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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 others 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 meters or stations. The law stipulates how many parking spaces are allowed, based on development and density. In recent years, parking meters have been installed in the city of Myrtle Beach. Parking meters are removed on Oct. 31 and re-installed on March 1.
Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach parking:
When heading to North Myrtle Beach, signs for the 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 the North Myrtle Beach links for parking information.
Also see Beach Laws
Unless told to do so by police or specific signs, motorists are not allowed to park within 10 feet of a fire hydrant, 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection or 50 feet of the nearest railroad crossing; alongside the road, painted YELLOW or on a bridge. Some curbs along Ocean Blvd. north of 32nd Avenue N. were painted yellow for the new parking changes in the north end that originally allowed cars with parking decals to park along the curb. City codes were later changed to allow parking along Ocean Blvd., north of 32nd Ave. N.
Parking changes are in effect for residentual areafrom 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 vehiclesto park in the entertainment district but not in the residential areas on North Ocean Blvd. For more information about parking areas, please visit: www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/boulevardparking.html. That page also contains information about obtaining parking decals for in-city golf carts, which must be registered with the South Carolina DMV abd property taxes which must be paid on an in-city auto. Non-registered golf carts in the area mentioned above may obtain a decal only if registered properly with the DMV.
Parking meters in the city of Myrtle Beach are in effect: 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 of Myrtle Beaach (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 fore the amount of time you plan to be away from yourcar, 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, and there are also two parking garages within The Market Common district where it is also free to park. This may not last forever, but for now (2019) 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 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 os 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 may 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) 626-7275for updates, current fees or additionsl fees pertining to special events and scheduled venues.
Beach Pavilion Parking Garage.
Myrtle Beach Links
...and other stuff:
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 may stores. Eat at any of the many restaurants in The Market Common and never worry about parking fees. It's always free to park.
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 can call. See photo (Beach Laws) linked just above.
Unless told by the police or 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; alongside a curb painted YELLOW or on a ridge. Some curbs on Ocean Boulevard north of 32nd Ave. N. were painted yellow. Originally vehicles with parking decals were allowed to park along certain areas on the curbs. However, city codes were later changed to allow parking along Ocean Blvd., north of 32nd Ave. N.