The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department patrols the beaches and enforces all beach regulations. Violators of beach regulations are subject to fines up to $500 per each offense.
The following are PROHIBITED on all beaches:
The following activities are prohibited in Designated Swimming Areas between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 1 through September 30:
Animals on the Beach
Not permitted - Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day
Must be on a leash:
Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 1 through Thursday before Memorial Day
Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday after Labor Day through September 30
Must be on leash or under positive voice control at all other times.
Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of the animal's waste.