By Patricia Blackstock
I'm a local who has lived in Myrtle Beach for 17 years. I love dogs, and I strive to help you find the best pet-friendly information you need so that you and your dog will enjoy a stress-free pet friendly vacation!
Bruster's Ice Cream makes a free Sundae with crumbled bones on top, just for your dog
Chive Blossom Cafe, Murrells Inlet, seating in the Courtyard
Damon's Grill Barefoot Landing
Dick's Last Resort at Barefoot Landing
Graham's Landing - outdoors with a view of Murrells Inlet
Hanging 10 Surf Bar - 1610 Highway 17 S # 8, Surfside Beach, SC (843) 650-8413
Island Dogs at the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops. Outdoor seating.
K-Rae's on theWaterway at the Wacca Wache Marina. Pets are welcome in the outdoor eating area
Molly D'Arcy's 1701 S. Ocean Blvd. North Myrtle Beach
Nosh at Pawleys Island Hammock Shops
Oceanfront Bar & Grill - on the Boardwalk, downtown. (Pets welcome in the outside eating area.)
Papis Texican Grill - Little River (Outside area on the bricks)
Patio Cafe & Bar They greet your furry friend with a bowl of ice water and a treat on their own plate.
Pawleys Island Tavern (The PIT) Outdoors on the wood dock, under the trees!
Salt Creek Cafe - Murrells Inlet. Outdoor seating and water for your pooch!
Sea Blue, North Myrtle Beach. Eat on the covered patio, heated in winter
Shell Crackers Grill and Raw Bar Murrells Inlet
Sonic Drive-Ins. Share your meal with your best friend!
Sweet Molly's Creamery - Barefoot Landing - North Myrtle Beach
T-Bonz Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach
Toffino's Italian Bakery Deli Pizza Near The Market Common. Outdoor seating. Local favorite!
Wild Wing Cafe - Barefoot Landing - North Myrtle Beach
Note: All pet friendly restaurants offer outdoor seating only
Tips for dog parents....
With temperatures in the 80s and 90s here in the summer, your best friend can easily become dehydrated. Keep a bottle of cool water handy! Also, there are special sunscreens for dogs. Put ice cubes in your dog's water dish and encourage him/her to stretch out on the cool tiles. Take your pooch to any of the dog-friendly restaurants listed above.
Just a reminder....seasonal rules are in effect for dogs and bicycles on the beach and boardwalk. From May 1 through Labor Day, pets are allowed on the beach only before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. At all times, pets must be on a leash of seven feet or shorter, and owners must pick up and properly dispose of any droppings. Bicycles also must observe the “before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.” rule for the beach. However, on the Boardwalk pets and bicycles are allowed only in the mornings, from 5:00 to 10:00 a.m. during the May - Labor Day window. Dogs still must be leashed and droppings properly removed.
Plan to take your dog to one of the local Dog Parks! They are all FREE except for Surfside Beach (see information below.) All local dog parks are well-kept and pet friendly!
NEW Opened 3/1/ 2014! Waggin' Tail Dog Parks at the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Sports Complex
Barc Park is on Mallard Lake Drive This dog park is located near The Market Common directly behind the Food Lion and flea market. This 11 acre dog park opened in 2000. The fenced-in grounds are separated into a smaller dog area with structures such as hoops, and a larger dog area featuring a lake for doggie aquatics. Shaded areas with picnic tables and benches are welcoming for pet owners. Hours are sunrise to sunset, daily (maintenance is performed a few days each quarter and dates are posted at the park). Free. For additional info, call 843-918-2390.
Dog Park in Surfside Beach
Note: The dog park in Surfside Beach is not free, like the two shown here, The Town of Surfside Beach has expanded and fenced in an existing park behing the library on Surfside Drive. Take you dog to the dog park and see it for yourself. ALL dogs must have and wear current Town of Surfside Beach license tags. Residents and non-residents $10. Tags can be purchased at Town Hall 115 US Highway 17 N. 843-913-6111. All other information about the Dog Park is here.
Boardwalk Rules for Dogs
From the day after Labor Day until May 1, dogs are allowed on the Boardwalk at all times at all times, but they must be on a leash and you must pick up after them. From May 1 through Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the boardwalk only between 5:00 and 10:00 a.m. (Note that the doggie water fountains are NOT foot washes. (Separate human showers and foot washes are provided at other locations along the boardwalk and elsewhere.)
Thanks to the City of Myrtle Beach for this information!
