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Latest news on COVID-19 and information on Sullivan's Island entry, restrictions and beach closures.  Click Here.

In an abundance of caution and following the advice of the Centers for Disease Control, Wednesday collection of yard debris will be suspended indefinitely due to the continued spread of COVID-19.  Residents are asked not to place any debris street-side until further notice.  

 Click here to read the final report on Accreted Land Management Plan from Biohabitats.

Click here to read revised pre-proposal draft language for the National Fish and Wildlife Federation's Coastal Resilience Grant Fund. 

Beach Rules & Regulations


We welcome visitors to enjoy our beaches year-around. To protect residents, visitors and the beaches we have imposed the following rules and regulations. Failure to comply could result in receiving a citation or a fine.

  • All residents and visitors enter the ocean at their own risk. No lifeguards are on duty at any time. 
  • All beach activity is prohibited after 11 PM.
  • All dogs must have a license from Town Hall (including residents, visitors and day-trippers) and comply with the Animal and Fowl Ordinance.
  • All trash and dog droppings must be taken with you when you leave the beach. Dog poo bags, recycle bins and trash cans are at the end of each beach path.
  • No plastic, polystyrene or glass containers area allowed on the beach at any time.
  • All alcoholic beverages are prohibited on all streets, boardwalks and beaches.
  • No motorized vehicles are allowed on beach paths or beaches. This includes golf carts and low speed vehicles.
  • Attendees must park in designated right of way areas, have all tires off of the pavement and may not block the street or beach paths.
  • Sailboarders, kite surfers, jet skis and motorboats may not operate outside of designated areas. View the Watercraft Ordinance (PDF).
  • All commercial activity is prohibited on the beach (including vendors, photography and filming).
  • No activity, inclusive of loose dogs, is allowed in the dunes or near  turtle nesting areas.  
  • No fireworks are allowed at any time.