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Throughout the Grand Strand area 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 others offer free parking. You may still find some parking spaces that are free, but for the mist part the most part those days are 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 on Oct. 31 and are re-instlled on March 1.
Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach Parking
When heading to North Myrtle Beach, the signs are at street-ends found on 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 parking., but for fee. Visit North Myrtle Beach links for more information.
NOTE: Most paygrounds and parks are now open, but a few may still be closed due to the virus. Chack the links to verify re-openings before you head out.
Also see Beach Laws
Parking changes are in effect for residential 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 ownership or tenancy to obtain 4 guest placards per home. The placecard 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 decals for in-city golf carts, which must be registered with the South Carolina DMV nd property taxes which must be paid for as an in-city auto. Non-registered golf carts mentioned above may obtain a decal if you hve proof of purhase, location and other peronal information available at the DMV.
All parking meters take U.S. coins, come 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 think 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 streets. 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 think they would fit nicely. This is against the law nd you may get ticket.
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 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 not valid in "decal only" parking areas. on a daily basis, parking fees may change at the Pavilion Parking Garage. Daily rates increase during tourist seasoin and for special events. 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 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 and additional fees pertining to special events and scheduled venues.
Beach Pavilion Parking Garage.
Myrtle Beach Links
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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 the many stores. Eat at any restaurants in The Market Common and never worry about parking fees. Plus 2 large parking gated whicch are both toll-free
Also see Grand Strand Beach Laws
NEW! Please note that some 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 an call. See (Beach Laws) linked just above.
Unless told by police or 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 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 werre allowed to park along certain areas or on the curbs. However, the city codes were later changed to allow parking on Ocean Blvd. north of 32nd Ave. N.