The Myrtle Beach area beaches are very pet friendly! We encourage you to take your dog onto our lovely beaches and let them splash in the water and excercise on the sand. However, for everyone's enjoyment there are a few restrictions to dogs being allowed on the beach. Below are the rules for each city and town along the Grand Strand.
From May 1 through Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the beach only before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m. 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 or Boardwalk, they must be on a leash that's seven feet or shorter, and you must pick up and properly dispose of the droppings. Owners are responsible for the removal of pet waste on beaches and other public property.
North Myrtle Beach
Dogs in public must be on a leash at all times. No dogs are allowed on the beach from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 15-Sept. 15.
Dogs are not allowed on the beach at any time May 15-Sept. 15. Riding horses on the beach is prohibited.
Includes Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach and Pawleys Island. Dogs are allowed on public beaches if accompanied by the owner or keeper and under the physical control by means of a leash or similar restraining device, or under the control of a responsible person to whom the dog is obedient on command. On Pawleys Island beach, dogs must be on a leash May-October. At Huntington Beach State Park, dogs must be on a leash at all times. In areas designated for the protection of endangered species, dogs and cats must be on a leash at all times. Horses are not allowed on the beach March 15-Sept. 15. Riding horses on Pawleys Island or Huntington Beach State Park is prohibited year round.