Dog-Friendly Vacations in South Carolina
Dog-Friendly Beaches | Folly Beach
During our dog-friendly vacation to Folly Beach, South Carolina we had to see Folly Beach. Folly Beach is also referred to as “on the edge of America,” which I think is super cute. Folly Beach is dog-friendly with some rules.
A little history on Folly Beach
Folly Beach was once full of trees and dense undergrowth, which was called “Folly” in Old English. This reference dates back to 1696. Folly Beach has gone through a lot over the years, including wars and hurricanes. Folly Beach is now home to 2400 residents and tourists who come for Folly’s laid-back atmosphere and great beach.
Dogs are allowed on the beach May 1 to September 30 before 10 and/or after 6 pm. During the off-season, October 1 through April 30, dogs are welcome anytime on Folly Beach. Dogs must stay on a leash, but swimming and playing is allowed. As always, cleaning up after your dog is a must—and the law. Folly Beach provides pet waste bags at the beach access points, but please remember not to count on this as your only source for pick-up bags. You are responsible for ensuring your dog does not leave a mess behind.
Dexter and I had a great time walking on the warm beach sand. Dexter enjoyed getting his toes wet in the Atlantic Ocean. I will admit I’m a bit leery of sharks and alligators, so getting our toes wet is all we did. It is always the highlight of my day to walk the beach with Dexter. We both really enjoy breathing the ocean air, listening to the birds and hearing the waves crash. Folly Beach was definitely a little piece of heaven for us.
Do you take your dog to a dog-friendly beach? Tell me in the comments.
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