In Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Surfside Beach, beach-going wheelchairs are available for use at no cost. These chairs are sturdy and come equipped with large balloon tires for maneuvering through soft sand.
Myrtle Beach has a number of beach-going wheelchairs available for use at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis. The chairs are equipped with balloon tires and safety belts for people with disabilities. To acquire the use of one these wheelchairs, contact the Police Department communications desk at (843) 918-1488. Wheelchairs will be delivered to (and picked up from) your location by our community service officers between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. Use of the chairs is free, but we do require a photo identification. Wheelchairs are not available after 5:00 p.m. Note that all chairs may be in use at some times.
Myrtle Beach has 42 public beach access points (street ends, parks and other access points) that are accessible in varying degrees to people with physical disabilities. Here is the list of those public locations, from south to north.
In North Myrtle Beach, wheelchairs are available Sunday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Beach Services Warehouse, 1024 6th Ave. South, directly behind the Midcou building. Reservations for wheelchairs are encouraged and can be made one year in advance. A beach wheelchair can be reserved for a maximum of one (1) week at a time.
Large vehicles are required to transport the chairs (SUV, van, or pickup truck). Delivery and pickup services are available for a $25 charge per service during the Summer season. For availability call Beach Services at (843) 663-8600.
Beach access for persons with disabilities are at the following locations:
In Surfside Beach, wheelchairs are available to visitors staying within the city limits by calling (843) 913-6368 or visit the Surfside Beach Public Safety Department at 811 Pine Drive. Beach access for persons with disabilities are at the following locations: