Myrtle Beach is Dog Friendly

Bring your dog to Myrtle Beach.
Best links for you and your dog! Hotels, Condos, Beach Rentals!
Over 50 pet-friendly rentals. Stay with your dog. Over 30 restaurants
Also - beach laws for dogs, from a local

NOTE: Some parks, rentals, restaurants, etc... may be CLOSED and events CANCELLED
due to the virus, Check websites before you go!

PLEASE NOTE NEW: Myrtle Beach city rules for dogs and bicycles change for the summer season, effective Friday, May 1, 2020 -  The public beach accesses remain closed.  However, when they re-open, dogs are allowed on the beach before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m., May 1 through Labor Day. Dogs and bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk between 5:00 and 10:00 a.m. from May 1 through Labor Day.  At all times, dogs must be on a leash that is seven feet long, or shorter.  You must pick up and properly dispose of pet droppings!

Choose from over 50 pet friendly condos, home rentals and hotels, plus more in North Myrtle Beach. Eat at dog friendly restaurants, and be sure to take your dog to one of the several free dog parks we have in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. Stay where you and your dog are both welcome. All photos and copy ©Patricia Blackstock, a local who has lived in Myrtle Beach since 1997. Dog park Expansion at Mallard Lake Drive in the Seagate Community. This one-acre area allows small dogs to have a place of their own. Also see 3 city bark parks

Admiral Motor Inn
300 North Ocean Blvd.
Designated pet friendly rooms.
Elliott Realty
Pet friendly rentals
Deposit required. See website
North Myrtle Beach Rentals
Winter Rentals only. Seasonal.
See each listing for restrictions
Oceana Resorts accept pets:
4 resorts are pet friendly. Call
866-469-7853 or visit the website.
Grand Strand Vacations Click "Pet Friendly" and the 'search' at the bottom at bottom of page Polynesian Hotel
$15.00. surcharge per night.
$50 cleaning fee. See website for more.
Apache Family Campground
Dogs all size allowed. Breed restrictions. Dog walking area
Holiday Inn Express Murrells Inlet
Call about restrictions, additional fees. Pet Friendly
Red Roof Inn
S. Kings Hwy, 2 blocks from ocean
Pet Friendly
Barefoot Paradise Vacations
North Myrtle Beach
Choose the link "view pet friendly rentals" call or view website
Holiday Inn Express
Broadway at the Beach
$50. non-refundable
50 lb.max.
Retreat Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach
All properties allow pets.
Bar Harbor
Located on he Boardwalk
Check websire for info. Small pets

Holiday Inn Express
North Myrtle Beach -Little River
( 843) 281-9400
SeaSide Rentals - South Beach
pet friendly vacations.
Bermuda Sands Boardwalk
Pets accepted, not limited to dogs.
Pet Friendly. Call: 1-800-448-8477
Holiday Shores Motel
No cats, 20-lb limit $15 add. per night. 866-469-7853
Sea Mist
Mid-size dogs and cats welcome. Add. $50. per pet, per stay. Lower floors only!
Booe Realty
Pets allowed in some units..
Restrictions apply. See website.
Huntington Beach State Park
Pets are welcome
in the pet friendly area.
Sleep Inn Waccamaw Pines
(near Tanger Outlet on 501)
$25. add. per night. See website
Carroll Woods Coastal Camping
16 mi. West of North Myrtle Beach. Pet Friendly, dog park
Lakewood Camping Villas
Surfside Beach. Scroll to view the villas and click "Villa Details" Pet Friendly
Sonesta ES Suites
Non-refundable fee. $20. night to $100. night max. (30 nights fee is $250).
Comfort Suites
$20. per night. Up to 35 lbs.
Max 2 dogs per room.More info. on link.
La Dolce Vita Villas
North Myrtle Beach. No breed restrictions or limitations.Pet friendly
Springmaid Beach Resort
1st floor only. Cypress building.
Under 24 lbs.$25. additional per day.
Compass Cove
Both dogs
and cats.
Nov. - Feb. only.
Call 855-330-6258 or visit site
La Ouinta Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach
Pets stay free Cats too!
Any size.
No extra fees.
Summer Wind Motel
25 lb or less; $13 per day.
Larger dogs up to 100 lbs; $75.00 flat fee. see website for details.
CondoLux accept pets:
North Myrtle Beach.
A pet-friendly web page. Oct. Jan. only Call (800)624-6418
Mariner Motel
Only 300 feet from the beach
Great local reputation
Pet Friendly. Call (843) 449-5281
The Reef
Pet Friendly. Small pets only.
2101S. Ocean Blvd..
See link above for pet friendly info.
Darlington Motel and Cottages
Accepts pets/ Call or view website.
Myrtle Beach State Park
Pets can stay in the pet-friendly campground. see website for restrictions
Vancouver Motel
2601 S. Ocean Blvd.a P
et Friendly
(843) 448-4331 or (843)262-2908
Dunes Realty Pet Friendly
Garden City Beach. Allows pets. Call for more info. and booking.. (843-448-3465
Myrtle Beach Pet Friendly House
Pakm House: Dogs of any size. No additional fees.

