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Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014
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Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014
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Oct 11, 2014
Welcome to the 2014 World Famous Myrtle Beach Oktoberfest ...more
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Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014
Thanks For The Memories, Friday at dusk and Saturday, 12 t...more
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Oct 2, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
The 24th annual Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art a...more
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Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 13, 2014
The scary-good times start Friday night, Oct. 3, 2014 as t...more
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Oct 12, 2014 - Oct 15, 2014
The GFOASC 30th Fall Conference registration form is now a...more
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Oct 18, 2014
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association's premier...more
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Oct 17, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014
The scary-good times start Friday night, Oct. 3, 2014 as t...more
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Beach Information

Welcome to the Myrtle Beach area! Whether it's your first visit or one of many, we want your time along The Grand Strand to be both enjoyable and memorable.

Our beach information includes tips for safe swimming, sun protection, and lifeguards. Here you'll also find links to other valuable vacation information including tips for vacation, tide charts and beach wheelchairs, just to name a few.

We hope you'll find this information both informative and helpful. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Myrtle Beach Area soon.

Sun Protection

Don't let a sunburn spoil your vacation.

    • Use sunscreen with a high SPF, and apply 30 minutes before exposure to the sun, then reapply after swimming, physical activity, or prolonged time in the sun.
    • Wear a hat and swimsuit cover-up (or T-shirt) for added protection.
    • Avoid the midday sun.
    • Don't fall asleep while sunbathing.
    • Beware of cloudy days, because burning rays penetrate clouds.
    • Severe sunburns should be treated by a physician and may require special medication to reduce pain and swelling (if in doubt, consult a physician or hospital emergency department).

    Lifeguards

    Lifeguards are on duty along many of The Grand Strand beaches during the summer months.  Inexperienced swimmers or families with children should make sure the beach area they visit is staffed by a lifeguard. Other pointers: don't swim alone; if you encounter a riptide (a strong current that can pull you away from shore), yell for help, and begin swimming parallel to the beach until you are free from the current's pull.

    Jellyfish Stings

    Most vacationers never experience a jellyfish sting, but if you or someone in your group is stung, follow these instructions:

    • Immediately scoop-up some sand and rub it on the sting underwater to wash away any remaining nettles;
    • Apply plain meat tenderizer, vinegar, or alcohol to neutralize most of the toxins; and, finally,
    • Wash the area with soap and fresh water.
    • If the sting is severe, consult a physician or hospital emergency department. If there is an allergic reaction, call 911 immediately.
    • Be careful of dead jellyfish that may have washed ashore; they can still sting.

    Know and Obey Local Beach Ordinances

    Beach ordinances vary according to beach municipality and are posted at public beach accesses. Obey these guidelines for your safety and enjoyment and for that of others around you.

    Municipality Beach Ordinances:

    Be aware of these regulations that apply to all locations:

    • Sea Oats - It is illegal to cut, break, or otherwise destroy sea oat plants, beach grass, and sand fencing.
    • Animals - Check each locality for animal restrictions as dogs and horses are not allowed on some beaches.
    • Glass Containers - All glass containers are prohibited.
    • Fireworks - It is illegal for any person to use, fire, shoot, discharge, sell or offer for sale, store, exchange, give away or possess any fireworks within the city. This prohibition includes the beach. Fireworks displays by pyrotechnic professionals may be approved if properly permitted and supervised.
    • Swimming - Swimming is not permitted beyond 50 yards from the beach or in water over shoulder height.
    • Piers - Jumping or diving from piers is prohibited.

    More Helpful Beach Tips

    • Put trash in receptacles.
    • Avoid playing in shallow tidal pools and storm water drainage.


        Vacation tips to help you have a happier and safer vacation and includes coupon, foreign currency information, and more.

        Beach-Going Wheelchairs are available for use in numerous locations free of charge.

        Seashells & Fossils Find out which shells you can expect to find, and the best time to search for them.

        Parking & Parking Meters Parking on the beach is in high demand during season, find out what you need to know.

        Safety Tips, including swimming and Sand & Surf Beach Safety.

        Tides and Conditions High & low tides for the area.

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