IOP, Hilton Head Island begin stricter ‘on-leash’ beach hours for dogs

IOP, Hilton Head Island begin stricter ‘on-leash’ beach hours for dogs

ISLE OF PALMS, SC (WCSC) - The Isle of Palms and Hilton Head Island both begin stricter summer hours for when dogs need to be on a leash Monday.

On the Isle of Palms, dogs must now be on a leash from 9 a.m. through 5 a.m. through Sept. 14 and all dogs must have a valid permit. Dogs are only allowed off-leash from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. between April 1 and Sept. 14.

On Hilton Head Island, dogs have to be on a leash between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Folly Beach and Sullivan’s Island begin their stricter on-leash hours on May 1. Kiawah Island began their stricter hours back in March.

A full list of beaches and their leash rules can be found on LowcountryWeekend.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story stated incorrect off-leash hours for dogs at Isle of Palms. Dogs are only allowed to be off-leash there from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m.; at all other times through Sept. 14, they must be on-leash.

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