Hunting Island State Park in Beaufort, South Carolina is South Carolina’s most popular state park, and its beach areas are heavily visited as well, especially in summer. Visit just once, and you’ll soon see why. The beach here is clean with white sands and dotted with assorted sea grasses, and at low tide, the beach looks incredibly wide – perfect for exploring tide pools. Don’t forget to take your dog with you to Hunting Island! Dogs are allowed on the beach, so long as they are on a six-foot (or less) leash. Unfortunately, they’re not allowed in any of the cabins or campground areas. If you have a dog like mine though, sometimes it’s nice to be in complete control over them at all times. As much as she loves me, I’m not sure my dog would ever come back to me if let off leash on such a beautiful beach as this!
There are over five miles of beach to explore with your pooch, and there is plenty of room to jog and walk on the beautiful sand.
When you drop your dog off at a nearby pet-friendly Beaufort hotel, you can explore the historic lighthouse here as a variety of lagoons, marshland and tidal creeks.