Kiawah's beach is pet friendly but owners must be mindful of the beach regulations. Dogs are never allowed in the dunes and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pet. As a reminder, March 16 - October 31, dogs must be on a leash at all times on the beach from the western Critical Habitat Area (near Beachwalker County Park) to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. Electronic leashes are prohibited. View
pet restraint map here.
- Critical Habitat Area: Dogs are prohibited at all times.
- Remainder of the Beach (March 16 - October 31): Dogs must be on a leash at all times from the western boundary of the Critical Habitat Area (near Beachwalker County Park) to the eastern boundary of the Beach Club. View map
- Dog Use Area: Allows dogs off leash year-round from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. between the eastern boundary of the Beach Club and the Ocean Course pedestrian access. Dogs must be leashed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.* View map
* Off-leash Stipulations:
Owners must remain with their dog, have them under control and
have a leash in their possession
if there is a need to leash their dog, or if requested. Electronic leashes are prohibited.
Leash ordinances are enforced by Beach Patrol and Code Enforcement officers who are authorized to ticket offenders resulting in fines up to $465. Problems regarding noncompliance should be reported to Beach Patrol (843-518-2880).