Myrtle Beach (Dogs on Beach Policy)
- LynetteFeb. 16, 2020Great 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.
- TymNov. 13, 2018Stay home ed!
Children are not more important than dogs, some dogs are ppls children. Take your negativity out of here
- PaulOct. 1, 2018Myrtle 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.
- ToniMay. 1, 2018Dogs 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.
- RiaApr. 29, 201829th 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.
- JanFeb. 23, 2018Want 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.
- ShannonMore than a year agoTired of kids
Totally agree with Isabel. Kids are terrible now and their parents are worse go to Disney were the kids are fenced in
- MikeMore than a year agoIsabel 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.
- CRAIGMore than a year agoLearn 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.
- EdMore than a year agoStay 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.
- PatrickMore than a year agoA 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.
- MariaMore than a year agofun 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
- PattyMore than a year agoMyrtle 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. :)
- JillMore than a year agoTo Isabel in Canada
Maybe *you* should stay in Canada, Isabel....
- IsabelMore than a year agoReply 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.
- MagdaMore than a year agowhat 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
- MonikaMore than a year agoMisses
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
- GregMore than a year agoNo 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.
- AmandaMore than a year agoSo 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!
- SandraMore than a year agoFun,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!
- KathieMore than a year agopet 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 !
- SueMore than a year agoMyrtle 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.