When you book a dog friendly hotel, motel or condo, don't forget to ask about additional charges such as weight restrictions and deposits. To the best of my knowledge, all information below is correct. But rates and policies can change. Please view the websites of call for updated information. I do not personally recommend (or not recommend) any of the locations below. Do your homework and research reviews before booking.
If you contact any listing and are told they no longer accept dogs, please send me an e-mail.
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|Admiral Motor Inn
300 North Ocean Blvd.
Designated pet friendly rooms. See website or call for more information
|Grand Strand Vacations
From this link, click "Pet Freindly" and then 'search' at the bottom of the page. Located in North Myrtle Beach
|North Myrtle Beach Winter Rentals
Pet Friendly Winter Rentals only. Seasonal pet friendly rentals. See each listing for restrictions and more information.
|Affordable Family Resort
300 So. Ocean Blvd.
Ask about non-refundable deposit
|Holiday Inn Express Murrells Inlet
Call about current restrictions and ask about any additional fees.
$15.00. surcharge per night. $50 cleaning fee. See website for other restrictions
|Apache Family Campground
Dogs of all sizes are allowed. Some breed restrictions. Features dog walk area.
|Holiday Inn Express Broadway at
at the Beach
$50. non-refundable. 50 lbs max
|Red Roof Inn
S.Kings Hwy. 2 blocks from ocean.
|Barefoot Paradise Vacations
North Myrtle Beach. Choose the link "view pet-friendly rentals on site
|Holiday Inn Express
North Myrtle Beach
Little River, SC
( 843) 281-9400
|Retreat Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach
All properties allow pets
Located at the Boardwalk!
for more information
|Holiday Shores Motel
No cats. 20 lb. limit
$15 additional per night. 866-469-7853
|SeaSide Rentals - South Beach
Links to pet-friendly rentals.
Call for details
|Bermuda Sands at the Boardwalk
Pets accepted, not limited to dogs. Call: 1-800-448-8477
|Huntington Beach State Park
Pets are welcome to stay
at the pet-friendly
Mid-size dogs and cats are welcome.
Additional $50.00 per pet per stay.
Lower floors only
Pets allowed in some units.
See website or Call for details
|Lakewood Camping Villas
Pets accepted. Surfside Beach. Scroll to view pet friedly villas. See
|Sleep Inn Waccamaw Pines
(near Tanger Outlet near Rt. 501)
$25. additional fee per night. See website
|Carroll Woods Coastal Campgrounds 16 mi. W. of North Myrtle Beach. Pet Friendly, dog park and more||La Dolce Vita Villas
North Myrtle Beach "No breed restrictions or limitations for your furry children"
|Sonesta ES Suites
Non-refundable fee.$20 night to $100 max. (30 nights fee is $250). Agreement signed at check-in. See website for more.
Pet charge is $20. per night, up to 35 lbs.. Max. 2 pets per room. See website
|La Ouinta Inn & Suites
Myrtle Beach. Pets stay free.. No size
restrictions. No extra fees..
See websitel for details
|Springmaid Beach Resort
First floor only of the
Under 35 lbs.$25. additional per day
Both dogs and cats
Nov. - Feb. only.
Call 855-330-6258 or visit the website
Only 300 feet from the beach.
Great local reputation .
|Suites at The Market Common
Rent in the exciting Market Common. Studio, 1 or 2 beedrooms
Some offer water bowls for your pet. .
|CondoLux accept pets:
North Myrtle Beach. Features a pet-friendly web page for Oct. - Jan. only. Call (800)624-6418
|Myrtle Beach State Park
Pets may stay in the pet--friendly
campgrounds. Check the website for detailed information and restrictions
|Summer Wind Motel
25 lb or less; $13 per day.
Larger dogs up to 100 lbs; $75.00 flat fee.
See website or call for more details
|Darlington Motel and Cottages
Accepts pets. Call for more information
|Myrtle Beach Pet Friendly House
Allows dogs of any size.
No additional fee. Fence in back yard as well.
2601 S. Ocean Blvd.
Call for reservations
|Dunes Realty Pet Friendly
Garden City Beach. Accepts pets. Call for more information and to book a room.
|Ocean Park Resort
Allows dogs. See website for more information
or call 866-469-7853.
Review on my
|Rent from Owners
Rent from owners.VRBO.l. Hilton, Kingston Plantation and more. Individually owned units, policies will differ.
et friendly rental homes, condos and refundable pet deposit.
Call for more information
|Oceana Resorts accept pets:
4 resorts are pet friendly. Call
866-469-7853 or visit website
|Westgate Myrtle Beach Resort
See web site for details