Beach Rules and Regs

  • Swimming must be within 50 yards of shore and not at a depth of more than chest deep.
  • It is forbidden to jump, dive or shark fish from piers.
  • Vehicles are not permitted on the beach.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on beaches within the city limits of Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach or the town of Surfside.
  • Thong bathing suits are unlawful and wearers are subject to fines.
  • No littering or soliciting on the beach.
  • Glass is not permitted on the beach.
  • Fireworks are against the law within all city limits along the Grand Strand.
  • Damage or destruction of sea oats, beach grass and sand fencing is strictly forbidden.
  • If there are handicapped ramps, check with the lifeguard at that location for additional availability of beach wheel chairs.
  • Call 911 for emergencies.
  • Animals not permitted on beaches between 9am-5pm, May 15 – Sept. 15.
  • Animals must be on a leash at all times and owners must clean up after their pets.
  • No sleeping on public beaches between 9pm and sunrise.

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