Are you looking for a beach where you can bring your four-legged family members on vacation? Look no further than Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! This coastal city offers plenty of pet-friendly places to stay, things to do, and places to eat. Plus, there are several beaches that allow dogs, so you can enjoy the sand and surf with your pup. Myrtle Beach State Park is one of the most popular dog-friendly beaches in the area. Dogs must remain leashed and under control at all times, but they are allowed to run, walk, fetch, and swim.
However, during certain times of the year, dogs must be kept on a leash or similar device due to declining populations of shorebirds and seabirds that depend on these beaches for survival. The Let 'em Rest, Let 'em Nest campaign encourages South Carolina beachgoers to share their playground with shorebirds. Dogs are allowed on the beach at any time of the year, but they must remain leashed and under control at all times. Areas closed to dogs are designated by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
At Price's Inlet, dogs on a leash or similar device are allowed in the designated area. When off leash, a competent person must prevent the dog from entering any area of the beach or adjacent to it where keeping pets is prohibited, destroying or damaging any property, attacking or threatening to attack any person or any other animal or pet in any way, or being a nuisance to other swimmers. Dogs are not allowed at the tip of North Beach beyond markers placed to protect critical shorebird habitat.