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Give Your Pet a Beach Vacation in Myrtle Beach

  By  Ashley Daniels
Man and dog walking on the beach at sunset

It’s safe to say that our pets benefited greatly from all the humans working from home this past year. As much as we need a vacation, our pets probably do too! Myrtle Beach offers many pet-friendly accommodations, along with pet parks and stores, restaurants, and more. We’ve gathered some resources for you as you plan your next beach vacation in Myrtle Beach with your pet!


From hotels to beach houses, there are a multitude of options for every visitor and their pet, such as the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront and the Sandbar Hotel Myrtle Beach, both located near the beach. You also have the option to stay at a pet-friendly house or condo through Elliott Beach Rentals, Garden City Realty, or Sea Star Realty – to name a few. If camping is more your speed, several travel parks and camping resorts are pet-friendly, such as Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Sun Outdoors Myrtle Beach, and Myrtle Beach Travel Park. Visit our website for an entire list of accommodations. Any pet fees or requirements will be listed on each resort’s website.

Parks & Beach Rules

The City of Myrtle Beach has constructed two local “Barc Parc” playgrounds with drinking fountains and fenced-in areas for your dog to run free. Another option is to explore one of Myrtle Beach’s many state parks and gardens – Myrtle Beach State Park, Huntington Beach State Park, and Vereen Historical Memorial Gardens. These three locations offer pristine views of our ocean and marshland, and plenty of space for your pet to enjoy the fresh, salty air.

In many cases, dogs must remain on their leash on the beach and are only permitted before 10:00 am and after 5:00 pm from May 1 to Labor Day. These rules vary from beach to beach across the Grand Strand, so check out our website for updated information on pet beach rules.


In our opinion, the best place to take your pet with you when dining out is a spacious outdoor patio – and some patios are even heated for year-round dining! Drunken Jack’s, Senor Frog’s, Tidal Creek Brewhouse, and River City Café, are just a few restaurants that offer ample space for you to enjoy the breathtaking views and delicious, local cuisine with your pet. Some of these spots may even provide treats or water for your pet!

Although Myrtle Beach commonly has an ocean breeze that cools down hot summer days, the temperature may be too hot during mid-day for your dog in the sun. Dark pavement can be too hot for the pads of your pet’s feet, and ocean water can make some dogs sick if they drink too much at one time. It is a good rule of thumb to keep in mind your pet’s safety and to always carry cold water for your pet &ndash, and you!

Visit our Pet-Friendly Myrtle Beach section to learn more.

Don’t forget to take pictures of your pet enjoying all The Beach has to offer and use #MyMyrtleBeach.


Ashley Daniels

Ashley Daniels of Myrtle Beach is a full-time freelance writer, editor, wife, and mother of three sons (not necessarily in that order), and two fur babies. A native of Eastern PA, Ashley received her bachelor’s in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and her MA in Writing from Coastal Carolina University. Today, her folio boasts nearly 25 years of regional and nationally published printed magazine features, blogs, and web copy for a lineup of clients on the East Coast, and ADDY award-winning copywriting. For more info, visit