Throughout the Grand Strand you will see information for Beach access parking along Ocean Blvd. at each street end. Watch for the "Public Beach Access" signs. Some locations are just a sandy path (watch out for burs) while others offer paid or free 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 spaced must be, based on development and density. In recent years, 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 and they are re-installed on March 1.
Parking Meters are now installeed in the city of Myrtle Beach! (March 1 - Oct. 31)
Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach Parking Access locations:
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 $2. hour ($10. per day) down to $1.50 per hour, $8. day.) per hour. See City of Myrtle Beach for more information. The downtown Boardwalk also also offers public parking for a fee. North Myrtle Beach links for more parking information.
Surfside Beach There has been a prce increase in Surfside Beach. 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 AM to 7 PM More Surfside Beach parking meter information. Toy might consider driving just a few miles south to Garden City Beach where you'll find plenty of free parkinf around the pier are,
North End of Horry County | Veach access parking including both north and south of Ocean Annie's, at Maison Drive, Apache Campground and theWyndham Myrtle Beach Resort.
South End of Horry County| beach parking locations: Rainbow, SeaBreeze and Cypress Street at Springmaid Pier, and near Garden City Pier at Hawes,Woodland, Calhoun, Oak, Pine, Magnolia, Yaupon, Azalea and Holly Streets.
In Georgetown County there are 74 parking places..
Pawleys Island Parking locations include 100 car parking lot 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 Ave. at Hazard, Pearce, Second and 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 N. Nedia St. at the end of Summertime and St. and at the end of Loggerhead St.
Litchfield Beach | Locations off Norris Dr. between Sundial Dr and Alberty Lane, at the end of Albert Lane, at the end of Mason Lane at the end of Chesterfield Ln., between Chrsterfield and Layman Lane
Garden City Beach at the Horry - Georgetown Co. line. TThere ae many parking spots just off Waccamaw
Huntington Beach State Park on U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet. Huntington Beach Stqate Park offers 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 | This park is 4 miles S. 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 allowed on Main Street,as long as vehicles don't block driveways.
Oak Island, NC | Most street-ends at the ocean offer street-side parking facilities.
*Information above - thanks to our local newspaper, The Sun News, the city of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.
Parking in the City of Myrtle Beach:
Also see Beach Laws
NEW! Please note that many (but not all) parking meters have reen relplaced with "Parkmobile" signs. Click HERE's my photo . Download the park-mobile and enter the XONE number. If you do not have a smartphone, there is still a toll-free number you can call. See photo linked just above for more information.
Unless told to do so by police or a traffic control device, motorists can’t park on a sidewalk or crosswalk within 10 feet of a fire hydrant, 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection or 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; alongside a curb painted YELLOW or on a bridge. Some curbs along Ocean Boulevard north of 32nd Avenue N. were painted yellow for the new parking changes in the north end that originally allowed city residents with decals to park along certain parts of the curb. City codes were later changed to allow parking along Ocean Blvd., north of 32nd Avenue North.
Parking changes are in effect for the 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 place-cards may be used only on the street for which they are issued. A resident parking decal is available for for $100 a year. The non-resident decal will allow vehicles to park in the Entertainment District, but not in the residential areas of North Ocean Blvd. For more information about parking areas, please 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 ae in effect from March 1 through October 31 and are enforced from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., 7 days a week. The meters accept charge/debit cards.
NEW! Information in the paragraph 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. Enter the garafe and pay there. It is located at 9th Ave. N. and Kings Hwy. This parking pass is NOT valid for decal-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, then display the printed reeipt on your car's dash.
The Market Common Parking is free on the streets and in both garages, located within in The Market Common district. This maynot last forevver, 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 Garage (in the Pavilion Parking Garage, Ninth Avenue N. at Kings Highway.) The pass is good for 7 consecutive days at all paid public parking area, but not in "decal only" parking areas. A non-resident parking placard is available for $100 per year from the Lanier Parking Office in the Pavilion Parking Garage. This pass is good for public metered spaces, between 21st Avenue North and 6th Avenue South, and in the metered street ends, from 69th to 77th Avenues North. This pass is not valid in "decal only" parking areas. On a daily basis, rates may change at the Pavilion Parking Garage. They increase during tourist season and for special events. Vehicles with valid handicapped license plates or hang-tags as well as vehicles with valid Purple Heart, Disabled American Veteran (DAV) or Medal of Honor license plates may park free at the city's parking meters and at the Pavilion Parking Garage See City of Myrtle Pay Stations are located inside the garage include fees for weekends and nightly parking. Also, you can call Lanier Parking at (843) 626-7275 for updates on rates that change uring the season due to price increases for special events, and scheduled venues.
Beach Pavilion Parking Garage.
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