The Grand Strand is a very popular destination that attracts millions of visitors throughout the year. With 60 miles of beaches, exciting attractions, and a variety of restaurants, there is something for everyone to enjoy. As the start of summer approaches and Memorial Day holiday weekend, we urge you to keep in the mind the following information and tips when visiting The Beach. Officials from the City welcome visitors and share important information so you can be informed and have a great vacation.
Beach Safety Signs
There are beach safety signs posted at beach access points that explain the different colors of beach warning flags. This can help you know when the surf is too rough for swimming and to look out for riptides.
Watch for Pedestrians
It is important to watch for pedestrians, especially in the downtown areas of each of our 14 coastal communities and along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The Myrtle Beach Police Department is committed to the safety and security of visitors and residents for the upcoming summer season.
Practice Water Safety
Children should never swim alone in the pool or the ocean. For more information about water safety at the beach, pool and waterpark, please visit our Blog Post.
Golf Cart Rules
Golf carts are a great mode of transportation around The Beach, but remember that golf carts are not permitted on Kings Highway. Read this Blog Post if you are curious where golf carts are allowed around Myrtle Beach.
No Fires or Fireworks
Fires on the beach and fireworks are not permitted within the City of Myrtle Beach, and other areas. Several of the shopping complexes and attractions offer fireworks throughout the summer, such as Broadway at the Beach and Pelicans Baseball games!
Watch Out for the Sea Turtles
Myrtle Beach is home to exquisite wildlife – especially sea turtles! To help keep them safe, please only dig holes up to 2 feet in the sand and fill them in before leaving.
To learn more about the beach regulations such as tent and umbrella rules, parking and more, check out our Beaches pages.
The Myrtle Beach Police Department and the City of Myrtle Beach ask everyone to follow the laws and respect others while they are exploring our great city. There will be an increased law enforcement presence, both in uniform and plain clothes, particularly on the Ocean Boulevard and Boardwalk area, focused on speeding, noise, complaints, and disorderly conduct during holiday weekends. Remember – if you see something, say something.
Be safe and have fun!
Important Information for Memorial Day Weekend 2022:
- All traffic on Ocean Blvd in Myrtle Beach is one-way, southbound, from 29th Avenue North to South Kings Highway. Northbound lanes of Ocean Blvd are reserved for emergency vehicles only.
- Motorists will access Ocean Blvd only from an access avenue that has a stoplight at Kings Highway. The access avenues are 29th Ave. N, 21st Ave N, 9th Ave N, 3rd Ave S, 9th Ave S, 13th Ave S.
- The following Avenues have been designated as emergency avenues: 16th Ave N, 8th Ave N, 6th Ave S, and 17th Ave S. These lanes have been designated for use by public safety and city officials.
- For safety, pedestrians will be separated from vehicles along five miles of Ocean Blvd, from 29th Avenue North to South Kings Highway. Barriers will be in place to prevent pedestrians from entering the roadway.