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

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

  • Animals

    • No animals are permitted on the beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., from May 1 through Labor Day.
    • Must be 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.
  • Nudity is prohibited including thong bathing suits.
  • Solicitation and commercial activities are prohibited.

  • Fireworks
    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. http://www.dnr.sc.gov/fishing.html
  • HorsesMyrtle Beach Rules | Kingston Plantation South Hampton 1109
    • Horses are only allowed on the beach from November 1 through February 28 in the designated equestrian zone, which is 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
    • Swimmers are not allowed more than 50-yards from shore or less depending on conditions. 
    • Swimmers are 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
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