Myrtle Beach Pet Friendly Resources

Your Guide to Pet Etiquette and Laws in Myrtle Beach

Bringing Fido with you on your Myrtle Beach vacation will be a breeze with our guide to Myrtle Beach pet ettiquette. Find out the local laws from beach laws to leash laws and more. Be sure to check out our guide to pet friendly Myrtle Beach restaurants so you can have lunch with Fido, and book your pet friendly vacation condo now. 

Myrtle Beach Pet Leash Law

  • Dogs in public must be on a leash at all times in the Myrtle Beach area

Myrtle Beach Pet Rules

Dogs are permitted on the beach as follows:

  • May 15 - September 15: before 9am and after 5pm
  • September 15 - May 15: 24/7

Notes for Bringing your dog to the beach:

  • Please have up-to-date vaccination record and health certificate from your veterinarian
  • Always clean up after your dog by using a poop bag or pooper scooper
  • Do not let your dog visit with other beach-goers or dogs, unless welcomed
  • A flea collar can be rendered useless if wet with ocean water
  • Apply sunscreen to pet’s sensitive areas such as nose and ears
  • Pets will need shade while on the beach
  • Initiate your pet’s first experience with the ocean slowly; he will come to love it as much as you do
  • If using an official off-leash area, your dog needs to be well-behaved and must listen to your verbal commands
  • In an off-leash area, always pay attention to your dog

 Retreat Myrtle Beach Rentals Pet Etiquette

  • Pets should not be left alone in the unit if they will bark - all renters will have pets and want to enjoy their vacation
  • Pets cannot swim in the rental unit pool
  • Please use outside showers to rinse the beach sand from your pet - most units have tile and wood floors, but sweeping will be necessary
  • Pets are not permitted on our furniture and comforters - please feel free to bring your pets' favorite blanket or bedding
  • Litter boxes should not be placed near a bed – fabric will absorb smells
  • When your pet potties in the grassy areas, always carry bags or scoopers to clean up the mess
  • Pets cannot be chained or tethered to unit decks, etc.
  • Don’t forget, just like “humans” pets will need an adjust time as well – to get used to the rental unit and the surroundings – please do not leave your pet upon arrival until he/she is settled

Retreat Myrtle Beach Pet Friendly Rental Notes:

  • There is a reasonable fee associated with bringing your pet on vacation
  • Small pets (under 35lbs) $100 for your entire stay
  • Large pets (over 35lbs) $150 for your entire stay

Are dogs allowed on Myrtle Beach?

From May 15 - September 15 dogs are allowed on the beach before 9 am and after 5 pm. From September 15 thru May 15, dogs are allowed on the beach at any time. Please ensure dogs are leashed when visiting the beach.