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. Ssome locations are just a sandy path (watch out for burs) while others offer paid or unpaid parking spots. A few parking spaces may still be free, but for the most part, those days are gone. Instead, you'll find parking meters and/or pay stations. The law stipulates how many feet apart parking spaces must be, based on developmednt and density. In recent yeares, parking and pay stations have been added to most of these areas. In the city of Myrtle Beach the meters are removed on Oct. 31. They are re-installed on March 1st.
Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach access parking
Signs are on Ocean Blvd. at each street end and most have parking meters. Depending on the area of the city, Myrtle Beach city meters cost from $2. hour ($10. per day) down to to $1.50 per hour ($8. day.) per hour. See City of Myrtle Beach for nore information. The downtown Boardwalk also also offers public parking for a fee. North Myrtle Beach links for more parkingmeter information.
Surfside Beach | In Surfside Beach, the meters will cost more money. Parking lot meters and pay stations now charge $1.75 instead of $1.50. They have raised their fee to $2.00 to park at Surfside Pier. Parking rules will be strictly enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. More Surfside Beach parking meter information.
North End of Horry County |Beach access including both north and south of Ocean Annie's, at Maison Drive, Apache Campground and the Wyndham Myrtle BEach Resort
South End of Horry County| Locations: Rainbow, SeaBreeze and Cypress Street at Springmaid Pier, and near the Garden City Pier at Hawes, Woodland, Calhoun, Oak, Pine, Magnolia, Yaupon, Azalea and Holly Streets.
In Georgetown County there are 73 parking accesses. (See cities just below.)
Pawleys Island Parking locations include a100-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 ae off Atlantic Ave. at Hazard, First, Pearce, Second and third Third Streets at Shell Road.
North Litchfield Beach You can get to the beach off Parker Dr. 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 St., at the end of Exerter Street, at Shorebird Loop, at the end of Songbird St., at the end of Nedia St., at the end of Summertime Street and at the end of Loggerhead St.
Litchfield Beach | Locations off Norris Drive: between Sundial Drive and Albert Lane, at the end of Albert Lane, at the end of Mason Lane is at the end of Chesterfield Lane between Chesterfield and Layman Lane
Garden City Beach at the Horry - Georgetown County line. There are numerous public parking locations off South Waccamaw.
Huntington Beach State Park on U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet. Huntington Beach State Park has general access to three miles of remorte 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 4 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 Strteet as long as vehicles don't block driveways.
Oak Island, NC | Most street-ends at the ocean have beach with parking facilities.
*Information above - Thanks to our local newspaper, The Sun News, The City of Myrtle Beach, and the Myrtle Beah Area Chamber of Commerce.
Parking in the City of Myrtle Beach:
Also see Beach Laws
NEW! Please note that many parking meters are being replaced with "Parkmobile" signs. Click HERE for my photo . Download the parkmobile app and enter the ZONE number. If you do not have a smartphone, there is a toll-free number you can call. See photo linked just above for more information.
Parking changes are in effect or he residential areas of Ocean Blvd., from 31st Avenue North to 82nd Avenue North, east of Kings Highway. Guest place-cards for properities in the affected Avenues will be available at Lanier Parking on the first floor of the Pavilion Parking Garage. Present proof of ownership or tenancy to obtain four guest placards per home. The placards may be used only on the street for which they are issued. A resident parking decal will be available for $100 a year. The non-resident decal will allow vehicles to park in two areas in the Entertainment District, but not in the residential areas of North Ocean Boulevard. Formore information about parkling changes, visit: www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/boulevardparking.html. That page also contains information about obtaining parking decals for in-city golf carts, which must be registered with the South Carolina DMV and property tax must be paid on an in-city automobile. Non-resident golf carts in the area mentioned above may obtain a decal if properly registered with the DMV.
Parking meters in the City of Myrtle Beach are in effect from March 1 through October 31 and are enforced from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., seven days a week. The meters accept charge/debit cards.
NEW! Information in the paragraoh below applies ONLY to the city of Myrtle Beach (not North Myrtle Beach, Garden City Beach, Surfside Beach, etc.
Anyone can purchase a seven (consecutive 7 days) for a "paid visitor" pass for $30. parking in only in the Pavilion Garage. Visit the garage and pay them there. It is located at 9th Ave. N. and Kings Hwy. This parking pass is NOT valid for decal-only parking areas.
All parking meters take U.S. coins, Some also take credit and debit cards, while pay-stations accept coins, U.S. bills up to $10, credit cards and debit cards. At a pay station, pay the machine for the amount of time you intend to stay, and then dispplay the printed receipt on your car's dash.
The Market Common Parking is free on the streets and in both garages in The Market Common district. This will probbly not last forever, but it is the current law.
Pavilion Parking Garage 9th Ave. N. Kings Hwy. A seven-day visitor parking pass is available for $30 from the Lanier Parking Office in the Pavilion Parking Garage, Ninth Avenue North at Kings Highway. The pass is good for seven consecutive days at all paid public parking area, but not in "decal only" parking areas. On a daily basis, rates are seasonal at the Pavilion Parking Garage. They increase during tourist season and for special events. See City of Myrtle
Beach Pavilion Parking Garage. 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 more information.
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