Choose from over 40 pet friendly condos, motels in Myrtle Beach. Eat at the pet friendly restaurants, and be sure to take your dog to the pet-friendly free dog parks.
Stay where your dog is welcome. Photos and copy by 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 t]The Market Common. The 1-acre addition will offer smaller dogs a place of their own. This improvement is estimated to cost around $40,000
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Dog Friendly Restaurants:
Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand
Note: All 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! 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.
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 that as easy 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 www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/pow.html
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!
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 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.
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
$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 restrictions and and
additional fees. Pet Friendly
|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
Broadway at the Beach
$50, non-refundable. 50 lb. max.
|Retreat Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach
All properties allow pets.
Located at the Boardwalk!
Check website for info.Pet Friendly
|Holiday Inn Express
North Myrtle Beach pet friendlly
( 843) 281-9400
|SeaSide Rentals - South Beach
|Bermuda Sands Boardwalk
Pets accepted, not imited to dogs. Pet Friendly. Call: 1-800-448-8477
|Holiday Shores Motel
No cats. 20-lb limit.
$15 add. per night. 866-469-7853
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.
|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 parkk
|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 max. (30 nights fee is $250).
$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.
Both dogs and cats Pet Friendly
Nov. - Feb. only.
Call 855-330-6258 or visit the website
|La Ouinta Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach.
Pet stay free. Any size.
No extra fees. Pet Friendly
|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
Only300 feet from the beach.
Great local reputation. Pet friendly
Pet friendly. Call (843) 449-5281
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 website for restrictions.
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. Extra fees applied
|Ocean Park Resort
Allows dogs. Call 866-469-7853.
|Westgate Myrtle Beach Resort
See website for details. Pet Friendly
|Oceana Resorts accept pets:
4 resorts are pet friendly. Call
866-469-7853 or bisit the website
Free Pet Friendly Dog Park just off Mallard Lake Dr.
Wally and the grand dogs on our front porch