Dog-Friendly Spots In Charleston

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Are you planning a trip to Charleston soon? Traveling with your pet is excellent, especially when you have a beautiful place that you can enjoy together! We know our readers love the Charleston area, and you’ll be glad to know that your dog can have a great time there too! We found several dog-friendly spots around Charleston, and there’s even a great beach to visit!

Finding nice places to take your dog for an adventure while on vacation can be hard sometimes. Luckily the Charleston area is full of beautiful places to enjoy with your pets.

Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island

It was hard to believe that a beach that landed on the top 10 list in the nation was so accommodating to dogs! Not only are they welcomed, but they have amenities, just like humans. The shower area at the top of the boardwalk has a spot where you can wash the sand off of your dog, and they can grab a fresh drink of water. There are seasonal leash requirements, and even when leashes aren’t required, they must be on hand at all times. Beachwalker Park is a popular sea turtle nesting area, so please exercise caution around marked off squares

Hampton Park, Charleston

Hampton Park provides a fenced dog park, a water spigot, grass, shade trees, and benches for park visitors.

Isle of Palms County Park

This park provides beach access for humans and leashed dogs year round.

James Island County Dog Park, James Island

James Island County Park offers four-legged guests multiple ways to stay cool in the summer! A lake that is safe for splashing around in, and the waterpark that offers a pet day every year. There are hiking trails, disc golf, and plenty of space to explore with your dog. The park also has an off-leash dog park.

Palmetto Islands County Park, Mount Pleasant

Palmetto Islands County Park is a 943-acre park with lots of places for pets and humans to explore. There’s an off-leash dog area, a nature trail, and a waterpark that has special dog days.

Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston

This county park in North Charleston offers over 1,000 acres of space to enjoy. This includes seven acres of meadows for dogs and humans to enjoy. The park has a water-park that offers dog days for guests to bring their dogs to go swimming.

We’re sure there are more places we’ve yet to discover! Do you have a favorite place to go with your dog when you are in the Charleston area?

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom to two awesome kids and their 2 guinea piggies. Having grown up wanting to work with animals, she now enjoys sharing her love of creatures with Wagging Around readers! She can be found on Instagram @figuringthisoutdotcom

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