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4 Reasons to Bring Your Dog to Myrtle Beach

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 11/11/2015 Hope Kumor
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina boasts a lot of attractions and natural beauty. It's also one of the best beach towns on the East coast to take your dog to! There are tons of hotels in the area that are pet-friendly, so you won't have to compromise on the quality of your stay to bring Fido along. And the abundance of pet parks, dog beaches, and pet-friendly restaurants and activities nearby make Myrtle Beach my favorite place to travel with a pet!
Here are my 4 reasons to bring your dog to the Grand Strand:
1. Dogs are allowed on the beach.
Going to the beach is a luxury we humans take for granted--not every beach is dog friendly, and some impose strict limits on the times of day that dogs are free to play on the beach. Luckily for canines everywhere, Myrtle Beach is a pet-friendly spot that doesn't discriminate against dogs, so bring the whole pack!
2. Awesome dog parks to explore.
Dog parks are often hit or miss, but there are great reviews about both parks in Myrtle Beach. This is what I've learned so far:
•Barc Parc has it's own lake for dogs to splash in, and designated areas for small and large dogs to keep things peaceful. There are shaded structures for those of us on two legs, and restrooms at the entrance.
•North End Dog Park at Grand Strand YMCA offers drinking fountains, lots of shade, and designated areas for small and large dogs within its' fenced parameters.
3. This unique pet bakery.
The Baker's Dog is a popular attraction in Myrtle Beach because of the tasty treats they bake up for some seriously lucky dogs. The items are homemade and all-natural, so you'll definitely approve.
Taking your dog to grab a peanut butter cookie after playing at the dog park? A perfect way to end the day (as long as you remember the cookie is not for humans).
4. Pet sitters and dog walkers galore.
Okay, okay. So maybe there are moments during your well-deserved vacation that Fido isn't really practical to bring along. That's not a problem! There are lots of qualified dog walkers and pet sitters in and around Myrtle Beach, so you'll never have to feel bad about leaving your dog behind for an attraction you want to see that doesn't allow pets. Check out this page to start looking for pet sitters and dog walkers in Myrtle Beach.
What's your favorite beach to take your dog to? How do you survive bringing your pets on family vacations? Let us know in the comments!

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