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Check the Beach Pet Laws - subject to change by municipalities.
Shown below are the current pet ordinaces for Horry County and the Town of Surfside Pet Ordinaces. Please be advised you can be fined up to $500 per pet for violation of these ordinances.
Horry County Beaches
Animals on beaches. Any animal on the beach must be on a hand-held leash not to exceed six (6) feet in length and under the control of the person having custody of the animal. Persons in
control of the animal are responsible for the clean up of any animal refuse. Animals are not allowed on the beach between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from May 15 to September 15. No reptile or similar type animal are allowed on the beach or beach access at any time. (Ord. No. 104-07, § 1, 6-19-07)
Town of Surfside Beaches
Animals on beaches. No animals on the beach anytime May 15 to September 15. Surfside Beach town limits start at the Holiday Inn on the south end of Ocean Lakes.