Pet Friendly
Myrtle Beach
Stay where both you and your dog are welcome!
Where to stay with your dog
...Where to eat with your dog, plus free Dog Parks!

By Patricia Blackstock

I'm a local who has lived in Myrtle Beach for 17 years. I love dogs, and I strive to help you find what you're looking for so you and your dog can enjoy a stress-free vacation in Myrtle Beach.

Dog Park - Bark Park - Barc Park
Dog Friendly Restaurants:
Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand

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
Dick's Last Resort at Barefoot Landing
Graham's Landing - outdoors with a view of Murrells Inlet
Hanging 10 Surf Bar - 1610 Highway 17 S # 8, Surfside Beach, SC (843) 650-8413
Island Dogs at the Pawleys Island Hammok Shops. Outdoor seating.
Kaminsky's  N.Y. Del 72nd Ave.16 seating in the porch area. Doggie treat and a warm welcome.
K-Rae's on theWaterway at the Wacca Wache Marina. Pets are welcome in the outdoor eating area
Molly D'Arcy's 1701 S. Ocean Blvd. North Myrtle Beach
Oceanfront Bar & Grill - on the Boarsdwalk, downtown. (Pets welcome in the outside eating area.)
Papis Texican Grill - Little River (Outside area on the bricks)
Patio Cafe & Bar They greet your furry friend with a bowl of ice water and a treat on their own plate.
Pawleys Island Tavern (The PIT) Outdoors on the wood dock, under the trees!
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, heated in winter.
Shell Crackers Grill and Raw Bar Murrells Inlet
Snooky's at Cricket Cove Marina Little River
Sonic Drive-Ins.Share your meal with your best friend
Sweet Molly's Creamery - Barefoot Landing -North Myrtle Beach
T-Bonz Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach
Toffino's Italian Bakery Deli Pizza Near The Market Common. Outdoor seating. Local favorite!
Wild Wing Cafe - Barefoot Landing - North Myrtle Beach

Note: All pet friendlyrestaurants 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, pets 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.

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
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 purchasef 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"

Boardwalk Rules for Dogs
From the day after Labor Day until May 1, dogs are allowed on the Boardwalk at all times 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.

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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 Raligh, N.C.

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Free Dog Park just off Mallard Lake Dr.
Leash free Dog Parks Myrtle Beach
Wally with Sydney and Jaxon
Barc Park Rules
Pick up your dog's poop - or pay a fine!
Admiral Motor Inn
300 North Ocean Blvd.
Designated pet friendly rooms.
Grand Strand Vacations Click "Pet Freindly" and then 'search' at the bottom of thie page. North Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach Rentals
Winter Rentals only. Seasonal pet friendly
rentals. See each listing for restrictions
Affordable Family Resort
300 So. Ocean Blvd.
Ask about
non-refundable deposit
Holiday Inn Express Murrells Inlet
Call about restrictions and
any additional fees
Polynesian Hotel
$15.00. surcharge per night. $50 cleaning fee. See website for more restrictions
Apache Family Campground
Dogs all size allowed. Some breed restrictionss. Features 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 site
Holiday Inn Express
North Myrtle Beach
Little River
( 843) 281-9400
Retreat Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach
All propertoes allow pets .
Bar Harbor
Located at the Boardwalk!
Check website for info.
for more information
Holiday Shores Motel
No cats.20-lb. limit.
$15 add.per night 866-469-7853
SeaSide Rentals - South Beach
pet friendly llisting
Bermuda Sands Boardwalk
Pets accepted, not limited to dogs. Call: 1-800-448-8477
Huntington Beach State Park
Pets are welcome to stay
in the pet-friendlycampgrounds
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. Call.
Lakewood Camping Villas
Surfside Beach. Scroll to view Villas, and click"Villa Details"
Sleep Inn Waccamaw Pines
(near Tanger Outlet near Rt. 501)
$25. additional fee 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 for your "children "
Sonesta ES Suites
Non-refundable fee.$20 night to $100 max. (30 nights fee is $250). Sign agreement at check-in.
Comfort Suites
Pet charge is $20. per night, up to 35 lbs.. Max. 2 pets per room. See website

La Ouinta Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach.
Pets satay free. Any sixe
No extra fees.

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 the website
Mariner Motel
Only300 feet from the beach.
Great local reputatiuon
(843) 449-5281
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. only. Call (800)624-6418
Myrtle Beach State Park
Pets may stay in the pet friendly
campgrounds.Check the websitefor info. and restrictions.
Vancouver Motel
2601 S. Ocean Blvd.
Call for reervatioins
(843) 448-4331 or (843)262-2908
Darlington Motel and Cottages
Accepts pets. Call for more information
Myrtle Beach Pet Friendly House
Palm House: Dogs of any size/
No additional fee. Fence in back yard .
Vancouver Motel
2601 S. Ocean Blvd.
(843) 448-4331 or (843)262-2908
Dunes Realty Pet Friendly
Garden City Beach. Accepts pets. Call for more info. and to book.
Ocean Park Resort
Allows dogs. Call 866-469-7853.
Review on mymessage board.
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VRBO Rent from Owners
Rent from owners.VRBO.l. Hilton, Kingston Plantation and more. Individuallyowned units. Policies will differ.
Elliott Realty
Pet friendly rental 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
Call. 843-448-4481
See website for details
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