Myrtle Beach Is Dog Friendly
Best Dog Condo, Rentls, Hotels

All you need to know about bringing your pet to Myrtle Beach!
Best information for Pet Hotels, Condos, Beach Rentals!
Over 50 pet-friendly rentals. Stay with your dog! Over 30 restaurants
Also - beach dog laws - from a local!

NOTE: Many parks, restaurants and other venues have been CLOSED and events CANCELLED
due ro rhe virus. Check availability on the websites!

Admiral Motor Inn
300 N. Ocean Blvd..
Pet friendly rooms.
Grand Strand Vacations Click "Pet Friendly" and the 'search' at the bottom at bottom of page Red Roof Inn
S. Kings Hwy, 2 blocks from ocean
Pet Friendly
Oceana Resorts accept pets:
4 resorts are pet friendly. Call
866-469-7853 or visit the website.
Holiday Inn Express Murrells Inlet
Call about restrictions, additional fees. Pet Friendly
Retreat Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beachh
All properties allow pets.
Apache Family Campground
Dogs od all sizes alowed. Some restrictions. Dog walking area
Holiday Inn Express
North Myrtle Beach -Little River
( 843) 281-9400
SeaSide Rentals - South Beach
pet friendly vacations.
Bar Harbor
Located on he Boardwalk
Check websire intfo. Small pets

Holiday Shores Motel
No cats, 20 lb.limit $15. additional per night. 866-469-7853 for information
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
State Park pfriendly
Sleep Inn Waccamaw Pines
(near Tanger outlets 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. See link.
La Dolce Vita Villas
North Myrtle Beach. No breed
restrictions or limitations.Pet friendly
DoubleTree by Hilton find everything you need to know about policies and pets
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 exra 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 link for estrictions
Vancouver Motel
2601 S. Ocean Blvd.a P
et Friendly
(843) 448-4331 or (843)262-2908
Dunes Realty Pet Friendly
GardenCity Beach. Allows pets. Call for more info. and booking.. (843-448-3465
Ocean Park Resort
Dogs allowed.

Call: 866-469-7853.
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.
North Myrtle Beach Rentals
Winter rrntals only. Seasonal.
See each listinf for estrictions
Westgate Myrtle Beach Resort
Call. 843-448-4481
See website for details. Pet friendly.
Elliott Realty
Pet friendly rentals
Deposit required. See middle of page
Polynesian Hotel
$15.00. surcharge per nigh
$50 cleaning charge. See above for more.
Barking Dawgs Tavern in Murrells Inlet.

Beach BBQ & Ribs, Litchfield Plaza

Burger Fi North Myrtle Beach

Bovine's new deck overlooking the Marshwalk is pet friendly.

Bruster's Ice Cream makes a free Sundae with crumbled "bones" on the top just for your dog

Chive Blossom Cafe, Murrells Inlet with seating 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 patio area. Doggie treat and 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 on the patio

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 Mrina 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 in Myrtle Beach

Travinia Located in the Market Common patio seating

Wild Wing Cafe - Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach

Note: All the local pet friendly restaurants listed above offer outdoor or patio seating (Dogs are not allowed inside the restaurants.) 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 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 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 Norch Myrtle Beach Sprots 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 Ave. N. extension. For photos of the 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 behind 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 p about the dog park is HERE

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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-wagging attention from people passing by.

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Best Myrtle Beach Pet Friendly!
Myrtle Beachand The Grand Strand

Rules for dogs, Surfside Beach.

The Market Common is 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 Do your hoework and research accommodations before booking.

If you contact any listing and are told they no longer accept dogs, please send me an e-mail so I can remove them from the list Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE NEW! Myrtle Beach rules and laws for bicycles change for the summer season, effective Friday, May 1, 2020 -  The public beach access in now open. However, when they re-opendogs 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 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, beach 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