Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (6,200 reviews) Where: 16148 Ocean Hwy, Murrells Inlet The park is dog-friendly year-round, but dogs are only allowed on the southern end of the beach.

Huntington Beach State Park

Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. Dogs are also prohibited from entering the building

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (8,000 reviews) Where: 1 Coligny Circle, Hilton Head

Not only is this beach dog-friendly, it's one of the most popular attractions on Hilton Head Island.

Coligny Beach Park

This is the entrance to the beach, but there is also a full park with outdoor showers, changing rooms and restrooms, as well as swings and wooden chairs under a shady gazebo.

Kiawah Beachwalker Park

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (1,200 reviews) Where: 8 Beachwalker Dr., Kiawah Island

This dog-friendly beach on the western tip of Kiawah Island offers ocean and river views.

It also has the only public beach access on Kiawah Island

March 16 – October 31: Dogs must be leashed at all times. November 1 – March 15: Dogs are allowed to be off-leash.

Folly Field Beach Park

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (1,500 reviews) Where: 55 Starfish Drive, Hilton Head Island

This dog-friendly spot is connected to the beach in the middle of the island.

 A boardwalk winds its way through the wooded area to the beach. There are beach mats to make the beach wheelchair accessible. Paid parking is also available.

Fish Haul Beach Park

Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (1,300 reviews) Where: 124 Mitchelville Road, Hilton Head Island.

This beach town is an original visual wonderland for dogs and their owners.

Fish Haul is located in the historic Gullah district of Baygall, overlooking Royal Bay. This is a great place for those looking for a quiet place to hike, bird watch and rest.

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