Tips for Memorial Day Weekend in Myrtle Beach

There will not be a traffic loop in place during this weekend but roadways are expected to be busy. Traffic on Ocean Boulevard will be one way from 29th Avenue North to around 29th Avenue South, Kings Highway access points will be located on 29th Avenue North, 21st Avenue North, Ninth Avenue North, Third Avenue South, Ninth Avenue South and 13th Avenue South. No golf carts will be permitted south of 29th Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard and Mopeds will be prohibited on Ocean Boulevard from 8p.m. to 8 a.m. each night through Monday.

Travel Restrictions also include:

  • Traffic will be one-way along Ocean Boulevard. Drivers will use the southbound lane only, while the northbound lane will be reserved for emergency service and police vehicles.
  • Kings Highway access points will be located at the following intersections: 29th Avenue North, 21st Avenue North, Ninth Avenue North, Third Avenue South, Ninth Avenue South and 13th Avenue South.
  • For safety, pedestrians on the sidewalks will be separated from vehicles in the road along five miles of Ocean Boulevard, from 29th Avenue North to South Kings Highway.
  • No golf carts will be permitted south of 29th Avenue North on Ocean Boulevard; all South Carolina golf cart laws are enforced in Myrtle Beach.
  • Mopeds will be prohibited on Ocean Boulevard from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. each night, Friday through Monday, May 27-30; all South Carolina moped laws are enforced in Myrtle Beach.
  • Impromptu parties are illegal in both private and public parking areas.

The City of Myrtle Beach enforces a juvenile curfew. Juveniles, ages 17 and under, are required to be off the streets, with few exceptions, between 12:00 and 6:00 a.m. Penalties for violating the curfew can be as much as $500 and/or 30 days in jail, upon conviction. Parents can be charged as well. Exceptions to the juvenile curfew include the following: when a minor is accompanied by the parent or guardian; minor is involved in an emergency or on an errand necessitated by an emergency; minor is going directly to or from employment; minor is in a vehicle engaged in interstate travel; minor is on the sidewalk abutting the minor’s home; minor is attending an adult-supervised recreational activity sponsored by the city or a similar civic organization; minor is exercising protected First Amendment rights; and, the minor is married or otherwise legally emancipated.

Beach Rules Include:

  • Seasonal rules for beach umbrellas go into effect on May 30.
  • From Memorial Day through Labor Day, only circular umbrellas, up to seven-and-a-half feet in diameter, are allowed.
  • Umbrellas must be in line with or behind the lifeguards’ line of umbrellas or landward of the mean high tide line.
  • Infant shelters are allowed year-round, but cannot be any larger than four-feet wide, three-feet deep and three-feet tall.
  • Items may not be set up on the beach before 8 a.m. and must be removed from the beach by 7 p.m. daily.
  • From May 1 through Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the beach only before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Dogs must be on a leash seven-feet long or shorter and you must pick up and properly dispose of droppings; service dogs are excluded.
  • Dogs and bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk only between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. from May 1 through Labor Day; service dogs are excluded.