By Patricia Blackstock
I'm a local who has lived in Myrtle Beach for 16 years. I love dogs, and I strive to find hotels, condos, dog friendly restaurants and dog parks (Bark Parks) so both youand Fido can enjoy a great Myrtle Beach vacation!
To the best of my knowledge, all information below is correct. But rates and policies can change. Please view the web sites or call for sny 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 business and are told they no longer accept dogs, please send me an e-mail.
|Admiral Motor Inn
300 North Ocean Blvd.
Designated pet friendly rooms.
843-448-7435 or see website
|Holiday Inn Express Broadway at the Beach
$50. non-refundable. 50 lb. max.
|Red Roof Inn
S.Kings Hwy. 2 blocks from ocean
|Affordable Family Resort
Pet friendly accommodations
300 So. Ocean Blvd.
Ask about Non-Refundable Deposit
|Holiday Inn Express
North Myrtle Beach
Little River, SC
|Retreat Myrtle Beach
All properties allow pets
North Myrtle Beach
|Barefoot Paradise Vacations
North Myrtle Beach. Choose the link "view pet-friendly rentals" on site
|Holiday Shores Motel
No cats. 20 lb. limit,
$15 add. per night
|SeaSide Rentals - This page provides
info. for several pet-friendly rentals.
Call for more details.
at the Boardwalk!
Check web site for more information.
|Huntington Beach State Park
Pets may stay at the pet-friendly
Mid-size dogs and cats are welcome.
Additional $50.00 per pet per stay.
Lower Floors only.
|Bermuda Sands at the Boardwalk
Pets accepted, not limited to dogs.
For detailed information, please call:
|Lakewood Camping Villas
Pets Accepted. Scroll down to "Villa Details" to view villas that are pet friendly.
|Sleep Inn Wacamaw Pines
(near Tanger Outlets Rt. 501)
$25. additional er night pet fee.
Pets allowed in some units.
Restrictions apply. Call for details
|La Ouinta Inn & Suites
Pets Welcome! No size
restrictions; no extra fees.
Call for details.
|Sonesta ES Suites
Non-refundable fee. $20 night up to $100 max. (30 nights fee is $250). Agreement signed at check-in. See website for additional information
Comfort Suites pet charge is $20. per night, up to 35 lbs. Maximum: 2 pets per room. See website
Only 300 feet from the beach.
Great local reputation.
|Springmaid Beach Resort
First floor only of the Cypress building.
Under 35 lbs.$25.additional per day
|Compass Cove accepts both dogs and cats November through February only.
Call 855-330-6258 or visit the
Compass Cove website
|Myrtle Beach State Park
Pets may stay at the pet--friendly
|Suites at The Market Common
Rent in the exciting Market Common. Some
stores even offer water bowls for your dog.
|Darlington Motel and Cottages
Accepts pets. Call for more information
and to book a room.
|Myrtle Beach Pet Friendly House
Palm House allows dogs of any size! No additional fee, Fenced in back yard as well.
|Summer Wind Motel
25 lb or less; $13 per day.
Larger dogs up to 100 lbs; $75.00 flat fee.
See webxite for more details
|Dunes Realty Pet Friendly
Accepts pets. Call for more information
and to book a room.
|Oceana Resorts accept pets:
5 resorts are pet-friendly. Call
866-469-7853 or visit website for information
2601 S. Ocean Blvd.
Call for restrictions.
|Elliott Realty, in North Myrtle Beach
Elliott offers pet friendly rental homes, condos and refundable pet desposit.
Call for more information
|North Myrtle Beach Winter Rentals
Winter Rentals. See each listing for pet restrictions and additional information.
Rent from owners. Rent such as Hilton, Kingston Plantation and more. Since these are individually owned units, policies will differ.
|Holiday Inn Express Murrells Inlet
Call for restrictions and/or additional fees
$15.00. surcharge per night. $50 cleaning fee Contact the website for other restrictions
|Westgate Myrtle Beach Resort
Cats and dogs under 60 lbs. $100. refundable deposit. $170. cleaning charge.
See website for more details
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 at Barefoot Landing
Dick's Last Resort at Barefoot Landing
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.
Molly D'Arcy's 1701 S. Ocean Blvd. North Myrtle Beach
Nosh at Pawleys Island Hammock Shops
Oceanfront Bar & Grill - on the Boardwalk Myrtle Beach (Pets welcome in the outside eating area.)
Papis Texican Grill - Little River. (Outside area on the bricks)
Patio Cafe & Bar They greet your furry friends with a bowl of ice water and 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 and heated in winter = patio
Shell Crackers Grill and Raw Bar Murrells Inlet
Sonic Drive-Ins. Share your meal with your best friend!
T-Bonz at Barefoot Landing
Toffino's Italian Bakery Deli Pizza Near the Market Common. Outdoor seating. Great reviews!
Wild Wing Cafe - North Myrtle Beach
Note: All the 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 cool tiles. Dog-friendly restaurants are listed above.
Plan to take your dog to one of the local Dog Parks! They are all FREE except for Surfside Beach (see information below) and are all well-kept and pet friendly!Barc Park North This dog
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 on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. This 11-acre outdoor dog park opened in 2000. The fenced-in grounds are separated into a smaller dog area with structures such as ramps, 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; dates are posted at the park). Free. For additional info, call 918-2390.
Dog Park in Surfside Beach
Note: The dog park in Surfside Beach is not free, like the two shown above. The Town of Surfside Beach has expanded and fenced in an existing park behind the library on Surfside Drive. Take your 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.
Did you know that the 1.2 mile ocean front Boardwalk promenade features nine doggie water fountains? These fountains are built at dog-level and are accompanied by human water fountains. From the day after Labor Day until May 1, dogs are allowed on the boardwalk 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!
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