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Myrtle Beach State Park

Leashed dogs are permitted on the trails and in most of the outdoor areas of Myrtle Beach State Park. However, dogs are not permitted on any beaches in the park from 10:00 am-5:00 pm, May 1-Labor Day. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and humans must always clean up after their pets.

Located in the heart of the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach State Park is one of the most popular public beaches along the South Carolina coast.

This 312-acre oceanfront park plays a major role in preserving and maintaining a portion of the natural heritage of South Carolina?s coastline. Visit Website

Or call (843) 238-5325 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Myrtle Beach State Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 5 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Jenn
    Apr. 26, 2019
    Great Beach

    Wonderful beach! Had a blast! Just wish it was a dog beach all year round! $5 a person to get in so the beach isn’t too crowded.

  • Will
    Jun. 23, 2018
    Perfect Beach for Dog Owners

    We stayed at the park for three nights in late June. Really enjoyed being able to let the dogs play on the beach before 10 AM and after 5 PM. That was enough to keep our active dogs very happy and well behaved on our beach vacation. I was surprised at the quality of the beach and the campground. We were able to throw their toys into the water and let them swim out to get them off leash without anyone having an issue with it. Also occasionally through the tennis ball down the beach for some fetch when no one else was in the area. Dogs were happy and so were we!

  • Angie
    More than a year ago
    Nice place to take dogs

    We visited in Sept. 2013. There are lots of dogs in the campground but you would never know it! It is a very pet friendly campground and park. The main reason that I am writing the review is because the Beach Pet Policy has changed and the information above is incorrect. Currently this is the beach policy:

    Horry County Ordinance states that animals are not allowed on the beach from 10 am to 5 pm from May 1 through Labor Day. Owners are responsible for the clean up of any animal refuse."

    I don't know who updates the descriptions but someone should as it would be a shame to plan your visit around the pet policy and then arrive to find it has changed. Anyway, our English Bulldog loved the beach & the campground. And an added bonus is that the Barc Parc is just on the other side of the road on US17 not far from the state park. So, if your pet needs to run off leash for a bit this is a great place to take them. It is a huge park, clean, and also has a lake if they want to take a dip.

  • KIM
    More than a year ago
    Beautiful natural state park beach in SC

    We're snow birds immigrated to Myrtle Beach for the winter. We took our two dogs to MB State Park every morning. They had a great time walking/running on the beach and chasing the seagulls. It was a great place to spend the day and where our dogs truly enjoyed it.

  • Tomoko
    More than a year ago
    Great time

    Beautiful Beach that is very dog and people friendly. We took our 50lb Flat Coated, Lady Godiva and she loved it. All of the park, except the pier, is open to dogs on the lead. There were not many people there on March 21st. She played in the water and chased the gulls. We saw other dogs, everywhere in Myrtle Beach, very pet friendly.

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