Beach-Going Wheelchairs & Beach Access in Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach area is commmitted to accessibility for all visitors with disabilities. In Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, and Surfside Beach, beach-going wheelchairs are available for use at no cost and there are many accessible beach access points throughout the Grand Strand.

MYRTLE BEACH BEACH-GOING WHEELCHAIRS & BEACH ACCESS POINTS

The City of 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. For the City of Myrtle Beach, request and schedule a beach wheelchair, if one is available, by contacting city staff at 843-918-1488 or beachwheelchairs@cityofmyrtlebeach.com. 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 photo identification is required. Wheelchairs are not available after 5:00 p.m. Note that all chairs may be in use at some times. For more information, visit the City of Myrtle Beach's accessibility page

Myrtle Beach has 114 public beach access points (street ends, parks and other access points).  Here is the list of those public locations, from south to north that are either fully accessible or that have a beach access ramp. An asterisk (*) indicates beach access ramps only.  

  1. 29th Avenue South (fully accessible)
  2. 27th Avenue South  *
  3. 24th Avenue South *
  4. Hurl Rock Park at 20th Avenue South (fully accessible)
  5. 1809 South Ocean Boulevard *
  6. 1703 South Ocean Boulevard (fully accessible)
  7. 16th Avenue South *
  8. 15th Avenue South *
  9. 12th Avenue South *
  10. 10th Avenue South *
  11. 9th Avenue South *
  12. 3rd Avenue South (fully accessible)
  13. 1st Avenue North *
  14. 2nd Avenue North (fully accessible)
  15. 4th Avenue North *
  16. 7th Avenue North *
  17. Plyler Park *
  18. 13th Avenue North *
  19. 16th Avenue North *
  20. 1802 North Ocean Boulevard *
  21. Anderson Park *
  22. 25th Avenue North *
  23. 31st Avenue North *
  24. 38th Avenue North (fully accessible)
  25. 41st Avenue North (fully accessible)
  26. 44th Avenue North *
  27. Gardens by the Sea, 5400 North Ocean Boulevard (fully accessible)
  28. Seaside Place *
  29. 64th Avenue North (fully accessible)
  30. 69th Avenue North *
  31. 70th Avenue North *

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH WHEELCHAIRS & ACCESS POINTS

In North Myrtle Beach, beach-going wheelchairs are available for use free of charge. These chairs are sturdy and come equipped with large balloon tires for maneuvering through soft sand. Wheelchairs are available Monday through Friday at the Beach Services Warehouse. Call 843-663-8600 to reserve one. Beach access for persons with disabilities are at the following locations: 

  1. Main Street
  2. Sea Mountain Hwy.
  3. 4th Ave. N.
  4. 6th Ave. S.
  5. 9th Ave. S.
  6. 15th Ave. S.
  7. 17th Ave. S.
  8. 21st Ave. S.
  9. 27th Ave. S.
  10. 39th Ave. S.
  11. 46th Ave. S.

SURFSIDE BEACH WHEELCHAIRS & ACCESS POINTS

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:

  • 3rd Ave. N
  • Surfside Drive (at Surfside Pier)
  • Melody Lane

For more information, visit Surfside Beach Police Services

MYRTLE BEACH STATE PARK

One wheelchair is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the fishing pier gift shop. Reach the shop at: 843-238-5326.

UNINCORPORATED HORRY COUNTY (including Springmaid and Garden City Beach)

Call 843-381-8000 or email beachwheelchair@horrycounty.org to request a wheelchair. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance.

HUNTINGTON BEACH STATE PARK

Three wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the central office, next to the gift shop. Call 843-237-4440 for more information.

UNICORPORATED GEORGETOWN COUNTY (including Litchfield Beach and Garden City Beach)

Georgetown County does not offer beach wheelchairs. Two wheelchair ramps are available in Litchfield Beach.

PAWLEYS ISLAND

Pawleys Island does not offer beach wheelchairs. Ramps are available at the 1st Street beach access and the public lot on the south point of the island. Call 843-237-1698 for more information.

THIRD-PARTY WHEELCHAIR RENTALS

In the event the city’s beach wheelchairs are unavailable, or if you want to have a beach wheelchair for overnight and multiple day usage, third party rental companies exist in the area. Please note that the list of private companies as a courtesy resource, and the city does not endorse any commercial businesses.  The rental fees and restrictions are set by the individual companies, and the City of Myrtle Beach is not responsible for any reimbursement cost. 

Wheelchairs and Scooters of Myrtle Beach
1325 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
843-446-8723

Mobility Center
7831 N. Kings Hwy., Myrtle Beach SC 29577
843-692-8001

HANDICAPPED PARKING IN MYRTLE BEACH

In South Carolina, any vehicle displaying a valid handicapped, Purple Heart, Disabled American Veterans or Medal of Honor license tag, or a valid and official handicapped hang tag, may park for free at any public-operated parking meter.  If your vehicle displays one of these, then you do not have to pay a municipal parking meter anywhere in South Carolina.  Of course, city buildings have designated handicapped parking spaces. 

ADDITIONAL ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES