Dog Rules and Regulations in Seabrook Island

Dog Rules and Regulations in Seabrook Island

If you’re bringing your dogs to Seabrook Island, make sure to read up on the rules and regulations regarding your furry friends. Seabrook Island is dog friendly, but you’ll need to follow these common sense guidelines and be a responsible pet owner.

Are Dogs Allowed on the Beach?

Seabrook Island does allow dogs on most areas of the beach, and even permits dogs to be off leash in certain designated places and during specified times, but you must pay attention to the where and when.

Signs indicate where dogs are allowed and areas where they are prohibited. There are no dog zones called red zones, where dogs are not permitted at any time of year. For instance, dogs are not allowed near Captain Sam’s Inlet.

Green zones allow dogs off leash during designated times. Dogs are permitted off leash before 10 am and after 5 pm from May 1-October 31, and during the slower season of November 1-April 30 your pooch pals can run freely 24/7 in green zones below the high water mark.

In the marked yellow zones, leashed dogs are allowed on the beach 24/7 from May 1-October 31 and are permitted off leash November 1-April 30 before 10 am and after 5 pm below the high water mark.

General Dog Rules

Pets must be leashed at all times, unless on the “dog beach” at the designated hours below the high water line. Above the high water line, pets must be leashed at all times.

If you’re dog poops, you scoop. Pick up after your pet and place the bag in one of the containers.

It may sound self-explanatory, but pet owners are responsible for ensuring their dogs don’t cause a nuisance, such as preventing them from chasing sea birds.

Seabrook Island beaches are prime loggerhead sea turtle nesting site real estate. Dog owners are asked to refrain from bringing your dog-even leashed-anywhere near the turtle nesting sites, which are marked by orange and white stakes.

Do not allow dogs to climb on the dunes.

If people are out riding horses on the beach, you must always leash your dog around the horses to avoid spooking them.