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Throughout the Grand Strand area you will see Beach access parking along Ocean Blvd. art each street-end. Watch for "Public Beach Access" signs. Some locations are just a sandy path (watch out for burs) while others offer free parking. You may still find some parking spaces that are free, but for the most part, those days are gone.* Instead you will find parking stations and parking meters. The law stipulates how many parking spaces are allowed, determined by development and density. In reent years, new meters have been installed in Myrtle Beach. Parking meters are removed on Oct. 321 and are re-installed on March 1.
Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach Parking
When heading to North MyrtleBeach, the signs at street-ends can be found along Ocean Blvd. on your right. Depending on the various areas, 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 paid parking along with the city of North Myrtle Beach.
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Parking in the city of Myrtle Beach
* Free parking at The Market Common district. In this "city within city" you will find streets with no meters, 2 parking-free garages and plenty of on-street parking. Shop 'til you drop in many stores. Eat at any restaurants in The Market Common and never worry about parking fees. Plus two parking lots and two large garages. Both garages are toll-free!
Also see Grand Strand Beach Laws
NEW! Please note4 that some parking meters have been replaced with "Parkmobile" signs. Click HERE's my photo . Download the park-mobile" and enter the PHONE number.
Unless told be police or a taffic control devise, motorists can 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 along curb painted YELLOW, or on a ridge. Some curbs on ocean Blvd. north of 32nd Ave. N. were painted yellow. Originally, vehicles with parking decals were allowed to park along certain areas of the curbs hasbbeen changed to allow parking on Ocean Blvd. north of 32nd Ave. N.
Also see Beach Laws
Parking changes are in effect foor residentual areas from 31st Ave. 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 ownerwship or tenancy to obtain 4 guest place-cards per home. The place card may be used only on the street for where they were issued. A residential parking sticker is available for $100. per year. The non-resident decal will allow you to park in the entertainment district but not in the residential areas on N. Ocean Blvd. For more parking information, please visit: www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/boulevardparking.html. The page also contins information about obtaining decals for in-city golf carts, which must be registered with the South Carolina DMV plus property taxes which must be paid for as an in-city auto. Non-registered golf carts mentioned may obtain a decal if you have proof of purchase, location and other personal information available at the DMV.
All parking meters take U.S. coins, some credit and debit cards, plus pay-stations now accept coins, U.S. bills up to $10, credit cards and debit cards. At a pay stationyou need to guess-timate the length of time you will be away from your car - then put the receipt on your car's dash where it is easy to see.
The Market Common Parking is free (see above) on all the streete. Also, there are two parking garages within The Market Common where it is also free to park. This may not last forever, but for now (2020) it is the current law. Also note: Do not park 2 motorcycles in one single parking space, even though you and I know they fit nicely. Unfortunately, this is against the law, so be aware that you may get ticketed.
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 at the entrance. 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. This 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 parkibg 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 good in "decal only" parking areas. On a daily basis, parking fees may change at the Pavilion Parking Garage. Daily rates increase during tourist season and for special events. EXCEPTIONS: Vehicles with valid handicapped kicense tag or hang-tag as well as vehicles with valid Purple Heart, Disabled American Veteran (DAV) or Medal of Honor license plate owner, you can park free at the city's parking meters and 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 and current information including fees pertining to special events and scheduled venues:
Beach Pavilion Parking Garage.
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