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Old 06-26-2009, 06:20 AM
 
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I will be visiting Charleston this weekend with my dog, a labrador retriever. I would like to spend some time on the beach but I have found that many beaches have rules regarding dogs. Whats the best beach to visit with my dog? He is very friendly, up to date on shots, etc. I am a responsible pet owner and I always clean up after my pup. I will most likely keep him on a leash the whole time anyway, so thats not a problem. I am considering the beach at Isle of Palms. Is this a good choice? Or does anyone out there have better advice? I know he's a dog but it's his first time to the beach!!!!

Any pet friendly bars, restaurants, etc?

I really appreciate any advice and I am looking forward to a great mini-vacation to Charleston!!!
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Old 06-26-2009, 06:50 AM
 
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Folly Beach is pretty dog-friendly. I forget the hours that dogs can be on the beach, but it's in the evenings. Lost Dog Cafe on Folly Beach is a great place to get some food, and there are literally hundreds of pictures from people and their dogs on the wall. You can even bring your dog to eat there, it's pretty cool...
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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Folly Beach is pretty restrictive during the summer, From May 1st through Sept 30th dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10 am and 6 pm.

Isle of Palms allows dogs, but on leash during these times. We take our dogs there all the time.
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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I'd like to be on the beach during the day so I am thinking Isle of Palms. Is it a nice beach? Scenic? Clean? Would it be worth it to drive to Folly Beach if we go during the "dog hours"?
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:36 AM
 
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Both beaches are gorgeous. The Folly Beach area is much more "beach town" atmosphere with shops & restaurants, etc. Isle of Palms is much more residential, there are some restaurants and shops, but not nearly as many as Folly.
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:41 AM
 
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Oh, and by the way, Red's Ice House is also very dog friendly and right on the water at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant. They have what they call "Yappy Hour"
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:43 AM
 
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Fuel, located downtown on the corner of Rutledge and Cannon, from what I have seen allows dogs out in the back patio (which is the best seating in my opinion!)
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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Dogs are allowed on the beach at Isle of Palms all day..on the leash. They are allowed off the leash until 8:00 am....(from 10:00pm I think).
You can bring your dog to Poe's on Sullivans Island and Red's Icehouse on Shem Creek in Mt Pleasant. Red's is VERY dog friendly
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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Bubba Gump's downtown has a great patio that is dog friendly.

Parson Jack's is also a great place for dogs.

We have three labs and go to both places....

Hampton park downtown is good too..
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Old 06-26-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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i usually take my dog to Sullivans Island because it smy backyard but they have new rules on the beach near fort moultrie
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