Town of Kiawah Island
If you’re hanging out with your furry friend around the island, remember to make sure they’re on a leash at all times. Safety first for everyone’s fun day in the sun!
Leash ordinances are enforced by Beach Patrol who can give out fines.
On the Beach
The sole exception to Kiawah’s leash policy pertains to the beach, where there exists a designated year-round off-leash area for dogs, complemented by seasonal leash restrictions for the remaining parts of the beach.
Between the Beach Club and the Ocean Course Clubhouse, dogs can go off-leash from 7 AM to 7 PM, all year long. But when the clock strikes 7 PM until 7 AM, they need to be leashed up. And remember, owners need to be around, keep their pets in check, and have a leash handy, just in case beachgoers or the Beach Patrol ask for it.
Seasonal (November 1 – March 15)
During this period, your pets can run free without a leash from 7 AM to 7 PM, everywhere on Kiawah’s beach, except for the critical habitat areas. As always, owners need to stick with their furry pals, keep them under control, and bring that leash along for any situations where it’s needed.