogs must be leashed from March 16th –October 31st from the Critical Habitat Area west of the Beachwalker County Park to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. (Indicated in green on the map)
Dogs may be off leash from Nov. 1st – March 15th from the Critical Habitat Area west of the Beachwalker County Park to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. (Indicated in green on the map)
Dogs are allowed off leash year round in the designated "dog use area” located between the eastern boundary of the Beach Club and the Ocean Course pedestrian access provided they are under voice command (fines apply). (Indicated in blue area on the map)