Beach Tent Rules and Regulations in North Myrtle Beach

Beach Tent Rules and Regulations in North Myrtle Beach

We always get questions about the regulation sizes and rules for tents on the beaches in North Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas, so we wanted to make it easier for those of you who are looking to vacation along the Grand Strand. This centralized list will help you determine if your tent is okay to bring with you to our beautiful sandy beaches here in North Myrtle Beach.

North Myrtle Beach Tent Regulations and Beach Laws

North Myrtle Beach's rule and regulations for beach tents are as follows:

  • From May 15-September 15, you may only bring round umbrellas with a center pole that is no more than 7 feet, 6 inches tall, and that provides circular shade no larger than 9 feet in diameter.
  • No tents, sports-brellas, cabanas, pavilions, tarps, etc. are allowed on the beach between May 15-September 15.
  • Baby tents that are no bigger than 31" X 31.5 " X 38" can be used throughout the year on the beach to shade those who are 18 months or younger.

Beach Laws are as follows:

  • If you dig a hole on the beach, you must fill it in before leaving the beach.
  • Alcohol, glass, fireworks prohibited.
  • No littering on the beach or the ocean.
  • No swimming beyond 50 yards or shoulder height.
  • No parking beyond the posted public beach access rule sign.
  • All watercraft must operate 100 yards or more off shore.
  • May 15-September 15: No dogs allowed on the beach 9am-5pm. Surf only in designated areas 9am-4pm.
  • Dog Owners: Leash law is in effect at all times; maximum leash length is 7 feet. Pet owners must pick up and properly dispose of pet waste.

Golf Cart Laws are as follows

  • Golf Carts must display SC permit sticker.
  • Must be driven by a licensed driver.
  • May cross primary roads (Ocean Blvd, 27th S, Hwy 17 or Sea Mtn Hwy)
  • Must obey all State traffic laws.
  • Seating capacity cannot be exceeded.
  • Daylight operation only.

Myrtle Beach Tent Regulations and Beach Laws

The Myrtle Beach rules and regulations for beach tents are as follows:

  • From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the city of Myrtle Beach bans tents on the beach.
  • During this time, you may utilize round beach umbrellas with a diameter no more than 7 feet, 6 inches. These umbrellas must be placed behind the established umbrella line.
  • From the day after Labor Day up until Memorial Day, you may use a 12-by-12 feet square tent that is less than 9 feet tall. These tents must be set up behind the umbrella line, and must be 10 feet apart from other tents.

Beach Laws are as follows:

  • Alcohol is NOT allowed on the beach.
  • Glass containers and bottles are NOT allowed on the beach.
  • No littering on the beach or the ocean.
  • Aquatic activity (swimming, surfing, etc.) is not allowed within 75 yards of a pier.
  • Metal detecting is allowed on the public beach, but NOT in the dunes, the street ends or any other public property.
  • All fires are prohibited on the beach, including barbecues and bonfires.
  • From May 1 through Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the beach only before 10:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.  From the day after Labor Day to April 30 each year, dogs are allowed on the beach at any time of day.  (Note:  At all times, dogs must be on a leash seven feet or shorter, and you must pick up and properly dispose of droppings.)
  • Dogs and bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk only between 5:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. from May 1 through Labor Day.  From the day after Labor Day through April 30 each year, dogs and bicycles are allowed on the boardwalk at any time.  (Note:  At all times, dogs must be on a leash seven feet or shorter, and you must pick up and properly dispose of droppings.

Horry County Tent Regulations and Beach Laws

The Horry County rules and regulations for beach tents are as follows:

  • Throughout the year, Horry County bans tarps, tents, pavilions, and cabanas from the beach.
  • Round umbrellas that provide shade no more than 7 feet, 6 inches are allowed on the beach.
  • Beach-goers with infants and very small children may bring a small blow-up/pop-up cabana.
  • Shading devices may not be connect, bound, or tied, but must be secured.

Beach Laws are as follows:

  • Golf carts are permitted on the beaches from November 1 through February 28 and must have a valid state permit and operated by a licensed driver.
  • Alcohol is prohibited on the beach and beach accesses.
  • No glass allowed on the beach.
  • Fires are prohibited on the beach and beach accesses.
  • 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.
  • No littering on the beach or the ocean.