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Ready for a trip to the beach and don't want to leave your pup behind? No need to worry—you can bring them along! When it comes to a Hilton Head Island vacation with your pet (sorry, dogs only) , you will find a number of places to visit, trails to walk, restaurants to enjoy and plenty of activities for the entire family!

PETS {dogs only} | SERVICE DOGS: We have a select number of “pet-friendly” (dogs only) accommodations available, however, pre-approval at time of booking is necessary.  A $225 fee will be added to your reservation in a pet-friendly property when you are bringing one dog. Pet fee for two dogs (in those properties that allow multiple dogs-two dog maximum) would be $325. All dogs must be 75lbs or under. If pet related damages are found upon your departure, any costs for remedy will be assessed upon notification.  If any dog is found on premise without advanced approval from agent, guests will be assessed a fee of $200 per night per pet of contracted rental agreement dates AND be asked to vacate the property without refund.  

Each Pup-Friendly property is professionally cleaned and treated upon departure, so you can be assured that your Hilton Head Vacation Rental will be fresh and ready for you and your dog’s arrival.


  • We only allow dogs in select Pet Friendly Properties
  • Must be pre-approved at the time of your reservation
  • $225 non-refundable charge added to the base rate
  • Damages found may result in additional charges
  • Guests will be asked to leave without a refund if a pet is found on premise without prior permission

Are you visiting during the Summer months OR staying in a property that is not Pet Friendly? Fido can still come along and enjoy a spa vacation at one of our recommended boarding options listed below.  Each will allow you to visit during operating hours and even sign your pet out for a walk! Be sure to review the Town of Hilton Head’s Beach Ordinance (listed below) to see when dogs are permitted on the beach.



  • Not permitted 10-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Must be on a leash:
  • 10-5, April 1-Memorial Day
  • 10-5, Labor Day-September 30
  • Must be on a leash or voice control at all other times
  • Not allowed in designated swim areas
  • Must remove and properly dispose of any waste

Be sure to check the complete listing of Regulations on the Shore Services website.


Dog Friendly Restaurants on Hilton Head

  • The Black Marlin
  • Bomboras
  • Captain Woodys
  • Frankie Bones
  • Giuseppis
  • Its Greek to Me
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • One Hot Mamas
  • Reilley's Grill and Bar
  • Skull Creek Boathouse
  • Street Meet
  • The Smokehouse
  • Wiseguys