Myrtle Beach State Park beckons visitors with its beautiful 1-mile stretch of relatively undeveloped beach. The park offers boardwalks to easily reach the beach as well as outdoor showers to rinse off. Plenty of bathrooms and changing facilities are available just a short stroll from the beach.
A mobi-mat is provided near the fishing pier for easier beach access. A beach wheelchair is available for use free of charge courtesy of Horry County Beach Services. The wheelchair is kept at the fishing pier and must be signed out using a valid driver’s license. The wheelchair cannot be reserved or held and is available on a first come-first served basis.
Click here for tidal information
during your beach visit. Click on Myrtle Beach, Springmaid Pier for the nearest beach to the state park.
Lifeguards, Rules & Safety
Horry County lifeguards are stationed on the north section of Myrtle Beach State Park from mid-May through mid-September. Umbrellas and beach chairs are available from the lifeguards for a rental fee.
The beach at Myrtle Beach State Park falls within the jurisdiction of Horry County, and therefore abides by Horry County Ordinances and Regulations. Please read over the rules of Horry County and Myrtle Beach State Park
and Horry County Beach Ordinances
, before heading to the beach.
A day at the beach can be the highlight of a vacation or an important part of your weekend. Myrtle Beach State Park wants you to enjoy the beach, but we also want you to stay safe. Please review these handy safety tips
before heading to the beach with your friends and family.
This handy beachcombers guide
can help you identify some common marine treasures that wash ashore.
Even though Myrtle Beach State Park is located in the heart of the busy and bustling Grand Strand, the park still has some loggerhead sea turtle activity
. Learn how to have a positive impact at the beach each time you visit, how the park manages sea turtle nests, and how many nests the park has had in recent years.