Is Fripp Island Pet-Friendly?

Anyone who has a ‘fur baby’ understands the struggle that comes with planning a vacation. Your pets are a part of your family and leaving them behind can pull at your heartstrings in the worst possible way. For many, the thought of their pet’s desolate face as they leave them with strangers or having to leave them in a kennel for weeks at a time is enough to hesitate on even the most lavish trip. 

The whining, whimpering, frightened feeling that your pet gets when you go to the grocery store magnified by the much longer time away is heartbreaking to many pet owners. We know the feeling, and we get it. While not all our rentals are pet-friendly, we’re pleased to offer several accommodations that are! You’re free to snuggle up with the most important member of your family when you stay on Fripp Island. 


Why We’ve Made Fripp Island Pet-Friendly 

At Fripp Island Resort, our priority is making sure your experience with us is comfortable, memorable, and everything else any great vacation should be! Whether youre looking for a family getaway, a romantic interlude, or just a place where you can breathe and relax, our goal is to give you exactly what you need. If this includes spending time with your four-legged family members, then that’s exactly what you’ll get!  

Everything You Need to Know About Fripp Island Leash Laws and Regulations 


Check out the break down below about Fripp Island County’s pet laws.  

From the Friday before Memorial Day to the Monday after Labor Day:
Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. unless they are service animals. At other times, any dog may be on the beach on a leash or under voice control.

From the Tuesday after Labor Day to Sept. 30:
Dogs may be on the beach anytime, but they must be on leash between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

From Oct. 1 to March 31:
Dogs can be on the beach anytime, either on a leash or under voice control.

From April 1 to the Thursday before Memorial Day:
Dogs may be on the beach anytime, but they must be on leash between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

**** Note- When a dog exits beach area, Fripp Island POA regulations are in effect and ALL dogs must be leashed, regardless of hour or time of year.


Please remember that it’s always important to pick up after your pet!  

Check out the full county leash laws here. 

The Benefits of Taking Your Pets on Your South Carolina Vacation 

Having your pet around can make a world of difference when it comes to fully appreciating your vacation. There are plenty of benefits to taking your pets on vacation in South Carolina, including: 

  • Getting to play in the sand with someone who won’t ever complain about the mess.
  • Making memories that include every member of your family.
  • The memories made from the fur baby photo ops that melt your heart.
  • Having the often-necessary comfort of home in your lap every evening of your vacation.
  • Comforting small children who haven’t traveled before.
  • Bonding with your pet and building a more secure relationship. 
  • Giving them a taste of adventure and fun.
  • Avoiding kennel or pet hotel fees that can run into the hundreds for long trips.
  • Not having to wonder if your four-legged friend is healthy and happy in your absence. 

Select a Pet-Friendly Vacation Rental with Fripp Island Resort 

26 sea mist rd Fripp IslandPlanning your vacation is easy with Fripp Island Resort. We have everything you need to relax and really enjoy what you came for. The best that South Carolina has to offer is tied up in one neat package when you book one of our resort rentals! We have several gorgeous pet-friendly accommodations that are available for you to book today. Feel free to browse our website for your next vacation destination and don’t forget to check out our specials. We are also equipped to host large groups and have a wide variety of available locations close to the beach. Book your stay with us on Fripp Island today!