Nestled between the many high-rise hotels and condominiums in the area are more than 40 beach access points in Myrtle Beach, counting street end parking places, parks and walkway entrances.
The beaches along Ocean Boulevard within the city limits of Myrtle Beach are often some of the most packed during summer months, as they are convenient for the many visitors staying near the ocean.
The parks which offer access to the beach along Ocean Boulevard include Hurl Rocks Park (at 20th Avenue South), Justin W. Plyler Park (at Mr. Joe White Avenue underneath the SkyWheel), Anderson Family Park (at 20th Avenue North) and Cameron Park (at 27th Avenue North). Also beachfront is Gardens by the Sea Park, located at Haskell Circle near 54th Avenue North, which offers public restrooms, a gazebo, water fountain and a small playground.
Other public access spots include 29th, 20th, 24th, 23rd, 19th, 17th, 16th, 15th 12th, 11th, Ninth, Seventh and Third Avenues South, as well as at First, Second, Fourth, Seventh, Ninth, 11th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 25th, 31st, 34th, 38th, 41st, 44th, 47th, 48th, 51st, 53rd, 54th, 6th, 65th, 66th, 69th, 70th, 75th and 76th avenues North.
These access spots offer various parking capacities — though many are fairly limited. Parking meters in the City of Myrtle Beach are in effect from March 1 through Sept. 30 and are enforced from 9 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
In Myrtle Beach, specialized beach wheelchairs are available at no cost at the lifeguard stands, each which also offers handicap parking. Wheelchair access is available at 77th Avenue North, 72nd Avenue North, 54th Avenue North, 24th Avenue North, Fifth Avenue North, Eighth Avenue North, Eighth Avenue South and 20th Avenue South. Call 918-1000 for more details or click here for full details.