Coastal Pet Guide

Hit the shores with your furry friend in tow. We've collected our favorite pet products, dog-friendly beaches, beach tips, and even a few puppies who dare to catch a wave.

Our Favorite Dog-Friendly Beaches

Lap up the fun at one of these six sandy spots.

Best Dog-Friendly Beaches: Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina

For Long Walks

Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina

The semitropical barrier island is bursting with 5,000 acres of pristine beaches, hiking trails, and maritime forests ideal for exploring with your pet. Camp with leashed pups on designated park grounds, or stay at the Days Inn Beaufort/Parris Island ($15 fee per pet per night). Park entrance costs $5 for adults and $3.25 for kids.

Get there: From I-95, take Highway 21 east toward Beaufort. Drive 42 miles. Highway 21 ends at the park.

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