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Myrtle Beach Public Beaches

Public Beaches in Myrtle Beach, SC, are pet friendly during certain times of the day throughout the year. Dogs are permitted on the beach anytime from Labor Day through April 30. No dogs are allowed on the beach from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM May 1- Labor Day. Pets must be on a leash seven feet or shorter at all times. Owners are responsible for picking up and disposing of waste. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Myrtle Beach Public Beaches has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 29 canine critics on BringFido.

Visitors report that Myrtle Beach Public Beaches are generally pet-friendly, especially during the off-season when dogs are allowed on the beach at any time. They note the beaches are clean and welcoming to dogs, though pets must be leashed. Some travelers mention encountering issues with unleashed dogs or unattended children, but overall describe positive experiences taking their furry companions to the beaches.

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  • Annie
    Jun 22, 2024
    It would have 5 bones if it was all year round

    They have different rules of when the dogs can be at the beach depending on the time
    of the year. Only allowed before 10AM or after 5 pm From May 1st until Labor Day. It would be helpful if the city designated an area as a “dog beach”

  • Christine
    Feb 17, 2024
    Fully pet accessible off-season

    Restricted hours during tourist season. Dogs must be on leash, but beaches allow ocean access to our furry friends.

  • rae
    Feb 5, 2024
    Off-season 24-7s pet friendly

    Great place for dogs to explore the Atlantic! (Check restricted hours for tourist season pet accessibility)

  • Sierra
    Jan 8, 2023
    Off Season

    We went in January so dogs were allowed any time of day, ours absolutely loved it! the beach was clean and other dogs were respectful. they also had showers near the beach so he could wash off which was so nice!

  • Merissa
    Mar 26, 2022
    Fur babie

    So if I come to mb mid to late may from what I'm understanding my dog can be on the beach after 5pm

  • Norma
    Feb 7, 2022
    Great Time

    totally surprised by all the doggies at the beach. Everyone was so friendly even though it was a cold day. Will come back again since our furry babies enjoyed it so much.

  • Megan
    Feb 28, 2021
    Sandy Yorkie

    My two yorkies absolutely loved the beach. They were both on leashes (policy or not, they would run away if we didnt keep them on leashes!) and they had never been to the beach before. Their first time experiencing what sand is and watching them run away from the water was hilarious. I cannot wait to bring my dogs back💕

  • Lynette
    Feb 16, 2020
    Great Beach in Winter Too

    We went for a weekend break in February and it was wonderful. Our dog and kids all had a great time at the beach playing and even though it was chilly at night, the days were gorgeous. People were very friendly and welcoming and we met many dogs during our time at the beach. I highly recommend going in winter too for a weekend break. Dogs need to be on a leash and are allowed at any time on the beach during winter.

  • Tym
    Nov 13, 2018
    Stay home ed!

    Children are not more important than dogs, some dogs are ppls children. Take your negativity out of here

  • Paul
    Oct 1, 2018
    Myrtle Beach at the Bar Harbor Inn.

    I found dog friendly beach here. People had their dogs running around and in the water. Very few off leash. I follow rules all the time. Had Chloe off leash for a few minutes because no one was around. She needed to run. Felt safe and she had fun running free.

  • Toni
    May 1, 2018
    Dogs on beach

    We always abide by ALL the beach rules pertaining to dogs, unfortunately not everyone else does. Not only do they bring them during restricted hours they have them off leash. Why do some people think the the rules are not for them? I wish There was a phone number to call and report the violators.

  • Ria
    Apr 29, 2018
    29th Ave S entrance to the beach

    We used the 29th Ave S access to the beach. Dog has to be on the leash. I brought long leash so he can go to the water without me getting wet. It was April and water was still cold. Entrance 28 and 27Ave S has showers. I was able to shower my pup from the sand. Beach is not too pretty but we had fun. Parking is.
    $ 0.25 per 7 min coins. We just walked from Red Roof inn which is by 29th Ave S.

  • Jan
    Feb 23, 2018
    Want to take dog to beach

    From what i have read, Myrtle Beach has the best policy for dogs on the beach. I am wanting to take my Minnie Aussie to MB and he will be left on a leash. However, due to past trauma, my dog will not allow anyone to get close to me. He will nip them. I plan to go during non busy season. Also, if another dog runs up to my dog(and me), my dog will not tolerate that either and a fight usually ensues. So I see the need to leave dogs on leashes.

  • Shannon
    More than a year ago
    Tired of kids

    Totally agree with Isabel. Kids are terrible now and their parents are worse go to Disney were the kids are fenced in

  • Mike
    More than a year ago
    Isabel Is on point

    Isabel's comments are so on point it's not funny and I have 3 children. When my children were young they were never allowed to run around in stores, restaurants, etc. They were taught respect for other people, other people's homes, etc. Teaching children respect, discipline and manners it what's is missing in today's society. Time out is for sporting events not for preventing children from running a muck. I also have a dog (a pitbull)that goes everywhere with us when ever possible. At restaurants, bars, downtown events, motorcycle gathering, at the beach, doggie daycare with all types and sizes of dogs, etc. he just hangs never bothering anyone just waiting for someone to love him up. Proper training and discipline and he was a rescue from North Philadelphia, PA at 2 years old. He is voice command trained and we walk every day around our neighborhood off leash but when we go anywhere he has to be on leash but our societies undisciplined, disrespectful, no manner children can run a muck disturbing everyone and their parents are obviously or think it's cute. God forbid someone asks the parent to control their children but no one would think twice to make an issue about a dog especially a pitbull just hanging out.

