The Town of Seabrook Island maintains two joint use pathways on Seabrook Island Road. The pathway on the INBOUND lane is approximately five (5) feet in width and runs from Bohicket Marina to Landfall Way. The pathway on the OUTBOUND lane is approximately ten (10) feet wide and extends from the SIPOA Security Gate all the way to Freshfields Village.
To identify and address safety issues along both pathways – particularly related to pavement condition, flooding, visibility and accessibility – Seabrook Island Town Council commissioned a study by a local engineering firm, ESP Associates, in the fall of 2020. Over several months, ESP conducted multiple site visits in order to analyze the existing conditions along both pathways. Their findings were summarized in Mixed-Use Path Evaluation report which was provided to Town Council in March.
Members of Town Council reviewed and discussed the consultant’s findings and recommendations during its April Ways & Means Committee meeting. While Town Council remains committed to maintaining and upgrading the outbound pathway between the SIPOA Security Gate and Freshfields Village, concerns were expressed about the cost-effectiveness of continuing to maintain the inbound pathway, particularly given its age, susceptibility to flooding, pavement condition and limited usage in comparison to the outbound pathway.
Before making any decisions on whether – or how – to proceed with the inbound pathway, Town Council has elected to solicit public feedback on the following three options:
To learn more about each of these options and to participate in our online survey, please click the button below.
The survey will remain open until 12:00 pm on Monday, May 10th. Survey responses will be reviewed by members of Town Council during the Ways & Means Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 11th at 1:00 pm.
Public comments on each of these options may also be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any comments or questions about this survey, please contact Town Hall by phone at (843) 768-9121 or by email at email@example.com.
As of April 1, 2021, the town’s “peak” season rules pertaining to pets on the beach are now in effect. Pursuant to Section 32-44 of the Town Code, also known “Beach Rules for Pets Ordinance,” the beaches of Seabrook Island are divided into three zones. The requirements for each zone during the “off-peak” season are provided below:
Restricted Area (Red)
Limited Restriction Area (Yellow)
General Beach Area (Green)
As a reminder, when an animal is allowed to be off-leash, it must be effectively controlled by a competent person from: (a) entering any area on or adjacent to the beach in which a pet is prohibited; (b) destroying or damaging any property; (c) attacking or threatening to attack any person or any other animal or pet in any manner; or (d) being a nuisance to other beach goers.
When a pet is required to be on a leash, it must be restrained using a physical restraint made of cord, rope, strap, chain or other material effective for restraining the type and size of animal to which it is attached. In addition, the physical restraint must be no more than sixteen (16) feet in length, secured to the animal’s collar or harness, and continuously held by a competent person physically capable of restraining the animal. Animals under voice control, or under control of remotely operated devices (such as electronic collars), are considered to be “off leash.”
The beaches of Seabrook Island are actively patrolled by code enforcement officers employed by the town, as well as by designated personnel from the Seabrook Island Beach Patrol. Individuals who are found guilty of violating any ordinance of the town may be subject to fines up to $1,087.50 per offense (including court fees) upon conviction.
To report a violation, please contact the town's Beach Patrol by phone at (843) 718-6083.
The town’s “peak” season rules will remain in effect until September 30, 2021.