We’re back with the final blog of our series on Pet-Friendly Accommodations and Amenities on the Grand Strand. Most vacationers come to our beautiful beaches to relax, play, and have fun, and we have quite a few parks, both dog and human, to allow you to do just that. Some of you will also want to get a little shopping in, and there are some shopping complexes that allow your fur baby to go with you. Let’s get started by looking at the dog parks first. We will list them going from the South end of the Grand Strand to the North End.
Freeway Park, located at 761 Pendergrass Avenue, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, is a fenced dog park on three acres with a bridge that overlooks a nice size pond. You can feed the fish from the bridge or just hang out at the table and chairs that overlook the pond. Dogs can run off leash. All dogs must be registered at A Dog’s Way Inn before entering the park. Aggressive breeds are not permitted. Freeway Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by two dog owners on BringFido. One reviewer wrote: “Very clean park where I felt comfortable at letting my dog run and go swimming in the water. Also had a doggy shower to rinse off my dog w/ a blower.”
Surfside Beach Bark Park, located at 412 1st Avenue North, Surfside Beach, South Carolina, is a nice spot to bring your fur baby for a little exercise. Dogs must have current rabies vaccinations and wear current Town of Surfside Beach license tags. Tags can be purchased for $10 at Town Hall 115 US Highway 17 N. Surfside Beach Bark Park has received a rating of 3.4 out of 5 bones by seven dog owners on BringFido.
Barc Parc South, located at 700 Mallard Lake Drive, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has its own lake for dogs to play in and shade structures for the people. There are small and large dog areas, bathrooms, and another entrance near the small dog area. Barc Parc South has received a rating of 3.8 out of 5 bones by 32 dog owners on BringFido.
Barc Parc North is located at 5000 Claire Chapin Epps Drive, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Your pet will love the chance to exercise off-leash at this fenced dog park with a separate area for small dogs, drinking fountains, and shade. Barc Parc North has received a rating of 4.2 out of 5 bones by 22 dog owners on BringFido.
Waggin’ Tails Dog Park, located at 150 Citizens Circle, Little river, South Carolina, is a part of The North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. Waggin’ Tails Dog Park offers a fenced-in playground for dogs. The park includes separate areas for small dogs (under 25 lbs.) and large dogs, water fountains, waste bags, and plenty of parking.
Parks that Allow Dogs:
Huntington Beach State Park, located at 16148 Ocean Highway, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, welcomes leashed dogs in the park year-round, and on the south end of the beach. The north end of the beach prohibits pets. Huntington Beach State Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by four dog owners on BringFido.
Myrtle Beach State Park, located in the heart of the Grand Strand at 3301 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is one of the most popular public beaches along the South Carolina coast. Leashed dogs are permitted on the trails and in most of the outdoor areas of the Myrtle Beach State Park. However, dogs are not permitted on any beaches in the park from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., May 1-Labor Day. Dogs must be leashed at all times, and humans must always clean up after their pets.
Myrtle Beach State Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 4 dog owners on BringFido.
McLean Park, located at 350 2nd Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a clean, attractive park and a favorite with local pet owners, who are welcome to bring their dogs on-leash. McLean Park often hosts community events and has received a rating of 4.3 out of 5 bones by 3 dog owners on BringFido.
Vereen Memorial Park and Gardens, located at 2250 Highway 179, Little River, South Carolina, has several different nature trails and a boardwalk over the waterway. Vereen Memorial Park and Gardens is a great place to bring your 4-legged friend. All dogs are required to be on a leash and potty bags are available to clean up after your pet. Vereen Memorial Park and Gardens has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by three dog owners on BringFido.
Other Pet-Friendly Places:
Barefoot Landing, located at4898 Highway 17 South, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the only shopping center that we found that would allow your fur baby to accompany you on your shopping excursion. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, Barefoot Landing naturally combines beauty and nature with fun and excitement for the entire family. Migratory waterfowl, exotic fish and wildlife make Barefoot Landing their home. A stroll along the boardwalk or the dock is reminiscent of an old fishing village. As gentle breezes blow across the 27-acre lake, the temptation to sit and relax is overwhelming. Pets are most welcome on a leash. Shopping, dining, and entertainment in a natural atmosphere is the essence of Barefoot Landing. Several restaurants encourage patrons to dine with their pets in outside seating areas. And don’t forget to visit the Bone Appetit Pet Bakery for some fresh home-made treats for your fur baby! Barefoot Landing has received a rating of 4.4 out of 5 bones by 8 dog owners on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 in 3,167 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.
Living Large Party Barge, located at 2120 Sea Mountain Highway, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a private tour and party barge that will allow your fur baby to cruise the ocean with you. Dogs are welcome with a prior arrangement on private charter tours at Living Large Party Barge in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy a dog-friendly day spent on the water swimming, fishing, and touring the coastline. Call for pricing and availability (843) 603-5572. Living Large Party Barge has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 1 dog owner on BringFido.
This concludes our blog series on Pet-Friendly Accommodations and amenities on the Grand Strand. As you can see, there are quite a few places on the Grand Strand that your fur baby is welcome, so they do not have to be left behind when you take your vacation. We hope you find the above information helpful, and we are looking forward to seeing your “entire family” on the Grand Strand.