Know the Local Ordinances Before Checking Into Our Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals

We love our pets! They are family members. We get that! Some of us wouldn’t dream of leaving our pets in a kennel while we go off on vacation and will only stay where pets are allowed. That’s why we make sure we have some North Myrtle Beach pet friendly vacation rentals where pet owners will find comfort for not just themselves but for their four-legged family members, too.

North Myrtle Beach pet friendly vacation rentalsBut when you come to coastal South Carolina there are things you should know in order to be a responsible pet owner. Finding suitable North Myrtle Beach pet friendly vacation rentals where you can stay is just half of it. The other half is learning what the local pet ordinance laws are and abiding by them. Following are the animal laws for Horry County and the cities within.

Horry County
Any animal on the beach must be on a hand-held leash not to exceed six feet in length and under the control of the person having custody of the animal. Animals are not allowed on the beach from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 1-Sept. 1. It is unlawful to ride a horse or other animal on the public beach or within public marsh areas within the county limits March 1-Oct. 31.

pet friendly vacation rentalsMyrtle Beach
Dogs in public must be on a leash at all times. No animals are allowed on the beach or Ocean Boulevard from 21st Ave. N. to 13th Ave. S. in Myrtle Beach during any time of the year. Dogs are permitted on the beach anytime from Labor Day through April 30. No dogs are allowed on the beach 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1- Labor Day.

Horses and riders are allowed on the beach within the city of Myrtle Beach from the third Saturday in November until the end of February, in groups of six or fewer. No “staging” is allowed within the city limits (access to the beach is through Myrtle Beach State Park), and riders must clean up droppings west of the high tide line

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.

Surfside Beach
Dogs are not allowed on the beach at any time May 15-Sept. 15. Riding horses on the beach is prohibited.

Georgetown County
North Myrtle Beach pet friendly vacation rentalsHorses are not allowed on the beach March 15-Sept. 15. Riding horses on Pawleys Island or Huntington Beach State Park is prohibited year round.

Dogs are allowed on public beaches if accompanied by the owner and under the physical control 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.

When you’re looking for pet friendly accommodations, let Grand Strand Resorts be your first stop. We look forward to meeting you and your entire family.

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