Paid Parking in Public Parking Lots on Either Side of Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach Starts June 15

Installation of payment kiosks, signage and more has begun in public parking lots on either side of Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach.

The paid parking season this year runs from June 15 through October. Hours are 9am-5pm daily. Parking fee is $2 per hour.

To pay to park, use the Passport Parking App, which works on iOS (Apple) and Android mobile phones. Download the App to your phone from the Apply or Google Play Store. The App is free. You can receive email or text alerts when your time is about to run out. If you want to park longer than originally planned, you can extend your parking time using the App without leaving the beach.

Those who do not want to use the App can use one of the Pay 'N Go kiosks that will be located in most lots. The kiosks do not accept bills or coins.

If you do not want to pay using either the App or the kiosk because you only use cash, call the Park North Myrtle Beach Office at (843) 480-3711.

Mayor Marilyn Hatley issued a June 6 Proclamation Honoring North Myrtle Beach Resident Leonard a Gardner For His Service to His Country

Memorial Day Weekend in the City of North Myrtle Beach

Memorial Day Weekend kicks off our main visitor season. We quickly begin to grow from a city with a permanent population of about 16,000 people to one with a daily population of 100,000-plus.

Memorial Day Weekend coincides with the annual Atlantic Beach Memorial Day Black Pearl Cultural Heritage & Bike Festival. Although sponsored by the adjacent Town of Atlantic Beach, the event affects North Myrtle Beach. Many event participants stay with us and enjoy our city. This means that a large number of motorcycles travel our roads, presenting safety challenges for motorcyclists and motorists. Whether driving a car or riding a motorcycle, everyone should exercise caution and extend courtesy. Continually check to the rear and sides as you drive down the road.

There is an increased presence of public safety officers in North Myrtle Beach during Memorial Day Weekend, including officers from other jurisdictions in South Carolina, and the South Carolina Highway Patrol. They are here for the benefit of all residents and visitors, and their key focus in North Myrtle Beach is traffic management and safety. We want to keep traffic flowing so that gridlock does not occur. When traffic gridlock occurs, frustrations build and people anger more easily.

While law enforcement works to keep traffic moving, everyone must practice patience. If it normally takes someone 10 minutes to get to an attraction, restaurant or other destination, expect it to take longer over Memorial Day Weekend.


Excessive noise is a key complaint during major holiday weekends.

The City’s Noise Ordinance States: “It is unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be continued any excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others, within the limits of the city.”

Those who violate the noise ordinance can be cited and/or or arrested with a fine up to $1,000.

Please be considerate of others.


We encourage motorists to watch out for motorcycles on our roads, and we encourage motorcyclists to avoid doing the following things, which are illegal and can endanger others on the road:

-- Speeding
-- Burnouts
-- Weaving between cars
-- "Holding” intersections to allow a group to continue through without stopping for a red light or stop sign.

Those who do these things are subject to a citation and/or arrest with a fine up to $1,000.

Exercise good judgment and respect others.


Motorcycle thefts increase during Memorial Day Weekend. Expensive, custom and show bikes are popular with thieves. Here are some theft prevention tips:

-- Avoid parking motorcycles in poorly lit areas.
-- Don’t leave leathers, cameras, GPS, helmets, or other valuables on your bike.
-- Lock your motorcycle. Thieves can easily overcome factory-installed ignition locks, so use high-quality disk locks, wheel locks, and heavy-duty cable or chain locks.


Our law enforcement personnel practice "community policing", which means they try to be accessible and available to interact with residents and visitors. Their goal is to establish mutual trust and respect. When that occurs, good things follow.

They try first to educate people about our laws. If that approach does not work, they may choose to issue warnings. If those approaches fail, they will cite or arrest.

Of course, if flagrant and/or serious violations of law occur, law enforcement will react quickly and decisively.

Visitor or resident, if you have questions about what you can and cannot do in North Myrtle Beach feel free to approach any of our law enforcement personnel. They are there to help all have a safe and enjoyable time.


-- Grilling: In previous years, there have been some unfortunate incidents caused by improper grilling. Do not operate charcoal burners and other open-flame cooking devices on balconies or within 10 feet of combustible construction. Do not cook under tents unless the tent exhibits an affixed NFPA 701 flame-resistance rating. Tents and membrane structures in excess of 400 square feet require a permit.

-- No sky lanterns.
-- Possession and use of fireworks prohibited.


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-- Emergencies: call 911


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North Myrtle Beach Saltwater Fishing Rules

South Carolina law requires any person who fishes in saltwater to first obtain a saltwater fishing license from the state. For online information visit

Additionally, in the city of North Myrtle Beach it is illegal to bait, fish for, catch or otherwise attract sharks in the area of the beach from the shoreline extending seaward for one mile into the Atlantic Ocean or in any saltwater area, including but not limited to inlets, marshes, channels and any portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Also, no person may chum for any marine life in those areas.

If you are fishing in saltwater and catch a shark or other marine animal that you reasonably know may pose a danger to swimmers, waders or people otherwise engaged in activities in the above mentioned areas, you must release it at the place where you caught it immediately upon recognizing the catch as a shark or other dangerous marine animal.

If they perceive a danger or hazard to the public, city lifeguards and public safety officers have the authority to tell anyone who is saltwater fishing to stop. Comply with the order until the lifeguard or public safety officer tells you that you may resume fishing. If conditions permit, the lifeguard or public safety officer might offer you an alternate location in which to fish during the time that the order to stop fishing in your original location is in effect.

