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 just pathways while others offer paved or unpaved parking spots. Some are free to park. Others have pay stations or meters. The law specifically designates how many feet apart public parking must be, based on development and density. In recent years, parking meters have been added to many of these parking areas. In the city of Myrtle Beach, meters are removed on October 30. They are re-installed on March 1. More city of Myrtle Beach information at the bottom of this page.

Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach Access Parking

Signs are on Ocean Blvd. at each street end. Some locations are pathways only; others offer parking. Myrtle Beach city meters cost from $1. to $1.59 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 meter parking .

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 meter policies will be strictly enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
More Surfside Beach parking meter information.

NEW 2015! The fnformation in the paragraph below applies to Surfside Beach. 2015:

Right now, it costs you $1.25 an hour to park at metered spaces in Surfside Beach, but that isn't the case at two lots in town that sit just off the beach -- where this summer you can park for just 50¢ per hour. The two parking lots are: the parking lot on the north end of town near the Holiday Inn and on the south end off Ocean Boulevard on 13th Avenue South.There's ust not enough people are parking in either lot, meaning the town isn't making much money from those spaces, so the town is dropping the rates from 1.25 to 50 cents an hour. And the city is hoping cheapest prices in town will be too good for people to pass up-- going after what one council member calls the "bargain customer" who might not even know these lots exist at this moment. Read the entire news story at WMBF News


North End of Horry County | Beach accesses include locations 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 are Cypress Strteet at Springmaid Pier, and near the Garden City Pier at Hawes, Woodland, Calhoun, Rainbow, Sea Breeze, Oak, Pine Magnolia, Yaupon, Azalea andHolly Streets.

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

Pawleys Island Parking 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, and Second and Third Streets at Shell Row.

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 Street 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 are numerous public beach-access locations off South Waccamaw Drive.

Huntington Beach State 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 | This park is 3 miles south of 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 October 31 and are enforced from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., seven days a week. 

NEW! The fnformation in the paragraph below appliesto the city of Myrtle Beach (not North Myrtle Beach, Garden City, Surfside, etc.

As approved this week by City Council, parking meter rates will increase 25 cents to 50 cents an hour, effective Friday, May 1. Under the new rate structure, metered parking at street ends will be $2.00 per hour. Metered parking at other high-demand locations, including areas with a three-hour time limit, will be $1.75 per hour. All other metered parking spaces will be $1.50 per hour. In addition, all-day parking rates, where allowed, will increase from $6.00 to $10.00 on the street ends and from $6.00 to $8.00 in other metered locations. (All-day parking is not an option in areas with a three-hour time limit.) The higher rates are expected to generate an additional $330,000 per year. The Downtown Redevelopment Corporation will use the money to make principle and interest payments when borrowing from a $10 million line of credit. The line of credit will be used to fund repair or demolition expenses for dilapidated properties in the DRC district, as well as costs of acquiring land in the district for public use.  

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. (May be more when special events take place downtown.) 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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