Dogs deserve a vacation just as much as their humans do. On Hilton Head Island, dogs can benefit from many pet-friendly activities and places.

Pet-Friendly Outdoor Activities

Is your fur baby a nature lover? Let Fido happily sniff around one of the many pet-friendly walking trails to discover some new and exciting places. Namely, The Sea Pines Forest ReserveJarvis Creek Trail, and the Chaplin Community Park, which boasts its very own Dog Park! Doggies can roam leash-free in the Chaplin Community Park so long as they are well-behaved and not aggressive. Remember to clean up after your furry buddy when playtime is over!

What’s a Hilton Head vacation without a romp on its beautiful sandy beaches? Leashed dogs are allowed on the beaches but not year-round, so check for Animals on the Beach Rules before visiting.

If your dog is a water-loving canine, you can let them get their sea legs on Captain Mark’s Dolphin Cruises or Other Fishing and Boat Rental companies that may allow your dog permission to come aboard. Just be sure that everyone stays hydrated and that any doggy-related accidents are cleaned up properly after your day of riding the waves.

Pet-Friendly Halloween

Wag-O-Ween is a fun opportunity for you and your pet to get all gussied up in costume and participate in trick-or-treating at local, participating businesses. Other events leading up to this include Wag-O-Weekend, Wiener Races, and more! All proceeds benefit Spay and Neuter programs, local animal rescues, and supporting educational programs.

Pet-Friendly Food & Lodging

All this entertainment can surely work up an appetite. While dogs are not allowed inside restaurants, there are loads of Pet-Friendly Restaurants on the island. They all have dog-friendly patios that are ideal for outdoor dining. You can treat yourself and your best bud to a delicious, tail-wagging meal.

Your dogs are probably barkin’ (literally and figuratively) after a fun-filled day of soaking up the sun with your pooch pal; now’s the time to take a load off. There are plenty of Pet-Friendly Hotels in Hilton Head for you and your fur baby to rest up, relax, and prepare for the next day’s adventures.


So pack your bags and load up the car with your fur babies for a pet-friendly Hilton Head Halloween. We hope that you and your pet have a wonderful time. Come “bark” now, ya’ hear!