The Best Dog-Friendly Places In Myrtle Beach

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Marleny Hucks
Marleny Hucks
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Pet-friendly cities, such as Myrtle Beach, typically have fewer dogs in shelters than less-friendly cities, according to Bramlett Residential Real Estate. Dog ownership in South Carolina currently stands at 45.3%, many of which live in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach loves to cater to dogs as is proved by the recent opening of the city’s third official dog park – The New Town Bark Park. But what other places in the city welcome dogs with open arms?

A trip to the beach

You can’t visit Myrtle Beach without taking a trip to the beach. Some of the best dog-friendly beaches in the city are Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, and Huntington Beach State Park. Beaches are ideal places for dogs as they’re fun and calming. The different textures and smells are also good for stimulating your dog’s senses. Make sure you check the timings dogs are allowed on the beach before stepping foot on the sand with your four-legged friend as there are usually restrictions in place during peak season. 

Days out at the park

The New Town Bark Park opened in December 2022 and provides amazing socialization opportunities for dogs and owners. Dogs can safely and freely run off-leash which allows them to spend time getting to know other pooches. This is crucial for preventing aggressive or fearful behaviors in dogs. Other recreational areas that welcome dogs off-leash include Barc Parc South, Barc Parc North, North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex, and Surfside Beach Bark Park.

Parasite prevention for dogs should be regularly used when your dog is mixing with other hounds and playing outdoors. Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and ants are just some of the pests that can infest your dog. These creatures can bite or suck your dog’s skin and blood and potentially infect them with diseases. A good topical treatment from your vet will help to protect your pooch.

Dining out

Whether it’s a sneaky snack, brunch, or a 3-course meal you’re after, don’t worry, as there are plenty of eateries in Myrtle Beach that allow dogs to dine with their owners. Liberty Tap Room & Grill serves traditional American cuisine and loves to greet dogs. Pizza chain, Mellow Mushroom, is also dog-friendly, as is Crepe Creation Cafe. The Sneaky Beagle is particularly popular with dog owners as they have their very own dog menu which includes Pupcakes, Chicken Jerky, and Doggy Doughnuts.

Myrtle Beach is rammed with dog-friendly amenities. Whether you want to enjoy a stroll together or grab a bite to eat, you can be sure there’s somewhere suitable in the city for you and your pooch to enjoy.



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