Choose from over 40 pet-friendly hotels and condos listed below. Eat at the pet friendly restaurants, and be sure to take your dog to the pet-friendly free dog parks.
Stay where you and your dog are welcome. Photos and copy by Patricia Blackstock, a local who has lived in Myrtle Beach since 1998.
NEW! Expansion planned for Myrtle Beach dog park located off Mallard Lake Drive in Seagate, neat The Market Common. The one-acre addition will offer smaller pooches a place of their own! The project is estimated to cost $40,000
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 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 eith a view of Murrells Inlet
Island Dogsat 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 the Wacca Wache Marina. Outdoor eating area.
Molly D'Arcy's 1701 S. Ocean Blvd. North Myrtle Beach
Nacho Hippo The Market Common patio dining
Oceanfront Bar & Grill - on the Boarsdwalk, downtown. (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 dock 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 wirth our 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 Beach will welcome your dog
T-Bonz Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach
Toffino's Italian Bakery Deli Pizza Near The Market Common. Outdoor seating. Local favorite!
Travinia The Market Common patio dining Wild Wing Cafe - Barefoot Landing - North Myrtle Beach
Note: All pet friendly restaurants offer outdoor or patio seating (not inside the restaurant.)
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 doge. 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.
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 properlt removed.
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 that as easy as possible by providing free bags for the purpose.
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.
Dog Park in Surfside Beach
Note: 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!
Boardwalk 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
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.
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 Raligh, N.C.
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|Admiral Motor Inn
300 North Ocean Blvd.
Designated pet friendly rooms.
|Grand Strand Vacations Click "Pet Freindly" and then 'search' at the bottom of this page.
North Myrtle Beach
|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
|Holiday Inn Express Murrells Inlet
Call about restrictions and and
additional fees. Prt Friendly
$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
Broadway at the Beach
$50, non-refundable. 50 lb. 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 web site
|Holiday Inn Express
NorthMyrtle Beach Pet Friendly
( 843) 281-9400
|Retreat Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach
All properties allow pets .
Located at the Boardwalk!
Check website for info. Pet Friendly
|Holiday Shores Motel
No cats. 20-lb limit.
$15 add. per night. 866-469-7853
|SeaSide Rentals - South Beach
|Bermuda Sands Boardwalk
Pets accepted, not imited to dogs. Pet FriendlyCall: 1-800-448-8477
|Huntington Beach State Park
Pets are welcome to stay
in the pet friendly campground
Mid-size dogs and cats welcome. Add, $50.per pet, per stay, lower floors only!
Pets allowed in some units.
See link for more info.
|Lakewood Camping Villas
Surfside Beach. Scroll to view the Villas, and click"Villa Details" Pet Friendly
|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
|La Dolce Vita Villas
NorthMyrtle Beach "No breed restrictions or limitations, Pet Friendly
|Sonesta ES Suites
Non-refundable fee. $20 night to $100 max. (30 nights fee is $250).
$20. per night. Up to 35 lbs.
Max 2 dogs per room More info on link
|La Ouinta Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach.
Pet stay free. Any size.
No extra fees. Pet Friendly
|Springmaid Beach Resort
1st. floor only Cypress building.
Under 24 lbs.$25. additional per day.
Both dogs and cats Pet Friendly
Nov. - Feb. only.
Call 855-330-6258 or visit the website
Only300 feet from the beach.
Great local reputation. Pet Friendly
Pet friendly. Call (843) 449-5281
|Summer Wind Motel
25 lb or less; $13 per day.
Largerv 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. only. Call (800)624-6418
|Myrtle Beach State Park
Pets may stay in the pet friendly
campgrounds. Check the website for info./ restrictions.
2601 S. Ocean Blvd, Pet Friendly.
Call for reservations
(843) 448-4331 or (843)262-2908
|Darlington Motel and Cottages
Accepts pets. Call for more info.
|Myrtle Beach Pet Friendly House
Palm House: Dogs of any size/
No additional fee. Fenced in back yard
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
|Ocean Park Resort
Allows dogs. Call 866-469-7853.
|VRBO Rent from Owners
Rentfrom owners. Individuallyowned units. Policies will differ. Pet Friendly
Pet friendlyrental homes, condos and refundable deposit See website.
|Oceana Resorts accept pets:
4 resorts are pet friendly. Call
866-469-7853 or visit the website
|Westgate Myrtle Beach Resort
See website for details. Pet Friendly