Top 5 Myrtle Beach Attractions to Enjoy With Your Dog

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Bringing your furry friend on vacation with you? In honor of National Pet Day, we’re going to tell you the best places along the Grand Strand to visit with your dog. So pack a leash and some treats, because your dog is going to have a trip they will never forget.

North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex

North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex is a new facility located just over the Main Street Connector in North Myrtle Beach. This park is used for many events such as tournaments, festivals and concerts but is also great for dog owners!  If you’re looking for a fun day outdoors with the family, this is the spot for you. Let Rex hang out with friends at the Waggin’ Tails Dog Park, a 3-acre area with two separate fenced in playgrounds for small dogs (>25 lbs.) and large dogs. The facility also has walking and biking trails, 7 picnic shelters and much more.

Couple playing with dog in park.

Huntington Beach State Park

Located on the south end of Myrtle Beach is Huntington Beach State Park, a nature lover’s dream! This South Carolina landmark is a combination of 3 miles of beach and a beautiful park all in one, which makes it a perfect place to bring your pet. Play Frisbee with Fido or go on a stroll through any of the park’s 3 walking trails. If you’re up for an overnight adventure, the park offers multiple camping sites for RV and tent campers that are complete with electrical hookup, hot showers and restrooms. Other fun things to do at Huntington Beach State Park include freshwater and saltwater fishing, bird watching and exploring Atalaya Castle, a National Historic Landmark. Four-legged friends are welcomed year round, but are asked to be kept on a leash at all times. Dogs are welcome in all areas of the park and on the south end of the beach, but are not permitted in Atalaya Castle and on the north end of the beach.

Barefoot Landing

Barefoot Landing is one of my favorite places in North Myrtle Beach because I can combine my love of shopping, eating and hangin’ with my pup all at the same time! Barefoot Landing is a popular shopping, dining and entertainment destination that is set along the Intracoastal Waterway. Lucky for us dog lovers, they are pet-friendly year round! You and your furry friend can take a walk around the boardwalk and enjoy a variety of shops and boutiques, many stores will have a bowl of water outside so your pet can stay hydrated on those hot summer days. When it’s time to eat, Barefoot Landing is home to a variety of restaurants that will welcome your dog with open arms. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio of Joe’s Crab Shack, Dick’s Last Resort, Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, River City Café, Bully’s Pub & Grill and Wild Wing Café.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants in the Area

Just because you want to go out to dinner with the family, doesn’t mean you have to leave your dog behind! North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach have a large variety of dog-friendly restaurants so every member of the family, furry or not, can enjoy!

North Myrtle Beach:

  • Molly Darcy’s on the Beach: 1701 South Ocean Blvd
  • Burger Fi: 801 Main Street
  • Mellow Mushroom: 1101 Hwy 17
  • East Bay Deli: 3914 Hwy 17 South
  • Boardwalk Billy’s: 1407 13th Avenue North

And much more!

Myrtle Beach:

  • Liberty Pub & Grill: 7651 N. Kings Hwy
  • TBonz: 1169 Seaboard Street
  • Oceanfront Bar & Grill: 100 9th Avenue North
  • Moe Moons: 918 North Ocean Blvd
  • Gordon Biersch: 3060 Howard Avenue

And much more!

Two dogs on the beach

The Beach (of course!)

Dig for hidden treasure in the sand, chase the seagulls, leap through the waves… the beach is every dog’s dream. Almost all beach accesses in North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach have doggie-bag stations so cleaning up after your pet is made easy. During peak season, there are a few rules set in place for bringing your four-legged friends the beach. They are as follows:

North Myrtle Beach:

  • May 15th-September 15th dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9 PM-5 PM
  • When bringing your pups on the beach, they must be on a leash at all times

Myrtle Beach:

  • May 1st– September 4th dogs are not allowed on the beach between 10am-5pm
  • When bringing your pups on the beach, they must be on a leash at all times


Now that you have all of your activities planned out, the only thing left to do is decide where are you and your four-legged friend are going to stay on your vacation. Here at Oceana Resorts, we love our animals and welcome your dog at a variety of our resorts. Pet-friendly resorts include Ocean Park Resort, Patricia Grand Resort and Holiday Shores. Before booking your stay, be sure to check out our policy page to make sure our resort is the right place for you and your furry friend.