Visit Myrtle Beach Encourages Travelers to Follow New Guidelines and Visit the Destination Responsibly

As the July 4th holiday weekend approaches, several areas throughout the destination have enacted mask mandates for locals and visitors of the Myrtle Beach area ahead of the holiday weekend.

Cities within the Myrtle Beach area have mandated that masks now be worn in public spaces including stores, common areas of restaurants and accommodations, and public spaces where social distancing cannot be followed. Masks are not required on beaches as long as beachgoers maintain social distancing.

The mask mandates have been established to help limit the spread of the virus in the Myrtle Beach area and to keep the virus from coming into the destination.

“While we’re pleased that so many have visited our destination since reopening, it is apparent that not everyone has taken the necessary precautions to protect themselves or others. To be clear, destinations don’t spread viruses, people do,” said Karen Riordan, president and CEO of Visit Myrtle Beach. “We are open and have welcomed thousands of visitors who have had enjoyable, healthy and safe vacations in our destination, but it is essential that we remain diligent. No matter where you are in the Grand Strand, it is important that visitors and locals wear a mask when in public spaces and continue to practice social distancing. It takes each one of us to limit the spread of this virus to ensure we can live, work and vacation together in the future.”

Please Pack Your Mask Most Grand Strand Municipalities Require Masks in Indoor Spaces.

For additional information on how you can do your part to promote health and safety, check out our Healthy Travel page at, which includes tips from the CDC, the latest details on business that are open (or closed), and COVID-19-related news and updates from South Carolina, Horry County and the many cities through the Grand Strand. The page also includes information on the new mask mandates.

Visit Myrtle Beach also developed a series of videos and blogs posts showing specific ways in which visitors can enjoy the destination while following the recommended guidelines, including posts on fun ways to enjoy social distancing in Myrtle Beach.

You are encouraged to join residents and local businesses to pledge to support the health of others and keep area businesses open by signing the Greater Grand Strand is Open initiative’s Greater Grand Strand Promise. This initiative encourages both locals and visitors to commit to protecting the health of others through the Greater Grand Strand Promise. Many area businesses including attractions, restaurants and accommodations throughout the area have implemented new safety protocols and have signed the Greater Grand Strand Promise.

For more information about the many ways Visit Myrtle Beach is encouraging travelers to stay healthy and visit responsibly, visit