Call for info.
VRBO Rent from Owners
Rent from owners. Individually owned units. Policies will differ.
Pet Friendly
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
Must call 877-411-3436 for resl info. Limited rooms. Extra fees.
Ocean Park Resort
Dogs allowed. . Call: 866-469-7853.
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Westgate Myrtle Beach Resort
Call. 843-448-4481
See websitte for details. Pet friendly.
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Best Myrtle Beach dog
friendly restaurants:
Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand
Dog Beach Policies,
Laws, Rules and
Restrictions listed below

Best Myrtle Beach dog friendly restaurants:
Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand

Barking Dawgs Tavern in Murrells Inlet
Beach BBQ & Ribs, Litchfield Plaza
Burger Fi North Myrtle Beach
Bovine's new deck overlooking the Mrshwalk is pet friendly.
Bruster's Ice Cream makes a free Sundae with crumbled "bones" on top, just for your dog
Chive Blossom Cafe, Murrells Inlet with seathing in the Courtyard
Deck 383, located dock level on the Waterway at Wacca Wache Marina. Seating outdoors on the patio..
Crepe Creation Cafe, The Market Common, patio dining
Damon's Grill Barefoot Landing
Dick's Last Resort at Barefoot Landing
Franco's Pizza (back porch Murrells Inlet)
Gordon Biersch The Market Common patio dining
Graham's Landing - outdoors with a view of Murrells Inlet
Kaminsky's  N.Y. Deli 72nd Ave.16 seating in the porch area. Doggie treat and a warm welcome.
King Street Grill The Market Common patio dining
Mellow Mushroom, North Myrtle Beach
Molly D'Arcy's 1701 S. Ocean Blvd. North Myrtle Beach
Nacho Hippo The Market Common pet friendly dining
Oceanfront Bar & Grill - Downtown on the Boardwalk (Dogs are welcome at the outdoor seating area.)
Pawleys Island Tavern (The PIT) Eat on the wood deck, under the trees with your dog with your dog!
Sea Blue, North Myrtle Beach. Eat on the covered patio with your dog (heated in winter.)
Snooky's at Cricket Cove Marina in Little River.
Sonic Drive-Ins.Share your meal with your dog
Toffino's Italian Bakery Deli Pizza Near The Market Common, outdoor seating, local favorite!
Tupelo Honey Cafe, located in The Market Common, Myrtle Beach
Travinia Located in The Market Common, patio dining
Wild Wing Cafe - Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach

Note: All the best local pet friendly restaurants offer outdoor or patio seating (not inside the restaurant.) You might want to give them a call before you go to make sure no rules have been changed.

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! This is especially true when you take your dog to one of the local dog parks. Although the dog parks are shaded in places, it is important that you and your dog rest in the shadr after romping around the dog park. Also, there are special sunscreen made for your dog.

for dogs. Put ice cubes in your dog's water dish and encourage him/her to stretch out on the cool tiles. Take your dog to any of the dog friendly restaurants listed above.

Dog Beach Policies, Laws, Rules and Restrictions

Just a reminder....seasonal rules are in effect for dogs and bicycles on the beach and boardwalk From May 1 through Labor Day, dogs 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 May - Labor Day window. Dogs must be leashed and droppings properly removed.

The city of Myrtle Beach has done away with the law allowing pet owners to have a license lfor dogs and cats. The animal license fee was regarded as unnecessary. pets still must show proof of rabies vaccination and are required to wear a collar with proper identification.

Owners are responsible for removing pet waster from beaches and other public property. Horry County laws:
Dogs in public must be on a leash. Dogs are allowed on the beach only before 10 a.m.and after 5 pm every day through Labor Day.

Dog Waste Bags...The city of Myrtle Beach buys approximately 60,000 dog waste bags every year and stocks them in our free dispensers at city parks.  The doggie waste bags are available free at the two off-leash Barc Parcs, as well as at Grand Park and other outdoor locations.  Pet owners are required to pick up after their pets and properly dispose of the droppings!  We make thst aseasy as possible by providing free bags for this purpose. 

Boardwalk Beach Ploicies and Rules for Dogs
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 Msy 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 foot washers are provided at other locations along the Boardwalk and elsewhere.)
Thanks to the City of Myrtle Beach for
this information.

Free Dog Parks

Plan to take your dog to the local dog parks.

They are all FREE except Surfside Beach (see information below.)

Waggin' Tail Dog Park at the North Myrtle Beach 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 sunrie 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. Update 12/10/16 The park is now open after Hurricane Matthew toppled 30 trees and demolished 300 feet of fence on October 8.  The 14-acre park is divided into two sections, one of which includes a large lake.  Barc Parc North, a second off-leash area for dogs, is adjacent to the Claire Chapin Epps Family, off 62nd Avenue North Extension.  For photos of Barc Parc South, visit  

Dog Park in Surfside Beach
The dog park in Surfside Beach is not free, like the other 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 license tags. Residents and non-residents $10. Tags can be purchased at the Town Hall, 115 US Highway 17 N.  843-913-6111. All other information about the dog park is HERE

This should be on the Onion website... "No more barking at Surfside Beach dog park"

The Market Commonis pet friendly. Take your dog so you can both fall in love with this up-scale shopping area of  Myrtle Beach!

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 knowldge, all information on this web page is correct.. But rates and policies can change. Please view the website and call them 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 are no longer accepting dogs, please send me an e-mail.

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Received 10/20/2015: "Dear Ms. Blackstock, Thank you for your pet frendly information. Our family planned our July vacation  with our two small dogs from that page. We fell in love withToffino's and KRae on the Waterway and so did the dogs! We wanted to let you know how valuable your website was in planning things to do and where to stay." MBW in Raleigh, N.C.

Received 9/25/2016 Hello. I wanted to thank you for this important web page for anyone who wants to bring their dog to Myrtle Beach. We stayed in one of your pet friendly hotels and ate at your pet friendly resaurants. Since we did not have internet access, we wrote them down in our travel journal and referred to it every day. Thank you for making our vacation so special. Boone, N.C.

Received 8/2/2017 I want to thank you for your dog friendly information about where to stay and where to eat with my pooch. It was very helpful. We especially enjoyed the Market Common shops offer cool water bowls and we ate at Gordon Bierch where the pup got a lot of tail-waving attention from people passing by.

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