Pet Friendly Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach pet friendly Vacation Rentals
The best top 40 local hotels, condos, and rentals for you and your dog in 2017!

40 Pet Friendly Rentals - stay with your dog!
Over 30 pet friendly restaurants

Beach policies and laws, Pet Friendly Dog Parks - from a local - updated for 2017

Choose from over 40 of the best pet friendly condos, motels in Myrtle Beach. Eat at the dog friendly restaurants, and be sure to take your dog to the pet-friendly free dog parks.

Stay where both you and your dog are welcome. Photos and copy ©Patricia Blackstock, a local who has lived in Myrtle Beach since 1997.

Expansion planned for Myrtle Beach dog park located off Mallard Lake Drive in Seagate, near The Market Common. The 1-acre addition will offer smaller dogs a place of their own. This improvement is espected to cost around $40,000.

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Have your family photos or family dog photos
taken on the shores of Myrtle Beach! If you are bringing your dog to the beach, consider a family photo that will include your furry best friend. I guarentee we'll all have a good time!

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Best local Dog Friendly Restaurants:
Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand

Bandito's on the Boardwalk
Burger Fi North Myrtle Beach
Bovine's new deck overlooking the Marsh Walk 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 seating in the courtyard
Damon's Grill Barefoot Landing
Gordon Biersch The Market Common patio dining,
Dick's Last Resort at Barefoot Landing
Graham's Landing - outdoors with a view of Murrells Inlet
Island Dogs at the Pawleys Island Hammock Shops. Outdoor seating..
Kaminsky's  N.Y. Del 72nd Ave.16 seating in the porch area. Doggie treat and a warm welcome.
King Street Grill The Market Common patio dining
K-Rae's on theWaterway at Wacca Wache Marina. Outdoor seating area.
Liberty Tap Roon Bar & Grill North Kings Hwy. Myrtle Beach
Mellow Myshroom, North Myrtle Beach
Molly D'Arcy's 1701 S. Ocean Blvd. North Myrtle Beach
Nacho Hippo The Market Common patio dining
Oceanfront Bar & Grill - Downtown on the Boardwalk. (Dogs are welcome in the outside eating area.)
Papis Texican Grill - Little River (Outside area on the bricks.)
Patio Cafe & Bar They greet your dog with a bowl of ice water and a treat on their own plate.
Pawleys Island Tavern (The PIT) Eat on the wood deck under the trees with your dog!
Salt Creek Cafe - Murrells Inlet. outdoor dining and a bowl of water for your dog!
Sea Blue, North Myrtle Beach. Eat on the covered patio with your dog, (heated in winter.)
Shell Crackers Grill and Raw Bar in Murrells Inlet will welcome your dog
Snooky's at Cricket Cove Marina Little River
Sonic Drive-Ins.Share your meal with your dog
Sweet Molly's Creamery - Barefoot Landing - North Myrtle Beacwikk welcome your dog
T-Bonz Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach
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 they have not changed their rules.

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 your dog rest in the shade after romping around the dog park. 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 dog to any of the dog-friendly restaurants listed above.

Dog Beach Policies, Laws, Rules, 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 the May - Labor Day window. Dogs still must be leashed and droppings properly removed.

The city of Myrtle Beach has done away with the law requiring pet owners to have a license for 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 the 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 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

Free Dog Parks

Plan to take your dog to one of the local Dog Parks! They are all FREE except Surfside Beach (see information below.)

NEW Opened 3/1/ 2014! Waggin' Tail Dog Park at the North 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 fully open again, 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 Y, 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 Beach 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.  Hard to believe it is serious news.  "No more barking at Surfside Beach dog park"

The Market Common is pet-friendly. Take your dog so you can both enjoy this lovely 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 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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Received 10/20/2015: "Dear Ms. Blackstock, Thank you for your pet friendly page. Our family planned our July vacation  with our two small dogs from that page. We fell in love with Toffino'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.

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Admiral Motor Inn
300 North Ocean Blvd.
Designated pet friendly rooms.
Elliott Realty
Pet friendlyrental homes, condos and refundable deposit See website
North Myrtle Beach Rentals
Winter Rentals only. Seasonal.
See each listing for restrictions
Affordable Family Resort
300 So. Ocean Blvd. Pet Friendly.
Ask about
non-refundable deposit
Grand Strand Vacations Click "Pet Freindly" and then 'search' at the bottom of this page.
North Myrtle Beach
Polynesian Hotel
$15.00. surcharge per night.
$50 cleaning fee. See website for more.
Apache Family Campground
Dogs all size allowed. Some breed restrictions. Features a dog walk area.
Holiday Inn Express Murrells Inlet
Call about rbout 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" on web site
Holiday Inn Express
Broadway zat the Beach
$50. non-refundable. 50 lb. max,.
Retreat Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach
All properties allow pets
Bar Harbor
Located at the Boardwalk!
Check website for info.
Pet Friendly
Holiday Inn Express
North Myrtle Beach - Little River
( 843) 281-9400
SeaSide Rentals - South Beach
pet friendly
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 link for more info.
Huntington Beach State Park
Pets are welcome to stay
in the pet friendly campground
Sleep Inn Waccamaw Pines
(near Tanger Outlet near Rt. 501)
$25. add.per night. See website
Carroll Woods Coastal Camping
16 mi. West of of North Myrtle Beach. Pet Friendly, dog park
Lakewood Camping Villas
Surfside Beach. Scroll to view the Villas, and click"Villa Details" PPet Friendly
Sonesta ES Suites
Non-refundable fee. $20 night to $100 max. (30 nights fee is s$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 Pet Friendly
Nov. - Feb. only.
Call 855-330-6258 or visit the website
La Ouinta Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach.
Pets stay free. Any size.
No extra fees.
Pet Friendly
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. Features a pet-friendlyweb page for Oct. - Jan. onlyCall (800)624-6418
Mariner Motel
Only300 feet from the beach
Great local reputation. Pet friendly
Pet Friendly. Call (843) 449-5281
The Reef
Pet Friendly. Small pets only.
2101 S. Ocean Blvd.
See link above for pet-friendly info.
Darlington Motel and Cottages
Accepts pets. Call for more info.
Myrtle Beach State Park
Pets may stay in the pet friendly
campgrounds. See websirte for restrictions.
Vancouver Motel
2601 S. Ocean Blvd. Pet Friendly
(843) 448-4331 or (843)262-2908
Dunes Realty Pet Friendly
Garden City Beach.Accepts pets. Call for more info. and booking (843-448-3465
Myrtle Beach Pet Friendly House
Palm House: dogs of any size
No additional fee. Fenced in yard
VRBO Rent from Owners
Rentfrom owners. Individuallyowned units. Policies will differ.  Pet Friendly
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton
Must call 877-411-3436 for res. info. Limited rooms. Extrta fees applied
Ocean Park Resort
Allows dogs. Call 866-469-7853.
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Westgate Myrtle Beach Resort
Call. 843-448-4481
See website for details.   Pet Friendly
Oceana Resorts accept pets:
4 resorts are pet friendly. Call
866-469-7853 or bisit the website
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Family Beach Photography

Family Beach

Photography on the Beachclick any photo enlarge

Dog Fountain at Broadway at the Beach
Dog Fountain at
Broadway at the Beach

Dog Pet Friendly Dog Park
Free Pet Friendly Dog Park just off Mallard Lake Dr.

Dog Park - Bark Park - Barc Park

our house is pet friendly

Free Pet Friendly Dog Park just off Mallard Lake Dr.

our house is pet friendly

Wally and the grand dogs on our front porch

Barc Park Rules
Bark Park Laws. Click for larger size