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Throughout the Grand Strand you will see Beach access parking along Ocean Blvd. at each street-end. Watch for "Public Beach Access" signs. Some locations are just a sandy path (watch out for burs) while other offer both free and paid parking. You may still find some parking spaces that are free, but for the most part those days are gone.* Instead you'll find parking stations and parking meters. The law stipulates how many parking spaces are allowed, determined by development and density. In recent years, new parking meters have been installed in Myrtle Beach. Parking meters are removed on Oct. 31 and are re-installed on March 1.

Too many people and not enough parking places? A new board could govern parking for all. Could Horry County get parking authority to govern parking along the entire Grand Strand. It could happen soon, according to City Council Chair Mark Lazarus. Lazarus and other coastal leaders announced the plan at the Coastal Alliance Tuesday. "Everybody agreed!" Lazarus said. "The premise behind it is not going away. It wil, only get worse...." Read more here!

Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach parking

When heading to North Myrtle Beach, the signs are at street-ends are found on Ocean Blvd. on your right. Depending on the area within 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 offers parking for a fee, Visit North Myrtle Beach links for more public event information.

Myrtle Beach Parking
and Access Parking

Where to park your car in Myrtle Beach
Questions About
Myrtle Beach Parking?

By Patricia Blackstock (Contact Me)

Beach Laws, Golf Cart
Laws and More

NOTE: All parks and playgrounds are currently closed.
due to the virus.
Check the links to verify re-opening or call.

Also see Beach Laws

Parking changes are in effect for residentual areas 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 4 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 on North Ocean Blvd. For more information about parking arfeas, please visit www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/boulevardparking.html.  That page also contains information about obtaining parking decals for in-city golf carts, whihh must be registered with the South Carolina DMV nd property taxes which must be paid for an in-city auto. Non-registered golf carts mentioned above may obtain a decal only if registered properly with the DMV.

Parking meters in the city of Myrtle Beach are installed on March 1 through October 31 and are enforced from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., 7 days a week.

Information in the paragraph below applies only in the city limits 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, say for the amount of time you plan to be away from your car, then display the printed receipt on your car's dash where it is easy to see.

The Market Common Parking is free (see above) on all streets, there are two parking garages within The Market Common district where it is also free to park. This may not last forever, but for now (2020) 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 Parking 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 parking pass is available for $30 from the Lanier Parking Garage (in the Pavilion Parking Garage, 9th Ave. N. at Kkings Hwy. 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 card is available for $100 per year from the Lanier parking office in the Pavilion Garage. This pass is good for metered stations between 21st Avenue North and 6th Ave, S. and the metered street ends from 69th to 77th Avenues North.  This pass is not valid in "decal only" parking areas.  On a daily basis, prices my change at the Pavilion Parking Garage. Daily rates increase during tourist seasoin and for special events. Vehicles with valid handicapped license tag or hanmg tag as well as vehicles with valid Purple Heart, Disabled American Veteran (DAV) or Medal of Honor license plate owners, you can park free at the city's parking meters and at the Pavilion Parking Garage See City of Myrtlepay stations inside the garage and are good for weekend and nightly parking. Also, you can call Lainer Parking at (843) 626-7275 for updates, current fees, additional fees pertining to special events and scheduled venues.
Beach Pavilion Parking Garage.

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Parking in the city of Myrtle Beach

* Free parking at The Market Common district. You will find streets with no meters, 2 parking garages and plenty of on-street parking. Shop 'til you drop in the many stores. Eat at any of the restaurants in The Market Common and never worry about parking fees. No parking meters, plus two large fee-free garages.

Also see Grand Strnd Beach Laws

NEW! Please note that some parking meters have been rreplaced 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 (Beach Laws) linked just above.

Unless told by police of a traffic control devise, motorists can't park within 10 feet of a fire hydrant, 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection or 50 ft. of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing, or alongside a curb painted YELLOW or on a ridge. Some curbs on Icean Blvd. north of 32nd Ave. N. were painted yellow. Originally, vehicles with parking decals were allowed to park along certain areas or on the curbs. However, city codes were later changed to allow parking on Ocean Blvd., north of 32nd Ave. N.