    More than a year ago
    Learn to control your kids and pets

    The people who are too lazy to control trier pets and bratty kids for that matter ruin it for the rest of society.

  • Ed
    More than a year ago
    Stay home Isabel!

    Children are God's gift to us all. Keep your dogs off the beach if you feel they are more important then children.

  • Patrick
    More than a year ago
    A Very Pet Friendly Beach

    There are rules about keeping dogs on their leashes at Myrtle Beach. One of the "lifeguards" (who rents chairs?!) admonished me for having my pup off his leash on the crowded beach in front of one of the resorts.

    As a result, I walked 1/4 mile up the beach where there were only private homes and few people and removed his leash. My pup made more friends than I did! People love a well trained and obedient dog chasing his ball and swimming in the surf.

  • Maria
    More than a year ago
    fun for pups

    The time constraints of before 10 am and after 5pm worked fine for us. Our pups had more fun without the c.rowds and during the cooler hours. Bring whatever you'll need for your pups though, no baggies or access to fresh water

  • Patty
    More than a year ago
    Myrtle Beach w my dog

    We moved here to SC after we visited Myrtle beach a couple yrs ago. We still go to Myrtle Beach to stay ON the beach once a year....always with my dog. I go during the dog friendly seasons so that she can enjoy the ocean. She is voice command trained so she would not need to be on a leash except that it is the rule. BUT what I do is once is gets dark, I bring her onto the beach and we run for a few minutes. No one has ever bothered me. Here in Murrells Inlet, off leash is allowed May - Sept. :)

  • Jill
    More than a year ago
    To Isabel in Canada

    Maybe *you* should stay in Canada, Isabel....

  • Isabel
    More than a year ago
    Reply to no pets allowed if you please

    I would take most pet owners and their pets over most people and their children. 1-all good pet owners clean up after their pet. wish I could say the same about most parents and their children. My dog does not take temper tantrums yell scream or run around wild in stores, restaurants or any public place, no he sits or lays at myside and never bothers anyone I wish I could say the same about most children. I have had other peoples children throw sand and get it all over me or run by spraying sand all over me while I was sitting reading a book. I have been splashed by other peoples children, no one has ever let their dog do this to me.. I can honestly say I have never had my shopping experience or dinner spoiled by anyones pet or my personal quiet time, I cannot say the same when there are children around. In conclusion; maybe we should let responsible pet owner bring their pets every where and keep the children at home until they are 21.

  • Magda
    More than a year ago
    what happen to the good old days?

    I have been living in Myrtle Beach for the last 25 yrs, I remember going on the beach w/ my dog and let her run free, I can say it was lots of fun watching her running in the water or chasing the seagulls. Now days they have to be on the leach even after the tour crow is gone. Sad for no longer our four legs friends can express themselves, for they can't run but so far. Is not fun when you have trow the ball and you have to run right alone w/ them for them to get the ball is almost stupid. But it is what it is. Myrtle Beach is not beginning all that fun. Another big disappointment, when they shut down the pavilion, what a Down that was...lol

  • Monika
    More than a year ago

    I am from Germany and sure all the regulations about dogs. But we've spent a nice time in North Myrtle Beach with our dog in 2011.. Arrived at the 15th of Sept and the sign said we still have to keep him on the leash. But was no problem, cause everyone had his dog off the leash and I love the American way cause everytime a familiy with or without a dog passed by the Americans called their dogs right in time and nothing happened. Was very relaxing for us. We will be back in Sept 14. My husband is an American and would like to stay forever in SC. Ok, have to look around. Where are places where the dogs are allowed to run loose? In Germany I do dog training in a Club for German Shephards but only for the small and mixed breeds and we do it under aspect to have fun. It is a mixture between agiltiy, obedience and whatever! Ok, will stay in Myrtle Beach for at least 4 month and I am looking for a place to let my dog (15month male) to run loose. Would be nice to have a companion to play with! Will arrive on the 15 of Sept.
    Sorry for my English!
    Greetings from Germany Monika and Donny

  • Greg
    More than a year ago
    No fun in surf

    I was informed by a sheriff's deputy that dogs are not allowed off leash (6 foot max) when on the beach. My labs were retrieving tennis balls from the surf before the deputy put an end to their fun. Looking elsewhere for our next vacation.

  • Amanda
    More than a year ago
    So much fun!

    We took our dog during peak season, and the beach was awesome for early morning walks and walks after 5 pm. He wasn't a fan of the waves, but looooved digging in the sand! Everyone was so friendly and excited to see him. Can't wait to take him back in May!

  • Sandra
    More than a year ago
    Fun,Fun, Fun

    We stayed on the South side of Myrtle Beach and went during "Peak" Season. Although, our dog couldn't go onto the beach until after 5pm, he had loads of fun jumping in the water, and most people were friendly or excited to see our dog. Would def go back to the beach w/ my dog. Had loads of fun w/ him, and he enjoyed playing putt putt also!

  • Kathie
    More than a year ago
    pet friendly

    my extended family and i stayed in north myrtle beach last year because we have a family dog that has to go with us ( no if's or but's) . we wanted ocean front and most places would not allow a dog in south myltle beach, so, we decided to try north myltle beach. BEST vacation ever !!!! Talk about pet friendly, i think the dog was more welcome then me, HA HA had a great time and will be going back next year for our FAMILY VACATION !

  • Sue
    More than a year ago
    Myrtle Beach & Dogs

    "North" Myrtle Beach is a great place to take your dog. There are normally doggy bags provided at the entries but we always took our own anyway. Plenty of off road free parking spots and a lot less people.

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