Parking Meters are now installed in the city of Myrtle Beach (March 1 - Oct. 31)

Throughout the Grand Strand, you will see signs for beach access parking along Ocean Blvd. at each street end. Watch for the "Public Beach Access" signs. Some locations are just a sandy path (watch out for burs) while others offer paved or unpaved parking spots. A few parking places may still be free, but for the most part those days are gone. Instead, you will probably frind meters and/or pay stations. The law stipulates how many feet apart parking spaces must be, based on development and density. In recent yeares, parking and pat statioins have been added to most of these areas. In the city id Myrtle Beach the meters are removed on Oct. 31. They are re-installed on March 1.

Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach access parking

Signs are on Ocean Blvd. at each street end and most have parking meters. Depending on the area of the city, Myrtle Beach city meters cost from $2. hour ($10. per day) down to to $1.50 per hour ($8. day.) per hour. See City of Myrtle Beach for more information. The downtown Boardwalk also also offers punic parking for a fee. North Myrtle Beach links for more parking meter information.

Surfside Beach | In Surfside Beach the meters will cost more money. Parking lot meters and pay stations now charge $1.75 instead of $1.50. They have raised their fee to $2.00 to park at Surfside Pier.  Parking rules will be strictly enforced from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. More Surfside Beach parking meter information.

North End of Horry County |Beach accesses includes both north and south of Ocean Annie's, at Maison Drive, Apache Campground and the Wyndham Myrtle Beach Resort.

South End of Horry County| Locations are Cypress Street at Springmaid Pier, and near the Garden City Pier at Hawes, Woodland, Calhoun, Rainbow, Sea Breeze, Oak, Pine, Magnolia, Yaupon, Azalea and Holly Streets.

In Georgetown County there are 74 public accesses. (See cities listed just below.)

Pawleys Island Parking locations include a 100-car parking lot at the South End of the island and seven locations with limited parking. There is a location 0.8 miles north of the south-end parking area.  Additional locations are off Atlantic Avenue at Hazard, First, Pearce, Second and Third Streetst at Shell Rd..

North Litchfield Beach You can get to the beach off Parker Dr. just north of Windover Street, at the end of Windover Street, at the end of Fairfield Street, between Fairfield and Exeter streets, at Seaview Loop, between Belvedere and Mariner streets,at the end of Mulberry Street, at the end of Eutaw Street, at Shorebird Loop, at the end of Songbird Street at the end of Media Street, at the end of Summertime Street and the end of Loggerhead Street.

Litchfield Beach | Locations off Norris Drive: between Sundial Drive and Albert Lane, at the end of Albert Lane, at the end of Mason Lane at the end of Chesterfdield Lane, between Chesterfield and Layman Lane

Garden City Beach at the Horry - Gerogetown County line. There are numerous public beach access locationss off South Waccamaw.

Huntington Beach State Park on U.S. 17, Murrells Inlet . Park has general access to three miles of remote beach. Admission : $5/adult; $3.25/ S.C. Senior; $3/youth age 6-15;  Free for children 5 and younger.

Myrtle Beach State Park | This park is 4 miles south of Myrtle Beach, on U.S. 17. Park Admission : $5 adult; $3.25/ S.C. Senior; $3/youth age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger,

Sunset Beach NC | Parking is permitted on Main Street as long as vehicles don't block driveways.

Oak Island, NC| Most street-ends at the ocean have beachwith parking facilities.

*Information above - Thanks to our local newspaer, The Sun News, the city of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Parking in the City of Myrtle Beach:

NEW! Please note that many parking meters are being replaced with "Parkmobile" signs. Click HERE for my photo if you are not famiiar with them yet.Download the parkmobile app and enter the ZONE number. If you do not have a smartphone, there's a toll free number you can call. See photo linked just above for more information.

Parking changes are in effect or he residential areas of Ocean Blvd., from 31st Avenue North to 82nd Avenue North, east of Kings Highway.  Guest place-cardsfor properities 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 four guest placards per home.  The placards may be used only on the street for which they are issued.  A non-resident parking decal will be available for $100 a year.  The non-resident decal will allow vehicles to park in two areas in the Entertainment District, but not in the residential areas of North Ocean Boulevard. For more information about patking changes, visit:  That page also contains information about obtaining parking decals for in-city golf carts, which must be registered with the South Carolina DMV and property tax must be paid on an in-city automobile.  Non-resident golf carts in the area described above may obtain a decal if properly registered with the DMV. 

Parking meters in the City of Myrtle Beach are in effect from March 1 through October 31 and are enforced from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., seven days a week. The meters accept charge/debit cards.

NEW! Information in the paragraph below applies ONLY to the city of Myrtle Beach (not North Myrtle Beach, Garden City Beach, Surfside Beach, Etc.

Anyone can purchase a seven (consecutive 7 days) for a "paid visitor" pass for $30. parking in only in the Pavilion Garage. Visit the garage and pay them there. It is located at 9th Ave. N. and Kings Hwy. This parking pass is NOT valid for decal-only parking areas.

All parking meters take U.S. coins, Some also 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 the machine for the amount of time you intend to stay, and then display the printed receipt on your car's dash. 

The Market Common  Parking is free on the streets and in both garages in The Market Common district. This probably will not last forever, but this is the current law.

Pavilion Parking Garage 9th Ave. N. Kings Hwy. A seven-day visitor parking pass is available for $30 from the Lanier Parking Office in the Pavilion Parking Garage, Ninth Avenue North at Kings Highway.  The pass is good for seven consecutive days at all paid public parking area, but not in "decal only" parking areas.  On a daily basis, rates are seasonal at the Pavilion Parking Garage. They increase during tourist season and for special events. See City of Myrtle

Beach Pavilion Parking Garage. Pay stations are located inside the garage and include fees for weekends and nightly parking. Also, you can call Lanier Parking at (843) 626-7275 for updated rates and more information.

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