Dogs on Folly

There’s nothing like going down to the beach, sniffing a washed up sea creature, rolling around in the sand warmed by the sun, and then running crazily into the ocean to meet a wave head first. At least that’s how it is for dogs.

The beach is like Disneyland for dogs. It’s full of different scents, tidal pools, various wet treasures like washed up jellyfish, seashells, sand crabs, a variety of birds, and the waves. Dogs love jumping over waves, chasing the sea foam, and taking a nice salty lick of the water. All in all, the beach is one of the best places for a dog to have a great time.

While dogs are allowed on Folly Beach year-round, from May 1 to September 30 dogs aren’t allowed on the beach between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. A maximum fine of $500 can be issued to anyone who breaks this rule. Dogs must be on a leash while on the beach and under control by their owners. As always, dog waste must be picked up by pet owners.

These restrictions mean that vacationers who bring their dogs along on vacation can catch the sunrise and sunset with their dogs and have ample time together each day on the beach. During the peak hours when families are on the beach dogs will have to use that time to take a nice nap on the porch or curl up inside.

Many homes available for rent offer pet fees so that dogs can come along with their families to partake in the family vacation. If you’re looking for a place to stay check out our vacation rentals here.

  1. It is a real waste of a beach when one can’t play fetch in the surf with a dog at any time. And now you want the taxpayers to pay for the environmentally miserable idea of beach renourishment for this beach that cannot be fully utilized.

  2. It’s nice to see irresponsible owners have ruined folly for everyone else. I hope enforcement gives tickets to those visitors who walk their tiny dogs on golly during prohibited times. Little dogs are just as culpable as us who have larger dogs. NO EXCEPTIONS!

  3. Yes Joseph, Folly needs to give out more tickets. The $50 tickets for having any part of a tire touching pavement when they have no signs warning of this and basically no parking areas isn’t already ludicrous enough.

  4. Dogs don’t need to be on the beach during the hottest hours in the summer. Leave them home in the A/C. Also, we visited Tybee Island last February, and discovered that dogs are never allowed on the beach. What a waste for our family of four dogs! I’ll take Folly any day!!

  5. how about a big fat fine for the people that leave full diapers on the beach…….or limiting times for children in Diapers say from May 1 to September 30

  6. I agree with mwinslade. How about fine the people who leave full diapers, kiddie cups, and juice box’s on the beach for everyone else to pick up. If I have to pick up after my dog then these so called “parents” need to pick up after their kids and not litter our beautiful beach.

  7. To the person who said the kids should have a time…That wouldn’t be fair kids have nap times and parents have jobs , that would make it so inconvenient how about everyone just picks up after themselves and leave it at that.

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