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A small portion of the fishing pier is closed due to storm damage.  We apologize for the inconvenience and will provide updates as available.

Please be aware that parking is first-come, first-serve and is LIMITED. Shelter guests are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to arrive outside peak hours (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.), especially on weekends and holidays in the summer. The park is extremely busy during this time and may reach normal capacities and close for a period of time. Should you forget something, you may want to check our retail stores before leaving the park, as the wait to re-enter could be extensive, and you could be turned away if the park is at capacity.

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Park Hours:
Daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m., March-Nov.; Daily 6 a.m.-8 p.m., Dec.-Feb.

Ranger Station Hours:
8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dec. - Feb.
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m., March - Nov.

Pier Store Hours:
6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., daily.
Pier Store Number: 843-238-5326

Reservation Center Hours:
9 a.m- 5 p.m., M-Fr.
Reservation Number: 866-345-7275, option 1.

Nature Center Hours:
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tues-Sat.
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Park office is open daily 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Park Office Number: 843-238-5325

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$8 adults; $5/SC seniors (age 65 & older);
$4/ child age 6-15; Free for children 5 and younger.

Additional charges apply for pier fishing, overnight camping and certain park programs. Please visit the corresponding pages on this website for specifics.

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Pets are not allowed in the cabins or the cabin areas. Pets are not allowed on the beaches from 10am until 5pm (7 days a week) May 1 through Labor Day. This is a county ordinance that is effective on all public beaches in Horry County. Pets are allowed in most other outdoor areas year round, provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet.

Bikes are also not allowed on the beach during the same time periods as pets.

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Wifi Available

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Beach Information

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.

Tidal Information

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 to rent from the lifeguards.

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.

Sea Turtles

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.


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