Throughout the Grand Strand, you will see signs for beach access parking along Ocean Blvd. at each street end. Watch for the "Public Beach Access" signs. Some locations are only pathways; others offer paved or unpaved parking spots. Some are free to park, others have meters or pay stations. The law specifically designates how many feet apart public access parking must be, based on development density. In recent years, meters have been added to many of these parking areas. In the City of Myrtle Beach, meters are removed on October 30th. They will be re-installed on March 1. More Myrtle Beach city information is at the bottom of this page.

Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach

Signs are on Ocean Blvd. at each street end. Some locations are pathways only; others offer parking. Myrtyle Beach city meters cost from $1. to $1.59 per hour. See City of Myrttle Beach for more information. The downtown Boardwalk also offers public parking for a fee. North Myrtle Beach links to Myrtle Beach for meter parking costs.

Surfside Beach | In Surfside Beach the meters will cost more money, and those changes went into effect in March. 2014.) Parking meter fees have increased from $1.00 to $1.25 an hour. Parking meters will be strictly enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
More Surfside Beach parking meter information.

North end of Horry County | Beach accesses include locations both north and south of Ocean Annies, at Maison Drive, Apache Campground and the Wyndham Myrtle Beach Resort.

South end of Horry County | Locations are Cypress Street at Springmaid Pier, and near the Garden City Pier at Hawes, Woodland, Calhoun, Rainbow, Sea Breeze, Oak, Pine Magnolia, Yaupon, Azalea and Holly streets.

In Georgetown County, there are 74 public beach accesses. (See below)

Pawleys Island | Locations include a 100-car parking lot at the south end of the island and seven locations with limited parking. There is a location 0.8 miles north of the south-end parking area. Additional locations are off Atlantic Avenue at Hazard, First, Pearce, Second and Third streets, and at Shell Road.

North Litchfield Beach | You can get to the beach off Parker Drive, just north of Windover Street, at the end of Windover Street, at the end of Fairfield Street, between Fairfield and Exeter streets, at Seaview Loop, between Belvedere and Mariner streets, at the end of Mulberry Street, at the end of Eutaw Street, at Shorebird Loop, at the end of Songbird Streeet, at the end of Media Street, at the end of Summertime Street \and at the end of Loggerhead Street.

Litchfield Beach | Locations off Norris Drive: between Sundial Drive and Albert Lane, at the end of Albert Lane, at the end of Mason Lane, at the end of Chesterfield Lane and between Chesterfield and Lyman Lanes.

Garden City Beach at Horry-Georgetown county line. There sre numerous public beach-access locations off South WaccamawDrive.

Huntington BeachState Park on U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet . Park has general access to three miles of remote beach. Admission : $5/adult; $3.25/ S.C. Senior; $3/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.

Myrtle Beach State Park | The park is three miles south of Myrtle Beach on U.S. 17. Park Admission : $5/adult; $3.25/ S.C. Senior; $3/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.Sunset Beach NC | Parking is permitted on Main Street as long as vehicles don't block driveways.

Oak Island NC| Most street ends at the ocean have public beach access with parking facilities.

*Information above - Thanks to our local newspaper The Sun News

Parking in the City of Myrtle Beach:

The parking meters in the City of Myrtle Beach are in effect from March 1 through September 30 and are enforced from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., seven days a week.  

Pavilion Parking Garage 9th Ave. N. Kings Hwy. Rates change and are seasonal at the Pavilion Parking Garage, so these figures are approximate. $5.-6 all day, $4. - $5. all night. Pay stations are located inside the garage and include fees for weekends and nightly parking. Also, you can call Lanier Parking at (843) 626-7275 for updated rates and general information.

Parking Meters and Pay Stations (Information from the City of Myrtle Beach)


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By Patricia Blackstock