Pet Friendly Things To Do in North Myrtle Beach: A Guide

When you’re vacationing with your pet, it can be hard to find a place that will value your pet as much as you and your family do. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is often regarded as a family-friendly destination, but make no mistake, that’s not limited to just the human members of the family. 

Bring your pooch along for the adventure when you come to North Myrtle Beach because at Grand Strand Resorts we can provide accommodations where your family and Fido, too, will both feel welcome!

You won’t need to leave your pet in your condo either. There are plenty of pet-friendly activities in the North Myrtle Beach area that they can enjoy. Check out this handy guide to pet-friendly activities, and plan on bringing your best friend along for your North Myrtle Beach retreat.

Pet-Friendly Activities and Attractions 

Looking for a few spots you can bring your furry friend during your North Myrtle Beach vacation? Check out these doggie parks where you can let your furry friends roam. 

Visit A Dog-Friendly Park

Want to take your pet for a scenic walk or let them run off some energy? Check out these North Myrtle Beach dog parks. 

North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex

Address: 150 Citizens Cir, Little River, SC 29566

Phone:  (843) 281-3800

Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Daily 


The new North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex offers one of the largest and most popular dog parks in the area. The expansive ‘barc parc’ space features private, fenced-in areas for both large dogs and small dogs, drinking fountains, and an on-site “Dirty Dawg” pet washing station.

McLean Park

Address: 93 Oak Dr, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Phone: (843) 280-5584

Hours: 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., Daily 


McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach is a great pet-friendly park option for families. This local park area features great playgrounds, walking trails, and open areas for kids and dogs are welcome—though they must be kept on a leash at all times.

Stroll The Beach

Most public beaches in the city of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach are pet-friendly during early morning hours and late evenings year-round. Pets are not allowed on the beaches or Ocean Boulevard between 21st Avenue North to 13th Avenue South of Myrtle Beach at any time. Pets are not permitted to be walked on any public beach in Myrtle Beach between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from May 1st through Labor Day.

North Myrtle Beach pet rules and hours vary seasonally. For up-to-date information, check out our full guide to North Myrtle Beach pet rules.

Check out Barefoot Landing 

Address: 4898 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582


A bustling waterfront venue located right along the Intracoastal Waterway, Barefoot Landing is a popular destination for families and pets alike. Peruse the stylish waterfront boardwalk with your pup and refuel at one of the venue’s many pet-friendly restaurants (more info below). Barefoot Landing is also home to Faux Paws, a specialty pet boutique. Shop for everything from pet clothes and costumes to gourmet treats, pet toys, and more.

Pet-Friendly Restaurants

The Grand Strand is known for beautiful beach weather, and many restaurants capitalize on this by offering outdoor seating, which is often pet-friendly. Check out these dog-friendly restaurants in North Myrtle Beach where you can dine in style with your furry friend.

Barefoot Landing Restaurants

Address: 4898 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582


As noted above, Barefoot Landing is a great pet-friendly destination for North Myrtle Beach visitors. They offer dog-friendly common areas, a full pet boutique, and a plethora of pet-friendly restaurants. Here are a few Barefoot Landing spots you can bring your pup for a lively lunch, happy hour, or a relaxing dinner:

• Wild Wing Cafe

• Bully’s Pub and Grill

• Joe’s Crab Shack

• River City Cafe

• Johnny Rockets

• Greg Norman’s

• Smokin’ Hot Grill & BBQ

• Ultimate California Pizza

• Tbonz Grill 

Local on the Water

Address: 1525 13th Ave N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Phone: (843) 281-0643

Hours: Seasonal 


There’s nothing like waterfront dining, and North Myrtle Beach offers no shortage of great options—though not all are pet-friendly. Locals checks that box, and many more, with an expansive waterfront patio, a delectable lunch and dinner menu chock full of beach flavors, and live entertainment throughout the week.

Flynn’s Irish Tavern

Address: 421 Main St, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Phone: (843) 249-6533

Hours: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday – Saturday; Closed, Sunday

A Cherry Grove Beach staple, Flynn’s is easy to spot along Main Street. This hole-in-the-wall Irish pub offers hearty meals and cold drinks to satisfy any taste after a busy day at the beach. Enjoy Irish classics like fish ‘n chips and shepherds pie or beach favorites like burgers, seafood, and more.

Krave Bagel Bistro

Address: 1434 Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Phone: (843) 427-7310

Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Daily 


Conveniently located right off North Kings Highway, Krave is a top spot for early morning munchies. The bistro offers an impressive array of handmade bagels baked fresh daily complete with all the fixin’s your heart desires. Not a bagel fan? No worries. They also offer a full bakery with pastries, breakfast sandwiches, deli sandwiches, soups, coffee, and more.

Molly Darcy’s on the Beach

Address: 1701 S Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Phone: 1701 S Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Daily 


A great late-night spot to enjoy entertainment, Molly Darcy’s delivers on experience. Enjoy your fill of Irish nachos, Guinness beef stew, or a pub burger and then dance the night away with live entertainment. Molly Darcy’s is a top spot for pet owners seeking a friendly, Irish retreat.

Mellow Mushroom

Address: 1101 Hwy 17 N, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Phone:  (843) 273-0595

Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday – Thursday; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday – Saturday


Craving an irresistible pizza and want to bring Fido along for the trip? Mellow Mushroom has everything you could need, with an extensive pizza and sides menu, ice-cold craft beer, and a pet-friendly outdoor patio. Come for a family dinner or bring a group of friends to watch your favorite sports game, Mellow has everything you could need for a memorable trip.

Pet-Friendly North Myrtle Beach Accommodations 

You’ll be hard pressed to find any pet-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach, especially units that offer those beautiful oceanfront views that the Grand Strand is known for. If you’re bringing pets, a condo or stand-alone unit is the way to go, and North Myrtle Beach offers plenty of pet-friendly vacation rentals to suit your needs. 

A privately owned unit is a great way to connect with fellow pet-lovers and find a vacation property that is a great fit for your entire family—Fido included. 

We offer a variety of options—from traditional condo units to full houses—to meet any taste or budget. We are pet lovers, too, and we want you to know that we understand that your pet’s visit with us is important to you, and we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs. We offer a very generous pet policy that you won’t find anywhere else along the beach! 

Contact us today to plan your pet-friendly vacation to North Myrtle Beach!