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 other offer paid or free parking areas. 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, parking meters are removed on Oct. 31 and they are re-installed on March 1.

NEW! March 27, 2018 - Too many people - not enough parking? 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 within 12 months, according to county Council Chair Mark Lazarus. Lazarus and other coastal leaders discussed the plan at the Coastal Alliance Tuesday. "Everybody agreed!" Lazarus said. "The premise behind it is that the problem is not going's only going to grow." Read more here!

Parking Meters are now in effect 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 price 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. You might consider driving just a few miles south to Garden City Beach where you'll find free parking aroud and under 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 Campground and the Wyndham Myrtle Beach Resort.

South End of Horry County| beach parking locations: Rainbow, Sea Breeze 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 spaces

Pawleys Island Parking locations include 100 parking lots. 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 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 County line. You can also find parking spots just off Waccamaw
Huntington Beach State Park on U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet. Huntington Beach State Park offers access to three miles of remote beach. Admission: $; $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 St. as long as vehicles don't block driveways.

Oak Island, NC |Most street-endss at the beach 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.

Myrtle Beach Area Parking
Myrtle Beach parking access
Parking Meter Information.

Where to park in Myrtle Beach?
Beach Access Parking

Also: Parking in other Grand Strand locations

Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach including
Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island

Questions about laws? See the Beach Laws, Golf Cart Laws and others

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Parking in the city of 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 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 at 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 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 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 $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:  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., 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, pay the machine for the wmount of you you plan to stay, then display the printed reeipt on your car's dash. 

The Market Common Parking is free on the streets and 2 garages located within in The Market Common district. This may not last forevver, but it is the current law.

Pavilion Parking Garage 9th Ave. N. Kings Hwy. Anyone can purchase a seven d ay (consecutive 7 days) for a "paid visitor" pass" for $30. Parking offer good only in the Pavilion Garage. Enter the garage and 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 meatered 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 a daily basis, rates may change at the Pavilion Parking Garage. Tdaily 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 licence holders 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, and are good for weekends and nightly parking. Also, you can call Lanier Parking at (843) 626-7275 for updates on rates that change during the seasons to price increases for special events, and scheduled venues.
Beach Pavilion Parking Garage.

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