22 Sep 2017
September 22, 2017

Myrtle Beach Rules & Laws

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Myrtle Beach Rules and Laws From Horry County

Myrtle Beach Rules & Regulations For a Safe Family Vacation

  • No on the beach and beach accesses.
  • There are no fires, including grills and the releasing of Chinese lanterns on the beach and beach accesses.
  • No vehicles the beach.
  • There is no glass allowed on the beach.
  • Absolutely no sleeping on the beach or beach accesses from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • No diving or jumping from piers.

  • Animals in Myrtle Beach

    • No animals on the beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from May 1 through Labor Day and on a hand held leash no longer than 7-feet.
    • Owners must clean up after their animals.
    • Prohibited animals include reptiles and exotic animals.
  • Destruction of sea oats, beach grass/vegetation, and sand fencing is unlawful.
  • No littering on the beach or the ocean.
  • No nudity including thong bathing suits.

    are prohibited on the beach and oceanfront properties that have been deemed and posted as a Firework Prohibited Zone.

  • Bicycles

    • Not permitted on the beach between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. from May 1 through Labor Day. Kids will love to ride along the shores.
  • Fishing
    • Shark fishing from any pier, the beach and shore is prohibited.
      • At the time of recognition, fishermen must release sharks and any other dangerous marine animals.
    • Anyone surf fishing must obtain a valid South Carolina issued Surf Fishing License in accordance with State Law.
  • Horses
    • Horses are allowed on the beach from November 1 through February 28 in designated equestrian zones.  The zones are the central portion of the beach and is south of Myrtle Beach and north of Surfside Beach.
    • Horse owners must pick up after their animals.
  • Swimming in Myrtle Beach

    • No swimmers more than 50-yards from shore or less depending on conditions. 
    • They not allowed to be more than chest deep or less depending on conditions.
    • Swimmers must obey all lifeguard directions at all times.
  • Myrtle Beach Rules on Flotation Devices