All debris, bait, fish line, hooks, and other fishing equipment or tackle must be contained on the beach or any area where saltwater fishing activities occur. Remove the same from the beach or other saltwater fishing area immediately after you stop fishing.

Time to review those beach laws in North Myrtle Beach

Shading Devices

-- May 15-September 15: Use only umbrellas with a circular canopy of up to 9 feet in diameter. NO tents, tarps, cabanas, pavilions, sport-brellas or similar devices, or any other material mounted on supports.

-- Shading devices no larger than 36 inches high, 36 inches wide and 36 inches deep allowed year-round on the beach only to shelter persons 18 months old or younger.

-- No shading device on beach before 8am daily and remove before 7pm daily.

-- Locate all shading devices at least 25 feet seaward of dune line.

-- Do not place within 10 feet of lifeguard stands.

Basic Laws

-- No littering (fines up to $1,000).

-- No alcohol, glass containers, fireworks.

-- Swim within 50 yards of shore, max depth shoulder height.

-- All watercraft must operate 100 yards or more offshore.

-- Stay off sand dunes.

-- Do not damage sea oats and sand fencing.

-- No horses on the beach.

Dogs On the Beach

-- May 15-September 15, 9am-5pm, no dogs on the beach. Leash law in effect at all times. Max leash length 7 feet.

-- Pick up and properly dispose of pet waste.


-- May 15-September 15, 9am-4pm, surfing allowed only in designated areas.

Laser Pointers

-- Illegal to provide laser pointers in any manner to anyone under age 17.

-- Illegal for anyone under age 17 to possess laser pointer except within the permanent residence of that minor or under direct supervision of parent, guardian or teacher, who also take full responsibility for its possession and use under the law, and also bear the full consequences of its misuse.

-- Illegal for any person of any age to point a laser pointer at any person, animal (including nest and habitat), vehicle (land, air and sea), structure so as to be visible within structure, mirror or other reflecting surface so as to redirect or amplify beam to accomplish any of the above.

Digging Holes on the Beach

-- If you dig a hole on the beach more than 12 inches deep, you must fill it in before you leave the beach.

Single-Use Plastics on the Beach

-- Please consider not bringing single-use plastic bags, straws, cups and other single-use plastic products on to the beach. If you do bring them, please take them with you when you leave the beach. This helps protect marine life and wildlife, and keeps our beach, ocean and marshes clean.

Lifeguard Safety Flags

-- Green: Safe to swim.
-- Yellow: Swim with caution.
-- Red: Dangerous conditions, max swimming depth knee deep.
-- Double Red Flags: Beach closed, no swimming.
-- Purple Flag: Dangerous aquatic life, ask lifeguard before entering the water.

Nightly SummerFest! Entertainment Series Returns At Barefoot Landing Starting June 1

Barefoot Landing, North Myrtle Beach’s only waterway shopping, dining and entertainment complex, presents SummerFest! June 1 through August 31.
This summer-long event showcases musical, comedic and strolling entertainment nightly throughout Barefoot Landing, and features returning favorites from previous years.
There will be live entertainment in various locations throughout the center every night beginning at 7 p.m.
Returning for his 11th year at Barefoot Landing is “America’s Got Talent” semi-finalist, Nick Pike. Nick’s performs his interactive juggling, unicycle riding and comedic show every Sunday through Thursday night. He not only ‘wows’ guests, but a few lucky ones get to be part of the fun.
Corey Holden, the newest entertainer to join the Barefoot Landing summer lineup, will have the crowd singing, dancing and enjoying a great time Fridays through Mondays with his Dance Party featuring music and games.
Steel Drummers will serenade visitors seven nights a week, and Barefoot Landing’s very own balloon-tying stilt walker can be seen strolling the complex every Sunday through Friday evening.
For the second year, Barefoot Landing will feature live music in Dockside Village. Everything from duos to full bands will play from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday nights on the amphitheater stage. Guests can enjoy all genres of music from toe-tapping tunes to soothing sounds.
In addition to a great lineup of nightly entertainment, a fireworks show will take place at 10 p.m. every Monday night over the lake.
“We can’t wait for the 2019 SummerFest! nightly entertainment series to begin at Barefoot Landing,” said Kim Kelley, marketing manager for Burroughs & Chapin, parent company of Barefoot Landing. “We have an exciting lineup of entertainers that includes new faces as well as a few returning favorites. We look forward to welcoming everyone to Barefoot Landing where they will experience great shopping, dining, and entertainment all while creating memories with their family and friends that will last a lifetime.”
To see the summer lineup calendar or for more information about Barefoot Landing, visit, follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or call 843-272-8349.

North Myrtle Beach Farmer's Market Opens May 6, 2019

The North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market opens Monday, May 6 at 925 1st Avenue South, between the North Myrtle Beach Library and City Hall. 

The Market will be open 10:00 .a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each Monday through October 28.

The Market offers vegetables, fruits, baked goods, flowers, plants, seafood, artisan crafts, jams and jellies, and much more.

Parking: Please do not park in the library parking lot. There is some free on-site parking at the Market and plenty of free parking in the adjacent City Hall parking lot.

The North Myrtle Beach Farmers Market is part of the Waccamaw Market Cooperative (, whose members circulate to different Farmers Markets over the course of each week.