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 Post subject: Fireworks question
PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:40 pm 
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I know that it is illegal to shoot fire works in the City Limits of MB. I also seen that it is illegal to shoot fireworks in Surfside unless it is the 4th of July or you have special permission.

My question is about the 3 big campgrounds. I notice fireworks are shot nightly whenever we are there in the summer by random people on the beach. I have seen police stop people from shooting them in MB at hotels along Ocean Blvd, but I have never seen anyone stop them in front of the campgrounds. Are the campgrounds not located in the city limits? Can you discharge fireworks from this area legally?

I'm just curious if this is illegal in this area and just not enforced for some reason. I seen on Ocean Lakes facebook page that they have no authority over people shooting fireworks on the beach.


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 Post subject: Re: Fireworks question
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 7:57 am 
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The use of fireworks is illegal in the City of Myrtle Beach and the Town of Surfside Beach, and July 4th is not an exception.

You might want to check with the individual campground you are considering, as they may have jurisdiction over parts of their property which are near, but not directly on the beach. These rules may differ at the various campgrounds. If this is an important factor, ask before booking.

This question in one form or another comes up every year, and in my opinion the fireworks law is one of the most loosely knitted in the city/county (followed closely by golf cart laws.) I have been on the public beach near 50th Ave. N. on July 4th where the beach is crowded more at night than during the day (and that's saying a lot.) Everyone is shooting off some kind of fireworks and we never saw anyone in law enforcement.

The problem, of course, is lack of police/security/patrol. July 4th is THE busiest day in the MB area, and there's not enough law enforcement personnel to cover the beaches.

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 Post subject: Re: Fireworks question
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 10:22 am 
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Thanks. Sorry, we will not be there over 4th of July, but I thought I seen that somewhere you could shoot them in Surfside over the 4th. I know it is illegal to discharge them in the city limits of MB so I was just curious about the campgrounds.


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 Post subject: Re: Fireworks question
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:01 pm 
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I believe every one of the oceanfront campgrounds are in unincorporated Horry County, and under the jurisdiction of the Horry County police department. What Patrish said above rings true regarding their patrols and enforcement...


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