May 10 2011

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.

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