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TRAVEL ADVISORY

Due to heavy visitation on Saturdays and Sundays, expect long lines when entering the park, especially from 11am to 4pm.  We appreciate your patience in advance! 

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HOURS

Daily 6am-10pm, March-Nov.; Daily 6am-8pm, Dec.-Feb.

Campers arriving after hours should contact the park office for the gate combination. Please call 843-238-5325 or email the park.

OFFICE

M-Fr 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun 11 am-5pm

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ADMISSION

$5 adults; $3.25 SC seniors (age 65 & older);
$3/ 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

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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BY THE NUMBERS

1 of 16 SC State Parks built by the Civilian Conservation Corps

1936 Myrtle Beach State Park opened- the first park to open in the system!

1 mile of undeveloped beach in otherwise developed Horry County

6 cabins located 200 yards from the beach

204 campsites, 66 of which have full-hookups of water, electricity and sewer

30 designated, seasonal tent sites

2 gift shops to do all your souvenir shopping

1 fishing pier, an awesome place for fishing, crabbing or watching wildlife

7 picnic shelters for group gatherings, reunions and more

3 programs- attend and receive a unique patch for kids of all ages

Myrtle Beach State Park

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Unique Features


  • Significant Features: The park was the first South Carolina State Park to open in 1936. It includes one mile of undeveloped beach in Horry County. The park's maritime forest has been declared a Heritage Trust Site.

    The maritime forest includes live oak and southern magnolias. Other unique features include sea oats located on the dunes and an expansive sand dunes system along the beach.

  • Wildlife: Unique wildlife includes nesting loggerhead sea turtles, bald eagles, least terns and various neo-tropical migrant birds.

  • Wildflowers: At the park you can see Atamasco and the diversity of maritime grassland flora during the fall months is spectacular.