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Most public beaches in the Myrtle Beach area are pet friendly during early morning hours or during late evenings year-round. From May 1 through Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the beach only before 10 am and after 5 pm. Dogs and bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk only between 5am to 10am from May 1 through Labor Day. From the day after Labor Day to April 30 each year, dogs are allowed on the beach at any time of day. At all times when dogs are allowed on the beach, they must be on a leash that is seven feet or shorter, and dog owners must pick up and properly dispose of the droppings.

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BringFido Traveler Rating

Myrtle Beach (Dogs on Beach Policy) has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 bones by 17 dog owners on BringFido.

  • May. 20, 2017
    Tired of kids Shannon May. 20, 2017
    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

  • May. 06, 2017
    Isabel Is on pointMike May. 06, 2017
    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.

  • Apr. 29, 2017
    Learn to control your kids and petsCRAIG Apr. 29, 2017
    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.

  • Mar. 11, 2017
    Stay home Isabel!Ed Mar. 11, 2017
    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.

  • More than one year ago.
    A Very Pet Friendly BeachPatrick More than one 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.

  • More than one year ago.
    fun for pupsMaria More than one 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

  • More than one year ago.
    Myrtle Beach w my dogpatty More than one 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. :)

  • More than one year ago.
    To Isabel in CanadaJill More than one year ago.
    To Isabel in Canada

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

  • More than one year ago.
    Reply to no pets allowed if you pleaseIsabel More than one 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.

  • More than one year ago.
    what happen to the good old days?magda More than one 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

  • More than one year ago.
    MissesMonika More than one year ago.
    Misses

    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

  • More than one year ago.
    No fun in surfGreg More than one 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.

  • More than one year ago.
    So much fun!Amanda More than one 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!

  • More than one year ago.
    Revise ealier comment of Fun, Fun, FunSandra More than one year ago.
    Revise ealier comment of Fun, Fun, Fun

    I meant to say I would def go back to the beach w/ my dog. Had loads of fun w/ him, and he enjoyed playing putt putt also!

  • More than one year ago.
    Fun,Fun, FunSandra More than one 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 friednly or excited to see our dog. Would def go back w/ out dog.

  • More than one year ago.
    pet friendlykathie More than one 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 !

  • More than one year ago.
    Myrtle Beach & Dogssue More than one 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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