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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 stations and parking meters. 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 reinstalled on March 1st

Too many people and not enough parking meters? A new board could govern parking for all. Could Horry County get a 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 will only get worse..." Read more here!

Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach parking:

When heading to North Myrtle Beach the signs 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 parking information.

Myrtle Beach Parking
Access Parking.

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

by Patricia Blackstock

Beach Laws, Golf Cart
Laws, and more

By Patricia Blackstock (Contact Me)

NOTE: SOME parks and playgrounds have vbeen closed
due to virus. Check websites for details!

Also see Beach Laws

Unless told to do so by police or specific signs, motorists 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.

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 abd property taxes which must be paid on 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 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 trake 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, 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 (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 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) 626-7275 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 meters and two garages.

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 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 Ocean Blvd. 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.