Throughout the Grand Strand, you will see information for access parking along Ocean Blvd. at each street end. Watch for the Public Beach Access" signs. Some locations are just a sandy path (watch for burs) while others offer free or paid access. 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 development and density. In recent years, parking and pay stations have been added to most of these areas. On the city of Myrtle Beach, parking meters are removed on on Oct. 31 and they are reinstalled on March 1.

NEW! March 27, 2018 - Too many people? Not enough parking spaces? A new board could govern parking for all. Could Horry County get a parking authority to govern parking along the entire Grand Strand? It could happen in 12 months, according to Council Chair Mark Lazarus. Lazarus and other coastal leaders discussed the plan at the Coastal Alliance Tuesday. "Everybody agreed!" Lazarus said. "The premise behind this is that the problem is not going away..it's only going to grow." Read more here!

Parking Meters are in effect from March 1 - Oct. 31

Surfside Beach, North Myrtle Beach and areas of Horry Co. parking Access locations:

Surfside Beach The town offers metered parking for $1.75 per hour or $10.00 per day. (See locations on link.) More Surfside Beach parking meter information. You might consider driving just a few minutes south to Garden City Beach where you'll find free parking under and around the Garden City Pier

North End of Horry County | Beach access parking including both north and south of Ocean Annie's, at Maison Drive, Apache Campgrounds and Wyndham Myrtle Beach Resort.

South End of Horry County| Beach Parking locations: Rainbow, Sea Breeze and Cypress Street at Sprinngmaid Pier (now owned by Doubletree) and near Garden City pier at Hawes,Woodland, Calhoun, Oak, pine, Magnolia,Yaupon, Azalea and Holly Streets.

Pawleys Island Parking locations include 100 parking spaces. 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, 2nd and 3rd Streets at Shell Road.

North Litchfield Beach: Beach Parking More details: you can get off the beach at Parker Dr. just north of Windover Street, at the end of Windover St. 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 Exeter St. at Shorebird Loop, at the end of Songbird St., at the end of N.Nedia St. at the end of Summertime St. and at the end of Loggrerhead St.

Litchfield Beach | Locations off Norris Drive between Sundial Dr and Alberty Lane, at the end of Albert Lane, ate the end of Mason Lane, at the end of Chesterfield Ln., between Chesterfield and Layman Lane

Garden Garden City Beach - at the Horry - Georgetown County line - You can also find parkingspots just off Waccamaw

Huntington Beach State Park on U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet. Huntington Beach State Park offers access ti 3 miles of remore beach. Admission: $5.adult; $3.25/ S.C. Senior; $3/youth age 6-15;  free for children 5 and under.

Myrtle Beach State Park | This 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 unde.r

Sunset Beach NC | Parking is allowed on Main St. as long as vehicles don't block driveways.

Oak Island, NC |Most street-ends at the beach, and offers 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.

Myrtle Beach Area Parking
Myrtle Beach Parking Access

Parking - Where to Park - Beach Access

Also: Parking in other Grand Strand locations

Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach,
Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, Georgetown County

Questions about local laws: Please See: Beach Laws, Golf Cart Laws, more

By Patrici Blackstock (Contact Me)

Parking in the city of North Myrtle Beach

Also see Beach Laws

NEW! Please note that many (but not all) parking meters have been replaced with "Parkmobile" signs. Click HERE's my photo . Download the park-mobile and enter the PHONE number. If you do not have a smartphone, there is a toll-free number you can call.See the photo linked just above for more current information.

New photo HERE. (Oct., 2018) Signs are on Ocean Blvd. at each street end and most have parking meters. Depending on various areas within 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 offers public parking for a fee. North Myrtle Beach links for more parking information.

Unless told to do so by police or a traffic control device, motorists can't park within 10 feet of a fire hydrant, 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection or 50 feet of the nearest 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 at certain curbs. City codes were later changed to allow parkig along Ocean Blvd., north of 32nd Ave. N.

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 the property 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 $100. per 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 in an in-city automobile. Non-resident golf courses in the area mentioned above may obtain a decal if properly registered with the DMV. 

Parking meters in the city of Myrtlwe Beach are in effect from March 1 through Oct. 21 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.

All parking meters take U.S. coins, some 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 you pay the parking machine for how much time you plan to stay. Then display the printed receipton your car's dash. 

The Market Common Parking is free on the streets and 2 garages located withinThe Market Common district. This may not last forever, but right now (Feb. 2019) it is the current law.

Pavilion Parking Garage 9th Ave. N. Kings Hwy. Anyone can purchase a 7-day consecutive pass for a "paid visitor" pass" for $30. Parking offer good only in the Pavilion Garage. Enter the garsage nd pay there. It is located at 9th Ave. N. and Kings Hwy. This parking pass is NOT valid for decal-parking areas.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 stations 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 an almost daily basis, parking at the Pavilion Garage may change. Rates 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 holders park free at the city's parking meters and at the Pavilion Parking Garage. See City of Myrtle pay stations are inside the garage, and are good for weekend and nightly parking. Also, you can call Lanier Parking at (843) 626-7275 for updates on rates.

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